Monday, July 2, 2012

Cooking With Seeds-June 2012: Black Gram Collection

Here is the collection for Cooking With Seeds-June 2012: Black Gram event, created by Priya of Priya's Versatile Recipes . Vigna Mungo / Black Gram / Urad Dal/ Udad Dal/ Uzhunnu was the ingredient. Medu Vada/ Uzhunnu Vada and Kali Dal/ Dal Makhani were popular contributions.

Black Gram Recipes
Supriya of Supriya's Rasoi brings us soft fluffy Idli's.

and its companion, Medu Vada .
Preethi, who blogs at  Follow Foodie offers another batch of  Urad Dhal Fritters/ Methu Vadai.
A very tasty condiment for rice  and South Indian breads and crepes would be Lakshmi's Minapappu Pachadi/ Urad Dal Chutney, who blogs at Passionate Chef.

We have two versions of the favourite and very popular Kaali Dal / Dal Makhani, one from Shobha who blogs at Food Maaza and 
Anjana of   Maayeka  presents this rich and satisfying, Daal Makhani.
Vidya of My Recipes  presents delicious Karuppu Ulundu Kachori/ Black Gram Kachori. And here are a slew of entries from the Versatile Lady herself! She has sent in these very innovative recipes, using whole, unskinned black gram.


How about a lunch with Rice and Ajwain Urad Dal Paratha  accompanied with a very healthy, Whole Urad Dal Sundal,  Raw Papaya and Urad Dal Kootu,  Urad Tamatar Dal  and  Dry Turkey Berries Spice Powder. 
My entries are:
  • A deep fried, golden -hued batter of black gram, seasoned with salt and crushed black pepper, the Uzhunnu Vada.
  • The traditional South Indian breakfast item, the Idli  with the fermented, steamed rice and black gram batter.


  1. Lovely roundup. Lots of black gram recipes. All are looks awesome.

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  2. Thanks for this wonderful roundup Shri..Lovely entries..

  3. I suppose these two dishes are the most popular ones with black grams..
    Waiting for your next event..

  4. Lovely round up!

  5. Love fluffy idlies and chutney combo any day:)

  6. not sure if my earlier comment was captured. but i'm loving that plate of white fluffy heavenly idlis!! i love them with mutton or chicken curries. in fact, my whole family loves them. indian food is simply awesomelicious! all these pictures are making my mouth water!


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