Thuvarai Sundal – Nutritional Delights

Thuvarai Sundal – Nutritional Delights

So, by now…you all know that, I get some of our native stuff from the Indian grocery stores, around, right! But, you all don’t know, how much happiness it brings to me. Boy, its been years…(years after years) I have been away from my roots. So, whenever…you see a native thinge…boom…rainbow shows up, distant bell jingles, choir sings…Maybe, I am over-reacting (you could think)…but my folks say…I started smiling again for nothing. :) (ooops, the original color).



  • 1 bag thuvar lilva (fresh green lentils)
  • salt taste
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder (optional)
  • 1″ ginger, grated
  • 3 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 cup, grated coconut
  • few tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • few curry leaves


In a wide wok, heat oil and add the tempering spices. Wait till they pop and splutter well. Then add ginger,chilies and curry leaves too. Followed by green lentils plus salt. Add enough water, cover and cook over medium heat. Once the moisture is all sucked up and the lentils turn tender, remove from heat. Garnish with grated coconut, mix well. Serve up warm as an evening snack or to go with your meals. Enjoy.



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