Thursday, September 1, 2011

Barley Paal Kozhukattai & Mochai (Field Beans) Sundal

Hope most of us would have already finished their pooja and would have enjoyed a fabulous chathurthi feast, i have just finished my pooja with barley paal kozhukattai and field beans sundal to Lord Ganesh..For today's pooja, i made some delicious paal kozhukattai using barley flour and rice flour together and mochai masala sundal specially for Lord Ganesh along with tomato sambar and whole green gram vadas..This paal kozhukattais goes for a quick preparation and gets ready very much quickly, all you need is just by making a stiff dough with barley flour and rice flour and cooked in jaggery-coconut milk with cardamom powder, for my surprise this healthy barley paal kozhukattai turned our super delicious and quite addictive, serve it warm you will definitely ask for more..Coming to mochai sundal, i prepared with dry mochai which i soaked overnite and spiced up with a grounded coarse paste of coconut,fennel seeds and cumin seeds along with chopped onions,crushed garlic and chopped green chillies, this sundal tastes simply delicious and suits super prefect to enjoy without any guilt even for a healthy snacks.

1/2cup Barley flour
1/2cup Rice flour
Salt (a pinch)
1tbsp Oil
3cups Coconut milk
1cup Jaggery syrup
1tsp Cardamom powder

Heat half a cup of water with salt and oil, take the barley flour and rice flour in a large bowl,add gradually this hot water and knead the flour as a stiff dough..make small balls from this dough and keep aside..

Meanwhile bring to boil the coconut milk and jaggery syrup together, add now the rolled balls to the boiling coconut milk-jaggery syrup, put the flame in simmer and cook for 10minutes once the cooked balls starts floating,put off the flame and add the cardamom powder, give a stir..

Serve warm..

2cups Mochai/Field beans (soaked overnite & cooked)
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (chopped)
1tsp Ginger (grated)
3nos Garlic cloves (crushed)
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
Few curry leaves
1tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies

To Grind:
1/4cup Grated coconut
1tsp Fennel seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds

Grind all the ingredients given under the list 'to grind' as coarse paste and keep aside...Heat enough oil, let splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal,asafoetida powder, curry leaves and dry red chillies, add the chopped onions,chopped green chillies,grated ginger,crushed garlic cloves,sauté until the onions turns transculent,add the cooked mochais, cook in simmer for few minutes, finally add the grounded coarse paste..

Saué everything in simmer for few minutes and put off the stove..Enjoy warm..


  1. Wish you a happy Ganesh chaturthi! Delicious prasads.

  2. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to u...
    Loved the ur feast ideas

  3. making paal kozhukattai with barley is very unique and interesting too.
    Sundal with mochai is my fav too

  4. Vinayaka Chaturthi greetings to you all. Excellent preparation!

  5. That's a new twist to the traditional sundal recipe. We always make it with channa dal. Barley is new to me!

  6. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! Very interesting dish.

  7. Vinayagar chathurthi wishes to you dear.. Nice healthy recipes

  8. interesting paal kozukattai recipe...Nice sundal too

  9. Great recipes dear,healthy and yummy

  10. kozhukattai with barley... yummy yummy dear...

    Dish Name Starts with J

  11. Happy ganesh chathurthi, barely kozhukattai and sundal looks delicious.

  12. Delicious recipes :) Love it :)

  13. Yummy recipes.... Barley paal kozhukattai is simply mind-blowing...
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Steamed

  14. wow!! sounds interesting and looks delicious..

  15. That looks yummy and perfect..I love this….Should give it a try soon…Thank you so much for the recipe...

  16. Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi,kozhukattai and sundal look fabulous.

  17. Wow both the recipes sounds good and tempting too

  18. both these dishes r too good n yummy..

  19. Both the prasadham looks divine and yummy

  20. both dishes are very delish and yummy!


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