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Navaratri Series - Sundal and Sweet, Day 4

Yesterday it was all about Golu competition. Today, I would like to share about the most interesting part of Golu, the park. Usually, kids plan for months together for setting up the park. They also have competitions among their friends and brag about their park/zoo.

Everytime it has to be different and unique, so we keep the theme as a secret. No body should copy our idea. If someone kept the same theme for park, then undoubtedly it is a copy, even it was their original idea. Kids! ok I know what you are thinking, even I was like that.

We have many themes like zoo, cricket match, park, village set up etc. Mostly boys will go for duh! Girls will opt mostly the zoo or the village. Sometimes we also set up volcano and pouring lava. We mix some colour water and pour it inside the volcano. How it comes out, god only knows! It was the geeky department, we have people to work on that! Oh network!Our friends elder brother's friends brother.. it goes on.but we have someone to help us out! Cool na!

Enough of memories. Now coming to today's Navaratri special prasadams.

Payatham parupu/Gram dal Sundal:


1 cup Gram dal/Payatham parupu
1/4 shredded coconut
2 dry red chillies
1 tsp channa dal
1 tsp ural dal
A pinch of hing
Salt to taste
1 tsp oil
Few curry leaves


Be careful when cooking the gram dal. It gets easily mashed if it is over cooked. So I would suggest you to cook Gram dal/Payatham parupu by boiling it with some salt in a pot/pan, till it is cooked right.

In a pan, add oil, mustard and when it pops add the urad, channa dal,curry leaves and hing.

Add the chillies. You can also use green chillies instead of red. Wither way it gives a great taste.

Now add the cooked dal and mix well.

Add the shredded coconut and serve hot. Actually you can omit coconut if you are health conscience. It tasted great without it too.

Today's Navaratri special sweet is Mysore Pak.

A traditional sweet which is great for any festival.

Do check out my other Navaratri series recipe.


oh, how I miss all that..... you brought back old memories!!

Hey sangeeth, nice series! Great job!