Fabulous Food Finds

soaked moong dal
soaked moong dal

I took a virtual walk around the blogs this weekend and cooked up some treats!

First stop was Healthy ‘N Spicy, for a taste of Surya’s Moong Sprouts Curry (Cherupayar Curry). This one was really fun because it was the first time I tried making my own sprouts. The combination of spices was delicious.

whole moong sprouted
sprouted moong dal

Suryaโ€™s Cherupayar Curry
Surya’s Cherupayar Curry

soy chunks dry and soaked

Next I passed by the Culinary Studio, for a taste of Pushpa’s Soya Chunks Varuval. I had never tried soy chunks before and was happy to find that just like their cousin tofu, they soaked up the rich flavors wonderfully.

Pushpa's Soy Chunks Varuval
Pushpa’s Soya Chunks Varuval – packed up for lunch


snake gourd
snake gourds:whole, seeds, and cut

The next stop was Happy Burp, for Vaishali’s Snake Gourd with Hyacinth Beans (Padval Dalimbya). The split val dal I had worked out nicely. I think the delicate seasoning in this dish really lets the fresh flavor of the dal shine. I saved some seeds from the snake gourds; I love the interesting shape. I’m hoping they will grow next spring ๐Ÿ˜‰

Vaishali's Snake Gourd with Val Dal
Vaishali’s Snake Gourd with Hyacinth Beans (Padval Dalimbya)


fresh tomatoes
fresh ripe tomatoes

And finally, I had to visit Trial and Error, for Nabeela’s Hyderabadi Tamatar Chutney. This was so scrumptious, I wanted to eat the whole batch straight out of the pan!

tamatar chutney
Nabeela’s Hyderabadi Tamatar Chutney

Thank you all for sharing these wonderful recipes!



  1. vineela said

    HI Linda,
    soy chunks is my all time favourite.tomato chutney looks yummy.iam a snakegourd fan.do check my blog for snakegourd bajjis.
    really you have shown fabulous food here.

    Hi Vineela — I really loved all these great dishes — glad you liked as well. I’ll definitely try out your snake gourd bajis, thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Vaishali said

    Thanks for the nice words, Linda Darling.
    And thanks for giving your feedback on other recipes too. That makes it easier for me to decide what I should try out next from other blogs. I am gonna go check out Surya’s ‘Sprouts Curry’ now.

    I think you’ll really love Surya’s curry, Vaishali — I thought of calling this post Jr. Blog Patrol (after my esteemed teacher’s Blog Patrol) but … ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for popping in!

  3. Nabeela said

    I’m glad my recipe turned out great for you Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, this one’s definitely a keeper, Nabeela!

  4. shilpa said

    How did I miss this blog?? Its a great blog with neat pictures. Hope you don’t mind if I link you.

    Hi Shilpa, and thank you for your kind words ๐Ÿ™‚

    Of course I’m honored if you link my blog — I don’t know why I didn’t have your link here (it was on my favorites list) but that’s been corrected now!

  5. Krithika said

    You’ve been busy Linda. All your dishes look yummy !

    I spent the weekend in the kitchen with some great recipes ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, Krithika!

  6. Each of the dish looks divine linda, and so is the pictures..they look so yummy..thanks for sharing..

    Thanks for your very kind words, Sudah, glad you enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚

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