Chola sadam a forgotten native food. Millets have a considerable effect on our health. Regular consumption can defintely provide us with its benefits and of course with a lifestyle change.

What you need:
Cholam – 2 cups (cooked)
Country veggies – 3 cups (Broad beans, Pumpkin, Raw banana, Ladys finger, Brinjal, Drumstick)
Toor dhal – 1/2 cup
Green chiilies – 2 nos
Tomatoes – 2 nos
Pearl Onions – 1/4 cup
Tamarind paste – 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Salt as reqd
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Dry roasted and ground to smooth powder:
Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
Channa dhal – 1 tbsp
Methi seeds – 1/4 tsp
Dry red chillies – 4 nos
Coconut grated – 1/4 cup
Hing – gen pinch

How to make:
Pressure cook toor dhal with green chillies, tomatoes and turmeric powder for 5 whistles. Once cooled mash well and keep aside.

In a deep pan, heat oil add mustard seeds once it cracks add curry leaves, pearl onions and saute well.

Add veggies one by one add the one which takes longer time to cook and add salt.

Stir fry well and cook for 2 mins add 1 cup water, tamarind paste and the ground powder.

Cook until raw smell leaves. Add dhal and mix well and cook for couple more mins. Now add cooked cholam mix well and serve hot with vathal and a big glass of neer more.


  1. says

    Am drooling.. Picture & health perfect.. Cholam sadam, moru neer & vathal mulagai.. What more do u need?? Slurpp..

  2. says

    Two days before prepared chola dosa and left with some more cholam in my pantry. will try this too kalpana. The bookmarking recipes from your site has been increasing now a days 🙂

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