Written by Ponnarasi

"A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out" - Walter Winchell

"Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity" - Kalil Gibran

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them" - Mother Teresa

"Grief can take care of itself but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide with it" - Mark Twain

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it to you when you have forgotten the words.

When you speak everyone hears, friend listens to what you say, best friend listens to what you don't say.

A simple friend thinks the friendship over when you have an argument. A real friend knows that it is not a friendship until after you have had a fight.

Friendship is the golden thread that ties all the hearts together.

If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't follow...

                              I'd be at the bottom to catch them...

Strangers are just friends waiting to happen...

When I registered I just told in one line that I like friendship. I didn't even know about the guestbook then. Now, that I got so many friends, I wanted to write more about friendship; picked some quotes which I like very much. 

from       me        to           all my friends...

                                          and friends waiting to happen...


  1. shan

    Do you have any suggestion for this ? B’coz i liked the taste, so going to try today also. Today is ‘Ammaavasai’ instead of Dal Vada going to try this again…

    1. Suganswami

      As usual, like other deep fired snacks it might taste or feel different when it becomes cold. Your experience sounds weird, pa. You would have kept the heat lower than what was necessary while frying. Let it be more than medium next time and let me know, Shan…Thanks for the fdbk…

  2. sanabika

    hi sugan, another simple and delicious recipe from u.picture looks very nice.i have one doubt what kunkku means?thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe

    1. Suganswami

      Thank you, Sanabika… Let me go for a guess abt kunukku. There is a word in Tamil called "thunukku" which means a small piece. That would have transformed into this. Anyways, I'm not sure. Sorry abt that…

      1. Vijitha

        Sugan i made chicken pakoda and the pic looks similar to that dal pakoda.. Tot of uploading it yesterday. Then i tot lemme upload it tomm. Because this kunukku and chicken pakoda is looking exactly same by its looks.. So i uploaded only in my blog.. Will surely upload it tomm for sure.. Ungaluku vettu vaika vendamnu nenachurukaen.. he he.. just kidding ..]VIJI

          1. Vijitha

            Yes Sugan.. This dal pakoda, chicken pakoda, onion pakoda everything looks similar nah.. May be because of the deep frying .. VIJI

  3. Vijitha

    Sugan.. nice recipe.. I think we can name it as dal pakoda.he he.. it looks like onion pakoda, chicken pakoda… Will surely give it a try and come back to u with good comments..VIJI

  4. anithashankar

    I am from kumbakonam – tanjore dist. Its a weekly once snack in most of our relatives houses in kumbakonam. I guess this is kumbakonam special.

  5. shan

    Hi Sugan, Nice post…What kind of rice did you used ? Combination of chutney tastes great na…surely will try tomorrow and let you know the outcome. Also one more doubt: Do we need to add any water while grinding ? What consistency it should be like ? – shan.

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