17 to 9 dots rangoli 17-9 pulli kolangal

Diwali kolam designs with dots | 17 dots muggulu

This kolam gives a beautiful 3D effect.  If we fill colours at the appropriate places it will give a more beautiful three dimensional effect.  I have added the lotus patterns to make the design more beautiful.

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The dot pattern is 17 to 9 idukku pulli or in between dots

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The image shows the first step , using the lines mark the positions of the patterns
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This gives a clearer view of how the rangoli proceeds

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Now connect the dots outside the intersecting  lines as shown
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Further pics show the dots and  lines connect to form a beautiful rangoli with 3D effect
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One more close up view of the rangoli

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The dots inside are connected with lines and lotus patterns are added further
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Paruppu urundai kuzhambu Toor Dal kofta recipe


Toor dal kofta recipe | Side dish for rice 

Ingredients are - one measure toor dhal

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Two green chillies

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Dhania or coriander one table spoon

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Cumin or jeera one tea spoon

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Grind all ingredients in a mixer
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Add salt required for the dough only
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Then knead well to get dough

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Divide the dough into two parts

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One part grind with coconut in a mixer

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Keep the paste ground with coconut aside
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Roll the other part into spherical shapes

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Apply oil on a idli plate

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Keep it in a pressure cooker with the dal kofta spheres and cook for 10 minutes

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Mean while soak an amla sized tamarind in water

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To a shallow pan add oil , when the oil is hot , add mustard, urad dhal , asafoetida, cumin and curry leaves
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Add the tamarind extract

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Add turmeric powder

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Dilute the batter ground with coconut and add to the boiling ingredients

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Add salt

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Add dal kofta

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Add jaggery

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Toor dal kofta is ready.  This is different from the channa dal kofta we usually prepare.  A tasty dish for rice.
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kodu kolam designs kodu kolangal


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The traditional rangoli with lines called padi kolam in Tamil or geethala muggulu in Telugu is also called kodu kolam .  These designs are for those who would like to call them that way.  
The first kolam above is explained in a series of images.  The patterns are drawn using sets of four lines.  I have not added any extensions like flowers , spirals , dots that we usually decorate with after drawing the kodu kolangal.  

The next kolam again using the standard square pattern and stars.  Above the stars we have some free hand decoration to make it a fusion kolam with lines and patterns

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Very small kodu kolangal

For small Pooja room or as a simple kolam at the entrance .  This quick and easy rangoli with lines can be drawn.  The images show the steps.

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One more simple and small design in this category

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The next pattern in this series a simple kodu kolam - i.e drawn with mainly straight lines .  This type of design is quite popular for dwara muggulu or our entrance muggu.

The picture after completion, simple and beautiful isn't it.  Many viewers on YouTube ask me how I create designs.  Usually after dinner ,  when I have spare time ,  I sit down with a note book and pen or pencil and try various patterns and some of them come out as videos.  There are still many that are yet to be converted into a video.  After dinner is the time for creating kolam or for stringing flowers for the next day Pujan listening to devotional songs.

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