KADAPPA

Kumbakonam kadappa is a very prominent & the most popular dish of Tamilnadu which is usually served with set dosa or idli. Kumbakonam is yet another temple town of Tamilnadu, India. But I’ve made little modifications in the authentic way of preparation so that it can go very well with poori, chapati / roti &…

Murungai keerai podi/Moringa powder(spicy)

MURUNGAI KEERAI PODI /MORINGA POWDER (SPICY) Podis are always the most sought after, go handy, a quick pick & a savior in many houses, specially a boon to the working people. Podis can be easily matched with rice, idli, dosa, upma & so…on, at times as dosa spread, can be mixed with Ragi roti dough,…

Lunch idea

LUNCH IDEA – PUDINA RICE WITH MIXED VEG RAITA & POTATO CHIPS MENU # 20 Pudina/Mint pulao is another one pot rice easy to prepare for a weekday lunch box & potluck dinner. This green pulao is so refreshing & already posted in rice variety category. So Check out the preparation. It’s quite a regular…

Lunch Idea – Ghee rice with mixed bean masala

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 19 This is a tasty & flavorful one pot rice which is prepared with ease & can be accompanied with any vegetable curry, Chana masala or mixed bean masala or even with fried dal. I’ve added coconut milk to enhance the taste and flavor. Normally Basmati rice is preferred but any…

Lunch ideas- podi variety rice & Desi finger fries with yam.

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 18 Instead of having variety rice for lunch try differently by preparing varieties with various podi that’s already in store. Just tadka is enough. So this lunch idea has coriander podi/kothamalli podi rice, curry leaves podi rice, curd rice and shallow fried yam/karunai kizhangu & we call it as Desi finger…

Lunch Idea – Green vegetable rice with raita

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 17 In this lunch menu we have an one pot meal, vegetable rice with raita, chips, pakora & sweets, the later three are store brought. This is a very simple and delicious meal prepared within 30 to 45 minutes. Mostly my weekends are like this only ….it’s a finest way of…

Lunch idea – with dal & Methi paratha & Bindi masala dry

LUNCH IDEA MENU #16   This lunch menu is like simple North Indian thali with mixed veg soup(already posted) as starter,Dal & Methi paratha, bindi masala dry, cucumber raita, pickle, Mango fruit slices  & strawberry muffin for dessert. It’s one of our weekend lunch…..fulfilling &   Satisfying. Bindi masala is our all time favorite. We…

Lunch idea – Lachha paratha with black eyed bean masala

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 15 This lunch menu is having one of the best Indian parathas….Lachha paratha with black eyed bean masala & buttermilk. Lachha / Lachedhar paratha is a multi layered flat bread from whole wheat. I love this parathas & so often make it at home ….though it is involved an extra work….

Lunch idea- Tawa paratha with white kurma

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 14 In this menu, we have tawa/plain paratha & white kurma with an unique taste of almond & onion, a rare but superb combo. Good thing is no oil is involved in the preparation. This is a less spicy one and can also be taken with appam and rice noodles/idiyappam/string hoppers.Best…

Lunch idea-Rice with beans paruppu Usli

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 13 This lunch menu has chayote (chow chow) & murungai(drumstick) sambar with Amaranth Keerai  masiyal , Beans paruppu Usli, spiced raw mangoes with  yogurt and Jangri/Imarti for dessert. TO PREPARE PARUPPU USLI – wash and soak 1/2 cup of chana dal for almost 2 hours. Then strain the water and grind…

Lunch idea-Methi paratha with Aloo Gobi

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 11  In this menu we have flavorful Methi / Fenugreek paratha with all time favorite aloo Gobi, pomegranate raita and sliced vegetables. Methi paratha is the simplest to make by just mixing  wheat flour with Methi leaves, red chilli powder, coriander powder and Jeera  powder. Aloo gobi is the most sorted…