Lunch idea – Roti with dal & Gobi Manchurian

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 12 Roti with dal tadka is the commonest combo and to have a little pep I used to combine it with chilli paneer or Gobi Manchurian or palak pakora or mixed veg pakora…..and it works well that none of us is hesitant to have dal thereafter. Simple and healthy way of…

Lunch idea – Palak Lacha Paratha with mixed veg curry

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 10 This lunch idea has lush green Lacha parathas with dry mixed veg curry…..a complete veg meal. Lacha parathas are our favourite & if it’s palak paratha then nothing more is needed for me to fulfill the green craving. Already I’ve posted how to prepare palak roti & puri and follow…

Lunch idea- Phulka with kadai paneer

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 9  In this lunch menu we have phulka with kadai paneer, proteinitious sprouts salad and buttermilk, a fulfilling one. Normally while having buttermilk just mix a pinch of fenugreek/methi/vendhayam powder and hing/asafoetida or dry ginger powder or add grated ginger, hing and coriander leaves……then it’s a delight to drink. If you…

Lunch Idea- Roti with chana masala

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 8  This lunch menu has roti with chana masala and some seasonal fruit like Mangoes. Can’t have lunch without mangoes in this season……proud to be a mango maniac😃😃 !! And do not miss to have yogurt/butter milk either in the form of raita or lassi. We never miss…..as it helps in…

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LUNCH IDEA WITH BAKED SPICY OKRA MENU # 7 Some days it’s like simple lunches with podi sadam / rice , curd rice with vegetable curry or fries. This lunch menu has curry leaves podi rice ( already in the blog), curd rice with pickle, veg kola , baked spicy okra and store brought  ompodi/…

Lunch Idea

LUNCH IDEA MENU #6   This menu includes the most wanted Mango & murungai kai/drumstick sambar, palak(pasalai keerai) kootu/ dal palak blended with coconut, paruppu rasam, okra stir fry , with yogurt and pickle. During Mango season every other day we have this mango murungai sambar….match made in heaven….. unbeatable flavor and taste. TO PREPARE…

LUNCH IDEA -Mor kuzhambhu

LUNCH IDEA MENU #5 In this lunch plan let’s have the South Indian special pakoda mor kuzhambu / pakoda kadi with vazhai thandu/ banana stem stir fry, milagu/pepper rasam, yoghurt and mango fruit… Of course there is vadagam/fryums. Here’s the preparation of our authentic mor kuzhambu without rice & gram flour. PREPARING PAKODAS  – For…

Lunch Ideas

LUNCH IDEA, MENU #1 This is just to give an idea of both north and South Indian lunch plan, to be precise it’s not having an elaborate menu but simple daily lunch ideas and combos which I usually prepare after a long discussion…..with myself & of course with my family. I think it might give a…

Rice and Toor dal puttu

Rice & toor dal puttu/Neri palakaram This is an age old traditional delicacy prepared using rice and toor dal. After soaking for 5 to 6 hours, grind them coarsely & shallow fry. While frying crush it so that it became crumbly. In Tamil ‘Neri’ means crushing/mashing & palakaram means snacks, So the name Neri palakaram….

Puli/Tamarind Pongal

PULI PONGAL /TAMARIND PONGAL This is the simplest way of preparing puliyothare. This puli/ tamarind pongal can be prepared with no fuss and requires very less time, like an instant puliyothare. Whenever I wanted to have tamarind rice my first option is this one……mix everything & boil it in the cooker itself using less oil…

Bean Sprouts And Veggie Soup

BEAN SPROUTS AND VEGGIE SOUP Soups are diet friendly, satisfying  and can be prepared in a jiffy especially on a weekday after work or on lazy days. On top of it no hard and fast rules to prepare. If you love chopping vegetables then it’s much enjoyable to serve you & your family a simple…

Tomato Kara/spicy Chutney

TOMATO KARA /SPICY CHUTNEY  Tomato spicy chutney is a no onion chutney with the aromatic fried Chana dal, red chillies and a hint of garlic. This can be very well accompanied with soft idlis  or spongy uthappams/ dosa/set dosa/ rice roti/ puffed rice dosa/oats dosa. This spicy chutney has all the goodness of Chana dal…