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  • Kids School Lunch Box 5 – Spanish Rice
  • Kids School Lunch Box 4 – Aloo Paratha with Pomegranate Raita
  • Kids School Lunch Box 3 – Vegetable Fried Rice
  • Kids School Lunch Box 2 – Podi Idli
  • Work Lunch Box 2 – Tawa Pulao
  • Work Lunch Box 1 – Make-Ahead Lunch Wraps
  • Vegetable Oats Upma
  • Masala Idli
  • Mozzarella Bread Rolls
  • Pepper Chicken Pasta Toss
  • Red Bell Pepper Soup
  • Kids School Lunch Box 1 – Cucumber Carrot Sandwich

Sakkarai Pongal

Traditional South Indian sweet rice porridge prepared during the harvest festival called Pongal / Sankranthi. In villages freshly harvested rice is cooked with jaggery and dal in clay earthenware pots and offered to God along with vegetables, lentils, sugarcane and fruits. This is also prepared as neivedyam or prasadam during other auspicious occasions and festivals.

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SAMBAR RECIPE ~ சாம்பார் ~ How To Make Mixed Vegetable Sambar

Sambar with rice is one of the main courses of both formal and everyday tamilian cuisine. It is also prepared in other parts of southern India with mild variations. Often served by pouring it over steamed rice, best accompanied with curries and appalam.

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Kids School Lunch Box 5 – Spanish Rice

Description:

Today’s lunch box theme is Mexican. Sid who normally complains when I pack any kind of Indian rice dishes, quietly finishes the entire lunch box if i pack this Spanish rice. This is what I packed for his school lunch

1. Spanish Rice – packed in a thermos/ hot pack tiffin box

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Avocado Chutney Recipe – Avocado Pachadi

Description:

Avocados don’t just taste great but they also come with a decent amount of health benefits.  This fruit is high in healthy monounsaturated fats and is a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. There are many ways to bite, nibble, and spoon up this great fruit. Here is one way to serve this yummy fruit . . . → Read More: Avocado Chutney Recipe – Avocado Pachadi

Lunch / Dinner Menu 3 – South Indian Non Vegetarian Lunch Menu

Description:

Sunday meals are usually special at our home and this week it was extra special as we had some few friends come over for casual get-together. So I planned for biryani…what could be more better than Biryani, uh? its one dish which is adored by all.  My personal favorite is chicken biryani but for . . . → Read More: Lunch / Dinner Menu 3 – South Indian Non Vegetarian Lunch Menu

RAGI MURUKKU RECIPE

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Finger millet, also known as  Kezhvaragu/Keppai – Tamil, Ragi-Kannada, Ragulu – Telugu, Koovaragu – Malayalam is a highly nutritious millet. There are many ways of using this millet in our very day dishes…here is the recipe for a savory snack which can be had with your evening cup of tea or coffee.  This murukku . . . → Read More: RAGI MURUKKU RECIPE

Kids School Lunch Box 4 – Aloo Paratha with Pomegranate Raita

Description:

This is what I packed for Sid’s school lunch today:  Aloo Paratha, Pomegranate Raita, Cucumber cuts and a small lemon taffy as treat.  Aloo Paratha is Sid’s all time favorite,  he can have it any time of the day. This weekend he asked whether I could make some for his school lunch… and this . . . → Read More: Kids School Lunch Box 4 – Aloo Paratha with Pomegranate Raita

DAL MAKHANI RECIPE

Description:

Dal Makhani is a North Indian dish, or more precisely a Punjabi delicacy, a rich accompaniment for rotis/Naan or rice! This is one rich , hearty dhal slow cooked for hours with loads of love in other words “Makhani/ butter” which just makes this dish thick, creamy and aromatic in every bite that you take! Though . . . → Read More: DAL MAKHANI RECIPE

LUNCH / DINNER MENU 2 – SOUTH INDIAN NON-VEGETARIAN LUNCH MENU

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This weekend I get to prepare my favorite lunch combo…..Meen kuzhambu, Cabbage Kootu with Meen Varuval.   I have always loved winter, snow and all… but this year it seems to be extra long and tiresome. I was longing for some spicy fish kuzhambu with fresh King fish varuval but this week has been very hectic with . . . → Read More: LUNCH / DINNER MENU 2 – SOUTH INDIAN NON-VEGETARIAN LUNCH MENU

Kids School Lunch Box 3 – Vegetable Fried Rice

Description:

Fried rice is the most easy dish to make with leftover rice and few everyday pantry ingredients.  Today’s lunch box menu is nothing fancy….. just a simple vegetable fried rice made with few colorful veggies which is really good hot or cold making it perfect for kids lunch box.  You can add cooked chicken . . . → Read More: Kids School Lunch Box 3 – Vegetable Fried Rice

HOW TO FREEZE SPRING ONIONS – Storing Green Onions/ Scallions

Description:

Spring onions/ Scallions / Green onions are packed with Vitamin C and powerful flavonoids which are good for your health. I love to use green onions when I cook but don’t use them on a everyday basis. Whenever i  get green onions they go bad before i get a chance to use them all . . . → Read More: HOW TO FREEZE SPRING ONIONS – Storing Green Onions/ Scallions

LUNCH / DINNER MENU 1 – SOUTH INDIAN NON-VEGETARIAN LUNCH MENU

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Meal planning is the most mind-boggling thing for most of us. First question that pops the moment you enter the kitchen is what to cook for lunch /dinner? I don’t know about you ladies but for me it starts the night before! Whether its formal or casual , simple or elaborate… at the end . . . → Read More: LUNCH / DINNER MENU 1 – SOUTH INDIAN NON-VEGETARIAN LUNCH MENU

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