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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lunch box menu # 10

Today is lunch box menu 10 . These menus are posted just to give you ideas for packing lunch , you can very well change the combo. I have already prepared a lot of items earlier, because of that I am providing the link for that particular dishes.

Today's menu is karakuzhambu rice and potato gobhi fry!

Recipe for karakuzhambu is here .
Recipe for aloo gobhi fry is here .

This combination is drool worthy. My mom used to make this combi.and I love it all time. Now it's my kiddos fav combination! Enjoy!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Lunch box menu # 9

Good morning all of you! Monday and the schools have reopened here. Lunch box and kids snack box must be ready in the morning.. Today's lunch box menu would be  curd rice and Keerai masiyal for the side dish.

Here I have kept plain curd rice in the box. The cure rice can be given a tadka for enormous taste.

Recipe for curd rice is here .
Recipe for Keerai masiyal is here .

Enjoy this wonderful combo!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Banana creamsicle - 500th post

Happy to post my 500th post! Since its 500th post. Celebrating with  a sweet rather dessert here.. I was drooling over the outcome of this Popsicle. It's really special for me. My kid who doesn't enjoy ice cream sort of things, thoroughly enjoyed.

Summer is never ending. We need to make ourselves cool and pamper ourselves. This banana creamsicle is one such ice cream. You will relish having everyday. It tastes super cool and 
creamy as the name says. Try this Popsicle this summer.


  • Green banana ripe-2
  • Condensed milk - 1 cup
  • Milk -1 cup
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp


  • Chop and grind the banana into a pulp.
  • In a vessel, boil milk add the banana.
  • Allow it to boil continuously.
  • Add the condensed milk.Stir well.
  • When the consistency is thick.switch off.
  • Add the vanilla essence. Stir well. Allow it to cool.
  • Pour the mixture into Popsicle moulds.
  • Keep in the freezer for 8 hrs.

Relish the joy of banana creamsicle!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lunch box menu # 8

Lunch box deciding itself is a big head ache. That too simple lunch box is very difficult. The quantity must be less and also filling. It should also be nutritious . So need to satisfy hubby's request. So deciding based on that. Hope you like all my lunch box ideas.

Today's box is peas rice and paneer butter masala

Peas rice recipe is here
Paneer butter masala recipe is here

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Chow chow bath( kharabath and kesaribath) Bangalore style!

 Chow chow bath is a breakfast combo of kharabath and kesaribath in Karnataka.. The combination of both is terrific and quite heavy. I made this yummy combo sometime back. Hubby was all praises. So thought of sharing it with you friends.

Recipe for kharabath is here 
Recipe for kesaribath is here
Recipe for the coconut chutney is here

Enjoy this super combo for your brekkie or dinner!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mutta thokku / Egg masala

Good morning friends. today we go with a side dish recipe using egg. This egg masala is a different recipe compared to the other recipes, it gives a unique flavor to the masala. My mom used to make this thokku very often. It can be done without egg as well. We can add poached egg also in this. Vegetarians can also add tofu, paneer, mushroom in this masala. Yesterday night I made this thokku for chapathies. My hubby who shouted no tomato thokku , finished the entire pan of masala. Its not going to be regular thakkali thokku type. enjoy and try this flavorful thokku.


  • Egg - 4 boiled
  • Onion - 2 finely chopped
  • Tomato ripe ones - 2 finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Coriander leaves - for garnishing
  • Cumin seed powder - 3 tsp
  • Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
  • Oil
  • Water


  • Boil the egg and cut into halves and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, splutter fenugreek seeds.
  • Add the chopped onions and fry them well till it becomes translucent.
  • Add the cumin powder, chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes as well. close and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add required amount of water you need and add the egg pieces.
  • Close and cook for 10 mins for the thokku to blend well with egg.
  • Switch off when the oil comes out.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve with rotis and even hot rice would do!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Rose syrup / Rose Milk

Summer and heat never reduces here. At home we all are rose milk fans. In childhood my mom used to make rose syrup and store in refrigerator. I have never tried my hands on it. but long time since its pending in my blog. I just made the syrup and stored in my refrigerator now. Happy me. We can make a lot of recipes using this single syrup. I have already made rose kheer, rose palkozhukkattai, rose Peda, Rose milk and also rose popsicle can be made.

Ingredients for making Rose Syrup:

  • Sugar - 2 cups
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Rose essence - 1 -2 tsp
  • Rose colour - 1 tsp


  • In a heavy bottomed pan, add the sugar , water.
  • Allow it to dissolve and boil it.
  • The consistency for the syrup is inbetween one string consistence and sticky. 
  • Add the colour when its boiling well. The process will take about 15-20 mins.
  • Switch off when you attain the consistency.
  • Add the essence after switching off.

Store in a bottle or container in the refrigerator.

Recipe for rose milk :

  • Milk - 1 glass
  • Rose syrup - 2 -3 tsp


  • Mix the milk and syrup and serve chilled.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Lunchbox menu # 7

Lunchbox  deciding itself is a big task. That is the reason I am posting the menus that I give for my hubby to his office. Simple and filling lunch box ideas. Here it comes.
Today's menu is lemon rice and potato fry.

Whatta combination.. You can have it all the time...

Lemon rice recipe
Potato fry recipe


  • Potato - 250 gems chopped into small cubes
  • Sambar powder - 2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves
  • Mustard seeds
  • Oil
  • Turmeric powder
  • Hing
  • Water


  • Heat a pan, add oil and splutter mustard seeds. 
  • Add curry leaves, hing. Add the chopped potatoes.
  • Add the turmeric powder,sambar powder, salt and sprinkle some water for it to boil.
  • Close and cook for 5-7 mins.stir occasionally.

Yummy potato fry will be ready in mins.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lunchbox menu # 6

Another lunch box menu today. The menu is unite simple. It is vetha kuzhambu and cabbage poriyal.
Vetha kuzhambu is a spicy tangy curry made of tamarind.

Isn't the box looking yummy? Ok here is the recipes.

Vetha kuzhambu recipe

Cabbage poriyal recipe : 

Ingredients : 

  • Mustard seeds
  • Urad dal
  • Hing
  • Cabbage - 1 cup
  • Salt
  • Green chilly -2
  • Coconut - grated 2 tbsp
  • Oil

Method :

  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, hing, curry leaves.
  • Add the green chillies, cabbage and salt.
  • Sprinkle little water and close the pan .
  • Stir after 5 mins. When the cabbage is boiled, add the coconut.
  • Stir well. 

Combination with Vetha kuzhambu is divine!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Lunch box menu #5

A new week to begin.. What's in the box today? Monday morning. The box must be enjoyable!
Today's lunch box menu is paneer fried rice and veggie momos!

Paneer fried rice recipe here . I have updated chicken fried rice , for paneer fried rice. Add paneer instead of chicken.

Veggie momos recipe here 

Enjoy the yummy food... Happy Monday!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Lunch box menu # 4

Its midweek already. Yet another lunchbox menu here. My hubby wants the lunch box to be very simple. That is the reason, it's been very light and simple always! You can make any changes if you wish to. it's the basic idea that I am sharing!

Today's menu:

It is tomato rice and bitter gourd fry!

Tomato rice recipe
Bitter gourd fry recipe

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Lunchbox menu # 3

Today's lunch box menu is egg fried rice and gobi manchurian.

Recipe for egg fried rice : I updated the recipe of chicken fried rice. For egg fried rice, add egg instead of chicken.
Recipe for gobhi manchurian

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