Curry Leaf Rice and Masala Vadai

Planning a proper lunch an preparing it needs a lot of patience and I am extremely short on this. It is just not the one meal lunch that you need to prepare, I have to think so some way to satisfy my daughter’s short break hunger pangs too:-)Some days i make sundal or cake, salad and for today it is cookies:-)…dunno what to do for tomorrow though…..Ah!!!!I need a menu planner……….:-(
Well today it was Curry leaf rice, Masala Vadai, coconut raita and Almond cookies


Raw rice 1 cup cooked in 2 cups of water

Oil 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Black gram dhal 1 tsp

Asafoetida 1/4 tsp

To be powdered

Black gram dhal 1tbsp

Bengal gram dhal 1 tsp

Red chillies 6-7

Pepper 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves 1 cup

Oil 2 tsp


Cook rice in water . Spread on a plate and let it cool.

Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and roast Black gram dhal , Bengal gram dhal, chillies, pepper till the dhal starts to brown. Now add the curry leaves and fry it for only 2 minuts. Switch off the fire and let it coll.
When it has cooled completely transfer this to a mixer and add the necessary salt and powder it.

Sprinkle 3-4 tbsps of the ground powder on the rice and mix well. Add salt if necessary

Heat a pan with 1 tbsp of oil and add the mustard seeds. When it begins to crackle add the black gram dhal and asafoetida and fry till the dhal starts to brown.Add this tempering to the mixed rice

Serve with Raita/Paapad/vadai

This Menu goes to Blogging Marathon#10 by Srivalli.
My Menu for today was

Curry leaf rice

Coconut raita

Masala Vadai

Almond cookies

Check out the marathoners here


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That is a terrific combo where each item is a stand alone by itself.It is not a short break lunch but a full three course meal.How lucky your daughter is to have a mom to pander or pamper to her every eating whim!!I love hot masala vadai any time of the day.The pics are enticing.

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