Lunch Box Idea 19

Lunch Box Idea 19:

1. Veg Stir Fry Noodles

2. Tomato Ketchup (Store Bought)

3. Mushroom Tikka


Adikaram: வாழ்க்கைத் துணைநலம்.

Kural: 57

சிறைகாக்கும் காப்பெவன் செய்யும் மகளிர்
நிறைகாக்கும் காப்பே தலை.


A woman’s self protection is better than the tight protection of a prison.




Lunch Box Idea 17

This combo is one of TH’s favorites. Coconut rice with potato fry!!! 

Lunch Box Idea 17:

1. Coconut Rice (made with hand pounded rice)

2. Potato Fry

3. Roasted Papad

4. Buttermilk


Adikaram: வாழ்க்கைத் துணைநலம்.

Kural: 53

இல்லதென் இல்லவள் மாண்பானால் உள்ளதென்
இல்லவள் மாணாக் கடை


One with a wife of good virtues lacks nothing and one without a virtuous wife has nothing.


Lunch Box Idea 16

Lunch Box Idea 16:

1. Mint Rice (made with hand pounded rice)

2. Apple Raita

3. Ripe Mango

4. Buttermilk


Adikaram: இல்வாழ்க்கை

Kural: 49

அறனென்ப் பட்டதே இல்வாழ்க்கை அஃதும்
பிறன்பழிப்ப தில்லாயின் நன்று.


Householder’s life is praised as virtue and it is even superior if impeccable.


Lunch Box Idea 15

One of the foods that I drool for is pulisaadam. This variety rice has indeed many varieties from different regions and households, I’d say no two preparations of tamarind rice taste similar. Of all, the ones offered in temples in dry leaf dhonai have the unbeatable taste though. People say the secret ingredient here is roasted fenugreek powder, but no matter what you add kovil prasadam is unmatched. So do we stop there, no; we keep trying…

This striking combo of pulisaadam with vadagathovial is an adaptation from one of my best friend’s lunch box back in college.

Lunch Box Idea 15:

1. Red Rice Pulisaadam (Tamarind Rice)

2. Vadagathovial

3. Moong Sprouts with Carrot

4. Roasted papad

5. Buttermilk


Adikaram: இல்வாழ்க்கை

Kural: 47

இயல்பினான் இல்வாழ்க்கை வாழ்பவன் என்பான்
முயல்வாருள் எல்லாம் தலை.


The householder that uninhibitedly lives in the ways of virtues shall stand top of those who try living virtuously.


Lunch Box Idea 14

I am not someone that buoys up pasta but it is far better to cook pasta at home with fresh veggies than tinned sauces and cheeses that you get out in restaurants, right?! So this kind of occasional treat is quite allowable as per me and I fling this chance to stir in loads of vegetables especially when making for kids. 

Lunch Box Idea 14:

1. Mix Vegetable Pasta

2. Green Grapes

3. Homemade Murukku


Adikaram: இல்வாழ்க்கை

Kural: 45

அன்பும் அறனும் உடைத்தாயின் இல்வாழ்க்கை
பண்பும் பயனும் அது.


The love and virtue one renders as a householder is the poise and fruit in itself.