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.



Lunch Box Idea 11

Lunch Box Idea 11:

1. Phulkas

2. Horsegram sidedish

3. Kokum Sharbat

4. Indian Plums


Adikaram: இல்வாழ்க்கை

Kural: 41

இல்வாழ்வான் என்பான் இயல்புடைய மூவர்க்கும்
நல்லாற்றின் நின்ற துணை


A householder’s duty is to protect parents, spouse and children.


Lunch Box Idea 10

Lunch Box Idea 10:

1. Maharashtrian Khichdi with vegetables

2. Homemade Fryums

3. Buttermilk


Adikaram: அறன்வலியுறுத்தல்

Kural: 40

செயற்பால தோரும் அறனே ஒருவற்கு
உயற்பால தோரும் பழி.


One should practice virtues and avoid sins that would bring forth blames.


Lunch Box Idea 9

Lunch Box Idea 9:

1. Phulkas

2. Spinach and Pigeon peas( Dal Palak)

3. Cucumber Slices

4. Nanari Sharbat


Adikaram: அறன்வலியுறுத்தல்

Kural: 39

அறத்தான் வருவதே இன்பம் மற்றெல்லாம்
புறத்த புகழும் இல.


Those that come from good virtues are pleasure and all else are neither true pleasure nor pride.