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 13

Lunch Box Idea 13:

1. Phulkas

2. Capsicum Sabji

3. Mango Juice

4. Urad dal Murukku made from Gingelly oil


Adikaram: இல்வாழ்க்கை

Kural: 43

தென்புலத்தார் தெய்வம் விருந்தொக்கல் தானென்றாங்கு
ஐம்புலத்தாறு ஓம்பல் தலை..


It is the duty of a householder to take  care of the dead, God, neighbors, guests and self.


Lunch Box Idea 12

Lunch Box Idea 12:

1. Seasoned Curd Rice

2. Beetroot Fry

3. Lemonade with glucose

4. Cucumber


Adikaram: இல்வாழ்க்கை

Kural: 42

துறந்தார்க்கும் துவ்வாதவர்க்கும் இறந்தார்க்கும்
இல்வாழ்வான் என்பான் துணை.


A householder is the patron of sages, poor and the dead.



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.