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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

School lunch box - Day 2

This is what went into the daughter's lunch box today:
 
Breakfast break - 1 apple, chopped and sprinkled with a little bit of salt to prevent browning
Lunch break - Rice mixed with drumstick sambar and thair pachadi
Snack break - Biscuits
Along with her glass of milk in the morning, she also had a boiled egg.
Here's the recipe for the vendakka(ladies finger/okra) thair(curd) pachadi that I made for her.
Ladies finger/okra - 7 or 8, washed wiped dry and cut into one inch long pieces
Coconut - grated, 1/4 cup
Curd/Yogurt - 3/4 cup
Green chilli - 2 or 3
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Heat oil. Add urad dal and mustard seeds. Once the seeds pop, add the chopped okra and stir fry on low heat until it starts to turn brown and crisp. Switch off heat.
Grind the coconut, chilli and curd to a smooth paste. Add this to the cooked okra and heat until it just starts to froth. Remove from heat and serve with sambar rice.
This is my third post for the Blogging Marathon #29 under the theme Cooking with colours. The colour for today is white.
Check out the http://spicingyourlife.blogspot.com/p/blogging-marathon.html"Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#29


 

13 comments:

Priya Suresh said...

A complete and filling lunch box. Any kid will definitely love to carry this box.

Pavani N said...

That is a simple and delicious pachadi.. Looks yumm!!

Sowmya Madhavan said...

Looks complete...will be really happy if my son manages to finish that..

Priya Srinivasan said...

Colorful, complete n healthy Lunch box. Love that Thayir Pachadi,i make it often to along with my lunch.

vaishali sabnani said...

nutritious , healthy lunch box...so they have two breaks!!

rekhas kitchen said...

Simple and delicious recipe, still in my to do list. perfect lunch box.

Hema said...

Everything looks so healthy and delicious too.. Okra in thayir pachadi.. nice way to sneak okra into their diet

Vimitha Anand said...

Complete and healthy meal

Srivalli said...

That's one perfect lunch box!

Harini-Jaya R said...

A healthy and delicious lunch box!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Love the elaborate spread! Wish my son ever has enough time to finish these...(If he ever stops yapping)

Sapana Behl said...

Lovely lunchbox combo..

Chef Mireille said...

a well balanced day..btw, lemon juice also prevents browning of apples