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Saturday, October 12, 2013


While I am busy with visiting friends for Navarathri and inviting them for Golu, I dint even touched my camera for picturing anything for the blog. Though I wanted to click atleast sundal or something for Diwali, I thought let Navarathri gets over, then I can start planning for Diwali. Today I was not in mood at all to enter kitchen, so thought of making something that I spend only less time in kitchen. And I made this meal. Next week I will try to come up with an interesting meal idea. Now on to this weeks preparation. It took only with an hour for me to prepare this meal.

Lunch menu 22 (South Indian menu recipes)

Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook time: 30 mins | Serves: 3
  1. Chop chow chow alone first and in a pressure cooker, with two vessels, I kept rice in one and for kootu(with dal) in one vessel. Pressure cook it for 4 whistles.
  2. Mean while, soak tamarind for rasam. Clean the coriander for thogayal. Grate coconut for kootu.
  3. Gather and prepare other ingredients like garlic for rasam and curry leaves.
  4. Roast the ingredients for thogayal and let it cool down aside. Temper for kootu and then temper boil the rasam, mean while you can powder pepper for the rasam.
  5. Prepare rasam and by now pressure would have released and now boil kootu, mean while you can grind for kootu and finish kootu as well.
  6. Lastly gather ingredients for thogayal and grind it. Fry appalam. That’s it we are done with the meals. Very simple right?


Here are the links for the recipes in the lunch menu :
  1. Kothamalli thogayal recipe
  2. Pepper rasam recipe
  3. Chow chow kootu recipe
You can see pudhina thogaiyal recipe, paruppu thogayal recipe or Gongura thogayal recipe.
Browse rasam recipes here.
And you can see other kootu recipes in the recipe index page.
Have a happy weekend!Happy

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  1. Raks how true D do not even think of touching the camera ! simple recipe

  2. Wish i had this meal you know it is almost 2 months ago i had a indian meal. Next time when i have chow chow i am going to try this.

  3. Nice meal, wanna know what is chow chow? Any other name

  4. Wonderful lunch, seriously inviting foods.

  5. I love your recipes. They have transformed my cooking. Thank you very much. Would you be posting boondi ladoo for Diwali? Would love to try using your recipe because all of them are never fail. Thanks a lot!

    1. Yes I am planning to do that, sure will post soon :)

  6. yummy lunch menu..I have never heard of adding sambar powder to kootu, We usualy fry urad dal with red chilli, grind it with coconut and jeera and add it to kootu. But this seems different and yummy, will try it soon.

  7. Hi dear Raks, just wanted to let you know that you are a very honest teacher.....that's why it's only a matter of time....your blog is going to be bumper hit

    1. :' ) Thank you very much :' )


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