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Sunday, June 1, 2014

lunch menu rakskitchen

I thought of posting a breakfast menu today and skipped posting lunch menu yesterday, but today morning went out for shopping for my trip and had no time making and clicking for breakfast menu. So after I came back from shopping, thought will make lunch and post lunch menu itself. So I am late Big Grin. I have a breakfast menu to post next week, but after that, I am not sure how much I can post in the lunch menu series regularly. So kindly bear with me. But I have posts for all the weeks when I am in India and I will schedule it and go, so stay tuned for some interesting summer recipes and others.
Todays lunch menu has Yellow pumpkin gravy, which we call as parangikkai chutney. Though its a gravy, its called chutney only. Its very easy and too good. So if you have not tried this yet, try this different and delicious gravy for rice and you will be surprised with the great taste. I want to empty my fridge so I am making all the possible things I can make and utilize the veggies without wasting before I go. Here is how I prepared this menu after I came back from shopping.

Lunch menu 40 – Pumpkin gravy, chow chow curry, sundal

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian   |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 30 mins + Overnight soaking     |  Cook time: 1 Hr     |  Serves: 3
  1. Soak channa (Chickpeas/ kondaikadalai) overnight. I had some soaked and frozen, so I used it up here.
  2. I kept rice in electric rice cooker. Soak tamarind in hot water. Peel and roughly chop the yellow pumpkin to chunks. In pressure cooker, two separate containers, pressure cook pumpkin and channa.
  3. Mean while everything is getting cooked, extract tamarind juice first, keep aside. Cut chow chow, chop onions for gravy and curry.Peel and finely chop garlic. Grate coconut for sundal and keep the other things like chilli and curry leaves ready.
  4. Once the pressure cooker is done, grind the pumpkin and prepare the gravy first and let it boil. Next, finish sundal and lastly curry.

Pumpkin gravy, chow chow curry, sundal, rice, curd and pickle for lunch!
yellow pumpkin gravy lunch combo

Check out the recipes
  1. Yellow pumpkin gravy recipe
  2. Chow chow curry recipe
  3. Channa sundal recipe
You can prepare the same gravy with ridge gourd too. Check out the other kuzhambu recipes.

Have a great day! 

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  1. such a nice vegetarian lunch menu

  2. Hi Friend, Today I could not prevent myself from commenting; this is not regarding the menu but about u. Whenever I go through ur lunch menu posts, I always feel how u manage multitasking, I mean the preparation you do for all the items simultaneously, and then even click photos in the midst of it. Really, you are awesome. I always go one recipe at a time, may be thats why my cooking is time consuming, but after reading through ur posts, even I am motivating to do like you. I have improved, but still a long way to go.. Thank you for inspiring. I salute you awesome lady..


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