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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lunch menu 47

I took a pack of palak to make palak poori for Aj’s lunch box, but somehow I could not make it,So was wondering how to cook it before I leave to Vietnam. I wanted to avoid poori, so made it as roti with the same dough, I have done this a lot of times before with the left over dough after making palak poori for Aj. I was thinking of making palak paneer too, but Aj was not in mood of eating palak paneer, so he asked to make a pulao and paneer butter masala. I had some channa left too, so wanted to finish of it. Find other suggestions for combos at the bottom of the post.

Lunch menu idea 47

Recipe Cuisine:Indian   |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 30 mins + Overnight soaking     |  Cook time: 45 mins     |  Serves: 3
  1. Soak channa overnight. Soak rice for pulao 30 mins prior cooking in warm water. Boil water and keep paneer immersed until you use for PBM.
  2. Clean and chop palak. Slice onion for pulao, PBM, a tomato and keep other ingredients ready.
  3. First prepare Channa pulao, while it is being cooked, first sautee palak and let it cool, then onion for PBM.
  4. Grind for paneer PBM, heat kadai and prepare PBM. While its getting sauteed, grind palak and prepare dough for palak roti. Keep aside.
  5. By now both pulao and the PBM will be ready. Soak boondi in salted warm water. Mix in curd once its doubled in size.
  6. Lastly prepare roti, papad and serve your family.

Indian lunch ideas

Check out the recipes:
  1. Palak paratha recipe
  2. Palak poori recipe
  3. Channa pulao recipe
  4. Boondi raita recipe 
  5. How to roll a papad video
You can replace channa pulao with jeera rice or jeera pulao. Palak roti with palak poori or triangle paratha too.

Happy Weekend! Happy



  1. Oooh that looks like one amazing lunch! Love the palak paratha, esp. the color :)

  2. Looks so........yummy..........

  3. Hi raji read ur interview in hindu yesterday.congrats.i showed the paper to every one of my family and told that i am referring to ur recipes often.very happy for u.
    And this combo of lunch is awesome

    1. Thank you so much :) so sweet if you Harini.

  4. Pls. Share the Hindu interview if possible here Raks.


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