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May 27, 2013

TAMILNADU LUNCH MENU 2 - LUNCH RECIPES

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In my attempt in posting other state recipes ,i have successfully tried & posted Andhra , kerala and punjabi , Kongu lunch recipes. It will be unfair if i don’t post my own state lunch recipes ..So here is a platter of Tamilnadu lunch recipes i made for my parents and bro.Everything came out really well & tasty..Like u all , we tamilians prepare varieties of recipes either for occasions or for guests.Serving in banana leaf is a must for us which is considered as a way of showing our respect and gratitude to our guests.But here i dint present them in banana leaf as i couldn’t get it Sad smile..Very soon i’ll post another set of Tamilnadu lunch recipes served in banana leaf with authentic serving order.In the above plate u can see ( Left to right) Rice , Dal , Avial , Morkuzhambu , Mullangi Sambar , Rasam , Vendakkai mangai kathrikai pachadi , Instant mango pickle along with papad , Urad dal vada , Rice vadam, Spiced buttermilk ( Neer mor) & water Winking smile .. I have posted all the above recipes except dal and Pachadi. So i have shared them in this post. Sorry i couldn’t post step by step pictures as i was hurry in making recipes on time Smile. I’ll update them soon..
Do check out my Tamilnadu lunch recipes post which i made some years ago if u r interested !

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DAL FOR RICE / PARUPPU

INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 200ml
  • Toor dal OR moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Water & salt – As needed
  • Cooking oil – Few drops
To temper
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
Ghee – to add while serving

METHOD
  • Pressure cook dal adding turmeric powder & required water and a drop of oil in low flame for 1-2 whistles.
  • Now open the cooker & mash the dal nicely with a ladle.Temper all the ingredients given under”to temper” and add to the dal. Mix well , add salt and serve with hot rice adding a tsp of ghee.. It tastes great with a papad , pachadi and potato poriyal Smile

VENDAKKAI MANGAI KATHRIKAI PACHADI / OKRA RAW MANGO BRINJAL PACHADI
This is my mom’s recipe.This pachadi will surely make its appearance in our home during mango season.It’s a sweet pachadi variety . So we add less salt..Our guests love this pachadi a lot..It tastes great with paruppu sadam /Dal rice Smile
INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 200ml
  • Cooked toor dal – 1/4 cup
  • Ladies finger / okra - 10 nos
  • Brinjal – 5 nos (small)
  • Raw mango – 1 no (Small, cut into cubes)
  • Grated Jaggery - 1/8 – 1/4 cup
  • Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water  - as needed
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Green chilli -  2-3 nos
  • Small onion - 4 nos
  • Jeera / cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
To temper
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few

METHOD
  • Pressure cook toor dal, mash & set aside.
  • Cut okra into tiny pieces , peel the mango skin and cut into small slices . Cut brinjal into very small pieces and keep immersed in water to avoid discoloration.
  • Grind all the ingredients given under”to grind” and make a smooth paste.
  • In a kadai , heat oil and saute the okra pieces for few minutes.
  • Pressure cook mango , brinjal and okra pieces together adding required water & salt.
  • After the steam is released add the cooked & mashed toor dal , ground coconut paste and hing. Mix well and allow it to boil for few minutes. Finally add the grated jaggery. Give a boil and check for salt & sweetness. Add more jaggery if u want more sweet.
  • Finally temper all the ingredients given under “to temper” and add to the pachadi. Tastes best with dal rice and rasam rice Smile


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20 comments :

  1. Woww.. wonderful and inviting platter.. Awesome!!

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  2. Lovely collection of authentic recipes

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  3. such a nice post... wish to have that platter...

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  4. great post.. nice clicks.. :)

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  5. looks so inviting and delicious.

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  6. So colourful and refreshing..Nice pics :)
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  7. flavourful combination looks fabulous

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  8. lovely platter.its long time since i had this.lovely clicks.

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  9. Very Delicious Spread, nicely clicked

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  10. Wat a droolworthy spread, beautiful dishes and makes me hungry.

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  11. looks so inviting..delicious dishes..nice clicks..

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  12. Lovely spread! :)
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  13. Delicious spread.Just pass on to me will finish in no time.

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  14. wish to have this for lunch now...delicious

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  15. The lunch thali is very inviting !

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  16. Good information on Indian recipe. its quite different from other posts,,,,Thanks.. it looks amazing Aloo kathi roll recipe

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