Archive | January 6, 2019

Kothu chapathi

Sunday calls for a food post as most of the day is spent in the kitchen. We have become dosa monsters in recent times as a family. Its one of our favorite and quality family time to sit together and savor the hot crispy dosas that are either dished out by me or M.. Today morning breakfast was one such time when we had egg dosa, masala dosa and chutney dosa. However, the main side dish was missing. Idli molaga podi. M and I missed it terribly for the last dosa!!

So, today the kitchen dished out
Idli molaga podi
Red chutney
Drumstick leaves sambar
Chicken fry

What the title is irrelevant to the content? Ha I started the post to record about Adi’s recent favorite lunch box dish and as it is always the case, started writing about today once the fingers touched the keypad.. So typical me 🙂

So, one day Adi unusually called me on her way back from school and asked, Amma what have you done? What did you even pack for my lunch today? I was at work and million thoughts were crossing mind. Oh my, did I pack a worse food again? Did I make her starve? How can I do this? et all..

I gathered all my courage and asked “Was it too bad pappa?”, “Did you instead buy lunch from school?”

She replied What?It was too good amma. Too good that even my friends tasted it and wanted to know what it is. This is the best lunch that you have ever packed for me. Can you pack the same for my lunch every single day forever and ever? A big sigh of relief on my end!!

Thanks to Sri for this awesome recipe. I saw this dish posted in her blog one night and instantly decided to try it for next day’s lunch box. I altered the recipe to the taste of our home.

Sorry for a bad picture.

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Chapathi – 5 or 6 (cut into small pieces)
Onion – 1
Ginger garlic paste
Cut veggies (carrots, potatoes, green beans, cabbage or any other veggie of your choice)
Chilli/masala powder – 1 spoon
Garam masala powder – little
Turmeric powder – little

Heat oil in a wide pan
Add fennel seeds, curry leaves
Add onion, saute till it gets translucent
Add ginger garlic paste
Add masala powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, salt
Add the veggies and saute till they are well cooked
Add the chapathi cut pieces and mix well
Don’t add water and cook till it turns slightly roasted/crispy