I have given many lunch box recipes.
One such tasty recipe is sambar sadam. This recipe is a South Indian style .
I have cooked rice and dhal seperately then added veggies .This is a good combination of rice,lentil and vegetables which is a healthy one.
For sambar rice I have used a powder which I have made at home. Another option is to use sambar powder.
Ingredients for the powder.
Coriander seeds…..1 TSP
Chana dhal……….1 TSP
Urad dhal……..1/2 TSP
Pepper corns ….few
Cumin seeds 1/2 TSP
Fenugreek seeds….1/4 tsp
Fry these ingredients and powder it.
Another option is to add 2 TBS coconut scrapings and grind into paste.
I have fried coconut scrapings and added to the rice.Since I had this powder without coconut.
Ghee…….2 or 3 TBS
Mustard seed……1/4 TSP
Urad dhal…..1/2 TSP
Toor dhal….1/4 cup
Drumstick…few pieces/Peas/Brinjal/Beans(any veggies of your choice)
Tamarind…..small gooseberry size
Coriander leaves chopped 1 TBS
Turmeric powder…..1/2 tsp
Cook rice and dhal seperately.
In a kadai.Add ghee.
Now add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal and red chilly.
Now add curry leaves,shallots, tomato fry a little then add drumstick and carrot.Add salt.
Fry then add turmeric Powder and then the powder which has been made.
Then add tamarind extract and allow the veggies to get cooked.
Now add cooked dhal and rice to it. If you want you can add fried coconut scrapings.
It will get thickened after sometime so while adding water be careful.
When rice,dhal, tamarind extract and vegetables blends well remove from fire and finally add chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with papad,salad or Cathal.