Lunch Box Series : LBS#6

Today's Lunch box had my favorite Rice item - Channa Pulao. Channa Pulav is something that we must have prepared some 101 times, still every time we eat it, tastes like the first time we having it. Amma got this recipe from a newspaper cutting. It was during this time, I became more interested in cooking.

It was also during this time, I found myself in the cross roads of life, everyone does I guess, and I was thinking what productively I can put myself to excel. I was lucky that I was able to distract myself with something useful. I have always been creative on mundane things which never bore me. I saw that Amma had collected so many recipe cuttings that she was always getting lost in finding what she wants. So I took upon myself the sacred task of sorting them all. Well I hope my daughter will one day appreciate the great work her Mama had done...My Amma sure did...for which I was very happy. I was able to file 3 big files with all Menus and a fancy Index too. It was quite a task. And the only dish that was repeated in all these files was this Channa Pulao.

Channa pulao has always been a hit through its lifetime of being prepared. Few friends infact were so much in love with this dish, that they used to keep repeatedly asking me to prepare this for them. This is quite spicy on its own, so normally make Onion Raitha with it. But when made less spicy can be had on its own.

Today's Lunch Box had

Channa Pulao
Onion Raitha
Curd Rice.

Curd Rice is a must for lunch and dinner, I just didn't take a shot of it.

Channa Pulao is now a part of my eBook, please refer the details below
eBook Details:

eBook Name : Flavours from South Indian Kitchen from Cooking 4 all Seasons
Recipes : 15 recipes
Skill level: Easy From Novice to Expert
Labels: Traditional - India, Vegetarian And Wholesome Food
Price: $5.00
Format: PDF

How this Works:
After payment via Paypal, eBook will be emailed to your email id. For any questions about the recipe or the download process, please email me at

Onion Raitha

Onions - 1
Curd - 1 tbsp
Milk - 1 cup
Salt to taste.

Chop onions as juliennes. Beat curds well so that it becomes a smooth paste. In a bowl, add all the ingredients together and pack.

I normally add little curd to milk and make the curd set as by lunch, it will turn sour if only curd is used.

I washed down all this with Curd rice.

Hope you enjoyed my today's Lunch Box. Do send in your feedbacks.

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