Monday

Phodnicha Bhat- Tadka Rice-Kids School Lunch


Hello Dearies!!!! Life has Suddenly become busy with nice warm weather with a mix of rain. Weekends are spend outdoors catching up with friends young and old, get togethers and parties.

Such tired times requires some comfort food that can be whipped up in short amounts of time. Leftover rice finds its way into lunch boxes and kids have a great time eating the lunch. Here is how to go about making kids lunch in less than 10 mins on busy work mornings.

You will need;
2 Cups Leftover rice
1 Small Onion-Diced
1/2 big Tomato-Diced
1 Clove Garlic- chopped fine
1/2 inch ginger grated 
1 Tspn Kanda Lasun Masala
** This is a speciality masala that we get in Indian stores here, sold by Prakash. This is used commonly in Kolhapur areas of Maharashtra. Alternatively used Rajwadi Garam Masala
Salt and Sugar to taste
Cilantro to garnish

Tempering;
1 tbspn Oil
1 tspn Ghee/Clarified Butter
1 heaped tspn jeera/cumin seeds
1 tspn haldi/ Turmeric

In a wok, take the oil and ghee and add jeera. Let it sizzle. Then add the onion,, tomato, haldi, clove and ginger and fry till oil separates the sides. Then add the kanda -lasun masala, little water and fry till the masala gets fried for about 1 minute, add the salt and sugar, lastly add the rice, stir well, reduce heat to low and cover and let cook for 4-5 mins. Take care that the rice does not stick to the pan. Garnish with Cilantro before serving.

** you can even try adding shrimps in when you fry the onion-tomato before you add the kanda lasun masala. Since we are vegetarians, I did not add anything.

Kids will love you for such fast and healthy yet yummy lunch boxes, you will love them for finishing lunch boxes. Looks like a good deal to me!!!!!

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