Vathakuzhambu Saadam/Mixed Rice and Ready Meal Mix Sambhar - Day 2, BM #10

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 2 of Blogging Marathon, today i m posting Lunch ideas using Ready Mix. I have cooked 2 Food Options, first one is Kalandha Saadam or Mixed Rice using a Ready-made Vathakuzhambhu Thokku/Paste. Second one is Readymade Meal Mix - Sambar Mix.

Mixed Rice/Kalandha Saadam
2 tbsp of Vanthakuzhambu Thokku/Paste
2 Cups of Cooked Rice
1 tbsp Gingely Oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 Red Chillies (long ones)
2 Sprigs of Curry Leaves
2 tsp chana Dal
2 tbsp of Roasted Peanuts (Optional)

  • Heat oil in a Non-stick pan, Splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add chana Dal and Chillies and Curry leaves.
  • Once the dal is roasted, remove the tadka from stove and pour over the Rice
  • Add vanthakuzambhu Thokku/Paste to Rice and mix well.
  • Garnish with Roasted Peanuts and Serve Hot with Crisps or Potato Curry.
Readymade Meal Mix : Sambhar 
1 measure MTR Sambhar Meal Mix
6 Measure Water
1/2 Potato, Peeled and Cubed
1 small Tomato, chopped
1 small Onion, chopped
1 red Chillie, Long Variety
1 tsp gingely oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp methi seeds
pinch of hing

  • Heat a oil in a Pan. Splutter mustard seeds, add methi seeds and chillie. 
  • When methi seeds change color, add chopped onion and saute.
  • Add Tomato and Saute for sometime. Next add the cubed Potatoes and add Water.
  • When the water starts boiling and the potatoes are Half-Cooked, add Sambhar Meal Mix and Mix well.
  • Let the mixture boil for 10 minutes.
  • Put of the Stove and Serve hot with Rice or as a Condiment with Hot fluffy Idlies or Crispy Dosa's.
I Liked the Mixed Rice better than the ReadyMeal Mix- Sambar. The Sambar had a Mild Sweet taste. It tasted good with Thayir Saadam/Curd Rice. I might  prefer them  as a Condiment with my Breakfast than with Rice.

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  1. Wish i live next to u, droolwothy vathakuzhambu and sambhar, i planned to get vathakuzhambu mix from India,but unfortunately coz of excess kgs i couldnt bought them, mouthwatering here..

  2. vathakuzhambu sadam is looking great. You have used which brand Priya and from where u got this?

  3. completely drooling priya..nice presentation..

  4. delicious vathakulambu satham with vadam yum,..., readymix sambhar picture is inviting.

  5. I love vatha kuzhambu :) My mom always keeps ready in the evening when we are back from school,its divine!

  6. Such a filling and comforting dishes. Love the convenience of ready mixes.

  7. Luks so yum...i luv both the versions

  8. I am still getting familiar with these different South Indian names....of dishes...I am restricted to idli dosa sambar..n of course rasam!!

  9. A fabulous and very tempting saatham!

  10. MMMm...drooling vathakuzhambu

  11. Very delicious one priya..very convienent right..

  12. very yummy and tempting post and this mix is real saviour

  13. The vathakuzhambu looks really good.

  14. Is the first one kind of puliyoagare mix? I too find MTR sambhar not one of my liking. It is too cinnamony.


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