Lunchbox Ideas 9: Instant Rava Dosa, Tomato Rice And More

Lunchbox Ideas 9


Short Break- Instant Wholewheat Rava Dosa with Jaggery Syrup, Sweetcorn Sundal

Lunch- Tomato Rice, Cucumber Raita, Papaya

Lunchbox ideas 9- Instant rava dosa with jaggery syrup , sweetcorn sundal for snack break; Tomato rice, cucumber raita and papaya for lunch.


Prep Work For The Previous Evening

1. Prepare the jaggery syrup if you are making a home made version.

2. Keep grated coconut ready for the sundal.

3. You can prepare the tomato rice masala in advance and refrigerate too [ only if you feel you want to save time in the morning]

Quick Recipes-

Tomato rice

Here’s the recipe link.

Sweet Corn Sundal

  1. Boil 1 cup of corn.
  2. Drain the water and set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan.
  4. Add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds.
  5. Add a sprig of curry leaves,a pinch of heeng, 1/4 tsp each of channa dal and urad dal, and a dry red chilli.
  6. Stir for a bit. Add 1/4 cup of grated coconut once the dals turn golden.
  7. Add the cooked corn and salt to taste.
  8. Mix well, cook for a minute and turn off the heat.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander.

Instant Wheat-Rava Dosa

  1. Mix 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup of fine semolina/ chiroti rava .
  2. Add 1 large cup of water, salt to taste, a pinch of heeng and a 1/4 tsp of chilli powder.
  3. Mix well. The batter should be quite thin and of a pouring consistency. Add more water if required.
  4. Heat the dosa tawa on medium flame.
  5. Once the tawa is hot enough, pour a ladle full of batter from the top.
  6. Drizzle cooking oil and allow the dosa to turn golden and crisp on the edges.
  7. Flip and cook the other side for half a minute before removing off the heat.
  8. Similarly prepare the rest.

Note- The batter must be quite runny to get that ‘mesh’ like crispy dosa. Pour the batter only when the tawa is very hot. You may also add chopped onions/ deseeded chopped tomatoes , chopped coriander etc to make different versions of this quick and tasty instant dosa.

Jaggery Syrup

You can use store bought organic liquid jaggery or prepare it easily at home [ My wonderful friend Gayathri taught me how to make this and it is quite a useful recipe]

  1. Mix about 1 cup of powdered jaggery with 1/4 cup of water.
  2. Heat this mixture over a medium flame . Stir to dissolve the jaggery completely.
  3. Allow it to simmer. Skim off any dirt that floats on top / pass the liquid through a fine sieve.
  4. Continue to simmer until the jaggery syrup thickens to a desired consistency [and has a lovely aroma].
  5. Store in a glass jar once completely cooled.



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