Weekend Lunch

This is the meal I prepare for lunch usually on Saturdays. It can be prepared easily within an hour, if you plan in advance and make all ingredients available. Everybody including kids will surely relish this delicious lunch meal.

I find tiffin sambar a great accompaniment for citrus rice; Citrus rice & curd rice taste heavenly with vazhaipoo vadai & pottukadalai thuvaiyal; Peppery mor-milagai goes well with curd rice; Vrunchy javvarisi vatral or sago crackers surely a treat for kids. So you can try this easy-to-prepare meal for your family during weekends!


Cooking Method: 

Please click on the images at the end for recipes of citrus rice, curd rice, tiffin sambar, banana flower vadai and pottukadalai thuvaiyal.

  1. First we need to pressure cook rice for citrus rice, curd rice & lentils for sambar in 3 separate containers. (Please add water in 1: 2 ratio for citrus rice & 1:3 for curd rice.)
  2. Meanwhile we can prepare vazhaipoo vadai. Javvarisi vatral & mor-milagai can also be deep fried in the same oil. Max time taken for step 1 & 2 is 35-40 min.
  3. Next we can make pottukadalai thuvaiyal in just 2 or 3 min.
  4. When the pressure is released from the pressure cooker, we can prepare citrus rice, curd rice & sambar in 15 minutes.
  5. Now wonderful weekend lunch is ready to serve.


Citrus Rice:


Curd Rice:


Pottukadalai Thuvaiyal:


Vazhaipoo vadai:


Tiffin Sambar:




19 Comments Add yours

  1. orlando788 says:

    Such lavish lunch!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks !

  2. Love your posts. So unique and fun to learn

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  3. Mouthwatering! Wish I could eat it all, south indian rice varieties are always my favourite,cheers!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks so much !

  4. What a wonderful lunch! I wonder how long it would take me to get there by Saturday…lol

    1. Megala says:

      Hahaha ! Thanks for stopping by !!

  5. Doni W says:

    Man this looks so good! <3

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

      1. Doni W says:

        My pleasure!

  6. I love South Indian Thali. Me and my husband often go to South Indian restaurant just to relish the thali.

    1. Megala says:

      Oh! Nice to know that! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  7. InspiresN says:

    awesome dishes !

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much!

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  8. Yumm platter 🙂

    1. Megala says:


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