A little about my Daily Cooking Routine :
This is one of the most requested recipe in the past few days. Mostly my husband prefers variety rice or chapathi for lunch. The first thing I do in the morning is to boil milk for our coffee, soak Basmati Rice, prepare porridge for little one,then chop veggies for husband’s lunchbox, cook breakfast and by 9am I will be done with first round of cooking.
Second set of cooking starts at 11:30am. Its for myself and Aadhu. There will be some leftovers from S’s lunch box menu along with that I ensure there is any one of these Daal/Sambar/Rasam along with poriyal or koottu.
Then evening snack for A at around 4pm (either smoothie or roasted makhana or sundal or occasionally any ready to eat frozen snack that needs to be cooked or somedays she asks for Dosai 😁 ) and coffee/tea for us, and dinner prep starts at 6:30pm (Chapathi/Upma/Pasta). Half of my day is spent in cooking and cleaning.I keep my menu very very simple at the same time include as many veggies, lentils and protein as possible. Hence you don’t see an elaborate lunch/dinner with 10 different things on my plate in insta. Hats off to bloggers who do it on a daily basis. It is not easy at all. Honestly I dread washing vessels and even for this simpler menu my kitchen sink will be always full 🙄😲
Now coming back to this Daal and Sweet Potato, I used Sambar Powder for both these recipes. This is homemade sambar powder which is spicier. Hence I used only 1/4 tablespoon for each of the recipe. If you don’t have Sambar Powder you can use a combination of Red Chilli Powder and Coriander Powder based on your preference. A simple healthier meal is ready in 30 minutes