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Tiffinbox essentials

I always get messages about how I pack my tiffin where do I buy them what do I use for compartments and many more.This post is dedicated to all those questions.
Let's avoid plastic as much as possible, it might not be possible to remove everything in a go but lets take a step forward to avoid plastic. First are these main tiffins which I got from I got the basic size first later they introduced combo tiffins where steel chutney or sauce box was also available. You can check it there. The best part of this lock and lock clippers are they are detachable and can be fixed again. These tiffinboxes are easy to open and is airtight. Now that I stay in UAE I have noticed these tiffin boxes are available on just type veigo steel lunchboxes and you will find them. The other boxes with pink and green lids are from Al Maya supermarket a supermarket here in UAE.

The round one with red clippers are from Safeermarket. No…

Theek Layi / Spicy Puffed Paddy

Theek Layi is a Konkani dish served in temples around Mangalore during some auspicious days. A very light and easy snack can be made easily.
Ingredients: Puffed paddy 3 cups Freshly grated Coconut 1 cup heaped Green chillies 4 no’s Ginger 2 inch piece Coconut oil – 1 tbsp Salt to taste.
Spread layi/puffed paddy on a plate and take out paddy skin if any and keep for later use. In a mortar and pestle add green chillies and crush then finely. Now in a large bowl add freshly grated coconut, ground chilli and ginger, raw coconut oil and salt and mix it with your hands well. To this add the layi/ puffed paddy and press it with your hands to make sure that the layi incorporates all the flavours. Serve and enjoy.

Isn’t it very simpl? Do try and let me know how you liked it. Notes: Removing the rough paddy skin if any is very important as it doesn’t give a pleasing taste and can get stuck in your throat. If you don’t have mortar and pestle then you can just pulse it in mixie/mixer grinder.

Happy Cooking, …