Mild curry made with ripe tomatoes.
Deep fried grated carrot balls, one good side for any South Indian meal, a great nutritious snack for kids, wonderful vegetarian appetizer item for guest entertaining. (Carrot Balls / Carrot Vadai )
Cauliflower and Green peas cooked in rich coconut tomato gravy.
Bisi Bele Bhath is the signature dish of Karnatak. A one dish meal easy to cook, very filling, and nutritious.
|Rice – 1 cup
Red gram(Thuvaraparippu) – 3/4 cup
Onions(peeled) – 1 cup
Potatoes(diced) – 1 cup
Peas – 3/4 cup
Tomatoes(Large) – 2 nos
Tamarind juice – 2 tbsp
Salt – As reqd
Ghee – 3 tbsp
Oil – 4 tbsp
Bisibele bhath masala powder-2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder – As reqd
Chopped coriander leaves
Fresh grated coconut
Minced meat cooked in coconut gravy. My favourite breakfast side which goes well with hot idlis , dosai or poori.
Great street side fast food, most requested Tamil Nadu famous Muttai Kothu Parotta. (Kothu Parotta/ Chilli Parotta / Muttai Kothu parotta / Egg Parotta)
Curd rice can be eaten with pickles only. It tastes good with mango pickle.
Moms make thosai immediately without fermenting. You will even get holes as fermented batter thosai
Indian Broad Beans ( Avarakkai in Tamil / Chikkudukai in Telugu / Sem in hindi / Avarekayi in Kannada / Avara in Malayalam ) curry made in South Indian style, little baby prawns or salad shrimp adds a classic homely touch to this dish. This type of broad beans is termed as Naatu avarakkai in tamil, looks thin and broad with soft seeds inside, but the one which we get in US is called seema avarakkai and looks different, long and thick and might take little longer to cook. Sometimes the closest substitute which can be found is Scarlet runner beans. Haven't explored much about this veggie, will keep an eye and update the exact name. Here are some links from wikipedia, which I found useful while googling…