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Garlic Idlis

Garlic Idlis

Ingredients: Idlis – 8-10 Garlic cloves- 10-12, finely chopped Soy sauce – 1 tbsp Red chili sauce – 1-2 tsp Vinegar – 1/2 tsp Spring onion – 1 cup, finely chopped Red chili flakes – 1 tsp or as per taste Salt as per taste Cooking oil Directions: Cut idlis into four parts. Heat some

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Idli (Steamed Rice and Lentils Cake)

Idli (Steamed Rice and Lentils Cake)

  Idli-sambar is one of the most loved South Indian breakfast dish. You can break the norm and have them at any time you see fit. Very easy to cook and healthy to eat and also goes well with podi (spicy powder) if you don’t have sambar available. Ingredients: Rice – 1cup Black gram lentil (Urad

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Curd Rice

Curd Rice

Curd Rice or yogurt rice is prepared by mixing rice and salted curd. Curd rice is accompanied by South Indian pickle like mango or  lime. This can be topped with few pomegranate seeds. Ingredients: Curd, beaten – 1-1.5 cups Boiled rice :  1 cup Milk -  around 1/4 cup Curry leaves (Kadi patta) – 5-6

Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice is a specialty of South India.It is quickly prepared with left over rice and is full of flavor. You can have this with raita or sambar Ingredients: Cooked rice :  2 cup Cashew nuts(kaju) : 6-7 Ginger paste – 1 tsp Turmeric(Haldi): ¼ tsp Asafoetida (Heeng) -  two pinches Curry leaves (Kadi patta)

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Upma

Upma

Ingredients: Semolina (Sooji) – ½ cup Mustard seeds (Rye) – ½ tbsp Curry leaves (Meethi neem) – 5-6 Green chilies, chopped – 3-4 Capsicum, chopped – one small in size Carrot, chopped – one medium in size Onions, chopped – ½ cup Ginger paste – 1 tbsp Turmeric (optional) -  ½ tsp Groundnuts, fried (optional)

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Sambar

Sambar

Sambar is practically the heart of the South Indian cuisine.  Merely the thought of it gets you drooling. It is essential companion of idlis, dosas, uttapams and even goes well with rice. Dosa-sambar is also liked by people who want to stay fit and eat tasty food at the same time. Ingredients: Arhar dal (Toovar)