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Rice is the staple grain in South India. Apart from having the rice with Sambhar, Rasam and chutneys, rice is also cooked into one-dish meals like Coconut Rice, Lemon Rice and Tamarind Rice, which are easy to make and also handy to pack in lunch boxes.
Unlike pulaos and biryanis, which focus on spices like cardamom and cloves, South Indian
versions of rice dishes rely on a tadka of ingredients like mustard seeds, dry red chillies, cumin seeds, urad and curry leaves. Enter, to discover several exciting ways in which rice can be prepared.
Lemon Rice is an all-time favourite rice preparation in South India, where it is made on a regular basis for lunch or dinner, offered as prasad to devotees at temples, served as part of a wedding spread, and carried frequently in the dabba to work or school.
15 Jun 16
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe by Tarla Dalal
In South India, the Kheer
and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting one-d ....
04 May 17
Curd Brown Rice by Tarla Dalal
Curd is probiotic and said to calm the stomach acids. We have made the classic South Indian
curd rice using brown rice instead of white rice, as it is better for those suffering from acidity.
A tempering of mustard seeds and urad dal adds flavour and cru ....
23 Mar 17
20 Aug 13
Lemon Rice ( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
A hassle-free lunch-box option, lemon rice is a favourite with young and old alike in southern india! lemon adds the tanginess, while the tempering imparts the aroma to this simple rice delicacy.
26 Feb 16
Vegetables Pulao with Coconut Curry by Tarla Dalal
One look at this appetizing dish, and you just cannot resist savouring it immediately. Indeed, what an innovative presentation and what a fantastic flavour! The Vegetables Pulao with Coconut Curry features rice sautéed with colourful veggies, served in the form of a ring that is filled with a cocon ....
05 Jul 14
South Indian Tava Rice by Tarla Dalal
Here is a no-fuss meal with a south indian flavour. You will love the aroma and flavour brought about by the simple tempering and peanut-sesame powder. The peanut-sesame powder is actually such an effective enhancer that the aroma is sure to waft out of the kitchen as you toss the south indian tava ....
20 Aug 13
Tomato Rice( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
This spicy and tangy rice preparation is ideal for packing in a lunch box, and sure to be enjoyed by young and old alike. Enjoy it hot and fresh with papads or pack it with a katori of coconut pachadi; either way it will taste just as appealing, as it combines an assortment of ingredients that compl ....
20 Aug 13
Cooked Rice by Tarla Dalal
While rice is a popular staple all over Asia, it is all the more indispensable in South India where it forms the basis of the meal, especially during lunch time. Lunch, in a South Indian home, revolves around cooked rice served with a dollop of ghee and myriad vegetables and accompaniments like
20 Aug 13
Ven Pongal by Tarla Dalal
This is a traditional south-indian rice dish that is offered to god at temples and even during several puja/festival days. It is a mainstream breakfast option and a part of everyday fare in south india.
15 Oct 15
Idli by Tarla Dalal
Fluffy as cotton balls, white as the moon’ - every South Indian
remembers those fond descriptions of Idli that mom used to convince them to eat breakfast when they were kids.
Indeed, that is how the perfect Idli must be too. Grinding of batter and the ....
18 Feb 15
Tamarind Rice by Tarla Dalal
Called Puliyodare in Tamil, this is an Iyengar cuisine classic. A heart-warming dish that uses tamarind to create a magical flavor. The South Indian style tadka adds both flavor as well as appeal, making this a great lunch/dinner recipe. Enjaaai!
04 Apr 16
Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat by Tarla Dalal
Bisi Bele Bhaat, a traditional spicy rice dish from Karnataka is quite addictive – served piping hot topped with lots of ghee and accompanied by fried papads and a cool raita, it is almost impossible to say no to this One Dish Meal.
Check out for many more wholesome, quick and easy to prepare, one ....
04 May 17
Tangy Kachi Keri Rice, Raw Mango Rice by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen favourite, the Raw Mango Rice is prepared in South Indian
homes at least once a week when the mango season is on. A traditional tempering and partially cooked raw mangoes give this rice a tangy flavour and exciting crunch.
While red and ....
13 Mar 17
Cucumber and Carrot Curd Rice by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist a bowlful of cool curd rice on a hot summer’s day? And if you suffer from acidity, then this soothing bowlful is more than tasty – it is nothing short of ambrosia for you!
When reinforced with carrots and cucumber, the curd rice gets all the more pleasing for your stomach and tast ....
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