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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.
20 Aug 13
Bisi Bele Bhaat by Tarla Dalal
This 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! improvise by adding field beans, peas, kidney beans or other legumes along with the vegetables, for ....
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 ....
21 Jan 10
Carrot, Cucumber and Curd Rice by Tarla Dalal
Traditional south indian fare, and a favourite especially with tamil brahmins, the carrot, cucumber and curd rice is a frequent choice for the ‘tiffin box’! it is really a refreshing dish to prepare on hot summer days to complement a meal of roti and subzi. You will be surprised to see the value-add ....
20 Aug 13
Chitrana Rice ( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Another popular traditional rice preparation from karnataka! this is one version of the recipe made using powdered spices. Alternatively, it can also be made by processing the ingredients into a gravy called gojju and then mixing it with cooked rice.
22 Feb 13
Chitranna Rice ( Microwave Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Yellu podi chithranna, flavoured with a special variety of malgapodi (chilli-based powder), is a raging contrast to the mild, lemon-flavoured variety of chithranna that is everyday fare in Karnataka.
20 Aug 13
Coconut Rice by Tarla Dalal
Rice preparations that highlight a single ingredient like Lemon Rice, Tamarind Rice, Raw Mango Rice or Coconut Rice are more popular in south India than pulaos. Each of these has a unique flavour, which sets it apart from other rice preparations. Here, in this delectable Coconut Rice recipe, you wil ....
17 Mar 16
Coconut Vegetable Curry with Coconut Rice by Tarla Dalal
This exotic Coconut Vegetable Curry with Coconut Rice is a flavour-packed treat that will remain etched in your memory for ever! Rice that has been cooked with coconut milk and spices is served with a spicy vegetable curry that is flavoured with a rich masala paste.
Assorted veggies add a spla ....
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
18 Feb 15
Coriander Curd Rice by Tarla Dalal
A cold bowl of this rice works wonders on hot, humid afternoons. Steamed rice is mashed and mixed with curd into an almost puree like consistency. This is topped with a sizzling mustard seed tempering and a handful of chopped coriander for a healthy, yummy treat.
22 Feb 12
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 ta ....
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 ....
11 Dec 15
26 Nov 12
Healthy Lemon Rice by Tarla Dalal
This dish is ideal for the summer. Keep in mind the fact that the lemon juice has to be added judiciously to suit your palate so that you do not end up with a "khatta" or bland rice. I enjoy this dish with rasam or just a bowl of salad. The lemon in the rice aids in the absorption of iron in your bo ....
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 ....
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