My lunch here consists of the following. 1. Drumstick sambar, where the recipe is the same as that of arachavitta sambar which means ground coconut paste is used with condiments.except that the vegetable used is tomatoes and drumsticks. 2. Karamani Sundal which is cow gram soaked and cooked til soft and garnished with spiced coconut . 3. Tomato rasam. 4, Avial 5. Curd. 6. Pickle 7.. Papad Fix yourself a simple healthy plate like this where you get a small taste of all your favorite flavours of the authentic South Indian Lunch.
I call this a meal for a dieter as we have one at the moment in my-house! Everything is zero oil and also delicious. Though I did have my doubts about this, it seemed to be a great hit. In the plate 1. Broccoli stirfry 2. A lovely delicious chickpea, pomegranate cucumber salad. 3. A gram dal chutney without coconut. 4. Pasta salad with broccoli. 5. Paniyarams made with beetroot and no oil used . The gram dal chutney was made by grinding some roasted gram called pottukadalai, with green chilli, small piece of ginger and salt. A tbsp of fresh yogurt was added to give a creamy taste and texture.
I call this a brunch , as after such a heavy plate that one cannot possibly eat more and the Brunch plate is filled with choice tiffin popular South Indian favorites , that lunch seems to be a dreary affair. To wash it all down , is a terrific filter kaapi popularly called degree kaapi, so who wants anything more after a sumptuous brunch. Often week ends beckon me to create a plate of this kind and welcomed heartily by all. Guests staying over can be superbly treated to a brunch of this kind and skip lunch. The easy recipes are here, so click to create the magic to prepare a week end brunch. 1. Medu vadas 2. coconut chutney 3.Fluffy white idlis 4. Using the same batter , a Brunch delight is the Masala dosa. 5.Tiffin sambar a pre requisite to even begin the brunch. 6. Soft succulent cooked mashed potatoes masala , another must without which your dosa will seem docile. The recipe for the potato onion masala is already given in Mysore Masala dosa recipe post. So enjoy week ends with this spread and dont forget the filter kaapi too!!
This simple lunch consists of dishes from breakfast too , so a little medley here:-) 1. Corn and green peas pulao 2. Cucumber raita ( finely choped cucumber mixed with curd and chaat masala added to it for a zing ) 3. Beet root poriyal 4. sambar 5. Rasam 6. Avarekaalu Uppitu ( Upma made using tender green flat beans ) Slices of cucumber for salad. Fried arisi appalam ( rice papads ) So choose your dishes..