Udupi sambar is a very popular dish known after the famous temple town, Udupi. Udupi sambar is made without use of onion or garlic and no garam masala is used. The important ingredients are jaggery, coconut oil and vegetables which are used are red pumpkin or white pumpkin or drumsticks. It serves as a good accompaniment for rice, idlis or dosas.
Oats has got lot of heath benefits. It contains more fibre than any other grain which gives a feeling of fullness. It helps in lowering cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. Oats idli is made with powdered oats, semolina, curd and spices. It is a very healthy breakfast to start your day.
A simple curry made with yam, lentils, tamarind and coconut. Suvarnegadde huli or yam curry is a good accompaniment to rice.
Sweet corn is one of the finest source of dietary fibre and also contains good levels of Vitamin B complex group of vitamins. Sweet corn paneer masala is made with sweet corn and cottage cheese in a spicy gravy. A good accompaniment for rotis and naans.
Chayote or Chow chow vegetable is very popular in South Indian cuisine. It is also called as Bangalore brinjal and is used in vegetable stews. It is called as chow chow in Tamilnadu. Chow chow curry is made with sour curd and chow chow. A tangy curry that goes well with rice.
Vangi bhath or brinjal rice is a popular rice dish from Karnataka. It is prepared with brinjals, rice and mixed with spice powders and is mainly accompanied by papads or raita.
Spring onion pakora is a delicious evening snack made with spring onions, gram flour and spices. It is a perfect monsoon treat or can be had in the winters.
Mosaranna or curd rice is a popular delicacy of South India. No South Indian meal is complete without curd rice. A very easy to make recipe, it is often eaten accompanied by pickles.
Udupi saaru or rasam is very popular for its unique and divine taste. The important ingredients used are coconut oil and jaggery. This is my humble try to get that taste and flavour through this recipe.