Badanekayi gojju is a very popular dish of Karnataka. It is a delicious curry that goes well with rice.
Cabbage stir fry is a simple and delicious side dish which goes well with rice. Cabbage is rich in Vitamin C and K and helps in improving digestion. This vegetable is made with cabbage, green chillies, chana dal, urad dal and grated coconut.
Idli is a south indian snack made of fresh idlis or leftover idlis. It is a very common breakfast in South India and is very simple to make too. Idli upma is a very delicious dish which can also be had as an evening snack.
Mango sheera or kesari is a very popular dessert in Maharashtra. It is an Indian sweet dish made with fresh mangoes, semolina, sugar and garnished with raisins and nuts. The making of mango sheera is very similar to the regular semolina sheera. The only difference is that mango pulp is added to it which gives a nice flavour and colour to the sheera. You can add mango pieces or mango pulp or a combination of mango pieces and mango pulp according to the taste desired. Anyways the end result is very delicious and tasty.
Panaka is a traditional indian drink which is prepared on Ram Navami. Ram Navami is a hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. Panaka is offered as naivedya or prasad to Lord Ram. It is also called as panakam in Andhra Pradesh. Panaka or panakam is a festive sweet drink made from water,lemon and jaggery and flavored with ginger, pepper and cardamom powder. It is a very traditional and simple drink which not only helps to quench the thirst but also helps cool the system.
Flattened or beaten rice is used to prepare snacks or light food and with spices, chillies, onions and peas added to it makes up for an ideal and nutritious breakfast. This dish is very popular in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Rasam powder is a south indian preparation used for making various types of rasams. It is very easy to make and can be stored for upto 2 months. Home made rasam powder is always full of flavor and less expensive too and can be used as and when required.