Ada is a type of dosa usually served at breakfast. It is made with a mixture of lentils and rice, and is quite filling. It is typically eaten with podi (south indian spicy chutney powder) and mango pickle (avakkai). Since the batter is made with raw lentils, it gets fermented easily. It will keep in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days maximum.
I grew up in an Andhra household and pulihora runs in our blood. Andhra pulihora tastes different from Tamilian or Kannada puliyogare. Give this a try. You will make it again and again. Pulihora is made for almost all Andhra festivals, weddings, and poojas. When we were kids, Pulihora and Daddojanam (curd rice) always travelled with us on train journeys.
This is a Andhra specialty. Pesarattu is a dosa made with Pesara Pappu (Moong dal). You use the moong dal with skin on and this is what gives this dosa the classic green colour. Of course this dosa is high in protein and fibre. Serve it with upma rolled inside and it becomes an ‘MLA pesarattu’.
This aromatic seafood and rice dish, combining the classic Thai flavourings of coconut, lime and ginger, makes a very tempting lunch. Thai jasmine rice is a naturally fragrant rice with a delicate flavour. If you do not have any at home, basmati rice makes a good substitute.
This is the recipe for my grandma's rice. Being Mexican, this is about as authentic as you can get. Makes a great side dish to grilled meat or vegetables.
I am always on the lookout for quick and easy lunch recipes. I really like the ones that use leftover rice as that is something we always have at our house. I learnt this recipe from a Gujarati friend. You can omit the onions if you want.
This is the classic dish of Karnataka and is probably made in every home. I have eaten Bisibele bhath in many homes in Bangalore, and no two versions taste the same. This version is what I have liked the most. Do not be intimidated by the long ingredient list. The fresh ground bisibele bhath powder makes all the difference.
This is a great one-dish meal and is great for a quick weekday dinner. I serve this pulao with some simple onion and tomato raita.
Lemon rice is a quick and tasty dish that you can make very quickly if you have cooked rice in the house. My mother used to make this for us when we came back from school or on Sundays for a quick lunch. It is delicious and very refreshing. Serve with some plain curd.
Pongal is a classic pooja dish in South India, a type of South Indian khichdi. When I was a child, I always waited for temple prasadam and when it was Pongal, I was delighted.