Nirmala April 3, 2018

1. Pachadi :

Pachadi refers to a traditional South Indian pickle used as side dish. Broadly translated, it refers to food which has been pounded. In Kerala and Tamil Nadu, pachadi is a side dish curry similar to the North Indian achaar.It is made of fresh vegetables and is served as an accompaniment for rice, snacks like idli, dosa, and pesarattu. Many kinds of vegetables are included. Sometimes the peel of a vegetable is used viz. peel of ridged gourd known as beerapottu pachadi in Telugu. The Telugu pickle (pachadis) are very hot and spicy to taste; the vegetables used are more or less raw or saut

2. Achaar :

Achaar, also known as South Asian pickles or Indian pickles, are made from certain individual varieties of vegetables and fruits that are chopped into small pieces and cooked in edible oils like sesame oil or brine with many different Indian spices like asafoetida, red chili powder, turmeric, fenugreek, and plenty of salt. Some regions also specialize in pickling meats and fish. Vegetables can also be combined in pickles to make mixed vegetable pickle. Some varieties of fruits and vegetables are small enough to be used whole.

3. Thoran :

Thoran is a Keralite dish. This popular and common dish is usually prepared to be eaten along with steamed rice. It is usually served as part of the Sadhya along with other dishes.

4. Steamed rice :

It is a staple in Indonesia, Korea, China, Japan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines, and numerous other Latin American and Asian countries. It is also used as a main ingredient in many dishes.

5. Chutney :

Chutney (also transliterated chatney or chatni) is a family of condiments mainly associated with South Asian cuisine that usually contain some mixture of spice(s), vegetable(s), and/or fruit(s). There are many varieties of chutney.Chutneys may be either wet or dry, and can have a coarse to a fine texture. The Indian word refers to fresh and pickled preparations indiscriminately, with preserves often sweetened. Several Indian languages use the word for fresh preparations only. A different word ach?r applies to preserves that often contain oil and are rarely sweet. Vinegar, citrus, tamarind, or lemon juice may be added as natural preservatives, or fermentation in the presence of salt may be used to create acid.

6. Chapati :

Chapati is an unleavened flatbread (also known as roti) from Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It is a common staple in South Asia as well as amongst South Asian expatriates throughout the world. Versions of the dish are also found in Central Asia and the Horn of Africa in countries such as Somalia but Somali flatbread is different from the Indian chapati and is more like a paratha, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, with the laobing flatbread serving as a local variation in China. Chapati is known as sapati or doday in the Pashto language.

7. Olan :

Olan (pronounced [o?lan]) is a dish that is part of the Kerala cuisine of the state of Kerala in South India. It is prepared from white gourd, coconut milk and ginger seasoned with coconut oil.