1. Gunpangalu :
Gunpangalu Also known as Gundupongla, Mane Kaavali (skillet with houses), or Poddu. It is made with a rice batter (similar to dose) and cooked in a special skillet with compartments.
2. Upma :
Upma or Uppuma or Uppittu is a common South Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil breakfast dish, cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina. Various seasonings and/or vegetables are often added during the cooking, depending on individual preferences.
3. Curd :
Curds are a dairy product obtained by curdling (coagulating) milk with rennet or any edible acidic substance such as lemon juice or vinegar, and then allowing it to set. The increased acidity causes the milk proteins (casein) to tangle into solid masses, or curds. The remaining liquid, which contains only whey proteins, is the whey. In cows milk, 80% of the proteins are caseins. Milk that has been left to sour (raw milk alone or pasteurized milk with added lactic acid bacteria or yeast) will also naturally produce curds, and sour milk cheese is produced this way. In the Indian subcontinent, the word curd is widely used to refer to what is known as yogurt, but it appears to be a misnomer in the opinion of many.In India, another word paneer is used to denote the dairy product discussed in this article.
4. Chitranna :
Chitranna is a ricebased dish mostly prepared in homes in the southern part of India. It usually involves mixing boiled rice with something called gojju or Chitrannada Gojju Chitrannas gojju is prepared by initial seasoning of mustard, jeerige, coriander leaves, garlic, chillies followed by the frying of onion and other optional items such as lemon or Raw Mango scrapes. The salt is added depending upon the taste requirement. The cilantro and coconut powder can be used, for added flavour.
5. baaLaka :
deep fried vegetable and fruit chips or wafers. The vegetables are usually dried and seasoned with spices, and even butter milk. Common candidates are potato, sweet potato, yam, cassava, ripe jack fruit, banana, plantain, chilli, bitter gourd, varieties of suitable green bean pods (usually gori kaayi/chaLLe kaayi), etc.
6. Rasam :
Rasam or Chaaru or Saaru is a South Indian soup, traditionally prepared using tamarind juice as a base, with the addition of tomato, and chili pepper, pepper, cumin and other spices as seasonings. Steamed lentils are added along with any preferred vegetables. Nowadays, all the seasonings required are combined and ground beforehand into rasam powder, which is available commercially.
It is eaten with rice or separately as a spicy soup. In a traditional meal, it is preceded by a sambar rice course and is followed by curd rice. Rasam has a distinct taste in comparison to the sambar due to its own seasoning ingredients and is usually fluid in consistency.
7. Bhajji :
Bhajji or bhaji is a spicy Indian snack similar to pakora or potato fritters, with several variants. It is usually used as a topping on various Indian meals but has become popular to eat alone as a snack. It is a popular street food in Maharashtra, India and can be found for sale in streetside stalls, especially in dhabas on highways. Apart from being a must in the traditional Maharashtrian Hindu meal on festivals and the like, bhajjis top the comfort food list when it comes to monsoons and rains. They are generally served with a piping hot cup of coffee, tea or a traditional serving of Yameen.