South Indian vegetarian recipes help to discover the real mysteries of the most beautiful regions of India.
Indian vegetarian cuisine is famous all over the world due to the multitude of ingredients and spices that are used in its recipes. It expresses perfectly the real living of native people, their traditions and tastes.
Although Indian cuisine is very diverse, it does not differ essentially from region to region. South Indian vegetarian recipes include the same common basic ingredients found throughout the country: rice, vegetables, fruits and spices. Being vegetarian, this cuisine is very light and spicy.
What makes South Indian vegetarian recipes unique is the abundant use of special spices in almost every meal. South Indian vegetarian recipes can be called the real world of spices. Mustard, cumin, cinnamon, chillies, coriander, tamarind, coconut and curry are the most popular ones that are served with any dish. Coconut is also one of the most important ingredients that is used dry, fresh, grated.
South Indian most popular vegetarian recipes are: pulihora, tamarind rice, egg pulusu (egg curry) and nalli massam.
Most of the south Indian vegetarian recipes are simple to made, but they can prove that vegetarian cuisine can be not only healthy but delicious as well.
Brown Rice Idli
Ingredients: 3 cups brown rice, 1 cup par boiled Idly rice, 1 cup whole Urad dal, 1 tsp fenugreek seeds, salt.
1. Wash and soak separately brown and idly rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds for 4-5 hours.
2. Grind urad dal until light adding water. Grind brown rice + idly rice to a slightly coarse paste adding water from time to time.
3. Mix both the urad dal batter and rice batter together adding salt. The batter should not be thick. Leave it to ferment for 7-8 hours.
4. Before pouring the brown rice idli batter into molds mix the batter once again well and steam cook for 15 minutes. When it is ready remove from mold.