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Aloo (Potato) Masala for Dosa

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Aloo masala is a nice compliment for any kind of dosa. The Aloo Masala can be rolled in the dosa or served as a side dish.

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Bread Uttapam, South Indian Snack

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Uttapam is a popular South Indian dish. Traditionally uttapam is made with rice and lentil batter, which can be a long process. Bread Uttapam, on the other hand, is instant and easy to make. Not to mention it tastes delicious. Uttapam is a thick dosa, or pancake, with vegetables cooked over skillet. It tastes divine served hot and with a side of coconut chutney.

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Coconut Chutney

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Coconut chutney is a typical condiment that is served with South Indian dishes, especially Idlis and Dosas. In fact, meals in South India are considered incomplete, without this chutney. It has great texture and a unique taste that compliments many dishes.

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Masala Idli

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Masala idli is a simple and easy snack. This is one of my favorite ways to serve masala idli. Adding the stir-fry salad to idli makes a very versatile dish. You can serve this as lunch, snack or salad. To make masala idli I am using the rava idli witch is quick and easy to make. This also makes a great lunch box meal as it is very healthy and satisfying.

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Medu Vada

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Medu Vadas are a traditional South Indian dish which can be served as a main course, side dish, or snack. This crispy deliciousness is made with spiced urad dal batter and fried in donut shape dumplings. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are served with Sambar and Coconut Chutney.

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Peanut Chutney

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Peanut chutney is a delicious condiment that compliments many South Indian dishes such as dosa, idli, and medhu vada. This chutney also makes a great spicy spread for sandwiches. I often use this as a dip with pita chips. This is a quick and easy recipe to make!

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Potato in Coconut Gravy

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This is a beautiful looking dish! Mouthwatering, heat from red chilies and sweet and sourness from tamarind make this dish exotic. This is a great dish for me and our family when we want a change from our regular tomato or yoghurt based gravy.

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Sambar (Spicy Lentil Soup)

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Sambar is a spicy lentil soup with variety of vegetables. Sambar accompanies many South Indian meals, like dosa, idli, rice. One can say South Indian meal is not complete without Sambar.

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Tomato Chutney (Pickle)

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Tomato Chutney is tangy and spicy. I was inspired to make this particular tomato chutney from the south Indian cuisine. Chutneys and pickles are a common component of Indian meals. This unique blend of spices gives an amazing unforgettable flavor to chutney. It goes well with breads and rice or can be used as a spread for sandwiches. Tomato chutney is very easy to make and can be refrigerated for up to a month.

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Whole Wheat Dosa (Atta Ka Cheela)

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Whole Wheat Dosa is a super quick and easy recipe. It is another version of the South Indian dosa. This recipe is a special one as it was my mother’s favorite, although this was known as Atta Ka Cheela in my home. Whole wheat dosa is tasty with the perfect amount of crispy deliciousness! You can serve this as my mother did, as Roti. She liked to pair it with her favorite side dishes of mint chutney, and Laucki Chana Dal.

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