Pongal/Huggi is one of the healthiest foods from south indian kitchen. It is the Perfect blend of carbohydrates, proteins, and all important nutrients. Moong dal or split green gram dal is highly nutritious and easily digestible legume. Khara pongal is a one pot healthy dish can be prepared for breakfast, lunch or for dinner. Here is the recipe of khara Pongal with Avarekalu. Adding this papdi lilva enhances the taste of the pongal. If you are not a fan of this beans you can skip.
This is that time of the year, you see varieties of tomatoes at farmer’s market. You will find the best tasting tomatoes which are grown locally here at the farmer’s market. Fresh and flavorful. Why I am talking about these tomatoes?… one thing, you cannot resist buying the fresh tomatoes in bulk. Secondly, picture of our family enjoying the whole wheat bread sandwich with a layer of Tomato thokku/Tomato pickle, sliced onions, cucumber and avocado. Mouthwatering huh? I know, that is why I get these tomatoes and prepare the ultimate thokku. Food for travel ? this tomato thokku is the best one.