Capsicum aka bell peppers are a delicious vegetable which contains vitamins A and C. It is a low calorie vegetable which can be consumed either in raw or in cooked form. Compared to green bell peppers, the red variety has more nutrients, including the antioxidant lycopene. You can use green, red, orange or yellow color capsicum to prepare this dish. Now coming to our recipes, Capsicum / bell pepper bath is very easy and quick dish, especially you have the left over rice. Capsicum cooks fast and we always have the vangibath powder ready , making the playa and mixing it is like 10 to 15 minutes work. You have this wonderful tasty rice dish ready for any meal and great for lunch box.
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.
Malenadu recipes are so unique and seasonal. Now it is Mango season, you will get varieties of mangoes. We use small variety Mango to make this wonderful dish. With coconut, mustard and yogurt, the saasive/gojju/curry tastes awesome.
It is always something about this Upahara Dashini/Restaurant sambar for Idlis. Each Darshini has their unique recipe for the sambar for Idli. This sambar recipe is from one the Dashinis from Bangalore. My sister's friend owns a darshini and this is from her.