The most popular south indian festival sweet is Kesari bath or sooji halwa. This dessert is perfect for festival days or just to quench the sweet cravings! With the touch of cardamom and natural color and cooling effect from the saffron makes it more festive and delicious sweet.It is common to relish kesari bath with khara bath/uppittu , popularly called chow-chow bath. This combination dish can be prepared in 30 minutes( yes , both sweet and khara), good for sudden unexpected guests. You can put the kesari bath on a greased plate and spread it and cut into desired shapes, it will be semolina cake, best for the parties and get together.
Bombay saagu or Potato sagu and Poori is the very popular combination you see in every restaurant menu. Simple ingredients, very easy recipe is this potato sagu. No grinding required. Saagu can be prepared using mixed vegetables as well. Bombay Sagu goes well with chapati, rava idli, and set dosa.
Upma recipe – Upma is one of the favorite breakfasts in our home . Breakfasts are very important meal to start our day, which provides energy through out the day. Among our many healthy breakfast foods upma/uppittu is one of the easiest, tastiest and healthiest ones. We can prepare plain and simple upma with roasted rava , seasoning and water, or adding many vegetables and making varieties of upma/uppittu. The popular breakfast combination you see in the Karnataka restaurant menu is Uppittu and kesari bath aka chow chow bath. It is served on the plantain leaf with some ghee..yum.
Antina Unde / Dry fruits laddu is prepared using dried fruits and nut. It is a very nutritious ladoo with dried fruits and nuts, and is considered a superfood for nursing mothers to regain nutrients. This is the best lunch box snack for the growing kids. And I can guarantee you this will be everyones favorite:)