SIde dish for Adai dosa with video instructions! Coconut Chana dal Chutney is very nice combination Adai or lentil dosa. Chutney, there are so many varieties, each one has its own flavor,taste. Each breakfast dish like Dosa, Idli has its own companion, these goes well with a particular type of chutney. This red chutney or Bele/dal coconut chutney is very tasty, healthy and delicious side dish, goes well with almost every breakfast menu like chapathi, rava idli and dosa. Very easy to make super delicious chutney.
Ambode/Dal vada are always a evergreen snack which are very appetizing and satisfying. These are crunchy out side and soft inside snacks, perfect evening coffee or Tea/Chai companion. With the coming winter in mind, this masala ambode/ masala dal vade is hot and spicy snack for the cold winter evenings. If you prepare the vadas as soon as you prepare the mix, it absorbs less oil, some what I call this snack a guilt free healthy treat. Kids love the vadais with tomato ketch up.
Mixed vegetable are commonly the combinations of beans, carrot, and peas. You can try incorporating many other vegetables. I tried this Palya/Stir fry with the celery . It tastes amazing and very flavorful too. Here is the simple stir fry for the healthy meal.
Karnataka's special, Nuchchinunde is an age old, healthy breakfast. My amma said that back in her days, her parents (my grandparents) used to grow lentils like toor, moong and channa. When they husked it, they used to get this lentil nuchchu, which are broken pieces (nuchchu means broken). Using this nuchchu, Ajji used to make the nuchinunde by adding coconut, chillies and some ginger. When she steamed it the aroma, itself was so appetizing they used to eat it with nothing but ghee :). Nuchinunde is steamed and loaded with protein. I am using toor dal here, but you can add chana and moong dal as well. Additionally and optionally you can add onions, methi leaves, or baby dill to make it even more tasty and healthy.