Aval Puliyogarai(V)(GF): Tamarind flattened rice. A favorite in an Iyengar household and made for special occasions. I would love to eat it every day! It’s flattened rice tossed in a tamarind gravy that’s been cooked with spices over a long time. The rice is then topped off with peanuts, coconut and ground up spice mixture.
-Eaten by itself or with ginger pachadi
*Nut free on request
Kadalai Sunda- Black chickpeas salad(V)(GF). - I use the word “Salad” loosely. I love snacking on this through the day. Black chickpeas tossed with coconut and spices
Eat by itself
Beans, peas and carrot Poriyal (V)(GF) : Green beans, peas and carrots sautéed with spices and coconut. Mild and yummy.
-Eaten with white rice, though, I hear it’s great by itself
Cholar dal (V)(GF): This dish is from the eastern state of West Bengal. It’s split chick peas slow cooked with spices , topped off with raisins and coconut. A big hit with kids!
- Eat it by itself or with white rice. It’s delicious and comforting.
Inji Pachadi(GF): Ginger, coconut and a few spices ground and mixed with whole milk yogurt
- Eaten by itself, but goes great with the puliyogarai!
CAN BE MADE VEGAN ON REQUEST
Whole milk yogurt