This fansi poriyal is a simple and delightful South Indian vegetable dish, generally prepared to accompany an everyday meal.
Fried eggplant in a simple tomato masala, with a hint of tamarind. Kathrikkai kulambu is a vegetarian favourite.
Spiced lamb meatballs in a tomato and coconut milk sauce. A specialty from Chettinad, kari kola urundai kuzhambu takes some time prepare, but the results are well worth the effort.
This dish, kalan milagu varuval, is dry stir-fry of mushrooms, strongly spiced with black pepper.
Manga thokku is a grated green mango pickle. It is hot, and very tangy from the sourness of the raw mango.