Which are two of the side dishes common in a south Indian
vegetarian lunch or dinner? It is without a doubt, pickles
and pappads. Of the two, pickles are more common.
Try the gravy part of a few pickles with a small portion of
hot rice. You would find this combination to be tasty!
Pappads also add a tasty dimension to many of the cuisines.
Mango pickle is very popular. Amla or
gooseberry, lemon, garlic, cucumber and vegetable pickles are some of
the other varieties.
When preparing pickles much salt and or oil is added, as these serve
as natural preservatives. The large quantity of
long time, is stored in special ceramic jars.
These are of two types: roasted and fried. A number of
ingredients are used to make pappads. The items include rice, dal,
cumin seeds and
pepper. Some types of pappads have chilies in their items’
Roasted pappads are considered to be relatively healthier than fried
pappads. As with most fried items, however, fried pappads are
tastier. These are common items served for lunch or dinner in
marriages or house-warming ceremonies.
You might have already tried a pappad with rice and sambar or rice and
rasam, and have found the food to be tastier. For bisi bele
bath, a super-delicious rice preparation, too,
pappads are a good side dish.
It is a great side-dish for south Indian lunch or dinner.
Sandige is also an excellent side-dish for cuisines like bisi
bele bath and aval or avalakki bisi bele bath. Some also eat
sandiges as a snack.