South indian lunch

I’ve often been asked how to figure out a menu where the dishes compliment one another,especially a vegetarian one ,where many feel the choices are so limited… I do believe that our country is a veggie lover’s paradise,with so much to choose from and so many variations to the way 1 vegetable can be cooked…nothing can beat Indian food… now while planning a simple tasty IndianĀ  meal I would suggest to keep in mind a few basic rules…
1 or 2 carbohydrate dishes
a light fresh salad
Definitely a crunchy side dish
A gravy dish
A semi dry dish
A yoghurt based dish
Some pickles,chutneys…that can be made ahead not necessarily on that day…
And of course ,the best for last…a sweet dish
so…how does this sound…
Chappathi
Rice-brown/white
Thattapayir kozhambhu(Red lobia gravy)
Sprouts salad
Beetroot vadai
Avvaraikkai poriyal (broad beans stir fry)
Rasam
Curd with mango/lemon pickle
The sweet dish does not have to be a traditional Indian sweet,some ripe yummy mangoes can be just as satisfying,don’t you think ?!

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