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Yogurt & Rice

Curd Rice is a popular recipe in south India. Being closer to the equator, south India has extreme levels of heat during summer. This dish provides relief from the hot summer afternoons. Both rice and yogurt are coolants for your body. According to Ayurveda, it is beneficial to eat 'cooling foods' during summer. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

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South Indian Dry Potato

I made this recipe for my DATE NIGHT IN SOUTH INDIA cooking class at CULINAERIE Cooking School in Washington, DC. I was teaching a class to 24 students, and in this class, we used this dry potato preparation as a filling for Dosa (a lentil and rice crepe). Ingredients3 medium size Idaho potatoes, rinsed and then microwaved for about 7 minutes or a bit more, until they are cooked, then cooled, peeled and diced1 jalapeno, finely chopped1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped7 - 8 curry leaves, each leaf torn into half OPTIONAL1 Tablespoon canola / vegetable oil1 teaspoon black mustard seeds2 pinches asafoetida powder OPTIONAL1 medium size tomato, chopped1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder1/2 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon salt OR as desired1 Tablespoon...

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