Here’s a comforting and Wholesome South Indian meal plate consisting of Arachuvitta Sambar, Carrot Beans Thoran, Carrot Salad, Steamed Rice, and a big dollop of ghee! This meal plate is a commonly prepared meal in most South Indian home especially Brahmin households
Arachuvitta Sambar is typically made during festivals or special occasions by adding a lot of cooked toor dal, a whole load of seasonal vegetables (without onion for satvik cooking) making it a healthy and protein-rich meal. Arachuvitta Sambar is a delicious Sambar made without the use of sambar powder but with spices that are freshly ground.
You can make this Arachuvitta sambar recipe in a big pot and eat it for lunch with steamed rice, poriyal and also keep it for a simple dinner of Idli and Sambar.
In this meal plate, we at Archana’s Kitchen have balanced this meal with the addition of 2 side dishes – one being a Salad of Carrot and Tomato and another being a classic South Indian Vegetarian Curry of Carrot Beans Thoran making this meal plate a healthy and wholesome one!
1. Arachuvitta Sambar Recipe – Sambar Made With Freshly Ground Spices
Here’s a classic Sambar recipe which is also a healthy and wholesome curry/gravy made with cooked toor dal, freshly ground spice masala and loads of seasonal vegetables. You have to try making this sambar and every single time you make sambar, you’ll want to skip using your sambar powder. Make this delicious Sambar in bulk and you can eat if for dinner and next morning’s breakfast along with Idli too!
If you like this recipe of Arachuvitta Sambar, here are a few more sambar recipes
2. Carrot and Beans Thoran Recipe
A simple and healthy side dish of Carrots and Beans that are finely chopped and cooked to a perfect balance of crisp and soft. Colloquially called Carrot Beans curry, this dish could more or less be the most made “Curry” in most South Indian homes mostly due to the simplicity of it preparation technique.
If you like this recipe of Carrot and Beans Thoran, here are a few more Thoran Recipe you must try
3. Carrot Cucumber Tomato Salad with Lemon and Coriander Recipe
This is a Classic Archana’s Kitchen salad made with grated carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes garnished with lemon and coriander. To make a punch more nutritious, we always add a handful of roasted peanuts. To promote healthy eating in your lifestyle, salads are a must add to any meal as it adds a sizeable portion of dietary fibre to every meal and making it a healthy diet
If you like this salad, here are a few more Indian Salad Recipes that you must try
4. Steamed Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker & Sauce Pan Methods)
Steamed Rice is a staple grain in India. Rice is an easy to digest grain and usually the first grain introduced to babies as their first weaning meal.