Rice is a staple food across India and many countries. One of the most innovative ways we can use rice apart from having it plain is to flavour it up with vegetables and spices giving it not just taste but nutrition as well.
Southern India makes a lot of rice based dishes - and more often than not, these variety rice recipes are made from leftover rice - from Puliyodharai, Lemon Rice, Coconut Rice, Mushroom Rice, Tomato Rice, Keerai Sadam, Beetroot Rice and many more.
These South Indian Variety rice based dishes can be served along with a pachadi also known as raita in northern india. Some of the classic Pachadi is curd which is combined along with onion, green chillies and salt.