Most Westerners visit South India between November and March, when temperatures are moderate and hopping from temple to temple (like the eleventh-century Brihadeeswarar Temple in the city of Thanjavur, pictured here) is not an ordeal.
This south India lemon rice is tangy, spicy, and filled with bold aroma from the curry leaves and other spices. It’s the judicious knowledge of the use of spices that makes this dish such an exciting and flavorful experience.
Hampi, India, was home to one of the largest Empires of the World: Vijaynagara Empire. The Hindu temples have resisted the Islamic Invasion although many were destroyed by the invasion. In the year 1325 Muhammad-bin-Tughluq led several attacks towards sou