"Dakshin" is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning "south." It symbolizes what this Cookingbook is all about - the best and most delicious of South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Filled with tempting recipes and evocative photographs, Dakshin also includes an extensive glossary of terms and ingredients for those new to Indian cuisine and a meal planning section. From sambars and rasams to cooling desserts and sweet treats, Dakshin takes you through the elements of South Indian meals, including chutneys and pickles, rice dishes, pakoras, payasams, poriyals, kootus, bondas, and vadais. With its use of fresh produce and a Healthy, balanced approach to eating, Dakshin is an ideal Cookingbook for today's lifestyle.