These are meal enhancing dishes. A South Indian meal is complete with chutneys – dip.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba says “Hurry, worry and curry (fatty foods) are the root cause of cardiac ailments. The presence of toxins also inflicts equal damage. In my opinion, it is the primary responsibility of every individual to prevent themselves becoming victims of heart disease by regulating their food and other habits. Prevention isbetter than cure” (Second International Symposium on Cardiovascular diseases in Puttaparthi on 21st – 23rd January, 1994)