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South Indian recipes

South Indian cuisine is much-loved across India, especially its wide spread of breakfast treats like Idli , Dosa and uttapas. However, there is much more to South Indian cuisine, including a large variety of rice dishes, one-dish meals, main course dishes like Sambhar , Rasam , etc., accompaniments like chutneys and salads, as well as preserved foods like podis (powders) and pickles.

This section helps you explore a large goldmine of recipes from all over South India, ranging from the satiating Keralite dishes like Appam , Avial and Kadala Curry, to spicy Chettinad delicacies, tongue-tickling Karnataka delights like Rava Idli, Andhra Pradesh specialties like Pesarattu and Tamil Nadu recipes like Adai , Sambhar and Chakra Pongal . You will discover the authentic ways to prepare your favourite dishes, as well as lesser-known treasures from the cuisine of southern India.

You will also be able to identify and appreciate the common characteristics of this cuisine, such as the position rice holds as the staple food, the abundant use of lentils and coconut, traditional ways of tempering, and so on. Your masala box needs to be equipped with mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, sesame seeds, red chillies, broken urad dal and chana dal, as these are frequently used in South Indian cooking.

Take your pick from these recipes, and serve them on a banana leaf, to recreate a perfect south Indian meal-time!

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Recipe# 1667
15 Oct 15

Vegetable Stew ( Idlis and Dosas) 
by Tarla Dalal
Idiyappam and Appam would be incomplete without a bowl of this mouth-watering Vegetable Stew. Easy to prepare, the stew is nothing but mixed vegetables in a gravy of coconut milk perked up with whole spices and green chillies. While the coconut milk gives it a soothing flavour, the spices ensu ....
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Recipe# 2219
26 Feb 16

Vegetables Pulao with Coconut Curry by Tarla Dalal
One look at this appetizing dish, and you just cannot resist savouring it immediately. Indeed, what an innovative presentation and what a fantastic flavour! The Vegetables Pulao with Coconut Curry features rice sautéed with colourful veggies, served in the form of a ring that is filled with a cocon ....
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Recipe# 32920
20 Aug 13

Vellari Red Curry by Tarla Dalal
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Vellari means ‘cucumber’, and as the name suggests this is a reddish hued curry. However, the redness actually stems due to the combination of several spices and not necessarily due to an overdose of chillies. So, fear not this recipe, and feel free to moderate the spiciness according to your taste.
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Recipe# 32896
20 Aug 13

Ven Pongal by Tarla Dalal
This is a traditional south-indian rice dish that is offered to god at temples and even during several puja/festival days. It is a mainstream breakfast option and a part of everyday fare in south india.
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Recipe# 1704
15 Oct 15

Vermicelli Nut Idli by Tarla Dalal
Vermicelli Nut idli is the perfect choice for those days when you feel like having idli, but have no batter, or when you wish to have a slightly spicy idli. Made of vermicelli and semolina, tempered graciously with broken cashews, this can be had as a starter or as a full meal.
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Recipe# 36417
23 Aug 11

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Whole Moong Dosa by Tarla Dalal
This recipe combines the best of south Indian snacks like pesarattu and dosa with the goodness of whole moong, resulting in a wholesome and filling snack option. The use of whole moong offers culinary and nutritious benefits. While its rich fibre content helps lower cholesterol levels, it also gives ....
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Recipe# 4355
16 May 13

Yam and Spinach Pulusu by Tarla Dalal
Pulusu is a popular preparation style in Andhra cooking, and basically features greens, vegetables or other ingredients in a tamarind-based gravy. A remarkable flavour derived from minimal ingredients and a simple procedure makes the Yam and Spinach Pulusu a great hit with everybody. The pulusu gets ....
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Recipe# 32851
20 Aug 13

Yam Errisery by Tarla Dalal
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Erissery made with yam and plantains is a part of the festive fare served on onam, the biggest festival celebrated in kerala. Alternatively, this recipe can be prepared with pumpkin and red oriental beans too.
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Recipe# 32917
20 Aug 13

Yam Kalan by Tarla Dalal
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Kalan is a spicy, curd-based gravy recipe from kerala. However, follow these instructions closely and take care not to overheat the dish, as the curds will separate and leave you with quite an unpalatable dish if you cook it on a high flame. If done right, however, this dish is sure to transport the ....
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Recipe# 32855
20 Aug 13

Yam Poriyal by Tarla Dalal
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Here is a spicy preparation of yam, which goes well with rice and bland gravies like more kuzhambu. The scintillating blend of spices used in this curry is sure to tickle your taste buds and leave you asking for more! in tamilnadu, they often say that this curry is so aromatic that the neighbour wil ....
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Recipe# 38976
24 Nov 13

Akkara Adisil by Shanthi Krishnakumar
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This "akkara adisil" is a sweet of iyengar cuisine prepared on the koodaravalli day (27th day of margazhi) and offered to the lord. Enjoy the iyengar famous akkara adisil (akkaravadisal).
Recipe# 35508
23 Aug 11

Aloo Antu Pulsu by Foodie #541916
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This is a famous dish in ap state. Its considered as ap's special dish.. It is a delicious combination of potatoes and onions
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