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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
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!
05 Nov 15
4 Flour Dosa by Tarla Dalal
A unique dosa that is made with a fermented batter of soaked and ground urad combined with the right proportions of four readymade flours, the 4 Flour Dosa is super tasty and notably satiating!
Rather than using high glycemic index rice, this sumptuous pancake is made with fibre-rich flours li ....
16 Oct 14
5 Portion Magic Cake by Jayasree Srinivasan
Learnt this from my mom, she learnt it from her aunt. All time Favorite at home, my children love it.
06 Nov 12
Adai Or Dal Dosa by Foodie #580693
This is made with rice and pulses. Can be eaten as breakfast or dinner.
22 Dec 15
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast by Tarla Dalal
Adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of rice and mixed dals. It has the rich aroma of coconut oil and roasted dals, and a very rustic flavour as well.
It is more satiating than regular dosas and makes a great Breakfast
. Adai can be enhanced ....
12 Mar 09
Adai, Protein Rich Adai Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Adai, an all-time favourite South Indian snack
, comprises a mix of different dals soaked and ground along with rice and spices to make a batter, which is cooked into thick pancakes. Add Adai to your meal to ....
24 Nov 13
Akkara Adisil by Shanthi Krishnakumar
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).
20 Aug 13
Almond Payasam by Tarla Dalal
Any dish made using almonds is unfailingly rich, quite befitting royalty! keep the spices such as cardamom to a minimum in this recipe, so as to highlight the creamy, soothing texture and flavour of almonds. Authentic ‘badam kheer’ made the south indian way omits cardamoms and nutmeg and uses a pinc ....
23 Aug 11
Aloo Antu Pulsu by Foodie #541916
This is a famous dish in ap state. Its considered as ap's special dish.. It is a delicious combination of potatoes and onions
16 May 08
Amani Kozhakatai ( Know Your Flours ) by Tarla Dalal
Amani kozhakatai, these delicately-seasoned steamed rice balls are made as an offering during ganesh chaturthi in tamilnadu, but they can be served as a low calorie snack anytime!
20 May 13
Andhra Mysore Rasam by samyuktha agarwal
This is a typical south indian recipe which will make your taste buds tingle with the flavours in it. . . .
19 Jun 15
Andhra Pulao by sarika deepak jain
Andhra Pulao, flavoured subtly and aesthetically with a blend of South Indian spices that will tease and please your palate. Serve with fresh curds, to complement the spicy nature of this delicacy.
21 Jun 15
Andhra Style Okra Fry by Lathiya
Andhra Style Okra Fry is a delicious crispy, crunchy accompaniment to the main course. It can also be enjoyed as a starter or snack. Ensure that you do not add any water or else it might turn soggy instead of crispy.
20 Aug 13
Appam ( How To Make Appam ) by Tarla Dalal
Appam is a famous dish from the keralite repertoire of south indian cooking. This recipe is an easy-to-make, instant version of the otherwise tough-to-make dish. Since yeast is used, the batter need not be fermented for long unlike the traditional version. Serve appam with slightly-sweetened coconut ....
01 Jan 1900
Appam Pancake by Tarla Dalal
This honeycombed pancake traces its origins to India's Western costal district, the Konkan.
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