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Last Updated : Feb 16,2019

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Quick Rice Dosa
Recipe# 1684
18 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
As this dosa requires no soaking or fermenting, it can be prepared in a jiffy when you are in need of a quick meal. The addition of cooked rice makes the dosas soft despite not soaking the raw rice. Quick rice dosa should be had immediately with sambhar and chutney.
Rava Dosa, How To Make Rava Dosa
Recipe# 32837
16 Jan 19

by Tarla Dalal
An easy to make counterpart of the traditional dosa ! These crisp dosas are made with a batter of semolina and buttermilk. Since the batter does not have to be fermented for long, this is an ideal dish to serve the sudden guest! Also try other
Dal Vada, South Indian Chana Dal Vada, Masala Vada
Recipe# 40197
19 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
You will love the exciting crispness of these delectable Dal Vadas. Made with a coarse paste of soaked chana dal perked up with onions, ginger paste and the whole traditional team of flavour enhancers, these vadas have a unique, rustic texture and warm, hearty flavour that will strike a chord with m ....
Dosa (  South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32927
10 Apr 19

by Tarla Dalal
Dosa is as popular in South Indian cuisine as Idli is! Crisp and thin pancakes made of a rice and urad dal batter, dosas are even more exciting than idlis. In fact, while idlis are considered to be an easy, comfortable steamed food, ....
Rava Dosa, Onion Rava Dosa
Recipe# 169
15 Oct 15

by Tarla Dalal
Rava dosa is a delectably crispy dosa that can be prepared instantly, without the need for any fermentation. A traditional tempering and quick mix-in of chopped onions, coriander and green chillies add excellent flavour to a batter made of ready flours and semolina. This dosa is indeed a ....
Masala Vadas, South Indian Masala Vadas, Vadai Recipe
Recipe# 2424
11 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Come to South India, especially Tamil Nadu, and you cannot miss the appetizing aroma of Masala Vadas being fried at tea stalls in almost every street corner! Masala Vada is an all-time favourite evening snack across Tamil Nadu. It is enjoyed hot with coconut chutney and a cup of
Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa
Recipe# 42455
02 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Just like rotis made of different flours have different flavours, dosas made of varied batters also have varied flavours. Not only the taste but the aroma and texture of the dosa also varies according to the ingredients used in the batter. Some batters need to be fermented while some do not. The ....
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32683
10 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Most South Indians consider breakfast incomplete without Medu Vada. Whether they have idli, dosa, pongal or upma, they like to add a crispy, tasty and protein-rich urad dal vada to the platter. In fact, when you have breakfast in a South Indian restaurant, even in the remote villages, you will be fa ....
Tomato Gojju, Karnataka Spicy Tomato Curry
Recipe# 42563
21 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A quick and easy accompaniment from the Karnataka repertoire, the Tomato Gojju is a spicy tomato curry with shades of tanginess and sweetness too. The tomato is sautéed and flavoured with a traditional tempering, a little jaggery ....
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe
Recipe# 32893
01 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
In South India, the Kheer and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting one-d ....
Cooked Rice Idli
Recipe# 1708
15 Oct 15

 by Tarla Dalal
These super-soft idlis are made with a combination of readymade idli rava and cooked rice along with fluffy, wet-ground urad dal. It is easier to prepare this idli compared to the traditional one, as you need to soak wet-grind only the urad dal. It is also a relatively foolproof method that is ....
South Indian Peanut Rice, Verkadalai Sadam Recipe
Recipe# 42481
09 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a zesty rice preparation dominated by the crunch and nutty flavour of peanuts, highlighted by notes of red chilli. Though used in a small quantity, the warm aroma and flavour of sesame seeds is quite notable in the South Indian Peanut Rice. With a mix of awesome flavours, this rice dish i ....
Sambar Recipe, South Indian Homemade Sambar Recipe
Recipe# 1557
23 Sep 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sambhar is a definite part of South Indian meals. Sometimes, they make it even more than once a day – for breakfast and later for lunch or
Mor Kuzhambu, South Indian Curd Curry
Recipe# 42447
23 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite South Indian curd curry, the Mor kuzhambu, South Indian Curd Curry is marked by its mild tang, creamy mouth feel and rich taste. Nevertheless it is quite easy to make and uses common ingredients. It is basically whisked curd flavou ....
Mullangi Sambar, South Indian Radish Sambhar
Recipe# 42456
27 Nov 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The Mullangi Sambhar is an all-time favourite of the South Indians, especially those in Tamil Nadu where it is made very often. Being simple and easy, it is an everyday fare. The strong flavour and aroma of radish together with the spiciness of the sambhar masala make this a mouth-watering treat ....
Quick Tomato Rasam, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42030
13 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Quick Tomato Rasam is a quick, low-salt version of the ever-popular South Indian Rasam, made suitable for those with high blood pressure. A vibrant masala that combines everyday spices in apt proportions gives the tomato-based rasam an appetizing flavour and irresistible aroma. Garlic is kno ....
Red Pumpkin Pachadi
Recipe# 4993
07 Aug 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Wonderfully unique, the Red Pumpkin Pachadi stands out from others in its combined use of curds and coconut milk. Though you might never have tried it before, you will be pleasantly surprised to see that mellow coconut milk and tangy curds complement each other very well, and together with the aroma ....
Kerala Sambar, Kerala Sambhar with Coconut
Recipe# 42047
14 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Kerala Sambhar is a rich and flavourful version, which is made of toovar dal and mixed vegetables like brinjal, ladies finger and red pumpkin, laced with tamarind and flavoured with a spicy masala of coconut, onion, coriander seeds and other spices like pepper, fenugreek and cumin. The flavo ....
Drumstick Leaves Dry Sabji, South Indian Style Subzi
Recipe# 42054
19 Apr 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This South Indian style subzi will enable you to appreciate the naturally interesting taste of drumstick leaves, because it does not use heavy masalas. Just a traditional tempering and a mixture of coconut and minimal spices is enough to accentuate the t ....
Cucumber and Carrot Curd Brown Rice, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42017
21 Aug 17

 by Tarla Dalal
On a busy day, a simple bowl of curd rice can come to your rescue by satiating your tummy and keeping you fit! We have enhanced the health quotient of this simple South Indian recipe by making it using brown rice rather than white rice. A few low-sodium ....
Rasam, South India Rasam, Home Made Rasam
Recipe# 3575
19 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
There is no place like home, and nothing as soothing as homemade food! In short, a south Indian would say, “Ah, Rasam!” The homeliest of South Indian recipes, Rasam is a thin lentil soup perked up with tamarind pulp and chopped tomatoes, a traditional spice ....
Akki Roti, Karnataka Rice Flour Roti
Recipe# 41991
24 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Akki Roti is an all-time favourite snack in traditional Kannada households, where it is made for breakfast or evening tiffin. It is a quick and easy recipe, which does not require grinding or fermenting any batters. A soft dough of rice flour, perked up with veggies, ginger, green chillies and c ....
Drumstick Curry, South Indian Drumstick Potato Sabzi
Recipe# 32919
20 Aug 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a sweet and spicy drumstick and potato curry made the South Indian way i. e. Flavoured with coconut and whole spices. This curry has a predominant garlic flavour and tastes great with steamed rice . You can als ....
Appam, Appam Kerala Recipe
Recipe# 193
20 Oct 18

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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 vers ....
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