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South Indian Dinner recipes


Last Updated : Oct 13,2020



दक्षिण भारतीय डिनर - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (South Indian Dinner recipes in Hindi)
દક્ષિણ ભારતીય ડિનર રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (South Indian Dinner recipes in Gujarati)

South Indian Dinner Recipes, South Indian Dinner Recipes Vegetarian

The moment we think about South Indian food, idli, dosa and vada are the popular dishes that strikes our mind – and it’s fair enough because they are not only popular in South India but, all over the country. They can be enjoyed anytime of the day be it for breakfast, evening snacks or dinner.

Gongura Pulihora RecipeGongura Pulihora Recipe

South Indian Dinner Recipes, Idli, Dosa

Freshly steamed idli with the popular coconut chutney or dry chutneys like milagai podi mixed with oil/ghee and piping hot sambhar is a staple at most households.

DosaDosa

Also, different states have different varieties of dosas to offer – like the neer dosa, benne dosa of Karnataka and pesarattu of Andhra, adai of Tamil Nadu. Served with chutneys like tomato chutney, spicy onion chutney, red garlic chutney, etc. or dry chutney powders like the malgapodi or curry leaves powder.

Tomato Coconut ChutneyTomato Coconut Chutney

South Indian Dinner Recipes, Rice dishes

Coconut RiceCoconut Rice

Rice holds a special position in the South Indian kitchen. Lunch and dinner are dominated by rice and it is eaten with various curries and dal. Another, comfort food is More Chadam (DAHI CHAWAL) curd rice.

Curd RiceCurd Rice

That said, the final master stroke given is the zesty tempering of mustard seeds, asafetida, urad dal and curry leaves. Just like Dal Khichdi in North, Khichdi Kadhi in West, South Indian’s eat Sambar Rice also known as Sambar Sadam.

One dish meals like Bisi Bele Bath, a hot and spicy rice preparation is made using rice, dal and vegetables flavoured with a special masala and tamarind pulp. Most rice preparations are served piping hot topped with lots of ghee and accompanied by fried papads and a cool raita.

 Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat

To pep it up, they even make a wide range of rice delicacies combining or tempering various ingredients in different ways. Here is a list of some of my personal favorites :

1. Tamarind Rice

2. South Indian Peanut Rice

3. Tangy Kachi Keri Rice

4. Lemon Rice Recipe

Tamarind RiceTamarind Rice

South Indian Dinner Recipes, Curry

Each nook and corner of Southern India has a different food story to tell. Coconut oil is majorly used to cook curries and from coconut milk to freshly grated coconut or coconut based pastes, something or the other is added to make varieties of stews and curries.

Vegetable StewVegetable Stew

Locally available vegetables like pumpkin, yam, raw banana, drumsticks are abundantly used. Tamarind pulp or kokum, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds, red chillies, broken urad dal and chana dal are frequently used ingredients in South Indian cooking.

They are used to make different combinations of masalas to make South Indian curries.

Ela Ada Recipe
Ela Ada Recipe

Enjoy delicious curries like with Potato Stew, Kadala Curry or Vegetable Kurma with Appam , Idiyappam or Puttu. Steamed rice are also enjoyed with rasam and avial. Varities of Kalan, Kootu curry , errisery are enjoyed with parotta, akki roti, kallappam or uttapam.

Quick IdiyappamQuick Idiyappam

You will enjouy our collection of South Indian Dinner Recipes. Given below are interesting articles for Dinner Recipes from different parts of India.

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Plain Ragi Roti, Plain Nachni Roti
Recipe# 41164
22 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
plain ragi roti recipe | soft ragi roti |plain nachni roti | gluten-free nachni roti | with amazing 16 images. A hearty roti that is sure to remind you of home. The plai ....
Doodhi Pachadi / Spicy Doodhi Raita
Recipe# 32869
06 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
doodhi pachadi recipe | healthy bottle gourd pachadi | South Indian style doodhi pachadi | with 16 amazing images. doodhi pachadi recipe is made with cooling bottle gourd and curds, perked ....
Crispy Paper Dosa
Recipe# 1699
03 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
paper dosa recipe | crispy paper dosa | South Indian paper dosa | restaurant style paper dosa | with 16 amazing images. Paper dosa is made from a batter of raw ri ....
Methi Leaves Sambhar
Recipe# 5708
28 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sambhar is a dish that is synonymous with South Indian cooking. As it is, sambhar is very nutritious as it combines toovar dal with an assortment of vegetables. While vegetables like red pumpkin, drumsticks and bottle gourd all contribute to the nutrient content of this recipe, the bumper iron top-u ....
Pesarattu
Recipe# 1688
22 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When you are in Andhra Pradesh, you must try their famous whole green moong dosas, known as Pesarattu. On the other hand, you can try it right away in your own kitchen! These delicious green gram dosas include a little bit of rice for crispness, as well as green chillies and ginger for an eleg ....
Kerala Sambar, Kerala Sambhar with Coconut
Recipe# 42047
17 Sep 20

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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 ....
Rava Dosa, How To Make Rava Dosa
Recipe# 32837
16 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
rava dosa recipe | instant rava dosa | sooji dosa | South Indian rava dosa | crispy semolina dosa | with 17 amazing images. Rava dosa ....
Egg Curry Recipe
Recipe# 42114
04 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Looking to prepare just one dish that you can couple with a bowl of rice or a few rotis to make a complete and satisfying meal? Well, then go for the Egg Curry. It is a succulent curry of bo ....
Rasam, Tomato Rasam
Recipe# 40296
17 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rasam is to most South Indian the symbol of homely cooking. Whether a bachelor in a serviced apartment in the other end of the globe, or a family back from a holiday in the hills, or just a tired being returning back from office, the aroma of Rasam boiling i ....
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe
Recipe# 32893
16 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
curd rice recipe | South Indian curd rice | dahi chawal | thayir sadam | with 20 amazing images. Just like khichdi is to Gujarati, rajma chawal is to Punjabi, the curd rice is to South-Indi ....
Dosa (  South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32927
19 Jul 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
dosa recipe | with dosa batter recipe | South Indian dosa | how to make dosa | with 22 amazing images. Dosa has put South India on every culinary hot spot of the ....
Appam ( How To Make Appam )
Recipe# 32844
15 Aug 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
appam recipe | instant appam | Kerala appam | palappam | with 7 amazing images. Appam is a tasty white Indian pancake crisp on the sides with a soft centre.
Sambhar ( How To Make Sambhar, South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32735
15 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is one South Indian dish that needs no introduction, and probably the most versatile of them all. Each family uses the ingredients in various proportions. You can also try varying the quantities depending on your preference. The vegetables added to sambhar (or any kuzhambu) are referred to as ‘ ....
Carrot, Cucumber and Curd Rice, South Indian Tiffin Recipe
Recipe# 22618
21 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Traditional South Indian fare, and a favourite especially with tamil brahmins, the carrot, cucumber and curd rice is a frequent choice for the ‘tiffin box’! It is really a refreshing dish to prepare on hot summer days to complement a meal of roti and sub ....
Cooked Rice Idli
Recipe# 1708
17 Jun 20

 
 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 ....
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast
Recipe# 534
03 Jun 20

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by Tarla Dalal
adai recipe | adai dosa | quick South-Indian style adai dosa | Chettinad kara adai | with amazing 29 images. adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of ....
Kanchipuram Idli
Recipe# 1702
27 Jun 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Kanchipuram is famous for more than silk sarees! In fact, this special savoury idli got its name from that small town in Tamil Nadu. It is offered at the Sri Varadharaja Swamy Temple, and food-lovers are generally prepared to even withstand the hardships of a long queue to buy the prasad of tast ....
Puttu, Kerala Homemade Rice Puttu for Breakfast
Recipe# 41331
29 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A timeless culinary treasure from the kitchens of Kerala, Puttu is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can think of! Made of steamed rice flour and grated coconut, Puttu has a unique taste and texture, which comes from the special container that it is steamed in. Traditionally, Puttu was steame ....
Banana Pongal, Sweet South Indian Banana Porridge
Recipe# 32897
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a traditional South Indian treat, which is prepared during most religious functions, especially during the harvest festival of Sankrant . Of a consistency similar to khichdi, the Sw ....
Adai, Protein Rich Adai Recipe
Recipe# 33240
14 May 20

 
 
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 ....
Ven Pongal, South Indian Breakfast
Recipe# 32896
30 Apr 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Ven Pongal is South India’s equivalent of the North Indian khichdi. Cooked rice and moong dal are flavoured with ginger, crushed peppercorns and cumin seeds, and garnished with ghee-roasted cashew nuts and curry leaves. Ven Pongal has a unique flavour and consistency, which are rich yet soothing ....
Mango Sasav, Mango in Coconut Curry
Recipe# 4360
28 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mango in Coconut Curry is a sweet, sour and spicy dish that is popular in the Konkan region. Peeled, whole mangoes are cooked with jaggery and perked up with a mildly-spiced coconut paste. The tempering of mustard seeds and red chillies is very important to get the characteristic taste of this dish. ....
Masala Appe, Masala Paniyaram,  Made From Idli Batter
Recipe# 42039
17 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
masala appe recipe | masala paniyaram | masala appe made with idli batter | with 17 amazing images. Quick and easy snack made with idli batter, the Masala Appe is worth calling as Magic Ap ....
Mullangi Sambar, South Indian Radish Sambhar
Recipe# 42456
30 Dec 19

 
 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 ....
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