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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!
16 May 13
Cabbage Poriyal by Tarla Dalal
Poriyal is any dry vegetable preparation flavoured with generous amounts of fresh grated coconut. Cabbage tempered with mustard seeds and dry red chillies makes a delightful accompaniment to any South Indian main course.
12 Dec 16
Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan by Tarla Dalal
A flavour-packed treat for your palate, the Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan is loaded with the dynamic flavours of several seeds and spices.
Slit brinjals are cooked with an aromatic and spicy tempering of seeds, curry leaves and green chillies, and a rich paste that contains a large gamut of flavour ....
17 Apr 17
Rice Appe ( How To Make Rice Appe ) by Tarla Dalal
Rice Appe is a simply awesome snack, which can be had as a tea-time treat or served along with idli, pongal, dosa or khichdi to add more josh to your breakfast. Made by cooking a fermented batter of rice and urad dal in an appe mould, the appe are crisp outside but soft and spongy inside. A temperin ....
20 Aug 13
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe) 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 ....
16 Jan 16
Butter Milk Rasam, Curd Rasam, Mor Rasam by Tarla Dalal
Buttermilk rasam is a ‘light’, moderately spicy rasam that can be safely consumed even by those with cold or fever for whom raw buttermilk is usually not allowed. It tastes best when drunk as it is, while it can also be served with rice
and a spicy
15 Oct 15
Sambar ( Sambhar, Idlis and Dosas) by Tarla Dalal
Like idlis and dosas, Sambhar is also an all-time favourite that is almost synonymous with South Indian
food! From the smallest roadside hotel to the classiest Indian restaurants around the globe, ‘idli, Vada, Sambhar’ is a very popular breakfast combo!
09 May 17
Flaxseeds Dry Chutney, South Indian Flax Seeds Podi by Tarla Dalal
Dry chutney powder, usually made with dals and red chillies, just got healthier in this all-new avtar. The traditional South Indian
recipe has been tweaked to incorporate flax seeds instead of dals.
Some cumin seeds have also been added to the formula to ....
15 Jan 15
Sooji Idli / Suji Idli by Tarla Dalal
Feeling like having idlis for breakfast, but have not prepared and fermented the batter? Not to worry! Try this Sooji Idli, which is sure to please you with its soft and fluffy texture and interesting flavour. The addition of curds gives the idlis a slight sourness akin to traditional fermented batt ....
22 Mar 17
Jini Dosa by Tarla Dalal
Buttery and cheesy Jini Dosa is the Mumbai roadside vendor’s answer to pizza! Dosas cooked in butter are topped with a succulent and spicy mixture of veggies, which is also cooked in butter!
This is then garnished with loads of cheese and cooked for a few more minutes till the cheese melts and a ....
15 Jun 16
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe 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 ....
05 May 17
Schezwan Cheese Dosa by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite South Indian
dish is touched by a bit of Oriental magic, to get an enchanting snack!
Buttery, golden dosas are laced with Schezwan sauce and topped with cheese to get a crispy treat with a gooey, tongue-tickling filling. Ensure th ....
20 Aug 13
Tomato Rice( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
This spicy and tangy rice preparation is ideal for packing in a lunch box, and sure to be enjoyed by young and old alike. Enjoy it hot and fresh with papads or pack it with a katori of coconut pachadi; either way it will taste just as appealing, as it combines an assortment of ingredients that compl ....
12 Mar 16
Rasam, South India Rasam, Home Made Rasam 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 ....
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 ....
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