This category has been viewed 913136 times

 Cuisine > Indian > 
901

South Indian recipes





दक्षिण भारतीय व्यंजन - हिन्दी में पढ़ें
દક્ષિણ ભારતીય વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો
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!

Show only recipe names containing:
  



Recipe Image
Recipe# 22500
21 Jan 12

 
Dahi Bhindi - Kerala Style 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
The distinct taste of Kerala comes alive in this subtly spiced subzi. The onions and coconut give this gravy a mild crunchy texture and whole red chillies make it a spicy delicacy. Feel free to adjust the amount of chillies to your liking.
Recipe Image
Recipe# 32648
20 Aug 13

 
Tamarind Pulp ( South Indian Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Just as tomatoes form the base for most north indian gravies, tamarind pulp is a vital raw material for most south indian gravy-like dishes. Instead of preparing tamarind pulp every time it is needed, you can prepare it in bulk and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, to use as and wh ....
Recipe Image
Recipe# 32803
16 May 11

 
Gongura Pappu ( Know Your Green Leafy Vegetables ) by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Straight from the kitchens of andhra pradesh, this delicacy is extremely liked and very frequently consumed there. 'pappu' means dal in telegu and has been combined here with gongura and moong dal.
Recipe Image
Recipe# 32480
12 Mar 09

 
Pumpkin Kootu (pressure Cooker Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A ballet of vegetables and dal, this healthy combination cooked along with a coconut paste. Go for any choice of veggies such as white pumpkin, cabbage etc. You can top with tempering of oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves to give a refreshing feel to the kootu. Whistles: 2 high
Recipe Image
Recipe# 33052
20 Aug 09

 
Jeera Pepper Rasam ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Jeera-pepper rasam, some times common cold and feverishness after pregnancy call for a hot and spicy antidote – this jeera-pepper rasam is ideal to keep the sniffles away. I’ve restricted the ghee to 1 tsp, so enjoy this weight loss friendly dish plain or mixed with rice.
Recipe Image
Recipe# 32917
20 Aug 13

 
Yam Kalan by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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 ....
Recipe Image
Recipe# 32918
20 Aug 13

 
Brinjal Rasavangy by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Rasavangy literally means brinjals in a fluid gravy. While it is a traditional south indian recipe, many believe that it demonstrates a strong maharashtrian influence perhaps because of the selection of spices, or because of the tanginess brought about by dhania! this is an excellent accompaniment f ....
Recipe Image
Recipe# 32915
15 Jul 17

 
More Kuzhambu, South Indian Doodhi Buttermilk Curry by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This is the South Indian counterpart of kadi. It can be prepared with various vegetables like ladies finger, white pumpkin, capsicum, colocasia etc. Try other curries such as Mixed Vegetable Kuzhambu ,
Recipe Image
Recipe# 32913
15 Jul 17

 
Pumpkin Kootu, Pumpkin and Yellow Moong Dal Sabzi, Curry by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This is a gravy-like dish made using pumpkins and dal. Other vegetables like chow-chow, snake-gourd, cabbage, carrots etc can also be cooked this way. Normally, a traditional South Indian meal will definitely include one dry curry and one kootu. A good ac ....
Recipe Image
Recipe# 32895
20 Aug 13

 
Tamarind Rice( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This rice preparation is well-known all over south india, although there are likely to be mild variations in the way it is performed in various regions. Since most ingredients used in this recipe are dried or pre-processed spices, it remains good for a long time and is ideal to pack and take along w ....
Recipe Image
Recipe# 32886
20 Aug 13

 
Carrot and Cashew Payassam 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Perhaps the healthiest of payasam recipes, this is an interesting way to give your family a vitamin a rich health boost!
Recipe Image
Recipe# 32836
20 Aug 13

  This recipe has an associated video
Quick Rava Idli ( How To Make Rava Idli ) by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Well, you love idlis, but what if you have no batter on hand? here is a quick and equally tasty (in fact, spicier!) version of idlis made with semolina. Since the batter requires no fermentation, this recipe is a quick-fix! for extra zing, add a little grated ginger to this dish.
Recipe Image
Recipe# 32848
20 Aug 13

 
Thattai by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Thattai is a savoury snack from south india that is easy to make, as it does not require any specific moulds etc. With basic ingredients and your hands as tools, you can produce a culinary delight.
Recipe Image
Recipe# 32855
20 Aug 13

 
Yam Poriyal by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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 ....
Subscribe to the free food mailer

Fabulous Recipes with just Four Ingredients

Missed out on our mailers?
Our mailers are now online!

View Mailer Archive

Privacy Policy: We never give away your email

REGISTER NOW If you are a new user.
Or Sign In here, if you are an existing member.

Login Name
Password

Forgot Login / Passowrd?Click here

If your Gmail or Facebook email id is registered with Tarladalal.com, the accounts will be merged. If the respective id is not registered, a new Tarladalal.com account will be created.

Your Rating


Click OK to sign out from tarladalal.
For security reasons (specially on shared computers), proceed to Google and sign out from your Google account.

Are you sure you want to delete this review ?