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South Indian recipes





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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!

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Recipe# 32855
20 Aug 13

 
Yam Poriyal by Tarla Dalal
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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 ....
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Recipe# 32856
20 Aug 13

 
Paruppu Usli ( How To Make Paruppu Usli ) by Tarla Dalal
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This is a dry dish made with vegetables like beans, cluster beans or banana flower and dal. It usually goes well with more kuzhambu, raita and dry roasted or fried appalam.
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Recipe# 32880
20 Aug 13

 
Tender Mangoes In Brine 
by Tarla Dalal
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A simple but tasteful recipe that is extremely popular,espeacially in kerala,tamilnadu and some areas of karnataka,served with curd rice. Remember to choose tender raw mangoes,and leave the stem on, so that the pickle lasts for longer. Thick-skinned,bitter varieties are usually not preferred for thi ....
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Recipe# 32877
20 Aug 13

 
Malaga Podi / Milagai Podi 
by Tarla Dalal
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The Milagai Podi, fondly called “Gun Powder” by south Indian food fans, is an all-time favourite accompaniment to idlis and dosas. When a spoonful of the powder is served, spice lovers fondly make a small hole in its centre, add a spoonful of til oil or ghee into it, and mix gently with their index ....
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Recipe# 254
04 May 17

 
French Beans in Coconut Curry 
by Tarla Dalal
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French Beans in Coconut Curry is not just tasty but also visually appealing. The bright green of the beans stands out well against the white gravy. The addition of roasted peanuts makes the dish all the more special, because the nuts complement the beans very well, and add a delightful crunch to ....
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Recipe# 1682
15 Oct 15

 
Tricolour Uttapam by Tarla Dalal
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The tricolour uttapam is very appealing in all aspects – aroma, looks and flavour. The combination of tomatoes, corn, carrots, capsicum and onions makes it colourful, tasty and healthy. Arrange the vegetables neatly to differentiate the three colours well.
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Recipe# 2562
03 Jun 17

 
Coconut Vegetable Curry with Coconut Rice by Tarla Dalal
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This exotic Coconut Vegetable Curry with Coconut Rice is a flavour-packed treat that will remain etched in your memory for ever! Rice that has been cooked with coconut milk and spices is served with a spicy vegetable curry that is flavoured with a rich masala paste. Assorted veggies add a splash ....
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Recipe# 3088
14 Dec 15

 
Corn Sambhar ( Baby and Toddler ) 
by Tarla Dalal
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An innovative variant of sambhar, this is very different from the traditional recipe but very attractive to children. Since grated corn cooks faster than other veggies and dal usually used in the traditional version, this Corn Sambhar is also quicker to prepare. This recipe is nothing but grat ....
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Recipe# 4365
16 May 13

 
Plantain Errisery by Tarla Dalal
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Plantains (bananas) are one of the most commonly grown vegetables along the coast. This dish is very easy to make and is a wonderful accompaniment to steamed rice and dal.
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Recipe# 3578
26 Nov 12

 
Sambhar by Tarla Dalal
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The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
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Recipe# 3584
26 Nov 12

 
Healthy Lemon Rice by Tarla Dalal
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This dish is ideal for the summer. Keep in mind the fact that the lemon juice has to be added judiciously to suit your palate so that you do not end up with a "khatta" or bland rice. I enjoy this dish with rasam or just a bowl of salad. The lemon in the rice aids in the absorption of iron in your bo ....
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