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Last Updated : Dec 20,2017



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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# 32850
07 Sep 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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The plantain (banana) is one of the most commonly grown vegetables along the coastal and richly-irrigated regions of India. This dish, made using the plantain is a part of the festive fare served on Onam and Pongal. It is very easy to ma ....
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Recipe# 32851
07 Sep 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Erissery made with yam and plantains is a part of the festive fare served on Onam , the biggest festival celebrated in Kerala. Alternatively, this recipe can be prepared with pumpkin and red oriental beans too. You can also try other
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Recipe# 32855
20 Aug 13

 
 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
07 Sep 17

 
 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 , raitas like Red Pumpkin Pachadi or
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Recipe# 32877
20 Aug 13

 
 
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# 1577
13 Dec 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Vegetables in Coconut Milk, also called Valval, is a sumptuous mixed veggie preparation in traditional Mangalorean style. Here, the veggies are cooked in a base of mildly sweetened coconut milk, and flavoured with a tempering of cumin and green chillies. Simple but elegant, Vegetables in Coc ....
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Recipe# 1682
15 Oct 15

 
 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

 
 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

 
 
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# 3584
26 Nov 12

 
 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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Recipe# 4985
11 Aug 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Traditionally served chilled, you can make a warm version of this tangy dish too. The pineapple is cooked with jaggery and along with the other fruits is mixed with the mustard paste which is the key ingredient of this traditional recipe.
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Recipe# 4365
16 May 13

 
 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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