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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 , 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# 14228
29 Oct 02

 
Soya Rasam by chundurushaila
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Powered with the goodness of soybeans, the Soya rasam brings a lovely healthy twist to the basic lentil based rasam recipe. The cooked soybeans are blended and then simmered in tamarind water along with rasam powder. Enjoy as soup or with steamed rice.
Recipe# 14264
09 Jun 02

 
Sambar By kalsvaidya by kalsvaidya
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A simple, quick and authentic recipe to prepare the South Indian staple, Sambhar. The lentil based tangy sambhar is best served with rice or idlis.
Recipe# 14305
02 Jan 03

 
Unniappam by Santhy56
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Unniappam is a South Indian delicacy recipe with rice ground with bananas and sugar. These appam batter is then spread on apan and relished crispy hot with fried coconut pieces as filling and jeera powder as garnish.
Recipe# 14349
27 Sep 11

 
Kattu Pongal by ratnamadhuri
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Kattu pongal is a south indian rice and lentil based recipe. The rice is cooked with green gram along with coconut and tamarind water and then tempered with mustard seeds,chillies and curry leaves. A breakfast item, pongal can also be served as a meal with your favorite podi or chutney.
Recipe# 14374
13 Oct 11

 
Plantain Laccha Subzi by gpsundaram1
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Plantain laccha subzi brings forth an interesting vegetable recipe with cooked raw plantains or bananas. The plantain is cut into thin strips or lacchhas and then cooked with onions, spice powders and urad dal powder.
Recipe# 14444
23 Aug 11

 
Chilled Idli by sonia_thamman
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Chilled idli presents an innovative snack or chaat recipe with the idlis topped with beaten curd and chilled. The chilled idlis with curd are then topped with fried chillies, grated carrots and chopped coriander leaves. A cool snack to beat the summer heat.
Recipe# 14474
09 Apr 01

 
Mysore Rasam by vsucharitha
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Mysore rasam brings of a spicy and delicious spicy variation to the traditionally tangy rasam recipe. The choice of herbs, a paste comprising of coconut, red chillies and pepper corns and tamarind pulp makes this Mysore rasam a zesty recipe. Relish a soup pr with steamed rice.
Recipe# 14521
12 Nov 01

 
Ranga Alur Puli by pink_key711
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An amazing traditional Bengali sweet recipe, Ranga alur puli has ranga alu or sweet potatoes mashed and then mixed with flour to make a dough. This sweet dough is then filled with a coconut filling and then simmered in sugar syrup after sealing the edges. A festival special puli recipe, the ranga al ....
Recipe# 14535
11 Aug 11

 
Easy Adai by devindra
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An adai is a steamed rice pancake recipe which is traditionally prepared in south indian households as breakfast with tuar dal, chana dal and rice as ingredient. The rice batter is mixed with chopped chillies, onions and hing and then spread on a hot pan with little oil. A crispy and delicious adai ....
Recipe# 14568
13 Oct 11

 
Pappulusu by padmajabellam
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Pappulusu is a south indian lentil curry with tuar dal, tomatoes, tamarind, coconut and red chilli paste. Enjoy this spicy and tangy lentil dish with steamed rice.
Recipe# 14603
17 Nov 01

 
Rava Adai By Devindra by devindra
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A traditional steamed rice pancake recipe with rice and semolina or rava batter is spread just like Dosa on a hot pan and then served crispy hot as breakfast with coconut chutney.
Recipe# 14647
24 Jan 02

 
Thattai Seedai by shubaraj
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Thattai seedai is a special Tamil snack which is relished during festivals and is made up of rice and urad dal flour. The rice and lentil based snack recipe is deep fried and then enjoyed hot and crispy with coconut chutney or tomato paste.
Recipe# 14652
24 Jan 02

 
Pulikaichal by shubaraj
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Pulikaichal is basically tamarind paste recipe which forms the base for the South Indian delicacies like tamarind rice and tamarind chutneys.
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