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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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Happy Cooking!

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Recipe# 15394
22 May 02

 
 by setseeani
No reviews
A crispy and spicy Maddhur vada is prepared from a mixture comprising of rice flour, rava, all purpose flour and chopped onions, chillies, ginger and grated coconut. Enjoy these crunchy vadas with curd or green chutney and make your evening time an exciting one.
Recipe# 15409
07 May 04

 
 by ramya112
No reviews
Sweet idlis are a nice sweet idli recipe with the rice and lentil based batter mixed with jaggery and dill and then steamed till soft and done. Enjoy this healthy idli recipe as breakfast or sweet dash after meals.
Recipe# 15425
11 Oct 11

 
 by Geetha venkatesan
No reviews
Navadhanya idlis is truly an innovative idli recipe prepared from a healthy batter comprising of rice, lentils, wheat flour sesame seeds, til oil and seasonings. The idlis are browinsh in color and best paired with coconut chutney.
Recipe# 15447
26 Sep 11

 
 
by Mathivanan Devadoss
No reviews
Keep the aromatic kalyana rasam powder prepared from roasted spice powders like hing, turmeric and chillies in air tight containers and use as desired to prepare traditional rasam or any lentil curries.
Recipe# 15454
27 Aug 04

 
 
by kavihareni
No reviews
The delectable combination of roasted semiyan or vemicelli and thickened milk in this Semiya payasam recipe is sure to entice all. Thee simple and handy ingredients makes ths payasam or kheer recipe an easy and quick dessert recipe.
Recipe# 15457
22 Oct 00

 
 by meenakshi
No reviews
Add extra nutrition in the traditional idli recipe with this Spinachsoya idli dish. The spinach leaves are chopped and then mixed with rice and soya flour which are steamed to create delectably appealing and healthful low cal spinach soya idlis.
Recipe# 15484
09 Dec 03

 
 by Hpatel7
No reviews
Prepare the sambar masala with the correct combiantion and proportion of spice powders and the use it as desired to prepare lentil dishes, sambhar or rasam for your family,.
Recipe# 15526
07 Oct 04

 
 by geethasridharan
No reviews
Get ready to relish the soft and spongy Soya idli, preapred from a batter consisting of soyabeans and rawa.Enjoy as breakfast with coconut chutney and perk up your protein content by default.
Recipe# 15527
18 Dec 03

 
 by sanya53
No reviews
Tofu morkuzhambu is a typical traditional South Indian vegetable recipe with the tofu cooked with coconut, tamarind pulp and select seasonings. Temper the morkuzhambu with mustrad seeds, curry leaves and chillies and enjoy with appam or rice.
Recipe# 15548
26 Sep 04

 
 by usmishra
No reviews
Prepare the soft and delicious Soya idlis for breakfast and bring a variation to the staple bread butter breakfast menu. The soya idlis are low fat, healthy and packded with proteins and other vital nutrients.
Recipe# 15586
11 Oct 11

 
 by usmishra
No reviews
Neer dosa is a special kind of dosa prepared in a traditional way from rice flour and water. A soft and delicious neer dosa is best paired with sambhar or fish curry.
Recipe# 15590
27 Oct 04

 
 by krupu
No reviews
Idli vadas are simply amazing and melt in the mouth when served with coconut or green chutney. The chutney filled idli vadas are crunchy crispy and make for a delicious snack or breakfast item.
Recipe# 15592
28 Feb 04

 
 by Pearlie
No reviews
Thakkali (tomato) sambar is an unique variation to the lentil based traditional sambhar recipe. This thakkali or tomato sambhar has the tomato puree seasoned with mustard seeds, chillies and curry leaves and is best paired with steamed rice.
Recipe# 15594
28 Feb 04

 
 by Pearlie
No reviews
The potato podimas are a savory potato based side dish which is commonly prepared in Southern states of India. The boiled potatoes are mashed and then seasoned aptly.
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