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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# 14871
28 Feb 04

 
Rice Uppma by pearlie
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An awesome tasting innovative Upma recipe using rice is the Rice Upma. The rice is ground with the toor dal and red chillies and then tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves and grated coconut while cooking. A delicious and healthful Upma recipe for breakfasts or snacks.
Recipe# 14872
27 Aug 11

 
Pearlie's Curd Rice by pearlie
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A staple in south indian households, curd rice has rice mixed with beaten curd and then tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies.
Recipe# 14873
28 Feb 04

 
Sambar Sadam by pearlie
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Sambhar sadam is a south Indian take on the traditional rice and lentil based khichadi recipe. In this sambhar sadam recipe, the rice is cooked with tuar dal along with tamarind water and spices and then served hot with a tempering of mustard seeds.
Recipe# 14875
18 Feb 15

 
Tamarind Rice ( South Indian ) 
by pearlie
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A traditional and tangy rice recipe tamarind rice is a South Indian favorite and is prepared by cooking the rice in tamarind water along with onion and whole spices. The tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves add to the flavour of this delicious chawal recipe, tamarind rice.
Recipe# 14888
24 Feb 04

 
Thavala Adai By Kundhu by kundhu
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Thavala adai is a pancake recipe made from coarsely ground rice and grated coconut. The adai is spread on the hot pan and served crispy hot as breakfast or snack with chutney or pickle of choice.
Recipe# 14890
24 Feb 04

 
Soft Great Instant Idlis By Kundhu by kundhu
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Soft great instant idlis is a hassle free recipe to prepare idlis instantly. Simply mix the soft idli rava with eno and urad dal and then steam it into soft spongy idlis.
Recipe# 14919
28 Mar 01

 
Tomato Rasam By harithab 
by harithab
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A staple in south Indian households, Tomato rasam can be enjoyed as soup or as a curry with boiled rice. The spicy and tangy taste of tomatoes get complemented with onion, pepper, cumin and garlic.
Recipe# 14920
28 Mar 01

 
Green Tomato Pappu by harithab
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Green tomato pappu presents an exciting combination of lentils like tuar dal with tomatoes and green chillies. A lentil recipe, the tomato pappu is spiced up with garlic, chilli paste and then enjoyed tempered with grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves and mustard seeds.
Recipe# 14954
10 Mar 04

 
Tomato Rasam By vidya_bhat 
by vidya_bhat
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Tomato rasam is a South Indian vegetable curry recipe cooked with chopped tomatoes which are simmered along with seasonings and then served hot with a tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves.. Enjoy tomato rasam with steamed rice or simply as a hot soup with breads.
Recipe# 14957
19 Aug 03

 
Rava Moong Idli by vaju
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Rava moong idli is a nice variation to the authentic South Indian rice and urad dal based idli recipe which is served with sambhar and coconut chutney as breakfast or snack. The idli is made from a batter comprising of ground moong dal, rice flour and rawa and then steamed into soft, spongy and deli ....
Recipe# 15019
28 Mar 01

 
Tomato Gojju By harithab 
by harithab
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Finely chopped tomatoes and onions in the Tomato gojju makes it a lovely side dish with any meal. The tomato gojju is also enjoyed with rotis or rice , garnished with fresh coriander leaves.
Recipe# 15020
28 Mar 01

 
Tomato Sambar by harithab
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Tomato sambhar is a traditional and authentic way of preparing sambhar with chopped tomatoes which are cooked with garlic, ginger, tamarind water and then relished hot with roasted mustard seeds and curry leaves as tempering. Enjoy with hot steamed rice.
Recipe# 15030
04 Apr 04

 
Jeedi Pappu Upma by bsharmi
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Begin your day with the delicious Jeedi pappu upma as breakfast prepared by cooking together rava or semolina with jeedipappu or Cashewnuts. The spicy and delicious upma recipe is best suited for breakfast but can also be enjoyed as packed lunch or meal with sambhar.
Recipe# 15035
26 Sep 11

 
Karivaepaku Podi by bsharmi
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Karivaepaku podi is a traditional south indian chutney recipe with the fried curry leaves ground with dhania, jeera, garlic and tamarind extact. Enjoy the podi with a little ghee along with hot rice.
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