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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# 4993
07 Aug 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Wonderfully unique, the Red Pumpkin Pachadi stands out from others in its combined use of curds and coconut milk. Though you might never have tried it before, you will be pleasantly surprised to see that mellow coconut milk and tangy curds complement each other very well, and together with the aroma ....
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Recipe# 4665
11 Sep 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rice and Moong Dal Idli is a variant of the most popular South Indian snack, Idli, which is traditionally made with rice and urad dal. The well-tested proportions of rice and green moong dal used in this recipe result in a pleasant texture, taste and colour, which will be loved by all your family me ....
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Recipe# 32849
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a dry vegetable dish made with cabbage. Other vegetables like beans, cluster beans, sabre beans, carrots etc can also be prepared in a similar way. One such dry curry is always served along with a traditional south indian lunch.
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Recipe# 32648
08 Sep 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Tamarind Pulp is an essential ingredient in the preparation of South Indian dishes like Sambhar , Rasam ,
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Recipe# 42025
24 Aug 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This South Indian Mixed Vegetable Khichdi is fondly called as ‘kootanchoru’ or ‘kadhamba sadham’ and is often made when there is a family get-together because it is flavoursome and satiating, and makes a convenient one-dish meal. It is loaded with veggies, and the paste gives it a nice mouth-wat ....
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Recipe# 42026
24 Aug 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Errissery is one of the most popular vegetable preparations of Kerala. Flavoured with a dry masala of onion, garlic and red chillies, the vegetables become a perfect accompaniment for hot rice and dal. Here, we have used pumpkin, a low-sodium vegetable, together with nutritious chawli to make an ....
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Recipe# 42037
28 Aug 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Thattai is one of the most popular jar snacks in South India. So wonderful does it taste with tea that you will find even small tea shops stocking this scrumptious deep-fried snack in their glass jars! Thattai is a flat, round-shaped, ....
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Recipe# 42068
05 Sep 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Our Indian cuisine abounds with varieties of jar snacks , which add sparkle to a cup of tea or coffee! One such gem from the South Indian repertoire is Butter Mu ....
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Recipe# 1667
15 Oct 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Idiyappam and Appam would be incomplete without a bowl of this mouth-watering Vegetable Stew. Easy to prepare, the stew is nothing but mixed vegetables in a gravy of coconut milk perked up with whole spices and green chillies. While the coconut milk gives it a soothing flavour, the spices ensu ....
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Recipe# 32846
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A dish made out of rice, unique to the region of dakshin kannada and udipi district. The word 'neer' means water. The dish is named so as the batter is wattery. Serve with chutney or sambhar or for a change with jaggery mixed with grated coconut.
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Recipe# 32895
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This rice preparation is well-known all over south india, although there are likely to be mild variations in the way it is performed in various regions. Since most ingredients used in this recipe are dried or pre-processed spices, it remains good for a long time and is ideal to pack and take along w ....
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Recipe# 1664
15 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When you are tired of the daily Sambhar , this delectable Kolumbu will lend a special touch to your breakfast! Packed with the power of spices and dals, this tasty, veggie-loaded accompaniment is also quite satiating. While it goes great with Idli ....
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Recipe# 1653
07 Feb 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Coconut Chutney has a well-rounded flavour that goes well with most variants of Idlis , Dosas , Appe , be it plain, veggie-topped, or more exotic options like Rava Idli or
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Recipe# 42036
28 Aug 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A scrumptious jar snack made with common everyday ingredients, Seedai is an all-time favourite in South Indian . The dainty ball shape makes this deep-fried jar snack very popular among kids, and ....
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