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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# 13784
08 May 03

 
 by shyamalam
No reviews
Veggie uthapam is a South Indian uttapam or pancake recipe with chopped vegetables added. The veggie utapam is best enjoyed as breakfast with coconut chutney.
Recipe# 14004
25 Sep 02

 
 by aeaswar
No reviews
A lovely blend of semolina with sour buttermilk in the Sour Upma recipe makes it a preferred breakfast item. Splutter the mustard seeds and add hing and green chillies to the Upma to impart a spicy touch to the otherwise sour taste.
Recipe# 14069
20 Aug 02

 
 by thallapaka
No reviews
A traditional vangi bhat (rice) recipe is common in Malvani households and is basically a rice preparation which is cooked with vangi or brinjals along with masaledaar spices, onion and tomato puree. Add the whole spices like cinnamon and cloves to the rice and vangi combo to render a delectable aro ....
Recipe# 14075
26 Feb 02

 
 by munniv
No reviews
Presenting a traditional way of preparing the most authentic Thayir saadam, a main course item enjoyed with pickle in Tamil households. The rice based thayir saadam has curd, grated mango and chopped cilantro as ingredients.
Recipe# 14086
19 Aug 11

 
 by Foodie #95452
No reviews
Bread upma is a delectable and unique upma recipe with soaked bread slices as ingredient. The soaked breads are crushed with hand and cooked with onion, mustard seeds, curry leaves, lime juice and chopped coriander leaves. An excellent breakfast item, bread upma is easy and delicious.
Recipe# 14123
03 Oct 02

 
 by izmira
No reviews
Coconut pathiri is a typical Keralite Muslim cuisine specialty with pathris or chapattis prepared from a dough comprising of rice flour and coconut. Pour coconut milk over the coconut pathris and enjoy as breakfast.
Recipe# 14145
27 Nov 02

 
 by saritha77in
No reviews
Rice rawa idlis, a South Indian Idli specialty with an unique taste and an irrestible blend of rice flour and rawa makes it a great choice with coconut chutney. The soft and healthy rice rawa idlis taste superb and are also easy to prepare at home with this simple recipe.
Recipe# 11424
24 Jan 02

 
 by shubaraj
No reviews
Rava urundai is a traditional South Indian sweet dish recipe with rava or semolina a roasted and then mixed with cashewnuts, sugar and ghee. A mouthwatering sweet dish or dessert, rava urundai is amazing when served hot, garnished with coconut and chopped nuts.
Recipe# 11516
28 Jul 11

 
 by vinodsharma
No reviews
An authentic south indian recipe, mixed dal adai is a steamed rice and mixed dal pancake recipe with sweet coconut mixture as filling. The mixed dal batter is cooked between the banana leaves to create a traditional savory dish.
Recipe# 11577
20 Jun 03

 
 by jolu
No reviews
Sambhar hotel style is a simple way of preparing South Indian lentil specialty, sambhar at home. The lentils are cooked with vegetables, spices, tamarind water and served hot, tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Relish the sambhar with steamed rice.
Recipe# 11692
20 Jun 03

 
 by jolu
No reviews
Ravva idli offers a nice twist to the traditional rice based steamed dumplings called idlis.The ravva idlis are basically steamed semolina based dumpling recipe. A popular South Indian food, rawa idli enjoys appeal among all and is typically eaten with coconut chutney or sambhar.
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