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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!

Try Our Other South Indian Recipes…
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78 South Indian Rice Recipes
49 South Indian Sambar Recipes
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Happy Cooking!

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Recipe# 32925
01 Apr 16

 
Chettinad Curry ( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Here's a spicy curry from tamilnadu that tastes best with steamed rice. The chettinad masala for this curry can even be made a week in advance and stored in air-tight bottles.
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Recipe# 32901
20 Aug 13

 
Coriander Chutney ( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
This is a chutney that is gifted with good taste and good looks! the aesthetic green colour of this side dish adds an element of beauty to the thali, while the aromatic and flavourful nature of coriander doesn’t fail to please the taste buds.
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Recipe# 33854
19 Jul 17

 
Palak Chola Dal Idli, Breakfast Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This idli breaks all stereotypical notions that we usually have about idli – it is not made of rice and urad, it does not require fermentation, yet it is super tasty! Two off-beat ingredients – chola dal and palak form the base of this tasty idli, which gains some additional flavour from ingredi ....
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Recipe# 4366
16 May 13

 
Cabbage Poriyal by Tarla Dalal
Poriyal is any dry vegetable preparation flavoured with generous amounts of fresh grated coconut. Cabbage tempered with mustard seeds and dry red chillies makes a delightful accompaniment to any South Indian main course.
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Recipe# 1702
15 Oct 15

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Kanchipuram Idli by Tarla Dalal
Kanchipuram is famous for more than silk sarees! In fact, this special savoury idli got its name from that small town in Tamil Nadu. It is offered at the Sri Varadharaja Swamy Temple, and food-lovers are generally prepared to even withstand the hardships of a long queue to buy the prasad of ta ....
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Recipe# 33389
20 Aug 13

 
Sada Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Fzzzzzzzzzzzzzkkkk! your ear wakes up your gastronomic juices as soon as it hears the vendor sprinkling water on the hot tava before pouring the batter and spreading it into a thin, crisp dosa, which is then rolled up and served along with sambhar and other chutneys.
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Recipe# 32735
20 Aug 13

 
Sambhar ( How To Make Sambhar, South Indian Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This is one South Indian dish that needs no introduction, and probably the most versatile of them all. Each family uses the ingredients in various proportions. You can also try varying the quantities depending on your preference. The vegetables added to sambhar (or any kuzhambu) are referred to as ‘ ....
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Recipe# 41913
07 Jul 17

 
Upperi, Raw Banana Sweet Crispies, Recipe for Onam by Tarla Dalal
This is an awe-inspiring snack from the traditional cuisine of Kerala. Crunchy, deep-fried raw banana roundels are bathed in jaggery syrup and coated with powdered sugar to make a crisp and sweet snack with a rustic, traditional taste. The coating of powdered sugar enhances the mouth-feel of the ....
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Recipe# 40921
09 Jun 16

 
Onion Tomato Uttapam, Tomato Onion Uttapa by Tarla Dalal
Onion Tomato Uttapam is a sumptuous South Indian snack, often had for breakfast or dinner. It is basically a thick pancake, made with dosa batter and topped with juicy onions and tangy tom ....
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Recipe# 1666
10 Dec 15

 
Sambar Masala ( How To Make Sambhar Masala) by Tarla Dalal
If you love South Indian dishes like Idli and dosa and prepare them frequently, then it is as important to learn to make Sambhar, which is the most sought after accompaniment for all these dishes. Whether you serve it with
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Recipe# 32882
23 May 17

 
Drumstick Pickle, South Indian Pickle by Tarla Dalal
A very different and unusual pickle from the kitchens of South India, the Drumstick Pickle is perfectly spiced and 100% sure to tickle your taste buds. Sautéed drumstick pieces are allowed to marinate in a tangy and spicy base that includes tamarind pulp, asafoetida and a freshly-ground masala p ....
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Recipe# 33392
20 Aug 13

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Mysore Masala Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This is Mumbai’s own version of Mysore Masala Dosa. While the traditional Mysore Masala Dosa features chutney-smeared dosas with a simple potato masala rolled inside it, Mumbai’s street vendors offer a more exotic version, in which crispy dosas are smeared with a sweet, spicy and tangy Mysore chutne ....
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Recipe# 33398
12 Aug 17

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Paneer Chilly Dosa, Mumbai Roadside Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This dosa is sure to set your tongue on fire! We have cast some Chinese magic on dosa, the ever-popular South Indian snack, to make a unique and exciting dish. You can think of this as a Chinese co ....
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Recipe# 41389
13 Jan 17

 
Whole Wheat Dosa with Mixed Vegetables by Tarla Dalal
When you feel like having a dosa but have not planned ahead for it, here is a healthy and tasty alternative that is made with just one teaspoon of oil! Made with urad dal flour and whole wheat flour, this Whole Wheat Dosa with Mixed Vegetables is a reasonably quick fix as you do not have to do a ....
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