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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# 36359
30 Mar 12

 
 
by syamalalakshmi
No reviews
This recipe is of my grandmother. This is from godavari regeion of andhrapradesh. This goes very well with hot rice with little seaseme oil or ghee.
Recipe# 37337
26 Sep 12

 
 
by Foodie #578310
No reviews
This recipe was taught by my grandmother in kerela. It's easy and simple. This a keralite side dish which is a mouthwatering recipe. As this a keralite dish we use coconut oil. But if you are in dieting or you don't like the taste of this particular oil, you can avoid coconut oil and can add vegetab ....
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Recipe# 37502
05 Nov 12

 
 
by Ende Kushini
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Irumban puli (averrhoa bilimbi) is a fruit which has a sour taste. In india, this tree is found in kerala, karnataka, maharashtra and goa. This fruit is commonly eaten raw with salt and spice. It is also used to make pickles and in fish curries.
Recipe# 37521
07 Nov 12

 
 by Ende Kushini
No reviews
It was boring to eat plain bananas. So i tired a different dish and it tasted wonderful. I named it pazham ada. Pazham in malayalam means banana. You can use any class of bananas i guess. I tried this with the banana type "robust"
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Recipe# 36558
07 May 12

 
 by Pari_ Vasisht
No reviews
This chutney is very versatile as it can be used as a spread, dip and goes well with idli and dosa. It can also be mixed with rice and had as a meal. It has all the health benefits of spring onion and can be very deceptive as it's difficult to identify the spring onion in it.
Recipe# 36673
26 May 12

 
 by syamalalakshmi
No reviews
This is very simple recipe,easy to make and light on stomach. Again this recipe is of godavari regeion of andhra pradesh.
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