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Last Updated : Mar 15,2018

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South Indian Recipes

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.

Popular Recipes from all over South India

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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Happy Cooking!


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Recipe# 35703
17 Nov 11

by Supraja Kanagaraj
No reviews
Cabbage Yogurt Gravy, it is a delicious and easy to make yogurt based semi-dry vegetable. Which can be relished with rice, dosa and roti.
Recipe# 35953
18 Jan 12

 by Foodie #558252
No reviews
I always like innovative dals. Most of the dals are made in north indian style. Therefore, i wanted to make a typical south indian one. This goes very well with plain rice, green peas pulav and also with rotis if you have an additional sorth indian subzi.
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South Indian
 on 18 Mar 18 08:05 PM

South Indian
 on 06 Mar 18 04:16 PM

Love your collection of Idlis, Dosas and Pachdi.
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Tarla Dalal    Glad you liked the collection.
06 Mar 18 05:31 PM
South Indian
 on 27 Feb 18 07:10 AM