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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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78 South Indian Rice Recipes
49 South Indian Sambar Recipes
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Happy Cooking!


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Recipe# 38365
02 Jun 13

by Jyoti V B
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This is a good combination of fresh coconut and raw mango. This chutney is made out of all raw ingredients and tastes good with all types of parothas and roti ,rice etc. . . .
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Recipe# 38068
24 Mar 13

No reviews
A very simple south indian preparation. Plantain tempered with spices and coconut. Best had as a side dish with rice-sambar or curd-rice.
Recipe# 38179
14 Apr 13

No reviews
This is a very popular dish from kerala. It is yam and raw plantain curry cooked with coconut and other wonderful spices.
Recipe# 37955
26 Feb 13

by Foodie #588032
No reviews
Spring onion gives different taste for any vegetable. So adding it to radish completely removes the taste of radish and gives a new taste.
Recipe# 37632
04 Sep 15

 by Radha Hoizal
No reviews
Sweet Corn Appe, these appes are quick to make, can be used for breakfast or as a light snack. This quick dish is a treat for your taste buds and a quick to make for your kids tiffin during the hurried morning hours. The appes are spicy so please adjust the quantity of chillies if cooking the ....
Recipe# 37633
28 Nov 12

 by Radha Hoizal
No reviews
This is an instant dosa which is healthy as here I have used methi seeds which are very helpful for knee and joint pain.This can be given in breakfast for the ladies post delivery.This will enhance milk production in the lady fo rher chilly.Good for oldies for knee and joint pain. Instant snack for ....
Recipe# 37886
11 Aug 15

 by matangy ramya
No reviews
Pachadi is a traditional South Indian pickle normally eaten with rice. To make Strawberry Pachadi, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, and chillies are sautéed and ground with tamarind and salt. Strawberries are cooked al dente and mixed with the ground paste. This pachadi goes w ....
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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