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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# 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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Recipe# 40402
14 Sep 15

 
 by Foodie #640920
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Sprouts Appam, a variation of the traditional South Indian appam. The addition of sprouts makes it healthier. Good to serve as an evening snack or for breakfast. Serve with coconut chutney or malagpodi powder.
Recipe# 40418
06 Nov 15

 
 by Foodie #642579
No reviews
Flax Seed Powder, the warm, earthy and subtly nutty flavour of flax seeds combined with garlic and chilli powder make a very healthy and yummy seasoning to enhance everyday cuisines. This can be a part of your everyday healthy diet.
Recipe# 40460
22 Oct 15

 
 by kullabaski
No reviews
Gud ka Kheer, good to serve during the Nav Durga Celeberations. The kheer is made with moong and rice and is sweetened with jaggery instead of sugar.
Recipe# 40550
07 Dec 15

 
 by sush neyveli
No reviews
A usual payasam but with a different taste made with bread. start avoiding usual mixes and try this for a change. u will surely love it
Recipe# 40551
07 Dec 15

 
 by sush neyveli
No reviews
Grilled Brinjal Gravy, a different way of cooking brinjal. Grill the brinjal and prepare the gravy from it. Serve it with hot chapathi, roti or puri.
Recipe# 40500
07 Dec 15

 
 by Laavys Kitchen
No reviews
There are seven cups of ingredients which makes this soft mildly sweet delicacy. It consists of 1 cup each of Besan,milk,coconut,ghee and sugar.You can use 3 cups of sugar for authentic recipe but I wanted to make it lightly sweet so made it with just 2 cups of sugar. This sweet is traditionally ....
Recipe# 40644
13 Feb 16

 
 
by alamelu kannan
No reviews
Potato Bonda is a Chettinad traditional recipe.. cooked especially during marriages and celebrations..It is not ordinary bondas which are dipped in a batter of bengal gram or maida. Here the spiced potatoes balls are dipped in a batter made from rice and urad dal and the softness is constantly maint ....
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