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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.
This section helps you explore a large goldmine of recipes from all over South India, ranging from the satiating Keralite dishes like Appam
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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05 Nov 15
4 Flour Dosa by Tarla Dalal
A unique dosa that is made with a fermented batter of soaked and ground urad combined with the right proportions of four readymade flours, the 4 Flour Dosa is super tasty and notably satiating!
Rather than using high glycemic index rice, this sumptuous pancake is made with fibre-rich flours li ....
12 Aug 17
Akki Roti, Karnataka Rice Flour Roti by Tarla Dalal
Akki Roti is an all-time favourite snack in traditional Kannada households, where it is made for breakfast or evening tiffin.
It is a quick and easy recipe, which does not require grinding or fermenting any batters. A soft dough of rice flour, perked up with veggies, ginger, green chillies and c ....
20 Aug 13
Almond Payasam by Tarla Dalal
Any dish made using almonds is unfailingly rich, quite befitting royalty! keep the spices such as cardamom to a minimum in this recipe, so as to highlight the creamy, soothing texture and flavour of almonds. Authentic ‘badam kheer’ made the south indian way omits cardamoms and nutmeg and uses a pinc ....
20 Jul 16
Appam, Appam Without Yeast by Tarla Dalal
It is a delight to watch an experienced chef swirl the kadhai to make a perfect bowl-shaped Appam! You can master the art too, within a few tries. Appam is a delectable South Indian
dish, which is comparable to dosa, but with a special texture and shape.
16 Aug 11
Avial By Kamalacute by kamalacute
Avial stands out as an amazing south indian vegetable preparation with the medley of healthy seasonal vegetables cooked together in coconut, curd and spice powders.
20 Aug 13
Avial ( South Indian Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
Avial is a dish that originated in kerala, but gained an equal fanfare in tamilnadu as well. Rare is the wedding or festive menu that does not include avial! the key to making excellent avial is to pay equal attention to the visual appeal – vegetables with contrasting colours such as carrot, beans, ....
22 May 17
Avial, South Indian Curry by Tarla Dalal
This mouth-watering South Indian
curry is nothing short of a delicacy with its unusual combination of veggies, flavoured aesthetically with a mildly-spiced coconut paste.
Do not chop the veggies too finely when making Avial, because the veggies should re ....
20 Mar 15
Bajre ki Idlis by sbhatter05
A karnataka cuisine with bajra and rice combination.
17 Aug 17
Baked Ribbon Sev, South Indian Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Ribbon sev, made of rice flour and besan is one of the most popular jar snacks in South India. We bring you this famous snack, albeit in a healthier form.
Made from a dough of besan and whole wheat flour spruced up with a dash of spices, this Baked Ribbon Sev is so healthy and equally tasty! You ....
20 Aug 13
11 Jan 11
Barley Idli by Tarla Dalal
Idli is the first dish that comes to mind when one thinks of South Indian
cuisine. Not without reason – this easy-to-digest and wholesome dish is perfect to have at any time of the day, for breakfast, evening snacks or dinner.
Barley Idli is a modifie ....
15 Feb 17
Beetroot and Coconut Sabzi, South Indian Sabzi by Tarla Dalal
An easy and tasty South Indian
recipe, which features grated beetroot, flavoured with a traditional tempering and a scrumptious mixture of coconut, garlic and spice powders.
Since the beetroot is grated, it cooks very fast, so you can make this Beetroot ....
08 Feb 17
20 Aug 13
Bisi Bele Bhaat by Tarla Dalal
This traditional spicy rice dish from karnataka is quite addictive – served piping hot topped with lots of ghee and accompanied by fried papads and a cool raita, it is almost impossible to say no to! improvise by adding field beans, peas, kidney beans or other legumes along with the vegetables, for ....
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