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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!
20 Aug 13
Potato Song by Tarla Dalal
The potato song is inseparable from the cuisine of goa and neighbouring regions along the western coast of india. This simple yet aesthetic dish blends with the idyllic and scenic environment along the coast!
20 Aug 13
Chitrana Rice ( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Another popular traditional rice preparation from karnataka! this is one version of the recipe made using powdered spices. Alternatively, it can also be made by processing the ingredients into a gravy called gojju and then mixing it with cooked rice.
01 Apr 16
Chettinad Curry ( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Here's a spicy curry from tamilnadu that tastes best with steamed rice. The chettinad masala for this curry can even be made a week in advance and stored in air-tight bottles.
20 Aug 13
Coriander Chutney ( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
This is a chutney that is gifted with good taste and good looks! the aesthetic green colour of this side dish adds an element of beauty to the thali, while the aromatic and flavourful nature of coriander doesn’t fail to please the taste buds.
19 Jul 17
Palak Chola Dal Idli, Breakfast Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This idli breaks all stereotypical notions that we usually have about idli – it is not made of rice and urad, it does not require fermentation, yet it is super tasty!
Two off-beat ingredients – chola dal and palak form the base of this tasty idli, which gains some additional flavour from ingredi ....
16 May 13
Cabbage Poriyal by Tarla Dalal
Poriyal is any dry vegetable preparation flavoured with generous amounts of fresh grated coconut. Cabbage tempered with mustard seeds and dry red chillies makes a delightful accompaniment to any South Indian main course.
15 Oct 15
Kanchipuram Idli by Tarla Dalal
Kanchipuram is famous for more than silk sarees! In fact, this special savoury idli got its name from that small town in Tamil Nadu.
It is offered at the Sri Varadharaja Swamy Temple, and food-lovers are generally prepared to even withstand the hardships of a long queue to buy the prasad of ta ....
20 Aug 13
Sada Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Fzzzzzzzzzzzzzkkkk! your ear wakes up your gastronomic juices as soon as it hears the vendor sprinkling water on the hot tava before pouring the batter and spreading it into a thin, crisp dosa, which is then rolled up and served along with sambhar and other chutneys.
20 Aug 13
Sambhar ( How To Make Sambhar, South Indian Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This is one South Indian dish that needs no introduction, and probably the most versatile of them all. Each family uses the ingredients in various proportions. You can also try varying the quantities depending on your preference. The vegetables added to sambhar (or any kuzhambu) are referred to as ‘ ....
07 Jul 17
Upperi, Raw Banana Sweet Crispies, Recipe for Onam by Tarla Dalal
This is an awe-inspiring snack from the traditional cuisine of Kerala. Crunchy, deep-fried raw banana roundels are bathed in jaggery syrup and coated with powdered sugar to make a crisp and sweet snack with a rustic, traditional taste.
The coating of powdered sugar enhances the mouth-feel of the ....
07 Jul 17
Paal Payasam in A Pressure Cooker, Sweet Milk Rice Kheer Recipe for Onam by Tarla Dalal
Paal Payasam is one of the most traditional kheers of South India. It is served in almost every wedding and other special occasions.
The traditional method, which involves cooking the rice in milk in a heavy-bottomed vessel, takes a long time. Hence, we present you with a quick and easy alternat ....
15 Oct 15
Coriander Onion Chutney by Tarla Dalal
Both coriander and onion have a strong flavour and aroma, that come together well in this chutney.
Tamarind and a selection of spices like asafoetida and red chillies add to the pungency, making sure that the Coriander Onion Chutney really kindles your gastronomic juices.
09 Jun 16
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