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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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16 Oct 14
5 Portion Magic Cake by Jayasree Srinivasan
Learnt this from my mom, she learnt it from her aunt. All time Favorite at home, my children love it.
06 Nov 12
Adai Or Dal Dosa by Foodie #580693
This is made with rice and pulses. Can be eaten as breakfast or dinner.
24 Nov 13
Akkara Adisil by Shanthi Krishnakumar
This "akkara adisil" is a sweet of iyengar cuisine prepared on the koodaravalli day (27th day of margazhi) and offered to the lord. Enjoy the iyengar famous akkara adisil (akkaravadisal).
11 Aug 11
Alam Pachadi by jolu
Paal appam is a traditional south indian appam recipe which is typically served with paal(or coconut milk). The appams are made from rice and lentil based batter which is spread on tawa and cooked covered for few minutes. The appams may be served with coconut milk or any curry of choice.
23 Aug 11
Aloo Antu Pulsu by Foodie #541916
This is a famous dish in ap state. Its considered as ap's special dish.. It is a delicious combination of potatoes and onions
29 Nov 01
20 May 13
Andhra Mysore Rasam by samyuktha agarwal
This is a typical south indian recipe which will make your taste buds tingle with the flavours in it. . . .
19 Jun 15
Andhra Pulao by sarika deepak jain
Andhra Pulao, flavoured subtly and aesthetically with a blend of South Indian spices that will tease and please your palate. Serve with fresh curds, to complement the spicy nature of this delicacy.
21 Jun 15
Andhra Style Okra Fry by Lathiya
Andhra Style Okra Fry is a delicious crispy, crunchy accompaniment to the main course. It can also be enjoyed as a starter or snack. Ensure that you do not add any water or else it might turn soggy instead of crispy.
14 Sep 11
Appalu by devi.m
A south indian dessert recipe, appalu (jaggery) is prepared by cooking together rice flour with coconut, nuts and jaggery. Relish the appalu as a sweet delight after meals or as in between snacking option.
20 May 05
Aracha rasam by Anupama Murali
U can also add some lenthil water if u feel its very spicy.
if serving as soup, add a drop of ghee or little butter before serving.
23 May 13
Arisi Paruppu Upma by Foodie #584097
This upma is very easy to prepare. We can prepare it with 10 minutes of preparation time. This will be very easy to prepare for office goers and bachelor's.
16 Aug 11
Aval Payasam by jayashri
Learn how to prepare the aval payasam with milk and poha or rice flakes. The rice flakes are cooked with milk and sugar and then chilled with grated nuts as topping. A perfect festival dessert item.
16 Aug 11
Aval Pottu by savi_ram
A south indian breakfast snack, aval pottu is prepared much similar to the poha prepared in maharastra. The rice flakes are seasoned with mustard seeds, curry leaves and simmered in tamarind water. A mix of spices blended with tamarind renders an authentic south indian flavour to aval and is best se ....
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