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South Indian Dinner recipes


Last Updated : Apr 15,2021



दक्षिण भारतीय डिनर - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (South Indian Dinner recipes in Hindi)
દક્ષિણ ભારતીય ડિનર રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (South Indian Dinner recipes in Gujarati)

South Indian Dinner Recipes, South Indian Dinner Recipes Vegetarian

The moment we think about South Indian food, idli, dosa and vada are the popular dishes that strikes our mind – and it’s fair enough because they are not only popular in South India but, all over the country. They can be enjoyed anytime of the day be it for breakfast, evening snacks or dinner.

Gongura Pulihora RecipeGongura Pulihora Recipe

South Indian Dinner Recipes, Idli, Dosa

Freshly steamed idli with the popular coconut chutney or dry chutneys like milagai podi mixed with oil/ghee and piping hot sambhar is a staple at most households.

DosaDosa

Also, different states have different varieties of dosas to offer – like the neer dosa, benne dosa of Karnataka and pesarattu of Andhra, adai of Tamil Nadu. Served with chutneys like tomato chutney, spicy onion chutney, red garlic chutney, etc. or dry chutney powders like the malgapodi or curry leaves powder.

Tomato Coconut ChutneyTomato Coconut Chutney

South Indian Dinner Recipes, Rice dishes

Coconut RiceCoconut Rice

Rice holds a special position in the South Indian kitchen. Lunch and dinner are dominated by rice and it is eaten with various curries and dal. Another, comfort food is More Chadam (DAHI CHAWAL) curd rice.

Curd RiceCurd Rice

That said, the final master stroke given is the zesty tempering of mustard seeds, asafetida, urad dal and curry leaves. Just like Dal Khichdi in North, Khichdi Kadhi in West, South Indian’s eat Sambar Rice also known as Sambar Sadam.

One dish meals like Bisi Bele Bath, a hot and spicy rice preparation is made using rice, dal and vegetables flavoured with a special masala and tamarind pulp. Most rice preparations are served piping hot topped with lots of ghee and accompanied by fried papads and a cool raita.

 Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat

To pep it up, they even make a wide range of rice delicacies combining or tempering various ingredients in different ways. Here is a list of some of my personal favorites :

1. Tamarind Rice

2. South Indian Peanut Rice

3. Tangy Kachi Keri Rice

4. Lemon Rice Recipe

Tamarind RiceTamarind Rice

South Indian Dinner Recipes, Curry

Each nook and corner of Southern India has a different food story to tell. Coconut oil is majorly used to cook curries and from coconut milk to freshly grated coconut or coconut based pastes, something or the other is added to make varieties of stews and curries.

Vegetable StewVegetable Stew

Locally available vegetables like pumpkin, yam, raw banana, drumsticks are abundantly used. Tamarind pulp or kokum, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds, red chillies, broken urad dal and chana dal are frequently used ingredients in South Indian cooking.

They are used to make different combinations of masalas to make South Indian curries.

Ela Ada Recipe
Ela Ada Recipe

Enjoy delicious curries like with Potato Stew, Kadala Curry or Vegetable Kurma with Appam , Idiyappam or Puttu. Steamed rice are also enjoyed with rasam and avial. Varities of Kalan, Kootu curry , errisery are enjoyed with parotta, akki roti, kallappam or uttapam.

Quick IdiyappamQuick Idiyappam

You will enjouy our collection of South Indian Dinner Recipes. Given below are interesting articles for Dinner Recipes from different parts of India.

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Dal Rasam, South Indian Toovar Dal Rasam
Recipe# 42385
Yesterday

 
 by Tarla Dalal
dal rasam recipe | tur dal rasam | paruppu rasam | South Indian toovar dal rasam | with step by step images. dal rasam is an everyday fare in Tamil Nadu! Learn ho ....
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe
Recipe# 32893
16 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
curd rice recipe | South Indian curd rice | dahi chawal | thayir sadam | with 20 amazing images. Just like khichdi is to Gujarati, rajma chawal is to Punjabi, the curd rice is to South-Indi ....
Tomato Rasam
Recipe# 32903
08 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect recipe for you to enjoy the true flavours of home-made south Indian cooking. Rasam is an essential part of every south Indian meal, and is usually served as the second main course following sambhar (or some other kuzhambu).
Sooji Idli ( Suji Idli)
Recipe# 1384
08 Apr 21

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by Tarla Dalal
sooji idli | instant rava idli | suji idli | instant suji ki idli | with 16 amazing images. sooji idli requires no fermenting or grinding and hence called
Sambar ( Sambhar, Idlis and Dosas)
Recipe# 1663
10 Apr 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Like idlis and dosas, Sambhar is also an all-time favourite that is almost synonymous with South Indian food! From the smallest roadside hotel to the classiest Indian restaurants around the globe, ‘idli, Vada, Sambhar’ is a very popular breakfast combo! ....
Upma,  Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
Recipe# 38658
08 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
upma | rava upma | sooji upma | quick upma recipe | breakfast upma | with 19 amazing images. Upma is one of the most common South India ....
Mysore  Masala Dosa with Green Chutney
Recipe# 807
17 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Traditionally, Mysore Masala Dosa is made by smearing dosas with a special Mysore chutney that is sweet, tangy, spicy and garlicky, and then stuffing it with delectable Potato Bhaji. Here, we have modified the recipe slightly, f ....
Moong Dal Dosa  (  Idlis and Dosas )
Recipe# 1698
28 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
moong dal dosa recipe | moong dosa | green moong dal dosa | South Indian moong dal dosa | moong dal dosa is an easy to make South Indian delicacy which requires o ....
Malabari Curry, South Indian Vegetable Curry
Recipe# 8657
24 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
malabari curry recipe | veg malabar curry | South Indian malabari curry | with 20 amazing pictures. A mouth watering South Indian curry which features a spect ....
Appam ( How To Make Appam )
Recipe# 32844
04 Nov 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
appam recipe | instant appam | Kerala appam | palappam | with 7 amazing images. Appam is a tasty white Indian pancake crisp on the sides with a soft centre.
Plain Ragi Roti, Plain Nachni Roti
Recipe# 41164
22 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
plain ragi roti recipe | soft ragi roti |plain nachni roti | gluten-free nachni roti | with amazing 16 images. A hearty roti that is sure to remind you of home. The plai ....
Doodhi Pachadi / Spicy Doodhi Raita
Recipe# 32869
06 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
doodhi pachadi recipe | healthy bottle gourd pachadi | South Indian style doodhi pachadi | with 16 amazing images. doodhi pachadi recipe is made with cooling bottle gourd and curds, perked ....
Instant Bread Idli, No Fermenting Required
Recipe# 42095
17 Dec 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
instant bread idli recipe | no fermenting idli | instant bread idli with curd | quick bread idli - breakfast recipe | with 10 amazing images. instant bread idli i ....
Crispy Paper Dosa
Recipe# 1699
03 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
paper dosa recipe | crispy paper dosa | South Indian paper dosa | restaurant style paper dosa | with 16 amazing images. Paper dosa is made from a batter of raw ri ....
Methi Leaves Sambhar
Recipe# 5708
28 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sambhar is a dish that is synonymous with South Indian cooking. As it is, sambhar is very nutritious as it combines toovar dal with an assortment of vegetables. While vegetables like red pumpkin, drumsticks and bottle gourd all contribute to the nutrient content of this recipe, the bumper iron top-u ....
Pesarattu
Recipe# 1688
22 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When you are in Andhra Pradesh, you must try their famous whole green moong dosas, known as Pesarattu. On the other hand, you can try it right away in your own kitchen! These delicious green gram dosas include a little bit of rice for crispness, as well as green chillies and ginger for an eleg ....
Kerala Sambar, Kerala Sambhar with Coconut
Recipe# 42047
17 Sep 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Kerala Sambhar is a rich and flavourful version, which is made of toovar dal and mixed vegetables like brinjal, ladies finger and red pumpkin, laced with tamarind and flavoured with a spicy masala of coconut, onion, coriander seeds and other spices like pepper, fenugreek and cumin. The flavo ....
Rava Dosa, How To Make Rava Dosa
Recipe# 32837
16 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
rava dosa recipe | instant rava dosa | sooji dosa | South Indian rava dosa | crispy semolina dosa | with 17 amazing images. Rava dosa ....
Egg Curry Recipe
Recipe# 42114
04 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Looking to prepare just one dish that you can couple with a bowl of rice or a few rotis to make a complete and satisfying meal? Well, then go for the Egg Curry. It is a succulent curry of bo ....
Rasam, Tomato Rasam
Recipe# 40296
11 Nov 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
tomato rasam recipe | Mysore rasam | easy rasam recipe | tomato rasam village style | tomato rasam is a daily fare for most South Indians equivalent to Sambar. Le ....
Dosa (  South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32927
19 Jul 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
dosa recipe | with dosa batter recipe | South Indian dosa | how to make dosa | with 22 amazing images. Dosa has put South India on every culinary hot spot of the ....
Sambhar ( How To Make Sambhar, South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32735
15 Aug 20

 
 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 ‘ ....
Carrot, Cucumber and Curd Rice, South Indian Tiffin Recipe
Recipe# 22618
21 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Traditional South Indian fare, and a favourite especially with tamil brahmins, the carrot, cucumber and curd rice is a frequent choice for the ‘tiffin box’! It is really a refreshing dish to prepare on hot summer days to complement a meal of roti and sub ....
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