South Indian

South Indian recipes are known for the use of traditional spices that are grown in their own region. Also, you will see a wide use of coconut, red chilies, rice, urad dal and other cereals in these recipes. However, what most of the Indians love is the wide range of breakfast and snack recipes which are cooked in different South Indian cuisines.

These recipes include idlis, dosas, appam, upma, vadam and vathai and much more. These recipes not only have a lip-smacking taste but are also full of nutrients and are easy to digest as well. Some of the dishes like uthappam, idlis, dosas, etc. require overnight fermentation of batter which accentuates the nutrient content in them. You will see that most dieticians recommend the South Indian snacks for meals and breakfast since they are light, low in calories and rich in essential nutrients.

When it comes to the South Indian breakfast items, one can easily experiment by altering the quantity or adding a different cereal or herb in the batter. You can easily find these dishes in an authentic South Indian restaurant or small Udipi restaurants that are found in almost all the corners of India.

Moreover, you will find that most of these dishes are a common specialty of the South Indian states such as Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. However, their preparation techniques and ingredients may differ widely from each other which give a unique flavor and aroma to each of these recipes. Therefore, you must be careful while trying a dish from a particular cuisine so that you explore another recipe the next time.

The millets, cereals and other ingredients used in these recipes make them nutritious and healthy for your body. Also, they are full of anti-oxidants which boost your immunity and other bodily functions. As a result, you need to include these recipes in your regular diet to experience different tastes and flavors along with the boon of nutrients they bless you with!

Idiyappam
Idiyappam

Idiyappam

Idiyappam is a simple, delicious and no-frills dish served for breakfast. Known by several names, they are popularly called as steamed string hoppers and is usually made with rice flour. A staple of the Kerala cuisine, they can be eaten plain or served with a curry or coconut milk. There […]

Coconut Sevai
Idiyappam

Coconut Sevai

Coconut Sevai is a popular South Indian snack dish. There are several variations to sevai. The two most popular are Lemon Sevai and Coconut Sevai. Made with rice noodles or sevai, coconut and various spices, it is very simple to make and tastes delicious. The recipe given below has the […]

Plain Sevai (Plain Idiyappam)
Idiyappam

Plain Sevai

Plain Sevai is a type of rice noodles popular in Southern India, particularly Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Sevai is distinctly different from its cousin idiyappam in the sense of input material, making process, and post-extrusion recipes. Sevai is popular as a breakfast/dinner food and is considered easily digestible as it […]

Lemon Sevai (Lemon idiyappam)
Idiyappam

Lemon Sevai

Lemon Sevai (or Lemon Idiyappam) is a very popular South Indian dish often served for breakfast, lunch or evening snack. It is a very simple dish to make and does not take a lot of time. Making the sevai can be time consuming for some, so you can use ready-made […]

MIlagu Mor Kuzhambu
Sambar

Milagu Mor Kuzhambu

Milagu Mor Kuzhambu is a delicious and healthy South Indian sambar variety made with buttermilk and spices. It is often served with steamed rice and a choice of vegetable side dish.  Very similar to North Indian Kadhi, this is a small variation to the regular mor kuzhambu.   Print Recipe […]

Madurai Kothu Parotta
Fast Food, South Indian

Madurai Kothu Parotta

Kothu Parotta is a very famous street food snack across Tamil Nadu. These can be made with fresh or left-over parottas and comes with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties. While there are many regional flavours to this dish, the Madurai Kothu Parotta is one of the most popular amongst them […]

Tomato Rasam
Rasam, Tomato

Tomato Rasam

Tomato Rasam or Thakkali Rasam is a most popular and traditional South Indian dish. A spicy and tangy comfort food, it is typically served with hot steamed rice and a poriyal (side dish) of choice, it is also served as a soup especially when you are suffering from cold. Tomato […]

Mushroom Dosa
Dosa, Kids, Mushroom

Mushroom Dosa

Mushroom Dosa is a healthy and delicious breakfast dish for kids and adults alike. They can be also be served for lunch or dinner. Stuffed with a mushroom masala, this is a must-try. You don’t need to serve this with any side dish as the masala would be quite sufficient. […]

Vegetable Cheese Dosa
Dosa

Vegetable Dosa

Vegetable Dosa with cheese is a simple and different variety of dosa that kids will enjoy. Some kids are very fussy eaters. By adding vegetables to everyday dishes that they love, we can get them to eat the daily share of veggies. This recipe is one such way to get […]

Ragi Dosa (Ragi Dosai)
Diabetic, Dosa

Ragi Dosa (Ragi Dosai)

A quick, healthy and nutritious dosa variety made with ragi flour. Ragi is rich in protein and minerals when compared to other cereals. It is also rich in calcium and is known to reduce the risk of diabetes, reduce cholesterol levels and increases iron absorption. Serve this healthy dosa with […]