South Indian Recipes

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!

Mor Kuzhambu
Onam, Sambar

Mor Kuzhambu

Mor Kuzhambu is a traditional South Indian sambar variety. Similar to North Indian Kadhi, this […]

Rava Upma
Kids, Upma

Rava Upma

Rava Upma is one of the most popular and traditional South Indian breakfast and / […]

Semiya Upma
Upma

Vermicelli Upma

Vermicelli Upma (or Semiya Upma) is a very popular South Indian breakfast recipe. It is […]

Idiyappam
Idiyappam

Idiyappam

Idiyappam is a simple, delicious and no-frills dish served for breakfast. Known by several names, […]

Coconut Sevai
Idiyappam

Coconut Sevai

Coconut Sevai is a popular South Indian snack dish. There are several variations to sevai. […]

Plain Sevai (Plain Idiyappam)
Idiyappam

Plain Sevai

Plain Sevai is a type of rice noodles popular in Southern India, particularly Tamil Nadu […]

Lemon Sevai (Lemon idiyappam)
Idiyappam

Lemon Sevai

Lemon Sevai (or Lemon Idiyappam) is a very popular South Indian dish often served for […]

Vegetable Cheese Dosa
Dosa

Vegetable Dosa

Vegetable Dosa with cheese is a simple and different variety of dosa that kids will […]

Avial
Onam, South Indian

Avial

Avial (or Aviyal) is a very popular South Indian dish made with mixed vegetables, curd […]

Poondu Rasam (Garlic Rasam)
Rasam

Poondu Rasam

Poondu Rasam actually means garlic rasam since garlic is called Poondu in Tamil. Garlic is […]

Mysore Rasam Recipe
Rasam

Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam is similar to the other types of rasams that are a part of […]

Masala Dosa with Sambar and Chutney
Dosa

Masala Dosa

The staple food of South India, Dosa is famous all over India and is known […]

Idli Sambar on a banana leaf
Sambar

Idli Sambar

Idli is a popular South Indian dish which is loved and relished across the country. […]

Samai Dosa
Dosa

Samai Dosa

Samai is a type of millet which is also sometimes referred as little millet. It […]

Mangalore Idli
Idli

Mangalore Idli

Mangalore Idli, is a delicacy from the rich food land of Udupi, Mangalore. Udupi, famous for […]