Latest South Indian Recipes

Below you will find a complete list of South Indian recipes including the popular and the lesser known recipes. There are a lot of different tastes when it comes to food, so it’s best to experiment with a variety of different dishes before deciding what you like best.
  • Akki Roti, also known as Arisi Roti, is a is a type of Indian bread that is made from rice flour, spices, water, salt and different veggies. It is one …

  • There are many different ways to make a dosa, but the Podi Dosa is one of the most popular. It is spicy and delicious, and can be made at home …

  • Rava idli is a dish that is popular in Southern India. Though the dish does not belong to any particular region, it has become a staple of South Indian cooking. …

  • Rava Dosa is a popular South Indian dosa variety made with semolina, rice flour and maida. In some places instead of rice flour, wheat flour is used. Unlike the traditional …

  • Mini Idli Sambar or Ghee Idli Sambar is a popular breakfast dish across South India, especially in Chennai and other cities of Tamil Nadu. The regular fluffy idlis are a …

  • Mangalore Idli, is a delicacy from the rich food land of Udupi, Mangalore. Udupi, famous for its Krishna Temple, has for long been notable for its lip smacking cuisine. This region …

  • 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 …

  • Vegetable Adai is a close cousin to Dosa and is very popular in South India. This is a delicious & nutritious dish made with mixed vegetables. Serve with coconut chutney …

  • Chow Chow Kootu (or Chayote Squash Kootu) is a popular South Indian kootu variety served with hot rice and pickle. This kootu is a simple and delicious dish and can …

  • Mathanga Erissery is one of the popular and traditional recipes of Kerala. It is an important dish on the Onam Sadhya menu. Mathanga Erissery or Pumpkin Erissery is a mild …

  • Ladies Finger Pachadi  is a very simple and tasty dish usually served alongside rice dishes. Also known as Vendakkai Pachadi in the South and Bhindi Pachadi in the North, it …

  • Avial (or Aviyal) is a very popular South Indian dish made with mixed vegetables, curd and coconut. Popular in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it is a must have during festivals, …

  • Pesarattu or Green Gram Dosa is a popular dish from the state of Andhra Pradesh / Telangana. Similar to a dosa but made with green gram instead of urad dal, …

  • Mor Kuzhambu is a traditional South Indian sambar variety. Similar to North Indian Kadhi, this is made using curd/yogurt, it is very popular and quite easy to make. Served with …

  • Rava Upma is one of the most popular and traditional South Indian breakfast and / or evening snack dish. Nutritious, tasty and very simple to make, this upma is made …

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!