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!

Avial
Onam, South Indian

Avial

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, special occasions and marriages. Avial is made either as a gravy or as a dry dish. The Kerala style Avial […]

Vengaya Sambar (Onion Sambar)
Onion, Sambar

Vengaya Sambar

Vengaya means onion in the Tamil language. Onion Sambar is one of the most favorite dishes in South Indian states which is ideal for a healthy breakfast. It is commonly served at every restaurant in South Indian and Sri Lankan states and also can be found in any restaurant that […]

Poondu Rasam (Garlic Rasam)
Rasam

Poondu Rasam

Poondu Rasam actually means garlic rasam since garlic is called Poondu in Tamil. Garlic is a key ingredient in many of the rasam recipes but here you will need to add few extra cloves to bring in more garlicky flavor to it. Nevertheless, this rasam smells and tastes great and […]

Mysore Rasam Recipe
Rasam

Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam is similar to the other types of rasams that are a part of the South Indian cuisines. However, it also differs from the regular rasam recipes in many ways. For example, in this rasam, you will have to use lentils and freshly grated coconut whereas most of the […]

Masala Dosa with Sambar and Chutney
Dosa

Masala Dosa

The staple food of South India, Dosa is famous all over India and is known as the ‘Pancake of India’ in foreign countries. Made from rice batter, dosa is rich in protein and carbohydrates. Different types of dosa like mysore masala dosa, Pesarattu, neer dosa, benne dosa, etc. are cooked […]

Mysore Masala Dosa
Dosa

Mysore Masala Dosa

Mysore, a city with a rich cultural heritage and history is not only famous for its palaces and Dusshera festival but is also known for its special cuisine. The Mysore masala dosa which is a treat to the taste buds is actually more popular in different parts of the world […]

Idli Sambar on a banana leaf
Sambar

Idli Sambar

Idli is a popular South Indian dish which is loved and relished across the country. It is a typical dish made from batter prepared from rice, urad dal, Bengal daal, and a few other kinds of cereal as well. Nowadays, people prefer making idlis from Semolina (Rava) as they also […]

Vallarai Keerai Dosa (Brahmi Leaves Dosa)
Dosa, Health, Spinach

Vallarai Keerai Dosai

While you may be seeking to implement a perfectly healthy diet for your family, they are likely to come up with demands for something interesting and new. Presenting the dining table with stuff that has never been seen or tasted by your family members can sometimes be a challenging task. […]

Manathakkali Keerai Paruppu Masiyal
South Indian, Spinach

Manathakkali Keerai Paruppu Masiyal

Keerai Masiyal is a popular South Indian (especially Tamil Nadu) dish and served with hot rice. Manathakkali Keerai (or known as Black Nightshade in English and Makoi in Hindi) is rich in nutrients with lots of medicinal properties. Consumption of manathakkali keerai improves digestion, treats constipation, ulcers, headache, skin infections […]

Ulundu Appalam (Urad Papad)
Vadam and Vathal

Ulundu (Urad) Appalam

Ulundu Appalam also known as Urad Papad is Hindi is a popular dish in India. You can find it in every rice plate offered in typical Indian dhabas and restaurants. It is made from Black Urad Dal, cumin seeds and asafoetida powder. It is deep fried in boiling oil to […]