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!

Samai Dosa
Dosa

Samai Dosa

Samai is a type of millet which is also sometimes referred as little millet. It is packed with nutrients such as calcium, fiber, iron, minerals and much more. Therefore, the dosa prepared with Samai is of high nutritional value, especially for the growing kids. Samai dosa is medium to light […]

Onion Rava Dosa
Dosa, Onion

Onion Rava Dosa

Onion Rava Dosa  is a delicious and crispy snack found in the menu of every South Indian restaurant. It is easy to make and is perfect for a great evening snack or breakfast. Rice flour and rava are the basic ingredients of this recipe and many more ingredients like onions, […]

Chettinad Kondai Kadalai Kuzhambu
Sambar

Chettinad Kondai Kadalai Kuzhambu

Chettinad cuisine is famous across Tamil Nadu and both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are consumed with equal fervor and delight by the native Chettiars. Most of the recipes are spicy as they consist of garam masala made from freshly powdered spices and grated coconut. The Chettinad Kondai Kadalai Kuzhambu recipe […]

Kancheepuram Millet Idli
Health, Idli, South Indian

Millet Kanchipuram Idli

Kancheepuram Idli is a well known variety of Idli from the silk town of Kanchipuram. Our Millet Kanchipuram Idli recipe uses millets instead of regular rice, hence, upping the health quotient. Kacnhipuram Idli is very different in taste from the regular idli. Served as prasadam in the auspicious Varadaraja Perumal temple […]

Millet Adai - Millet Adai
Adai, Health, South Indian, Tamil, Vegetarian

Millet Adai

Adai is a healthy South Indian Breakfast dish made with rice and a few varieties of dals/ lentils or millets. The ingredients are soaked and ground to a batter. This Millet Adai is a combination of Little Millet (Samai), Foxtail Millet (thinai), Barnyard Millet (kutharavalli). Samai Arisi or Little Millet  is […]

Rasam
Rasam, South Indian

Narthangai Rasam

Narthangai Rasam is made from the citrus fruit Citron (English). Citrons are one the earliest fruits among the citric group and the unripe ones are referred to as Narthangai in Tamil. High in Vitamin C, this fruit is highly popular in the Southern parts of India, especially Tamil Nadu. They […]

Mangalore Idli
Idli

Mangalore Idli

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 specializes in “saatvik” style of cooking that excludes lots of underground vegetables, spices and meat. You can check out a […]

keerai rava idli
Idli, Spinach

Keerai Rava Idli (Spinach Rava Idli)

Ever since Rava Idli was invented, it has been an all time favourite and a go-to recipe for instant idlis. The simple Rava Idli can be disguised in many forms. One of them is our recipe of the day, Keerai Rava Idli. This is a 30-minute recipe that can be […]

Green Gram Pesarattu (Green Gram Dosa)
Dosa, Health, South Indian

Green Gram Pesarattu

Pesarattu is a popular Andhra dish similar to a dosa but without the urad dal. This Green Gram Pesarattu (Moong Dal Pesarattu) is a healthy dish rich in proteins and can be served for breakfast or dinner with chutney or sambar of choice. Ingredients: Green gram – 100gms Raw rice […]