South Indian Recipes

The term South Indian recipes is so broad that it is tough to capture the immense diversity one finds in the Southern Region of India. The four South Indian States in India are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Andhra food is the most spicy of all regions. They also use little tamarind comparatively and use low smoking oil. Popular dishes of Andhra are Hyderabadi Biryani, obattu, Andhra Style Chicken Curry , Panasa Puttu Koora , Gutti Vankaya Kura, Andhra Pepper Chicken. In Kerala, a lot of coconut oil is used to cook. Fennel and black pepper are the main spices. Food is not that spicy. Popular dishes are Avial, appam, Chemeen Pollichathu, Fish Mappas, Meen Murringakka Curry, Cheera Thoran. Tamil Nadu uses a lot of tamarind and asafoetida. The cooking medium is gingelly oil. Most popular dishes are pulihogare, Rasam even pineapple rasam, panniyaram. Karnataka food is sweeter and sweetened by jaggery. Examples of dishes from Karnataka are akki roti, Korri Gassi, Neer Dosa, Kundapura Koli Saaru, Mysore Masala Dosa. Find also south indian recipes for lunch, south indian food menu list, south indian food recipes vegetarian, south indian snacks recipes, south indian curry recipes and south indian breakfast recipes
  • Kerala style Baked Fish/Meen Pollichathu

    This is a recipe of a flavourful fish baked in banana leaf.
    21 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Kerala style Fish Molee/Moly

    Fish in coconut gravy
    23 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Vada Curry

    This is a famous side dish at hotels in Tamil nadu for idli and dosa
    15 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Tamil style Chicken Kuzhambu

    A gloriously coconutty gravy, embellished with the homey flavour of curry leaves...
    22 ingredients
    90 mins
  • Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu

    Mmochai kuzhambu is a traditional recipe from the land of Chettinadu/ karaikudi....
    20 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Pirandai Oorugai/ Adamant creeper pickle

    Adamant creeper pickle, unforgotten grand ma's recipe. This is a traditonal tami...
    8 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Little Millet n Multi Grain Sprouts Paniyaram

    Gluten free and a healthy breakfast recipe which is most commonly sold at road s...
    11 ingredients
    10 mins
  • Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu

    Chettinad masala kuzhambu makes a prefect pair when served along with rice as we...
    19 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Chettinad Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu/Chettinad Toor dal balls gravy

    This kuzhambu was shared by an aachi of Chettinad cuisine and immediately I trie...
    25 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Vatha Kulambu

    It is close to Srirangam and is often served with roasted appalam. It is prepare...
    13 ingredients
    20 mins
  • South Indian Fish Curry Recipe-Recipe For Fish Curry

    17 ingredients
    20 mins
  • South Indian flavoured beaten rice pilaf/pulao

    Poha can be one of the healthiest breakfast option for all ages of people. I pre...
    15 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Puttu kadala curry with banana sautee in jaggery sauce

    13 ingredients
    60 mins
  • Bisi Bele Bath or Sambar Sadam

    A hot lentil based aromatic Traditional Rice Recipe from Karnataka! A one pot me...
    31 ingredients
    60 mins
  • Puttu

    It is the most iconic breakfast dish of Kerala served with the Kerala Kadala cur...
    4 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Idiyappam/Nool puttu/Rice hoppers

    It is a traditional Kerala breakfast made up of rice flour batter which is then ...
    4 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Oats puttu | Healthy breakfast

    Healthy steamed cake with oats flour & grated coconut
    4 ingredients
    15 mins
  • Sambaram/Spicy Buttermilk

    One of our favorite refreshing drinks that my appa and girish uncle used to prep...
    7 ingredients
    10 mins
  • Meddu Vadas

    While this is a typical south Indian breakfast item. this method of preparing me...
    10 ingredients
    180 mins
  • Sabudana idli

    5 ingredients
    15 mins
  • Rava Idli

    so much faster than rice idlis and just as yummy!
    9 ingredients
    10 mins
  • Flattened Rice and Oats Thatte (Plate) Idlis

    15 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Instant Oats Idli | Oats Steamed Cakes

    Break fast is the most important past of the meal, and it’s believed that eating...
    16 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Vivika or Pathaneer Sweet Idlies

    Vivika is a traditional south indian breakfast for special occasions, it is very...
    12 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Nellikai Rasam/ Amla Rasam

    Rasam, being a traditional home menu everyday, is always settled upon for a quic...
    11 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Tomato rasam

    This delicious rasam is a healthy dish that can be prepared everyday for lunch o...
    17 ingredients
    15 mins
  • Mango Rasam

    A delicious mango dish to go along with rice.
    13 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Masala Sambhar

    An essential part of the idli - Dosa - Chutney breakfast or lunch.
    18 ingredients
    35 mins
  • Wheat flour Dosa

    Crispy Instant Dosa with wheat flour and veggies, a healthy recipe for kids too
    8 ingredients
    10 mins
  • Rasam

    It is a sour, spicy and hearty South Indian soup, bursting with the flavors of a...
    14 ingredients
    40 mins
  • Green Grapes & Lemon Rasam

    Rasam is a South Indian soup which is a comfort food for most South Indians. Eve...
    14 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Thinai / Foxtail Millet + Poha dosa

    3 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Mysore Masala Dosa

    This is a popular breakfast in South India! The perfect combination of spices a...
    18 ingredients
    45 mins
  • Rava Dosa

    A south indian and easy to cook recipe for your breakfast.
    11 ingredients
    10 mins
  • Toor Dal Dosa Recipe

    This is my mom's recipes.Toor dal dosa is a simple and delicious dish. Toor dal ...
    5 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Adai/Lentil Dosa

    Adai is a very famous South Indian dish which is made from a mixture of lentils ...
    8 ingredients
    10 mins
  • Neer Mor / Chaas

    A spiced butter milk recipe from South India.
    11 ingredients
    10 mins
  • Moong Dal Dosa

    Simple and healthy crepes or dosas made from moong dal soaked overnight.
    7 ingredients
    15 mins
  • Kal dosa and Beerakai Chutney

    Kal dosa unlike the regular thin crepes are fluffier and resemble an appam becau...
    15 ingredients
    10 mins
  • Tilapia Fish Curry/Kerala Style.

    18 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Prawns in coconut milk gravy

    This simple and flavourful dish is widely cooked and loved in the state of Keral...
    10 ingredients
    20 mins
  • RIce Puttu (kerala style)

    4 ingredients
    10 mins
  • Milk Halwa /Palkova

    A quick and simple milk based dessert.
    7 ingredients
    15 mins
  • Roasted Pumpkin Soup

    12 ingredients
    70 mins
  • Pulissery - curd based curry with spinach

    This is a curd based curry. A typical dish served as an accompaniment with rice....
    11 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Chicken Stew - Kerala Style

    Food from the coastal region & me have always shared a bond… makes me feel at ho...
    17 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Instant Oats Masala Paniyaram

    Oats kuzhi paniyaram is an instant and easy to cook dish. There is no soaking, n...
    12 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Moru Curry (Kaalan)

    This is a Keralite dish made of yogurt, coconut and one vegetable like papaya, c...
    14 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Kerala Puttu

    Puttu is a traditional breakfast dish from Kerala. This recipe is a wholesome me...
    5 ingredients
    45 mins
  • Fried Pork Chilli

    This tasty and flavourful dish is very popular in Kerala, it is also prepared in...
    10 ingredients
    40 mins
  • Malabar Paratha

    Popularly callled as Parota, it is an origin of street food in Kerala enjoyed wi...
    7 ingredients
    60 mins
  • Kerala style Roast Vegetables

    A take on the classic roast vegetables with Kerala flavors
    13 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Chicken Fry

    This is a typical Kerala dish . It can be made with mutton or prawns in the simi...
    15 ingredients
    45 mins
  • Meenum Mangayum Chaar (Fish & Raw Mango Curry)

    A summer fish dish quite popular in Kerala when the first raw mangoes of the sea...
    14 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Malabar Bread Pudding

    A bread puddingy version of a traditional Malabari snack called Unnakaya.
    7 ingredients
    60 mins
  • The Quintessential Kerala Vegetable Stew

    An everyday dish in a Kerala home, it transports you back to God's Own Country
    14 ingredients
    45 mins
  • Vegetable Idli

    A great way to use up idli batter and make a brand new breakfast
    8 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Beef Chilli Curry

    An authentic beef chilli curry cooked with traditional south indian spices, it i...
    15 ingredients
    60 mins
  • Inji Puli ( Ginger & Tamarind Chutney)

    A traditional dip which is an absolute must have in a Kerala sadya
    11 ingredients
    40 mins
  • Kerala Appam or Palappam

    Feather-light and super yum ‘Lacy Hoppers’ from Kerala. Recipe courtesy Shannu...
    7 ingredients
    15 mins
  • Paper Dosa

    Paper Dosa is a delicious breakfast option that has a thin layer and and is extr...
    5 ingredients
    15 mins
  • Kuzhi Paniyaram

    9 ingredients
    10 mins
  • Chemba Puttu(Red Rice Puttu)

    Puttu is a traditional and most popular cylindrical steamed cake from Kerala. It...
    4 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Pearl Onion Sambhar

    The famous South Indian Sambar cooked with shallots/ pearl onions. Soft and deli...
    18 ingredients
    25 mins
  • Vendakkai with Coconut Milk

    Kerela dish made from Okra prepared to be enjoyed with steamed rice.
    10 ingredients
    45 mins
  • South Indian Vada Sambar

    Much loved and adored South Indian breakfast....even this is served as dinner in...
    22 ingredients
    45 mins
  • Rosematta Rice (Red Rice)

    Also known as Kerala Matta rice is a rich and healthy rice which is slightly pin...
    2 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Set Dosa

    Set dosa is a soft spongy dosa made with rice, daal and poha.
    9 ingredients
    15 mins
  • Salted Banana Chips

    A favourite snack in most states of South India. These easy to make chips are ma...
    5 ingredients
    25 mins
  • Rasam

    A popular South Indian soup which is prepared with vegetables, a tangy taste fro...
    14 ingredients
    40 mins
  • Coconut Chutney

    A refreshing chutney made from coconut. Serve with many traditional Kerala dishe...
    8 ingredients
    0 mins
  • Kothamara Thoran

    A typical Kerela dish made from beans, rice, coconut and spices.
    13 ingredients
    20 mins
  • Kerala Stew

    It is a lightly spiced and aromatic stew with mixed vegetables and coconut milk....
    17 ingredients
    40 mins
  • Fish Curry

    With Kerela's abundance of coconut, this traditional fish curry is cooked with ...
    11 ingredients
    35 mins
  • Meen Moily

    When on a vacation in Kerela, fish is probably the first dish i would eat. This ...
    16 ingredients
    40 mins
  • Coconut rava Ladoos

    5 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Kerala Parota

    It is a flaky, crispy and crumbly bread which makes it a favorite amongst all fr...
    7 ingredients
    75 mins
  • Aattu Erachi Anam/ Mutton Kuzhlambhu - Mutton cooked in Spicy Coconut Milk Gravy [Pressure Cooker Method]

    Since it's a custom to have breakfast before heading to mosque for the Eid praye...
  • Bonda

    These are fried dumplings made with flour, yogurt and spices.
    9 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Set Dosa

    A traditonal South Indian dish.
    6 ingredients
    30 mins
  • Egg Roast

    A native dish to Kerela, eggs roasted in a fiery masala gravy enjoyed with appam...
    12 ingredients
    45 mins
  • Rava Fish Fry

    A lovely sour and spicy flavoured serving of fried fish from Kerela.
    11 ingredients
    55 mins
  • Kerala Beef Fry

    This Syrian Christian specialty is found on every street corner in Kerala. Bits ...
    17 ingredients
    45 mins
  • Appam

    These lacy soft hoppers are popularly served for breakfast in Kerela .
    8 ingredients
    40 mins