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
  • Black Chickpeas/Kala Chana Sundal(South Indian Chickpea Stir Fry)

    Sundal is popular for festive occasions especially when an offering is made to t...
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  • Restaurant style veg Kurma ( South Indian )

    South Indian style veg kurma is a delicious version, adapted from the North Indi...
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  • South Indian Chutney Pudi

    Chutney pudi all of you know south indian famous powder. It can be had with dosa...
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  • Thayir Vadai (Dahi Vada - South Indian Style)

    This is one great comfort food for me after Curd Rice. This yummy dish is almost...
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  • South indian Fillter coffee

    Tradtional way and Aromatic coffee, easy and Tasty.
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  • Kerala Fish Fry

    As a seafood lover, I am also a big fan of fish fry and top of the list is this ...
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  • Kerala style Baked Fish/Meen Pollichathu

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

    Fish in coconut gravy
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  • Vada Curry

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

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

    Mmochai kuzhambu is a traditional recipe from the land of Chettinadu/ karaikudi....
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  • Chettinad Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu/Chettinad Toor dal balls gravy

    This kuzhambu was shared by an aachi of Chettinad cuisine and immediately I trie...
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  • Pirandai Oorugai/ Adamant creeper pickle

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

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

    Chettinad masala kuzhambu makes a prefect pair when served along with rice as we...
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  • Vatha Kulambu

    It is close to Srirangam and is often served with roasted appalam. It is prepare...
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  • South Indian flavoured beaten rice pilaf/pulao

    Poha can be one of the healthiest breakfast option for all ages of people. I pre...
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  • South Indian Fish Curry Recipe-Recipe For Fish Curry

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  • Sambaram/Spicy Buttermilk

    One of our favorite refreshing drinks that my appa and girish uncle used to prep...
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  • Bisi Bele Bath or Sambar Sadam

    A hot lentil based aromatic Traditional Rice Recipe from Karnataka! A one pot me...
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  • Puttu kadala curry with banana sautee in jaggery sauce

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  • Puttu

    It is the most iconic breakfast dish of Kerala served with the Kerala Kadala cur...
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  • Oats puttu | Healthy breakfast

    Healthy steamed cake with oats flour & grated coconut
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  • Idiyappam/Nool puttu/Rice hoppers

    It is a traditional Kerala breakfast made up of rice flour batter which is then ...
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  • Meddu Vadas

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

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  • Rava Idli

    so much faster than rice idlis and just as yummy!
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  • Instant Oats Idli | Oats Steamed Cakes

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

    Vivika is a traditional south indian breakfast for special occasions, it is very...
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  • Flattened Rice and Oats Thatte (Plate) Idlis

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  • Nellikai Rasam/ Amla Rasam

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

    This delicious rasam is a healthy dish that can be prepared everyday for lunch o...
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  • Rasam

    It is a sour, spicy and hearty South Indian soup, bursting with the flavors of a...
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  • Mango Rasam

    A delicious mango dish to go along with rice.
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  • Green Grapes & Lemon Rasam

    Rasam is a South Indian soup which is a comfort food for most South Indians. Eve...
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  • Masala Sambhar

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

    Crispy Instant Dosa with wheat flour and veggies, a healthy recipe for kids too
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  • Toor Dal Dosa Recipe

    This is my mom's recipes.Toor dal dosa is a simple and delicious dish. Toor dal ...
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  • Thinai/Foxtail Millet and Poha Dosa

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  • Rava Dosa

    A south indian and easy to cook recipe for your breakfast.
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  • Mysore Masala Dosa

    This is a popular breakfast in South India! The perfect combination of spices a...
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  • Moong Dal Dosa

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

    Kal dosa unlike the regular thin crepes are fluffier and resemble an appam becau...
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  • Adai/Lentil Dosa

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

    A spiced butter milk recipe from South India.
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  • Milk Halwa /Palkova

    A quick and simple milk based dessert.
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  • Tilapia Fish Curry/Kerala Style.

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  • Roasted Pumpkin Soup

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  • RIce Puttu (kerala style)

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  • Prawns in coconut milk gravy

    This simple and flavourful dish is widely cooked and loved in the state of Keral...
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  • Chicken Stew - Kerala Style

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

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

    This is a Keralite dish made of yogurt, coconut and one vegetable like papaya, c...
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  • Pulissery - curd based curry with spinach

    This is a curd based curry. A typical dish served as an accompaniment with rice....
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  • Malabar Paratha

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

    A take on the classic roast vegetables with Kerala flavors
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  • Kerala Puttu

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

    This tasty and flavourful dish is very popular in Kerala, it is also prepared in...
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  • Chicken Fry

    This is a typical Kerala dish . It can be made with mutton or prawns in the simi...
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  • The Quintessential Kerala Vegetable Stew

    An everyday dish in a Kerala home, it transports you back to God's Own Country
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  • Meenum Mangayum Chaar (Fish & Raw Mango Curry)

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

    A bread puddingy version of a traditional Malabari snack called Unnakaya.
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  • Inji Puli ( Ginger & Tamarind Chutney)

    A traditional dip which is an absolute must have in a Kerala sadya
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  • Beef Chilli Curry

    An authentic beef chilli curry cooked with traditional south indian spices, it i...
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  • Vegetable Idli

    A great way to use up idli batter and make a brand new breakfast
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  • Paper Dosa

    Paper Dosa is a delicious breakfast option that has a thin layer and and is extr...
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  • Pearl Onion Sambhar

    The famous South Indian Sambar cooked with shallots/ pearl onions. Soft and deli...
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  • Kerala Appam or Palappam

    Feather-light and super yum ‘Lacy Hoppers’ from Kerala. Recipe courtesy Shannu...
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  • Chemba Puttu(Red Rice Puttu)

    Puttu is a traditional and most popular cylindrical steamed cake from Kerala. It...
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  • Kuzhi Paniyaram

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  • Salted Banana Chips

    A favourite snack in most states of South India. These easy to make chips are ma...
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  • Rosematta Rice (Red Rice)

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

    Set dosa is a soft spongy dosa made with rice, daal and poha.
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  • South Indian Vada Sambar

    Much loved and adored South Indian breakfast....even this is served as dinner in...
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  • Rasam

    A popular South Indian soup which is prepared with vegetables, a tangy taste fro...
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  • Vendakkai with Coconut Milk

    Kerela dish made from Okra prepared to be enjoyed with steamed rice.
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  • Meen Moily

    When on a vacation in Kerela, fish is probably the first dish i would eat. This ...
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  • Kerala Stew

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

    With Kerela's abundance of coconut, this traditional fish curry is cooked with ...
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  • Coconut rava Ladoos

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  • Coconut Chutney

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

    A typical Kerela dish made from beans, rice, coconut and spices.
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  • Kerala Parota

    It is a flaky, crispy and crumbly bread which makes it a favorite amongst all fr...
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  • 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...
  • Set Dosa

    A traditonal South Indian dish.
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  • Bonda

    These are fried dumplings made with flour, yogurt and spices.
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  • Appam

    These lacy soft hoppers are popularly served for breakfast in Kerela .
    40 mins
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  • Rava Fish Fry

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

    This Syrian Christian specialty is found on every street corner in Kerala. Bits ...
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  • Egg Roast

    A native dish to Kerela, eggs roasted in a fiery masala gravy enjoyed with appam...
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