South Indian Cuisines and Recipes
South Indian Recipes section contains recipes of traditional cuisines. Rice and coconut are extensively used dishes. Dosas, idlis, vadas and uttapams are most used.
Indian cuisine is known throughout the entire World as a sweet cuisine and this tag doesn’t come along without some extremely solid arguments. South Indian recipes are basically a little different from the North Indian recipes. South indian food or north indian food, both taste just great. Though the spices used are same,spice mixture – masala used in them is not the same. The proportion of the spices is different and so they taste different. The southern part of India is famous for its various spices and also spicy foods. Its long past has witnessed the export of spices to many countries. South Indian cuisine includes cuisines from these four states: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Cuisines from these 4 states are different from each other, but there are similarities too. One of the similarities is that all of them are so delectable and appetising that leave you craving for more. That’s how magical and aromatic South Indian cuisine is.
South Indian Cuisine and Recipes
Andhra Pradesh cuisine and recipes
Andhra Pradesh is yet another mentionable state of South India. One can easily notice a clear Mughal impact on the cuisines of this state. The food mostly prepared here is believed to be quite spicy and hot in nature. To mention a few famous eatables of this state the yummy grilled kebabs, kurmas and the delicious Biriyani could be named.
Kerala is noted for its variety of pancakes and steamed rice cakes made from pounded rice. For the Muslims, the lightly flavored Biryani-made of mutton, chicken, egg or fish-takes pride of place. In seafood, mussels are a favorite. For the Christians, who can be seen in large concentration in areas like Kottayam and Pala, ishtew (a derivation of the European stew), with appam is a must for every marriage reception. Kerala also has it’s own fermented beverages -the famous kallu (toddy) and patta charayam (arrack). Arrack is extremely intoxicating and is usually consumed with spicy pickles and boiled eggs (patta and mutta).
Bisi bele bath, jola roti, idli, masala dosa, palya and gojju are very popular items on offer by the Karnataka region. Udupi is a famous cuisine originating from Karnataka and is considered to be the inventor of the famous ‘Masala Dosa’. A chain of popular udupi restaurants all over India are also a testament to the huge popularity of this Karnataka cuisine.
Tamil Nadu cuisine is sought after by the cuisine connoisseurs. Most of the credit goes to the Chettinad recipe that makes Tamil cuisine as exquisite as it is. Chettinad recipe offers a wide variety of non vegetarian dishes. Meat includes Fish, lobster, prawn, crab and chicken. Sun dried meats are also used to make delicious non vegetarian food. There is a long list of vegetarian dishes too. Stuffed dosas with coconut chutneys are quite popular. Idiyappam, Paniyaram, Vellai paniyaram, Karuppatti paniyaram are other vegetarian dishes to name a few.
This cuisine is a direct result from the kitchens of the Nizams or Muslim rulers. The Hyderabadi cuisine is the amalgamation of Muslim techniques and meats with the vibrant spices and ingredients of the predominantly local Hindu people. Hydrabadi cuisine is the ultimate in fine dining. Its tastes range from sour and the sweet, the hot and the salty and studded with dry fruits and nuts. One of India’s finest foods, the biryani or rice with meats and brinjal (or eggplant) or baghare baiganis are the jewels of Hyderabadi cooking.
Udupi Tomato Rasam
Udupi tomato rasam is my favorite rasam and a delight during the winter months. Tomato saaru recipe is a classic among authentic Udupi vegetarian recipes.
Mangalorean Chicken Curry
special dish of the Bunt community. Kori Gassi or Mangalore chicken curry with coconut goes well pundi, rotti, neer dosa & rice.
Neer Dosa Recipe
Learn how to make Neer dosa recipe with chicken curry, a Mangalore style speciality. Easy South Indian breakfast dish prepared with rice & coconut.
Rajma sundal, made for Dasara festival, is an easy to make & tasty prasadam among Navarathri sundal recipes. Sundal varieties make for good Upwas recipes.
Bellam Thalikalu is a sweet dish made with whole wheat flour, jaggery and cardamom. Vinayaka Chavithi recipe, Andhra style dish. Ganesh Chaturthi special!