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दक्षिण भारतीय डिनर - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (South Indian Dinner recipes in Hindi)
દક્ષિણ ભારતીય ડિનર રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (South Indian Dinner recipes in Gujarati)

South Indian Dinner Recipes, South Indian Dinner Recipes Vegetarian

The moment we think about South Indian food, idli, dosa and vada are the popular dishes that strikes our mind – and it’s fair enough because they are not only popular in South India but, all over the country. They can be enjoyed anytime of the day be it for breakfast, evening snacks or dinner.

Gongura Pulihora RecipeGongura Pulihora Recipe

South Indian Dinner Recipes, Idli, Dosa

Freshly steamed idli with the popular coconut chutney or dry chutneys like milagai podi mixed with oil/ghee and piping hot sambhar is a staple at most households.

DosaDosa

Also, different states have different varieties of dosas to offer – like the neer dosa, benne dosa of Karnataka and pesarattu of Andhra, adai of Tamil Nadu. Served with chutneys like tomato chutney, spicy onion chutney, red garlic chutney, etc. or dry chutney powders like the malgapodi or curry leaves powder.

Tomato Coconut ChutneyTomato Coconut Chutney

South Indian Dinner Recipes, Rice dishes

Coconut RiceCoconut Rice

Rice holds a special position in the South Indian kitchen. Lunch and dinner are dominated by rice and it is eaten with various curries and dal. Another, comfort food is More Chadam (DAHI CHAWAL) curd rice.

Curd RiceCurd Rice

That said, the final master stroke given is the zesty tempering of mustard seeds, asafetida, urad dal and curry leaves. Just like Dal Khichdi in North, Khichdi Kadhi in West, South Indian’s eat Sambar Rice also known as Sambar Sadam.

One dish meals like Bisi Bele Bath, a hot and spicy rice preparation is made using rice, dal and vegetables flavoured with a special masala and tamarind pulp. Most rice preparations are served piping hot topped with lots of ghee and accompanied by fried papads and a cool raita.

 Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat

To pep it up, they even make a wide range of rice delicacies combining or tempering various ingredients in different ways. Here is a list of some of my personal favorites :

1. Tamarind Rice

2. South Indian Peanut Rice

3. Tangy Kachi Keri Rice

4. Lemon Rice Recipe

Tamarind RiceTamarind Rice

South Indian Dinner Recipes, Curry

Each nook and corner of Southern India has a different food story to tell. Coconut oil is majorly used to cook curries and from coconut milk to freshly grated coconut or coconut based pastes, something or the other is added to make varieties of stews and curries.

Vegetable StewVegetable Stew

Locally available vegetables like pumpkin, yam, raw banana, drumsticks are abundantly used. Tamarind pulp or kokum, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds, red chillies, broken urad dal and chana dal are frequently used ingredients in South Indian cooking.

They are used to make different combinations of masalas to make South Indian curries.

Ela Ada Recipe
Ela Ada Recipe

Enjoy delicious curries like with Potato Stew, Kadala Curry or Vegetable Kurma with Appam , Idiyappam or Puttu. Steamed rice are also enjoyed with rasam and avial. Varities of Kalan, Kootu curry , errisery are enjoyed with parotta, akki roti, kallappam or uttapam.

Quick IdiyappamQuick Idiyappam

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Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast recipe
adai recipe | adai dosa | quick South-Indian style adai dosa | Chettinad kara adai | with amazing 29 images. adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of ....
Kanchipuram Idli recipe
Kanchipuram is famous for more than silk sarees! In fact, this special savoury idli got its name from that small town in Tamil Nadu. It is offered at the Sri Varadharaja Swamy Temple, and food-lovers are generally prepared to even withstand the hardships of a long queue to buy the prasad of tast ....
Cooked Rice Idli recipe
These super-soft idlis are made with a combination of readymade idli rava and cooked rice along with fluffy, wet-ground urad dal. It is easier to prepare this idli compared to the traditional one, as you need to soak wet-grind only the urad dal. It is also a relatively foolproof method that is ....
Puttu, Kerala Homemade Rice Puttu for Breakfast recipe
A timeless culinary treasure from the kitchens of Kerala, Puttu is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can think of! Made of steamed rice flour and grated coconut, Puttu has a unique taste and texture, which comes from the special container that it is steamed in. Traditionally, Puttu was steame ....
Banana Pongal, Sweet South Indian Banana Porridge recipe
Here is a traditional South Indian treat, which is prepared during most religious functions, especially during the harvest festival of Sankrant . Of a consistency similar to khichdi, the Sw ....
Adai, Protein Rich Adai Recipe recipe
Adai, an all-time favourite South Indian snack , comprises a mix of different dals soaked and ground along with rice and spices to make a batter, which is cooked into thick pancakes. Add Adai to your meal to ....
Dosa (  South Indian Recipe) recipe
dosa recipe | with dosa batter recipe | South Indian dosa | how to make dosa | with 22 amazing images. Dosa has put South India on every culinary hot spot of the ....
Ven Pongal, South Indian Breakfast recipe
Ven Pongal is South India’s equivalent of the North Indian khichdi. Cooked rice and moong dal are flavoured with ginger, crushed peppercorns and cumin seeds, and garnished with ghee-roasted cashew nuts and curry leaves. Ven Pongal has a unique flavour and consistency, which are rich yet soothing ....
Mango Sasav, Mango in Coconut Curry recipe
Mango in Coconut Curry is a sweet, sour and spicy dish that is popular in the Konkan region. Peeled, whole mangoes are cooked with jaggery and perked up with a mildly-spiced coconut paste. The tempering of mustard seeds and red chillies is very important to get the characteristic taste of this dish. ....
Pesarattu recipe
When you are in Andhra Pradesh, you must try their famous whole green moong dosas, known as Pesarattu. On the other hand, you can try it right away in your own kitchen! These delicious green gram dosas include a little bit of rice for crispness, as well as green chillies and ginger for an eleg ....
Masala Appe, Masala Paniyaram,  Made From Idli Batter recipe
masala appe recipe | masala paniyaram | masala appe made with idli batter | with 17 amazing images. Quick and easy snack made with idli batter, the Masala Appe is worth calling as Magic Ap ....
Crispy Paper Dosa recipe
paper dosa recipe | crispy paper dosa | South Indian paper dosa | restaurant style paper dosa | with 16 amazing images. Paper dosa is made from a batter of raw ri ....
Appam ( How To Make Appam ) recipe
Appam is a famous dish from the keralite repertoire of south indian cooking. This recipe is an easy-to-make, instant version of the otherwise tough-to-make dish. Since yeast is used, the batter need not be fermented for long unlike the traditional version. Serve appam with slightly-sweetened coconut ....
Mullangi Sambar, South Indian Radish Sambhar recipe
The Mullangi Sambhar is an all-time favourite of the South Indians, especially those in Tamil Nadu where it is made very often. Being simple and easy, it is an everyday fare. The strong flavour and aroma of radish together with the spiciness of the sambhar masala make this a mouth-watering treat ....
Sambar Masala ( How To Make Sambhar Masala) recipe
Sambar Masala is quick and easy to make and a must in every Indian kitchen if you love South Indian food. You can follow this easy recipe of how to make Sambar Masala at home as this is the base ingredient to make Sambar. If yo ....
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