10 Scrumptious South Indian Recipes
Food, the best mood-booster of all times has different variations in different parts of the country. Some can’t spend a single day without a chapatti and some can’t stay away from eating rice daily. India is blessed with varied variety of dishes and cuisines, originating from different parts of the country.
However, the spices of South are certainly irresistible. South India is not blessed with some of the finest tourist places, but also dishes that are absolutely mouthwatering.
The aroma of crisp vadas, the voice of spluttering mustard seeds, the tang of hot piping sambar prepared using fresh & pulpy tamarind, and the hint of feather-light, soft idlis – South Indain food pleases all the senses, in every possible way!
5 states, 2 UTs, rocky plateau, valleys’ & coastal plains, Southern part of India is exceedingly different from the Northern counterpart. Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh each have their own different cuisines.
Coorg is known for its spicy pork curries, and the shore of Karnataka boasts of slightly spiced seafood.
Listed below are 10 Best South Indian Recipes of all times-
1. Butter-Cheese Dosa
Cheese Dosa is an all-time popular & preferred street food of South. It is tempting treat of crisp & buttery dosas layered with plenty of cheese. Just Imagine, each dosa contains approximately 1/4 cup of cheese!
Dosa is cooked till the cheese melts and layers completely. Crisp form outside and soft from inside, Cheese Dosa is certainly a Cheese-lovers delight!
2. Chana Dal Vada
Chana Dal Vada is loved and relished along with tea or coffee as an evening snack. Each Vada is packed with onions, green chillies, coriander and spices. But the main ingredient, nicely ground chana dal paste makes it super scrumptious.
3. Chitrana Rice
Chitrana Rice is a popular traditional rice dish of Karnataka. This extremely delicious dish is prepared using powdered spices. The mustard seeds, sesame seeds, peanuts and Malgapodi Powder add that special touch to this Rice Dish.
4. Lemon Rice
An easy to cook, quick to make recipe, lemon rice is popular amongst young and old alike in South! Lemon adds the hues of tanginess, while the tempering imparts the special aroma to this simple yet tasty rice delicacy.
5. Chettinad Curry
Chettinad Curry, the spicy curry from the South State of Tamil Nadu tastes best with steamed rice. Poppy Seeds, Cashew Nuts, Cloves and Cardamom add a special taste to this curry. The best part about this dish is that it can be a week in advance and stored in a container as well.
6. Almond Payasam
The authentic ‘badam kheer’ prepared in the South omits cardamoms and nutmeg and uses tinges of of raw camphor and saffron instead.
The aroma and flavor of Almonds make this dish royal & delightful!
What can be better than relishing a bowl of Almond Payasam while relaxing on a couch in any of the Vedanta Wake Up hotel!
7. Dahi Idli
This appetizing and healthy Dahi Idli recipe is quick to cook and exceptionally flavorful thanks to the soothing of mustard and cumin seeds accompanied by chillies and curry leaves.
8. Appam Pancake
Appam Pancake is a honeycombed pancake that traces its roots to India’s Western costal region, the Konkan. The Goodness of Rice and Jaggery make this dish extremely healthy and nutritive.
9. Konju Varutharaccha Curry (Kerala Prawn Curry)
Juicy prawns sautéed in a steamy coconut curry combine to make this super delicious delicacy. This Malabar curry is sure to be a delight for the taste-buds!
10. Manglorean Drumstick Curry
The Mangalorean Drumstick Curry is a customary fare that mirrors the rich and lively flavors of South Indian cuisine. Drumstick and potato are sautéed with a tamarind-touched coconut masala, making the fare creamy and flavorful at the same time.
These are just 10 of the lip-smacking recipes of South. There are enough reasons to visit South India like Beautiful locations, peaceful places, Budget-friendly backpacking hostels and of course the Food and Fares!
So, wait no more and plan your voyage to the South Now!