South Indian cuisine is so much more than just Idlis and Dosas. Needless to say, the various culinary techniques, distinct to each state, make adequate use of this abundance. The seafood delicacies of the Malabar region. Vegetarian delights of Chettinad food, spicy curries of Andhra, and fried snacks of Kerala. Each of them ignite a different flavor in the mouth. We’ve created the ultimate bucket list for the best South Indian Dishes to help you out here.
Rava dosa is a delectably crispy dosa. A traditional tempering and quick mix-in of chopped onions, coriander and green chillies add excellent flavour to a batter made of ready flours and semolina.
Here in the Mysore Chutney, these ingredients come together with a combination of dals, tamarind and spices. To make chutney, put roasted Bengal gram, dried red chillies, garlic, lemon juice and salt with sufficient water in a blender jar and blend to a smooth paste.
One of the best South Indian dish that has become extremely popular is idli sambar. A traditional breakfast in all south Indian home especially in the states of Kerala, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh,Tamil Nadu and countries like Sri Lanka.
Vada is a very popular South Indian snack, which has a unique taste and fabulous texture. You can fry 4-5 vadas at a time. Drain and serve them hot with coconut chutney.
It tastes really good and the bonus is that this Uttapam recipe is also very quick to make, there is no grinding or fermentation required just soak it for 15-20 mins and you are set. The best part of these instant rava uttapams is that even after they have cooled down they remain soft and thus a perfect dish for lunch boxes or tiffin boxes. Similar to idli and dosa recipes, you can prepare Rice and Urad Dal batter in advance and use it.
Sambar also enhances the taste of delicious dishes like Idli, Vada and Dosa. Apart from these three recipes there are many other things that are served with sambhar. Combine lentils, sambhar masala, curry leaves and mustard, make South Indian style sambhar. Have a look at these delightful recipes, and take your pick.