Selected traditional collections of south Indian recipes are explained with easy steps and photos. Some of the traditional healthy and tasty varieties are vatha kuzhambu, Puliogre, Ragi mudde, Mukkala pulusu, Kappa etc
The entire living creature in the earth is composed of five elements and they are:Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. These basic 5 elements that determine what we are. Without any one of these we cannot live harmony. If there is an unbalance in any one of the five elements it may lead to tension, pressure and angry. These four elements (Except space) rule the Zodiac. The Zodiac rules our diet. Believe it, it’s true.
Parotta & Kurma are inseparable.Most of us would have tasted Parota & Kurma at hotels or road side motels or even on the road side hotels. But have you ever thought to prepare this great mouth watering dish at home. Its easy. With little practice even you can prepare this recipe. Paratha is prepared from wheat flour and it is available in most of the north Indian hotels. The south Indian style Parotta is prepared from Maida. Feast this great recipe to your taste buds.
Everyone loves samosa. It is easy to prepare at home. This samosa is stuffed with green peas and aloo. I am adding ajwain (Omam in tamil) for rich aroma, taste and digession. You can make nice new recipe from unused maida & samosa filling stuff. You can make kurma / gravy using the samosa's stuff and crispy snacks can be made from maida dough.
Sola Idli is a healthy breakfast recipe which is alternative to your daily and routine normal idli. Solam (Proso millet) is white in color and had been in wide usage several thousands years back in India and China. It has rich in minerals and vitamins. Those who have skin allergy please avoid. You can try Sola dosa also with the same batter.
This is yet another healthy breakfast recipe. Its too good for the growing children. Its easy, tasty and helathy. Though its liquid / semi fluid one glass of Ulundhu kanji is more than sufficient for breakfast. Kids will love this. Try it now!
This is Indo-Italian style masala pasta and sure Indian would love this. It’s spicy, tangy and sweet. I have pressure cooked rather than draining the water. It gives better taste. I like this spring type pasta compared other shapes.
Rice is the staple food for the people of South India. Consumption of wheat is less compared to North India. Most of the vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes of this region have a generous use of coconuts, pepper, mustard seed and other spices. Generally South Indian dishes are spicy. It has brilliant blend of flavors, bright colors, smell, and taste. So, south Indian foods are generally tasty, spicy and colorful. Moreover south Indian food is known for its medicinal value.
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Predesh and Kerala are the four states that constitute South India. South India is hot and humid. South Indians are generally vegetarian. Andhra cuisine from Andhra Predesh is too spicy. They use more chilli and pepper. Chettinad cuisine from Tamil Nadu is rich and flavorful taste. Coconut, banana are main ingredients of Kerala food.
South Indian food is served in banana leaf. It’s considered that banana leaf contains medicinal values and eating on it improves the health. With the rice centered and the other dishes adorned the banana leaf. After finishing lunch or breakfast, folding the banana leaf towards the front is considered as good habit.
South Indian foods contain Curry leaves, mustard, Asafetida, pepper and peppercorns, tamarind, chillies and fenugreek seeds are the main ingredients and these contain medicinal values.
Tamil Nadu is one of the important states of South India. Apart from its rich cultural past it reminds us that unique taste of yummy cuisines such as Idlis, Uttappam, Dosas, Rassam, Sambhar which are so popular here and also throughout the world.
Kerala is another significant state of South India. The basic food of Keralites is fish combined with steamed rice of usually large size grains.
Andhra Pradesh is famous for its hot and spicy cuisine. We can see the Mughal’s impact in the Andhra deishes. Generally it is too hot and spicy.
Karnataka food has mysore, dharwad, mangalore shimoga, coorg, and konkani styles of cooking and each of this has its distinct character and taste Its in not too spicy. More sugar and Jaggery will be added to Karnataka cuisine.
South Indian Recipes are great in taste and good to health and accepted world wide as medicinal foods.
What are south Indian Recipes?
Recipes prepared in and around of the states of Andhra Predhesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu.
How South Indian Dishes are healthier than others?
The due care is not only given to the taste but also the digestion system of human body, climatic condition, age criteria etc.,
Are South Indian Dishes medicinal recipes?
Not all the recipes are medicinal but many recipes have medicinal value.
Can you tell me couple of recipe that can cure diseases?
Pepper Rasam (Soup) that heals basic cold, cough and throat infection. The Plantain stem curry/ Salad dissolves small kidney stones.
Are South Indian Foods climatic based?
Most of the foods are climatic based foods. For example Raggi based foods are prepared during winter where as Kambu (Pale mallet) based foods are prepared during summer
Can any European consume South Indian Foods?
90% of the South Indian foods don’t suit to European. So careful when consume this
What are the basic steps a European has to follow before taste the South Indian Foods?
Check the whether the recipe has too much spicy and oily. Most of the Indian foods have spicy and Oily. You can start with Idly and Coconut chutney.