We all love a fabulous South Indian Meal ! A plate full of South Indian dishes like Thakkali Rasam, Cabbage Poricha Kootu, Vazhaipoo Podimas, Kathirikai Poondu Pirattal, Pachai Payaru Payasam, Steamed Rice, Elai Vadam and Curd, sounds delicious right? Therefore, we got you this comforting and satisfying meal plate which you can make for your weekend Lunch or Dinner.
Thakkali Rasam, a traditional recipe in South Indian households which is served with rice or can be had as a soup on colder days. Along with Thakkali Rasam, We have a delicious Cabbage Poricha Kootu in which cabbage is cooked with Dal in a South Indian Style. To end the meal, we have two delicious sabzis which are Vazhaipoo Podimas and Kathirikai Poondu Pirattal. Both are very healthy and provides us the necessary nutrition for the day.
To complete the meal, we have Steamed Rice, Elai Vadam and Curd. Curd helps you in digestion and also helps you cool down in summers. What is a south Indian meal without a payasam right? Therefore, we tried this Pachai Payaru Payasam which is made of Green Moong Dal and it believe us it tastes delicious.
Thakali Rasam, a traditional South Indian Recipe which is made for everyday meals. This Tomato Rasam recipe is simple to make and makes a perfect dish to have along with rice or even as a soup for the winter nights. Tamarind and spices are added in this rasam which gives it more flavour and taste.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rasam Recipes for your everyday meals:
Simple to make and very healthy, Cabbage Poricha Kootu Recipe is a wholesome and delicious recipe where the moong dal is cooked and mixed along with steamed cabbage and a fresh coconut masala, finished off with a crunchy tadka.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kootu Recipes such as,
- Milagu Keerai Poricha Kootu Recipe
- Chow Chow Thakkali Kootu Recipe
- Mixed Vegetable Poricha Kootu Recipe
Vazhaipoo Podimas Recipe is a wholesome and delicious South Indian stir fry made from banana flower tossed along with coconut, green chillies and a crunchy tadka with curry leaves.
If you are looking for more Banana Flower Recipes, here are some that you can try in your kitchen:
- Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe (Banana Flower Fried Savoury Snack)
- Vazhaipoo Bajra Adai Recipe (Banana Flower & Pear Millet Crepe)
- Mocha Chingri Manohara Recipe
Kathirikai Poondu Pirattal, is a South Indian brinjal stir fry dish which is flavoured with garlic. The freshly roasted and ground spice mix renders a beautiful flavor to the regular brinjal. This recipe is a specialty of the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu and is made in the households very often.
If you like this recipe, here are more South Indian Recipes that you can try:
- Chettinad Style Pepper Mushroom Recipe
- Milagai Podi Uthappam Recipe (Spicy Chilli Powder Uthappam)
- Andhra Gongura Pachadi (Andhra-Style Sorrel Leaves Chutney)
Pachai Payaru Payasam Recipe is a Green Moong Dal Payasam, where the green moong dal is boiled and cooked in a creamy smooth coconut milk. It is then flavoured with cardamom powder and sweetened with jaggery and finally served with cashew nuts fried in ghee !
If you like this recipe, here are some more Payasam Recipes that you can make for festivals:
- Semiya Payasam With Coconut Milk Recipe
- Kavuni Arisi Payasam Recipe - Black Rice Kheer
- Appe Payasa Recipe - Poori Payasam
To finish this meal, we have steamed rice which goes perfect with all this dishes. If you don prefer rice, you can also serve Phulka along with this meal.
Elai Vadam is a South Indian rice papad that is very traditional to the south Indian homes. It is typically had with the main course of the south Indian rice, sambar and pickle meal. It can even be had as a snack when topped with chopped onions and tomatoes.