South Indian Cuisine is spread over Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana and the union territories of Lakshadweep, Pondicherry, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Each region comes with its own flavors and you will be surprised that each regional cuisine in south india can be in turn subdivided into small cuisines.
Each of these cuisines have a variety of sabzi recipes, all of them have a unique taste and method of preparation. Coconut, Red Chillies, Urad Dal, Asafoetida, Turmeric Powder and Curry Leaves are some of the most popular ingredients used in the South Indian Sabzi Recipes. The crunch from the Urad dal, along with the addition of coconut makes these sabzi absolutely delectable.
In this page you will find a 100+ Collection of South Indian Dry Vegetable Sabzi from TamilNadu Poriyal Recipes, Andhra Curry Recipes, Kerala Thoran Recipes, Karnataka Palya Recipes & more.
Bhindi Huli Recipe (South Indian Style Tangy Okra) is a quick side dish of bhindi/okra flavored with red chilli powder, sambar powder, tamarind and onions; a healthy side dish with any meal. You can also pack this easy and tasty sabzi for your's and your kid's lunch box.
You can serve Bhindi Huli Recipe (South Indian Style Tangy Okra) along with Mixed Vegetable Sambar and Steamed Rice for a weekday meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Bhindi Recipes such as
Dahi Bhindi Recipe
The Thandu Keerai Poriyal Recipe is a wholesome recipe made from Amaranth leaves, that is steamed and stir fried with a simple seasoning. Amaranth is a very nutritious green leafy vegetable, that is packed with taste when it is eaten in a steamed form. The recipe is simple, uses less oil and perfect for diabetic friendly diet.
Did you know: Asafoetida has lot of medicinal value. According to Ayurvedic medicine, it is used for breathing problems including chronic bronchitis and asthma. ...
Karwar Style Karatya Kismore Recipe - Sweet and Tangy Bitter Gourd Sabzi is made from a crunchy sliced bitter gourd, tossed with a tangy and sweet sauce that forms the authentic flavors of Karwar Cuisines.
Bitter gourd is a vegetable with lot of bitterness, so therefore the bitterness can be reduced by adding jaggery and tamarind. In that way the bitter can be easily relished along with your other dishes.
The recipe is very simple and should be served as soon as it is made as the ...
Karwar Style Surana Bhaji Recipe - Hot and Sour Yam Dry Curry is a wonderful way to prepare yam in Karwar style. It has all the flavors like sweet, tangy and spicy that will tingle the taste buds of your tongue. The yam is pressure cooked so that it will be slow cooked with all the spices which will bring out more flavors.
Serve the Karwar Style Surana Bhaji Recipe - Hot and Sour Yam Dry Curry as a side dish along with Karwar Style Varan Kadhi Recipe and Steamed Rice for your ...
Erissery is one of the famous dish from Kerala cuisine and an integral part of any Onam Sadya. The base of the erissery is a blend with fresh coconut, cumin, pepper, and chillies.
Among the veggies that are commonly used, Chenakayi or yam is one of the popular choices to make this yummy Erissery recipe. Taste of Chenakayi Erissery gets enhanced from roasted coconut and coconut oil tempering.
Serve this traditional Chenakayi Erissery Recipe along with Steamed Rice, Malabari Parotta and Kerala ...
Chenai Kizhangu Poriyal Recipe is a simple stir fry made South Indian style. A homemade curry powder made up of channa dal, split urad dal, coriander seeds, dry red chillies and tamarind is added to give this Yam Poriyal a delicious taste.
Did You know: Elephant-foot yam are prescribed as medicine in Ayurveda to treat piles, dysentery, asthma, swelling of lungs, vomiting and abdominal pain. It is used as a blood purifier. It is recommended for diabetic patients for its ...
Sabzi is our everyday essential side dish for each and every meal, sometimes difficult to decide on which ingredient to choose from. Here is one South-Indian stir fry sabzi recipe with drumstick leaves. These greens are extensively used for cooking nowadays as healthy alternatives. Loaded with nutrients, good in taste and cooks in few minutes. The use of fresh coconut and roasted peanuts adds to that extra crunch in each bite.
Did you know ? Drumstick leaves is known for its excellent source of ...
Pudalangai Poriyal Recipe is an authentic Kerala dish and a dry side prepared usually as an accompaniment to the main meal. Snake gourd is sliced and cooked in minimal spices and tossed along with grated coconut.
Did you know: Snake gourd has a high moisture content, and hence has fewer calories. It is a wonderful source of antioxidants. Snake gourd is also said to be a diabetic friendly vegetable.
Serve Pudalangai Poriyal Recipe along with Matta Rice/ Chemba Rice Recipe, Nendra ...
The Spicy Potato Roast also known as Urulai Kizhangu Roast is a delicious preparation of the potatoes cooked South Indian style. Even the Bengalis have a similar preparation with a subtle variation and call it Aloo Bhaja.
Boiled potatoes are seasoned with mustard seeds and a few condiments, then slow roasted until the potatoes get coated with a crispy brown texture. The result is simply delicious.
Serve Urulai Kizhangu Roast along with Keerai Sambar and Steamed Rice for a weekday lunch. You ...
Matki Chi Usal Recipe (Spicy Moth Sprouted Salad Recipe) is one staple food in most of the Maharashtrian households as it is very easy to make and very nutritious as well.
All you need is to sprout the moth (matki) beans one day in advance and keep them. It is tossed with some basic Indian spice and then finished with some crushed dry red chilli and grated coconut.
Serve the Matki Chi Usal Recipe (Spicy Moth Sprouted Salad Recipe) along with Maharashtrian Kadhi, Phulkas and Kachumber ...
Green Beans Paruppu Usili is a common accompaniment or karamadhu (poriyal) that is served in Tamil style weddings. Not once have I come across a wedding that did not serve this truly wonderful dish. The specialty of this dish is the grainy texture, it is soft to chew, yet it looks very granular and dry.
In certain Iyengar (Tambrahm) households, Paruppu Usili is referred to as Paruppu Araichu, because the lentils are soaked and ground to a coarse paste, hence the name. In thamizh Araichi means "to ...
Pumpkin Thoran is a very simple vegetable preparation of yellow pumpkin that is flavored with coconut , curry leaves adding to the delicious taste of this dish. This sabzi can be prepared for busy weeknight dinners. Made with only basic ingredients and cooks in under 15 minutes.
ServePumpkin Thoranalong withCherupayar Curry, Steamed Rice andMoru Kachiyathu for a lovely lunch.
If you are looking for more Thoran Recipes, here are some that you can make along with your South Indian ...
Bharli Vangi or Stuffed Brinjals is one of the Maharashtrian vegetarian delicacies where we stuff Brinjals (eggplants) with spicy stuffing and slow cook them. This can be prepared dry or with extra gravy and served with roti or chapati.
Serve Bharli Vangi along with Panchmel Dal, Boondi Raita and Phulkas for a weekday lunch or dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Brinjal Recipes that you can make for your everyday meals:
Brinjal Curry Recipe
Ringna No Olo Recipe
Menthia Keerai Paruppu Usili Recipe is a traditional South Indian dish which is a combination of steamed crumbled lentils combined with finely chopped steamed beans or sautéed fenugreek leaves or carrots or capsicum or vazhaipoo (banana flower).
The steamed lentils are stirred in with vegetables and spiced with red chillies and asafoetida to get the burst of flavours.
Serve the Menthia Keerai Paruppu Usili with Vathal Kuzhambu (a tamarind based curry/gravy) along with hot white ...
Andhra Style Dondakaya Menthi Karam Koora Recipe has been in my family since generations. Packed with flavours, this recipe goes well with steamed rice for lunch or dinner.
This is a side dish that you can make even when you have less hand at time, since this is just a stir fry with recommended spices. Make this dry sabzi with dondakaya or ivy gourds for weekday dinners.
Serve Andhra Style Dondakaya Menthi Karam Koora Recipe along with Steamed Rice Recipe, and Andhra Style Vendakaya ...
Begun Basanti Recipe (Eggplant in Mustard Yogurt Curry) is a delicacy among the Bengali Cuisine. As it contains the two very used ingredients in most of the Bong cooking.
The “Posto Bata” which is the poppy seed paste and “Sorshe Bata: which is the mustard seed paste is a widely used in most of their curries and gravies. In this recipe the eggplant is pan seared well and then cooked along with both paste and yogurt is added to make it more rich and delicious to eat.
Serve the Begun Basanti ...
The Chow Chow Verkadalai Masala Curry Recipe is a simple easy one pot cook recipe that is flavored with sambar powder and curry leaves. It is made without onion and garlic, making it satvik and light on the stomach. The addition of peanuts, makes this dish very healthy and nutritious as well.
Chayote also known as Chow Chow is a low calorie vegetable that helps in weight loss. The high water content and fiber helps keep you fuller for longer without taking in a lot of calories.
Serve the Chow Chow ...
Aratikaya Tomato Koora is a delicious Andhra style plantains cooked with tomatoes. Plantains are rich in Vitamin C, K, amino acids and dietary fibres as compared to the ripened bananas making it relatively good for health.
Aratikaya Tomato Koora is a spicy dish. Unlike the other plantain recipes this one is spiced with ginger enhancing its taste and flavour.
Serve the Aratikaya Tomato Koora Recipe (Andhra Style Plantains Cooked with Tomato) along with Phulkas or Steamed Rice and Andhra Style ...
Kerala Pumpkin Black Eyed Beans Erissery Recipe is a quick pumpkin dish made healthier by adding black eyed beans. Flavors of Kerala like curry leaves, coconut, cumin are all present in the dish. A tadka of sliced sambar onions browned in coconut oil lifts the dish up.
Serve Kerala Pumpkin Black Eyed Beans Erissery as a side to a Kerala Sadhya of Vellarikka Manga Curry, Kootu Curry, Matta Rice and Ada Pradhaman.
Try some of our other pumpkin recipes:
Chakka Erissery Recipe is a delicious Kerala Style Coconut Laced Jackfruit Sabzi, that is served at the Traditional Kerala Sadhya, which is a grand feast made and served on a banana leaf during special occasions.
This delicious Sabzi/Erissery has Raw Jackfruit that is pressure cooked along with a spicy coconut masala is finished with a tempering of garlic.
Did you know: Raw Jackfruit is a rich source of dietary fiber, and does not contain any sugar. It can help ...
Gorikayi Palya is a dry sabzi recipe prepared with cluster beans or gawar phali. This is an easy recipe with scraped fresh coconut and spices. This makes a great recipe for lunch box as well.
Make this Gorikayi Palya for lunch or dinner and serve along with Thandu Keerai Sambar, Steamed Rice and Elai Vadam.
If you like this recipe, explore more of our Cluster Bean Recipes such as:
Crispy Gawar Phali Sabzi Recipe
Gavar Pumpkin Sabji Recipe
Gavar Ki Sabji Recipe (Cluster Beans Curry)
Kadgi Chakko Recipe is a raw Jackfruit stir fry that originates in konkan region of Karnataka. Cook the raw jack fruit and temper it with coarsely ground spice masala and this dish is ready.
Did you know: Jackfruit is one of the least known superfoods. It is high in fiber and hence offers higher satiation due to higher fibre and water content.
Raw jackfruit is great for diabetes. Research has found that raw jackfruit has a much lower glycemic load than rice and wheat. Hence ...
Chettinad Style Urulai Roast Recipe which is a spicy baby potato roast recipe is the classic version of the Chettinad style cooking. The masalas that are added into this roast are roasted and ground freshly and added which makes it the special dry gravy.
The spiciness of the roasted masala goes well with the boiled and sauteed baby potatoes. It is quick to make without any hassle. You can also pack this delicious sabzi for your Lunch Box.
Serve the Chettinad Style Urali Roast Recipe along ...
Kerala Style Chena Mezhukkupuratty Recipe is a rich and healthy stir fry made for yam. The masalas added into this makes it a lovely dish to be had anytime of the day. Then onions and garlic is ground and mixed with simple Indian spices to bring in the rich texture flavor to the whole dish. Yam is a type of root vegetable which is rich in potassium and vitamins.
Serve the Kerala Style Chena Mezhukkupuratty Recipe along with Thandu Keerai Sambar, Steamed Rice and Elai Vadam for your everyday ...