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.

The Curry recipes and gravy recipes in south india vary from region to region. 

Kootu Recipes - Kootu is a form of gravy which is a combination of ground spices with coconut and combined with dal and vegetables. Kootu recipes are very nutritious makes a very wholesome and high protein meal. It can be eaten along with phuklas or along with rice and rasam.

Kuzhambu Recipes - Kuzhambu is a form of a tangy and spicy gravy that has no dal in it. Kuzhambu recipes are made with a variety of vegetables cooked in a spicy tamarind curry. The spices for the kuzhambu are either ground fresh or sambar powder is also popularly used to make this dish.  

Pulusu, Pappu, Koora - These are dishes from the Andhra Cuisine, which are made with dal's and combined along with chillies, coconut or even tamarind. Vegetables are also added to these to make it more nutritious and wholesome.

In this page you will find 100+ traditional collection of South Indian Curry Recipes from Panasa Pottu Pappu Koora Recipe, Poosanikai Rasavangi, Chettinad Kathirikai Chops Recipe, Kondai Kadalai Puli Kuzhambu, Chow Chow Kootu and much more

Omakka Curry Recipe - Kerala Style Papaya Curry

Omakka Curry is a simple Papaya based curry which is made in most of the Kerala households for lunch or dinner. it is mildly spicy and is eaten with Kerala Matta Rice. Full of flavour and taste, this curry is delicious and easy to make. So if you are looking for a delicious South Indian Curry for a vegetarian lunch or dinner, you should give this recipe a try. Serve Omakka Curry along with Matta Rice/ Steamed Rice for a weekday lunch. You can also serve it with Phulka and Beetroot Raita for ...

Kongunadu Urulai Kurma Recipe (Curried Potatoes from Kongunadu)

Kongunadu, the areas around Coimbatore and Erode is a fertile region. Every home in the village has their own garden and the people are passionate about growing their own fruits and vegetables. In the Kongunadu Cuisine lots of coconut and tomatoes are used as they are widely grown in these areas. Of course the taste of tomatoes grown there cannot be matched with the ones available in cities. The masalas are mildly spicy, tangy and tasty. Their dishes can be made quickly with simple ingredients in ...

Karnataka Style Tamarind Gojju Recipe

Karnataka Style Tamarind Gojju Recipe is a simple and easy to make gravy that is made by simmering tamarind water with chopped tomatoes and jaggery. The water is left to boil till it thickens. Then a tempering of curry leaves and mustard seeds are poured over it to give a tadka. It is usually paired with Khichdi and the traditional karnataka style rice dish called as Huggi. Serve the Karnataka Style Tamarind Gojju Recipe along with Karnataka Style Huggi Recipe along with some Gorikayi Palya Recipe.  If ...

Kerala Style Avial Recipe - Onam Sadya Recipe

The Avial Recipe is a traditional dish of the Kerala Cuisine that is made with a combination of root vegetables along with ash gourd and coconut. The flavors of the Avial comes from the use of coconut oil and curry leaves that make an important addition to this dish. The recipe is healthy and quick to make and at home. Serve the Kerala Avial Recipe along with Vathal Kuzhambu  and steamed rice for a delicious sunday lunch. Read more of our Kerala recipes: Kerala Style ...

Sweet Potato And Bitter Gourd Kulambu Recipe

We love purple sweet potatoes, as they are denser in taste than the regular orange sweet potatoes. I try a lot of dishes using them and I recently wanted to try something that has tangy, sweet, spicy and bitter taste. So I made this dish “Bitter Gourd & Sweet Potato Kulambu”. Bitter Gourd, Sweet Potato & Onion are cooked in tamarind along with sambar powder & other spices, condiments from the kitchen. However making kids eat Bitter Gourd is not a joke. So if you combine with sweet ...

Kerala Special Mambazha Puliserry Recipe

Mambazha Puliserry is an unique and special dish of Kerala. This dish is specially prepared on the auspicious day of Onam. However, the best time to prepare this dish is when mangoes are in season. Whole ripe mangoes are cooked in a coconut- sour curd spicy gravy. The pulissery has a burst of different flavours like sweet, sour, spicy and is a perfect accompaniment to hot rice, idiyappam and even dosa. Authentic pulissery uses small whole mangoes. You can however use sliced mangoes too. Try this ...

Sankara Meen Kuzhambu Recipe

Red Snapper is widely available fish and named after its snapping teeth. It’s fine texture and delicate flavor makes it unique. The fish can be broiled, grilled, pan-fried, steamed or can prepared curry. Sankara Meen Kuzhambu is prepared by simmering fish pieces with grounded masalas. The curry tastes delicious with plain white rice. This low-calorie fish is a great source of lean protein, potassium, and omega -3 fatty acids. Prepare this delicious fish curry and serve Sankara Meen Kuzhambu Recipe ...

Bendekaayi Gojju (Lady Finger In Coconut Curry) Recipe

Bendekaayi Gojju is also known as Saasive Gojju (Mustard seeds curry) as it uses raw mustard seeds. This creamy gojju is a tangy, sweet and spicy curry that goes well with roti and rice. You can serve it for a weekday lunch or dinner. Serve Bendekaayi Gojju with phulka or steamed rice for a healthy and satisfying weekday meal. You can also try other Lady finger recipes such as Bhindi Masala Dahi Bhindi Makai Wali Bhindi Punjabi Bhindi Kadhi  

South Indian Style Vegetable Kurma Recipe

South Indian Style Vegetable Kurma is a delicious mild flavored mixed vegetable curry that is usually paired with chapathi or poori. Wonderful aromatic spices are subdued with thick coconut paste and cashew paste to give it a rich creamy texture. Poppy seeds are must that goes into the kurma. Grind it with cashews to get a nice thick creamy paste. The flavor of poppy seeds in the kurma makes a lot of difference. Add any vegetables of your choice to this kurma, but the best options are carrots, beans, ...

South Indian Style Sorakkai Kootu Recipe - Bottle Gourd Cooked with Lentils

South Indian Style Sorakkai Kootu Recipe -Bottle Gourd Cooked with Lentils Recipe is a delicious combination of lentil and vegetables. The flavors used in this recipe are typically used in day to day cooking in the South Indian Style Kitchen. Coconut is one of the key ingredient present for all of their dry vegetable side dishes. Serve the South Indian Style Sorakkai Kootu Recipe (Bottle Gourd Cooked with Lentils Recipe) along with Steamed Rice and Parappu Rasam to enjoy a comforting meal. If ...

Avarakkai Poricha Kootu Recipe - Broad Beans Kootu Recipe

Avarakkai Poricha Kootu Recipe is a comforting side dish from south India. Avarakkai in other words called as broad beans is a wonderful legume which is rich in proteins and fibre. It is also a good source of minerals like potassium, iron and zinc. Poricha kootu is a traditional recipe from Tamil Nadu, the vegetable is usually steamed separately and mixed along a cooked dal. A tempering of mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves is drizzled on top over the end to complete the dish. Serve the Avarakkai ...

Pasi Paruppu Masiyal Recipe-Green Moong Dal Curry Recipe

Pasi Paruppu Masiyal Recipe is a simple one pot meal made by pressure cooking green gram along with tamarind water, green chillies and then tempered. So simple yet very comforting. It can be served along with hot steaming rice with a dollop of ghee or even with roti or jolada rotti.  Did you know: Green Moong or Whole Moong Dal is packed with protein and low in carbohydrates and is one of the best vegetarian superfoods out there. It has a low glycemic index and is high ...

Brahmin Style Vegetable Kurma Recipe

Brahmin Style Vegetable Kurma Recipe is a No Onion No Garlic curry which is made with loads of vegetables and cooked in a freshly ground coriander and coconut curry. The spice powders that are added into the curry are none as it is very simple and has all the flavors from the ground paste. The curry is also made in a Brahmin Style where they prefer to make curries without the usage of onion and garlic. It can also come under Satvik cooking which is a pure and natural way of consuming food. Serve ...

Karwar Style Muga Ambat Recipe (Moong Sprouts in Coconut Curry)

Karwar Style Muga Ambat Recipe (Moong Sprouts in Coconut Curry) is a curry recipe made from 'Muga' - which refers to the green gram which is mostly sprouted and used in recipes.The sprouted green gram is full of nutrients and is rich in fiber. Even during special occasions like marriages, the green gram curry is served as a side dish to be enjoyed along with rice. Karwar, is a small town near Goa, and boasts of it's unique and distinct cuisine. As it is a coastal town, lots of coconuts and tropical ...

Chow Chow Poricha Kootu Recipe

Chow Chow Kootu is made from a white squash called chow chow. It is combined with moong lentils, ground coconut, cumin, yogurt and curry leaves to form its delicious gravy base. The taste is fantastic and goes well with hot phulkas or Spicy Potato Roast Recipe (Urulaikizhangu Poriyal) and steamed hot rice. So enjoy cooking this delicate preparation of a chow chow kotu, which is simple and delicious and makes a one dish healthy meal. Alternate vegetables that can be used are chayote squash, bottle ...

चाउ चाउ पोरिचा कूटू रेसिपी - Chow Chow Poricha Kootu Recipe

चाउ चाउ पोरिचा कूटू एक सरल दक्षिण भारतीय डिश है जिसमे चाउ चाउ का प्रयोग किया जाता है. इस रेसिपी को बनाने के लिए चाउ चाउ को मूंग दाल, नारियल, जीरा, दही और कढ़ी पत्ता के साथ पकाया जाता है. यह एक स्वादिष्ट ...

Kathirikai Gothsu Recipe - South Indian Style Spicy and Tangy Eggplant Curry

Kathirikai Gothsu Recipe is a tangy gravy preparation of brinjal/eggplant that is cooked soft with the least amount of spices. Sambar powder is added which makes this recipe mouthwatering. To balance the spicy flavours we have added a little bit of jaggery as well. The Onions, curry leaves, tamarind bring out the flavors of this wonderful dish that is traditionally served along with Ven Pongal.  Kathirikai Gothsu is made in many different ways across South India. Many people ...

Kuruku Kaalan Recipe - Raw Bananas in Coconut Curry

Kuruku Kaalan Recipe is a delicious dish made from ripe bananas and cooked in a yogurt and coconut curry. It is a delectable traditional dish in Kerala cuisine, that is eaten almost every other day and is also a part of the famous Onam sadya.  Did You Know: Bananas are good for the heart, digestive system and vision. They are packed with potassium, a mineral electrolyte that keeps electricity flowing throughout your body, which is required to keep your heart beating. Bananas' high potassium ...

Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu

The Kerala Bhindi Curry also known as the Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu is a tangy and spicy curry made from okras also known as lady's fingers. The curry is cooked in a tamarind and tomato curry base and flavored with baby onions, fenugreek seeds, coriander powder and curry leaves.  Serve the Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu  along with steamed rice for a delicious Sunday lunch meal.  If you are looking for more Tamil Nadu Recipe here are some: Capsicum Usili Recipe (Tamil Nadu Style ...

Andhra Style Chama Dumpa Pulusu Recipe - Arbi With Sesame Tamarind Sauce Recipe

Andhra Style Chama Dumpa Pulusu Recipe (Arbi With Sesame Tamarind Sauce Recipe) is a traditional dish that we have inherited from our ancestors, made using boiled arbi that is simmered in sesame tamarind sauce. It is a perfect to make during weekdays lunch or dinner. Serve the Andhra Style Chama Dumpa Pulusu Recipe (Arbi With Sesame Tamarind Sauce Recipe)  along with Phulkas and Kachumber Salad for a weekday lunch or dinner. If you like this recipe, you can also try other vegetable recipes ...

Sadya Parippu Recipe - Kerala Style Lentils

Parippu or Lentil Curry is a very simple dish that is also a part of the Onam sadyaa. Served with piping hot rice, the dish is a delicate and simple balance of flavours that prepares the palate to the explosion of flavours in the dishes that follow thereafter. The parippu can be prepared in a variety of ways using different kinds of lentils. Using Green Gram lentils (Moong Dal) or Split Pigeon Dal, one can prepare a nutritious and beautiful dish that is delectable in its simplicity. Serve Sadya ...

Kerala Style Vendakka Uppadan Recipe

Vendakkai Uppadan is a traditional spicy recipe from the state of Kerala. Unlike, other dishes from this region, this one does not use coconut in it. The simplest of the spices are freshly dry roasted, ground and added to the recipe making it very aromatic. It is spicy and tart making it a perfect accompaniment with Rice. Serve Vendakkai Uppadan Recipe (Kerala Style Okra Curry) with Steamed rice, Snake Gourd Thoran Recipe (Turai Thoran) and Paruppu Podi for a weeknight dinner. Here are a few more ...

Iyengar Vendakkai Mor kuzhambu Recipe

Iyengar Style Vendakkai Mor kuzhambu  Recipe is a variant to the regular Pooshanikai More Kuzhambu  .This type of preparation is something very commonly seen in many Iyengars (a sect of Tambrahms Community) households. In other words it is also called as a south Indian version of “Bhindi Kadhi”. In the south Indian version of mor kuzhambu, It does not require Garam masala or garlic. The specialty in our cuisine is without these ingredients we can prepare an equally flavorful dish. Vendakkai ...

Chow Chow and Carrot Kootu Recipe

Chow Chow And Carrot Kootu is a classic kootu recipe which perfectly goes well with rotis as well as steamed rice. The mild sweetness from the carrots, spiciness from the green chillies balances out the whole dish. Serve the Chow Chow And Carrot Kootu (Chayote Squash And Carrot Curry) Recipe with rotis or with Steamed Rice, Vengayam Thakali Kuzhambu, Beans Poriyal and Rice crackers to make an elaborate Tamil Saapad lunch menu on a weekend. Here are few more Kootu recipes which you can try at at ...

     
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