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

Masala Vada Curry Recipe - Chana Dal Vada Curry Recipe

Masala Vada Curry Recipe also known as the Chana Dal Vada curry is a delicious South Indian curry made from masala vada cooked in a tomato onion gravy. Masala Vada Curry Recipe is a delicious and one of the best side dish for Idli/Dosa/Chapati. This curry is mostly made in north eastern parts of Tamil Nadu. It is packed with proteins and the goodness of Indian spices. Traditionally, this dish is made with deep-fried masala vadas. But, this one is made out of steamed vadas which is much simpler ...

Dappalam Recipe- Andhra Vegetable Stew Recipe

If you are craving for something comforting, full of nutrition and which goes along with a rice meal then you must make Dappalam. This amazing mixed vegetable tangy stew is made with mixed vegetables like carrots, bottle gourd, sweet potato, tamarind and jaggery. Its is easy to make and every mouthful creates a party in your mouth. Serve Dappalam along with Steamed Rice, Andhra Style Pappu Charu and  Zucchini Thogayal for a delicious Andhra Meal for a indian lunch or ...

Pavakkai Theeyal Recipe - Bitter Gourd In A Roasted Coconut Gravy

The Pavakkai Theeyal Recipe is an authentic dish from Kerala where the bitter gourd is cooked along with roasted coconut, tamarind and condiments. The theeyal can be prepared with a host of vegetables like pearl onions, eggplant, yam, drumstick, snake gourd, long beans, raw cashew, bitter gourd and many others. Pavakkai Theeyal Recipe (Bitter Gourd in a Roasted Coconut Gravy) is a 'must-have' in most Kerala homes and this Theeyal also holds great importance in the traditionally prepared Sadya, a ...

White Vegetable Kurma Recipe With Coconut & Cashew

White Veg Kurma is a restaurant style vegetable kurma that goes well with chapati, idiyappam, appam or parotta. This is simple and easy kurma recipe and tastes great. This recipe is as close as it can be, to the restaurant version of it. You will be surprised at the ease of making this recipe and we awed by its taste. Serve White Vegetable Kurma Recipe With Coconut & Cashew along with Muttai Parotta Recipe ( Ande Ka Paratha / Egg Filled Flat Bread) and Kerala Style ...

Pesara Pappu Pulusu Recipe

Pesara Pappu Pulusu Recipe is a simple comfort food, made using yellow moong dal. The addition of tamarind and a lovely tadka over it, packs it with all the flavours.  Pesara Pappu Pulusu  is high in protein and potassium and contains negligible amount of cholesterol. Serve it along with some steamed rice and a dollop of ghee for a quick weekday lunch.  Serve Pesara Pappu Pulusu Recipe with Steamed Rice, Andhra Gongura Pachadi, Kakarakaya Vepudu Recipe, Andhra ...

Green Moong Dal Kootu with Raw Banana Peel Recipe

Green Moong Dal Kootu with Raw Banana Peel Recipe is a very nutritious recipe that you must try at home. Usually we discard the raw banana peel and eat only the pulp. The banana peel has good amount of soluble and insoluble fiber. It is also found to be rich in antioxidants. The recipe is made with a blend of green gram and raw banana peel which cooked along with south Indian masala. Serve the Green Moong Dal Kootu with Raw Banana Peel along with steamed rice and Mango Rasam Recipe to ...

Goan Style Patol Bhaji Recipe- Green peas Curry Recipe

Goan Style Patol Bhaji Recipe is a popular dish available in most of the tea stalls. The bhaji is usually had with Pav for breakfast. The dish is made with dried green peas and cooked along with ground masala that are roasted first. By roasting the spice you will able to develop a nice aroma in the curry as well. The patol bhaji is usually served side by side with sukhi bhaji. Did you know:Green peas are good source of iron and potassium. As it is less in fiber, it helps in lowering the cholesterol ...

Kongunadu Style Kalan kuzhambu Recipe - Mushroom Curry

Kongunadu Style Kalan kuzhambu Recipe is famous from the Coimbatore region of Tamil Nadu. Kongunadu is a part of Tamil Nadu Cuisine that is majorly covers the western part of the state. The mushroom kalan is prepared with ground spice and simmered to create a spicy broth. That way the mushroom can develop a lot of flavor and it is eaten along with parotta by the side. Serve the Kongunadu Style Kalan kuzhambu Recipe along with parotta and Moong Sprouts Usal Recipe (Indian Salad Chaat).  If ...

Kathirikai Paruppu Kootu Recipe

Kathirikai Paruppu Kootu Recipe is a delicious combination of lentil and vegetables. The flavors used in this recipe are used in day to day cooking in the South Indian Style Kitchen. Coconut is one of the key ingredients. By adding whole peanuts into the dish, the texture of the dish becomes more appetizing as well. The recipes is purely made from the whole roasted spice that is ground and mixed into the curry. Serve the Kathirikai Paruppu Kootu Recipe along with Moong Dal Rasam/Pesara Pappu ...

Brinjal Mor Kuzhambu Recipe

Brinjal Mor Kuzhambu Recipe, a variation to the regular Mor Kuzhambu. This one uses brinjals, in the curd based curry, with a tadka of mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida that lend a lovely flavour to the dish.  You can replace the brinjals with any other veggies or your choice.  Serve the Brinjal Mor Kuzhambu Recipe along with steamed rice, Beetroot Poriyal Recipe or a Chow Chow Thoran (Poriyal) Recipe to make it a complete meal.  If you are looking for more Mor Kuzhambu ...

Poondu Milagu Kuzhambu Recipe - Tamilnadu Style Garlic and Black Pepper Curry

Poondu Milagu Kuzhambu is a traditional tamarind based curry prepared using garlic cloves and black pepper corns from the state of Tamil Nadu. Since the Recipe contains garlic and pepper corns, it helps soothe a cold or cough. It is spicy and tangy, at the same time garlic adds a lot of flavour to the curry. It makes for a perfect accompaniment with hot steamed rice and a generous drizzle of sesame oil. Serve Poondu Milagu Kuzhambu Recipe (Tamilnadu Style Tangy Garlic and Black Pepper Curry) along ...

Goan Bimbla Uddamethi Recipe

Bimbla Uddamethi or Bilimbi curry is a vegetarian Goan Curry prepared by cooking sour Bimba fruits in Coconut gravy. Bimbla fruit is found in most backyards of coastal Karnataka and are mostly used in making pickles as the sour taste of the fruit makes it really delicious. In this preparation, the fruit is cooked in a coconut gravy with a few spices and there is a burst of taste in your mouth with the sour from the fruit and the sweet from the coconut gravy.  Serve Bimbla Uddamethi with Steamed ...

Baby Potato Theeyal Recipe - Kerala Style Potatoes In Shallots And Roasted Coconut

Baby Potato Theeyal Recipe (Kerala Style Potatoes In Shallots And Roasted Coconut Recipe) is a recipe that has got inspired by the authentic Chettinad style "theeyal" curry. The recipe is made with baby potatoes which are pressure cooked and simmered in with the Chettinad flavored, spicy and rich curry. Chettinad is a type of cuisine originated from Tamil Nadu, It is one of the oldest cuisines from that state which influences the majority of people living in that part of Tamil Nadu. The cuisine ...

Kerala Special Mambazha Puliserry Recipe

Mamabazha 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, idiyappams and even dosa. Authentic pulissery uses small whole mangoes. You can however use sliced mangoes too. Try this ...

Beetroot And Paneer Curry Recipe In Coconut Milk

Beetroot and Paneer Curry in Coconut milk is a delicious combination of steamed beetroot and paneer. It makes a perfect curry to be served along with rice or even phulka's. The flavors of the vegetable have lovely South Indian notes, with the addition of curry leaves and ginger along with baby onions. Make this curry for a weeknight dinner for those busy work weeks. Did you know: Beetroot is of exceptional nutritional value; especially the greens, which are rich in calcium, iron and vitamins ...

Lauki Ka Salan Recipe - Bottle Gourd Salan Recipe

Lauki Ka Salan Recipe is a slight twist to the popular Andhra Mirchi Ka Salan Recipe with the addition of bottle gourd. The dish contains green chili, peanuts, sesame seeds, desiccated coconut, ginger and garlic and thick tamarind juice along with other spices.  Serve Lauki Ka Salan Along with Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani and Dangar Pachadi With Grated Carrots for a weekend lunch. You can also serve it with Tawa Paratha Recipe - Plain Paratha or Whole ...

Puli Manga Kuzhambu Recipe - South Indian Spicy Mango Curry

Puli Manga kuzhambu recipe is a delicious tangy spicy dish made from raw mangoes that is simmered in a tamarind extract curry. The addition of fenugreek seeds, jaggery and hing, makes this kuzhambu recipe stand out in taste. The flavors from the fenugreek seeds and coriander seeds that are roasted and powdered brings out the authentic taste of this delicious curry. Serve Puli Manga Kuzhambu Recipe / Raw Mango Curry along with Steamed rice, Kerala Parotta, Jackfruit Poriyal for a weekend lunch. If ...

Mixed Vegetable Kurma Recipe - Vegetables in Spicy Coconut Curry

Mixed Vegetable Kurma Recipe is a simple, yet delicious recipe that is made with a combination of spices like saunf, cinnamon, cardamom and ground along with poppy seeds and coconut. The addition of spices and coconut makes it a delicious combination for a side dish that can be served along with appams, dosas, parathas or plain rice. Serve the Mixed Vegetable Kurma Recipe makes a perfect spicy recipe that goes well with Idiyappam, Kerala Style Appam or even Kerala Style Whole Wheat Parotta for ...

Mangalorean Padengi Gassi Recipe - Green Moong Dal Curry

The Mangalorean Padengi Gassi Recipe is a wholesome curry that is made from Sprouted Green Moong Dal. The Gassi is a delicious dish from the Mangalore Cuisine, that is made with roasted coconut and chillies, and cooked along with tamarind giving this curry a tangy and rich taste and flavor. Serve the Mangalorean Padengi Gassi Recipe/ Green Moong Dal Gassi along with Kadalai Manoli, Ghee Rice and Butter Milk to make a delicious  lunch or dinner for your ...

Pazhutha Manga Pachadi Recipe - Kerala Style Ripe Mango Curry

Pazhutha Manga Pachadi is a ripe mango curry that is quick and easy to make and is a great weeknight meal. It is sweet and spicy at the same time, with the pungent flavour of mustard. A milder version of this curry with curd is served during Vishu Sadya, but this version has more intense flavours. This recipe uses the Chausa variety of mango but you can use whichever variety you like the most, as long as it doesn’t have too much fibrous hair like Langda does. Serve Pazhutha Manga Pachadi along ...

Amlechi Uddamethi Recipe - Goan Raw Mango Curry

The Amlechi Uddamethi Recipe also known as the Goan Raw Mango Curry is a delicious one pot dish that can be made for lunch or dinner.  "Uddamethi" meaning udda - urad dal and methi - methi seeds is a pure veg traditional dish which Goans prepare for any festivals or special occasions.  Serve the Amlechi Uddamethi (Goan Raw Mango Curry) along with steamed rice as a comfort food for lunch or a weeknight dinner. The Goan Mango Curry also makes a great dish for parties. If you like this Goan ...

Tamil Nadu Style Ulundhu Kuzhambu Recipe - Black Lentil Curry

Ulundhu Kuzhambu Recipe is one of the best curries that my mother makes so dearly. It is protein and fibre-rich recipe. The nutritious black gram dal and urad dal has high levels of protein and minerals. They also help reduce cholesterol levels to improve cardiovascular health.My mother uses sesame oil for cooking because of the believed cooling effect that it provides us. Did you know? Drumstick pods helps to build strong bones, it is very good for pregnant women also. Drumstick pods which are ...

Chettinad Thakkali Vengaya Kuzhambu Recipe

The Chettinad Thakkali Vengaya Kuzhambu Recipe is a tandy curry that is made from simmering baby onions also known as the sambar onion or Chinna Vengayam in tamil. Chettinad cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines of Southern India, that is packed with a few essential ingredients and that is the baby onion and the black peppercorns.  The Chettinad Thakkali Vengaya Kuzhambu is a perfect dish to go along with some steaming hot rice, Cabbage Poriyal and Appalam. Serve it for lunch ...

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 ...

     
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