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

Karnataka Style Bendekayi Gojju/Kayirasa Recipe-Karnataka Style Okra in Coconut Gravy

Karnataka Style Bendekayi Gojju/Kayirasa Recipe is the Karnataka style Okra curry in a tamarind coconut gravy which is one of the popular gravy recipes made with Okra/lady’s finger. The recipe is a simple dish to prepare and flavorful as well. There is a note of sweetness from Jaggery which helps cut the spiciness added to the gravy from the red chillies. Serve Karnataka Style Bendekayi Gojju/Kayirasa with Steamed Rice, Harive Soppina Saaru and Elai Vadam for a comforting ...

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 ...

Milagu Keerai Poricha Kootu Recipe - Palak And Moong Dal Kootu

The Milagu Keerai Poricha Kootu Recipe is a wholesome dish from Tamil Nadu which is packed with flavors from the roasted urad dal, black pepper which is ground along with coconut. Kootu is essentially a dal and vegetable combination which is coked with some everyday masalas. Did You Know- Spinach is a super food which is packed with a lot of nutrients and most importantly it is low in calories as well. Spinach and green leafy vegetables are important for skin, hair, and bone health.In addition, ...

Mixed Vegetable Sagu Recipe - Karnataka Style Vegetable Kurma Recipe

Karnataka Style Mixed Vegetable Sagu Recipe is an authentic kurma recipe from the Karnataka Cuisine. Many homes and even hotels in Bangalore prepare this kind of Kurma which is eaten along with dosa, idli, puri and even steamed rice. The Mixed Vegetable Sagu Recipe is very simple to kurma and has a perfect blend of spices and coconut gives a rich curry base. You can mix and match your favorite vegetables to this sagu recipe and experiment with the look, taste and textures. Serve the Karnataka Style ...

Potato And Peas Curry Recipe In Coconut Milk Gravy

Potato And Peas In Coconut Milk Curry Recipe is a delicious and mildly spiced curry cooked in coconut milk. Potatoes and Peas are perfect match and a crowd pleaser. The coconut milk adds a mild sweetness to the curry and in this recipe we have used freshly made coconut milk using Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder, which makes it really easy to make the coconut milk.  Serve the Potato And Peas Curry Recipe In Coconut Milk Gravy along with Phulkas for a weeknight dinner along with Carrot Cucumber ...

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 ...

Palak Lobia Curry Recipe

If you are looking for a calcium rich recipe then you must make this tasty Palak Lobia Curry. Cooked lobia or black eyed beans are simmered in a gravy made with dry roasted spices, coconut and tamarind paste. This curry tastes great with roti and rice. Did you know: It contains almost all essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, folic acid, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, selenium, sodium, zinc, copper, phosphorus, etc. Serve Temper Palak Lobia ...

Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili Recipe - Banana Flower Paruppu Usili

Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili Recipe is a traditional South Indian Dish which is a combination of steamed crumbled lentils combined with sautéed vazhaipoo (banana flower). Steamed toor dal idlis are sauteed and cooked further in a pan and later combined with tasty vazhaipoo (banana flower).  Banana flower are highly nutritious and have amazing health benefits. They ward off infections, manage diabetes and anemia and are rich source of Vitamin A, C & E. They are also a rich source of ...

Sundakkai / Manathakkali Kai Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe - A Spicy Tamarind Curry

Manathakkali Kai Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe is a very traditional South Indian dish, made from freshly squeezed tamarind and flavoured with some traditional delicacies like vathal, small onions, appalam. The ingredients could be new to many of the non South Indians and if you are adventurous enough to try an authentic south indian brahmin home cooked recipe, go ahead and give this tasty tangy spicy dish a try. You can also use Sundakkai to make this kuzhambu, as shown in the video. Serve the Sundakkai/ ...

Nendra Pazham Pulissery Recipe - Ayurvedic Recipe

Nendra Pazham Pulissery Recipe is a wonderful twist on a traditional pulissery that we all know. It is usually has  vegetables like ash gourd that is added into the curry but here in this recipe we have created a twist by adding ripened banana that compliments well with the flavor of ground coconut mixture and curd. It is also considered to be a part of baby food that you can make it with less spice levels. Serve the Nendra Pazham Pulissery Recipe along with Steamed rice, Pavakkai Poriyal Recipe for ...

Tomato Sheer Recipe -Tomato And Coconut Curry Recipe

Tomato Sheer is a mild curry made with coconut milk and tomatoes. This soothing curry is apt during hot days. Besan is mixed with coconut milk to make the gravy thick and creamy. Make this on a rushed morning to be packed into our kids lunch box with steamed rice or phulkas. Serve Tomato Sheer with Manathakkali Kootu, Steamed Rice and Elai Vadam for a comforting lunch. If you like this recipe, take a look at more gravy recipes like Lauki Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe ...

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 ...

Mambhazam Pulissery Recipe

Mambazha Pulissery Recipe is a traditional Kerala cuisine and is prepared by cooking vegetables in a curd and yogurt. It has subtle flavors of spiciness and tanginess. This authentic recipe is commonly prepared in all households for Onam and served as an accompaniment for rice. Fresh ripe juicy mangoes are cooked with spice powders in a coconut based yogurt gravy. The recipe calls for very few ingredients and is a perfect dish for summer where mangoes are in season. The curry can be prepared with ...

Prawns Kuzhambu Recipe - Tangy Prawns In Tamarind And Coconut Gravy

Prawns Kuzhambu Recipe is a  lip smacking prawn gravy made South Indian style. The flavour emanates once the tamarind paste is added to it and you can taste the tangy masala with each bite of prawn. You may add more red chilli powder, which is a perfect balance with the sweetness of fresh coconut. Weekend lunch with Prawns Kozhambu in the main course is a special attraction for all the family members eventually you will feel special too. Serve Prawns Kuzhambu along with Steamed Rice and Cucumber, ...

Gongura Pappu Recipe - Gongura/ Sorrel Leaves Dal

Gongura Pappu is an lip smacking dal made from the gongura leaves which brings in a natural tangy taste to the dal. Gongura Leaves are also known as Sorrel Leaves in English, pulicha keerai in Tamil, Pundi Palle/Pundi Soppu in Kannada and ambaadi In Marathi. In this recipe, the Gongura leaves are cooked separately along with onions and garlic and a few spices and then combined into the cooked dal to make the Gongura Pappu. Did you know: Gongura is a very rich source of iron, vitamins, ...

Chettinadu Kozhi Kuzhambu Recipe - Chettinadu Chicken Curry

Today’s recipe is Chettinadu kozhi kozhumbhu. This deliciously spicy chicken curry is packed with flavours and is sure to tickle your taste buds. You will love it. The quantity of spices mentioned can be adjusted to suit your spice levels. I love spicy curry, so I have mentioned the quantities as per my taste buds. Serve Chettinadu Kozhi Kuzhambu Recipe  along with Steamed Rice  and Spicy Chettinad Fish Fry Recipe for a weekday lunch or dinner. If you like this recipe, you ...

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 ...

     
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