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

Karuveppilai Kuzhambu Recipe (Tangy & Spicy Curry Leaves Curry)

The Karuveppilai Kuzhambu Recipe is a classic and a traditional south indian curry recipe, that is made from fresh curry leaves also known as Karuveppilai. The curry leaves are ground with roasted spiced and added to a spicy and tangy tamarind water. The flavors from roasted methi seeds and coriander seeds brings out delicious flavors and taste. Serve the Karuveppilai Kuzhambu along with steamed rice and Potato Roast along a weekend lunch with family. If you like this recipe, you ...

Andhra Style Pappu Charu Recipe (Lentil Soup Style Curry)

Andhra Style Pappu Charu Recipe is an aromatic and spicy Lentil Soup like side from Andhra Pradesh. Pappu means Lentils and Chaaru means Curry and this dish is always a part of a Andhra thali meal. A very simple preparation there are many variants to make this with every home having their own method. A perfect combination of spicy, tangy dal, it tastes heavenly when served with Steamed Rice, and ghee fried curd chillies on the side. You can also try these other lentil-based Indian curries for a ...

Hyderabadi Khadi Masoor Ki Dal (Hyderabadi Style Lentil Curry)

Hyderabadi Khadi Masoor Ki Dal is yet another comforting dal variety in India's immense repertoire of lentil preparations. Dal, roti, chawal aur achar is my ultimate comfort food and I can survive on this menu for days. Khadi Masoor Ki Dal is one of my most favourite recipes because it is easy to make, yet has intense flavours and is delicious when served with a simple meal of Rice and Papad with Pickle. Have you also tried these other regional varieties of dal like Egg Masoor Dal, Maa Ki Dal, Varan ...

Chettinad Style Mulaikattiya Pasi Payaru Kuzhambu (Sprouted Green Gram Curry)

Chettinad Style Mulaikattiya Pasi Payaru Kuzhambu is a spicy Chettinad preparation made of sprouted green gram. Low in calories but high in fibre it is a healthy ingredient to include in your daily diet. Chettinad cuisine from Tamilnadu is popular for it's spicy and aromatic flavours. This kuzhambu is a delicious way to get your daily doze of sprouts. Flavourful and aromatic, it is best eaten with Steamed Rice and ghee, but can also be served with Set Dosa or Phulka. Here are three more ways ...

Vendakka Stew Recipe (Kerala Style Okra Stew)

Vendakka Stew Recipe is a wonderful mildly spiced Kerala style okra stew. The simple stir fried okras are cooked with coconut milk and flavoured with ginger. It pairs very well with the steamed rice or appams. Since, it does not use many spices it is fairly light on the tummy. Serve the Vendakka Stew along with steamed rice or appams for a weeknight dinner.  Other stew recipes that you can try are: Kerala Style Vegetable Stew Recipe with Coconut Milk Persian Eggplant Stew Recipe (Khoresht ...

Tirunelveli Style Mor Kuzhambu Recipe

Mor Kuzhambu is a mildly spiced yogurt based south indian curry. Tirunelveli Style Mor Kuzhambu Recipe is a variation to the regular Mor Kuzhambu. The spiciness of the red chillies and the sourness from the tamarind brings in a distinct flavour variation from the regular Mor Kuzhambu. You can try making Tirunelveli Style Mor Kuzhambu Recipe using local ingredients like Green Bell Peppers, Cayote Squash (Chow Chow), Carrots or Drumsticks. I have tried using variety of these local ingredients and it ...

Karnataka Special Huli Tovve Recipe

Huli Tovve is a speciality from Karnataka and is a must have curry in a traditional wedding meal. Huli Tovve is a kind of sambar made using ground masala with a lot of mixed vegetables. Serve Huli Tovve with hot steamed rice and Elai Vadam. If you like this recipe, you can also try Kerala Style Varutharacha Sambar and Tomato Onion Sambar.  

Pudalangai Milagu Kootu Recipe (South Indian Snake Gourd Curry)

The Pudalangai Milagu Kootu Recipe is a delicious dish made from snake gourd combined with lentils and coconut. This classic south indian kootu recipe is perfect high protein recipe that is nutritious and healthy. Kootu is usually vegetable cooked with lentils and grounded coconut masalas. The Pudalangai Milagu Kootu Recipe a typical Brahmin dish that is popular in all parts of Tamil Nadu. You can substitute ridge gourd/bottle gourd/pumpkin for snake gourd. And Snake gourd is referred ...

Hunase Gojju Recipe

Hunase Gojju, tamarind curry is one of the most lip-smacking dish. Hunase gojju acts as a side dish. It gives you tangy flavour from tamarind and the spice touch through the chillies that are used. It is a thick gravy consistency dish which can be mixed with rice and had.  Hunase gojju can be served for lunch with hot rice or Pongal.  Here are other recipes from Karnataka which you will enjoy. Mavina Hannina Gojju Karnataka Style Sooji Upma Recipe  Khara Avalakki Hayagreeva ...

Chena Kaya Erissery Recipe

Erissery is a traditional coconut based gravy dish that is prepared especially on the day of Onam. It is generally prepared with yam. Other vegetables like the pumpkin, raw bananas are also used. In this Chena Kaya Erissery, 'Kaya' refers to the raw banana and 'Chena' to Elephant Foot Yam. Both the vegetables are cooked and gently mashed. They are then simmered in a coconut gravy flavoured with jeera/cumin seeds. The tempering of the erissery by itself is a process and is so tasty. Grated fresh coconuts ...

Palak Tambuli Recipe (Udupi Style Spinach Tambli)

Palak Tambuli is a spinach based gravy recipe from Udupi, Karnataka. It is a simple, healthy and comforting side dish. Tambuli with green leafy vegetables are neither spicy nor oily. Tambuli is a light, nutritious, mild and soothing recipe, served with hot rice and pickle for simple dinner. If you like this recipe, look here for more similar recipes Yellow Pumpkin Dal Recipe Aloo Methi Masala Recipe | Potato & Fenugreek curry Beetroot Garlic Lemon Rasam Recipe Lemongrass Coconut Rice Recipe ...

Sweet & Spicy Kadala Curry Recipe With Tamarind and Coconut Milk

Kadala Curry is a very traditional dish of kerala, where kala chana, also known as the desi chana is cooked and simmered in a spiced coconut gravy. This dish, is an inspired version of the original where we have played with the tastes by making it sweet and spicy. The addition of Dabur Homemade Tamarind paste along with Dabur Homemade Coconut milk and jaggery makes the kadala curry lip smacking delicious. Serve the Kadala curry along with steamed rice and a Cabbage And Carrot Thoran ...

Sorekai Majjige Huli Recipe (Bottle Gourd In Coconut Yogurt Curry Recipe)

Sorekai Majjige Huli Recipe (Bottle Gourd In Coconut Yogurt Curry Recipe) is a traditional curry originated from Mysore which comes under Karnataka. The curry is a buttermilk based curry which is made by mixing in the pressure cooked bottle gourd which is then simmered with spicy coconut paste. There is a different style of the yogurt based bottle gourd curry made in the region of Mangalore or Udupi, the spices added to it differs which makes it less spicy. Serve the Sorekai Majjige Huli Recipe ...

Chettinad Keerai Mandi Recipe With Amaranth Greens

Chettinad cuisine is usually associated with its aromatic and spicy recipes. However, there are a few interesting recipes that are simple and flavourful, cooked in the Chettinad household's every day. Chettinad Keerai Mandi Recipe With Amaranth Greens is one of those simple dishes cooked on a regular basis. Mandi means the leftover water after washing the rice in Tamil. The recipe uses very basic ingredients found in the kitchen, yet turns out to be pretty flavourful. The use of coconut milk is optional ...

Mirchi Ka Salan Recipe (Chillies in Tangy Spicy Peanut Sesame Curry)

Mirchi Ka Salan is a very traditional recipe from the Hyderabadi/ Andhra cuisine served on the Eid festival. Salan is hot and spicy and has a tangy gravy. All the spiciness comes from chillies and tamarind, and the gravy blended with other freshly ground spices and peanuts. Mirchi ka salan is traditionally served as a side dish for Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani. You can also serve this dish with plain steamed rice or Tawa Paratha. Peep into more of our authentic Andhra-Telangana-Hyderabadi recipes: Andhra ...

Corn Korma Recipe

Corn Korma Recipe is a quick recipe when compared with other vegetable korma recipes. It is spiced mildly with peppercorns and is much creamy in consistency in spite of not adding any nuts, which is due to its main ingredient, corn. Serve Corn Korma with hot phulkas and Moongphali Bhindi Recipe to make it a complete weeknight dinner. Take a look at our other popular korma recipes Navratan Korma Recipe Kollu Vada Kurma Recipe (Horse Gram Fritters Spicy & Tangy Curry) Mixed Vegetable Korma ...

Manathakkali Kootu Recipe

The Manathakkali Kootu Recipe is a very classic South Indian recipe that is packed with proteins, vitamins and minerals. Kootu is a combination of dal and vegetable, with or without coconut. Manathakkali Kootu is a simple yet nutritious gravy that helps in controlling and treating acidity related problems. Serve the Manathakkali Keerai Kootu along with Steamed Rice, Salad for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner or even for a quiet Sunday lunch with family. If you like this recipe, ...

Menthe / Fenugreek Seeds Tambli Recipe (Karnataka Recipes)

Here's a bowlful of simple, healthy and comforting side dish, that's great to cool your body naturally. Tambli is a very traditional Karnataka dish which our grannys have been making from many years . Thambli is mild, medicinal and soothing dish that makes a meal wholesome. For better understanding we can call term tambli as medicated buttermilk / a type of raita / cold soup .You can prepare tambli with anything and most of them takes just 10 mins.Today it is " Menthe Tambli ( Tambuli ) / Fenugreek ...

Poricha Kuzhambu Recipe (Tamil Nadu Style Mixed Vegetables and Lentil Stew)

Poricha Kuzhambu is a traditional recipe from the Tirunelveli region of Tamil Nadu. It is a mixed vegetables and lentil stew, prepared using the mildly spiced coconut mix. It makes for a wonderful side dish with steamed rice. Since it uses mild spices, it is easy on the tummy as well. Serve the Poricha Kuzhambu along with steamed rice, Manathakkali Kai Vathal Kuzhambu, Carrot and Beans Poriyal Recipe and potato roast for a full course Tamil Nadu style lunch menu on the weekend.  If you ...

Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe (Spicy and Tangy Papad Curry)

Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu is a traditional Tamil Nadu style spicy and tangy dish made with urad dal papads and had along with steamed rice. It is easy to prepare and comes in handy on days you run out of fresh vegetables in the pantry. Serve the Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu along with steamed rice and Chow Chow Kootu for an interesting weeknight dinner.  Other similar kuzhambu recipes that you can try are: Tirunelveli Style Mor Kuzhambu Recipe Ellu Kuzhambu (Sesame Seeds Kuzhambu) Recipe Vepampoo ...

Cauliflower In Coconut Milk Curry Recipe

The Cauliflower In Coconut Milk Curry is a perfect blend of pan roasted cauliflowers and bell peppers that are simmered in a delicate coconut milk curry flavored with coriander powder, curry leaves, chillies, cloves and cinnamon. Serve the Cauliflower In Coconut Milk Curry, along with a hot bowl of steamed Foxtail Millet or Pearl Millets or Rice for a weeknight dinner Did You Know: Cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables. Cauliflower is anti-inflammatory ...

Nadan Tomato Curry Recipe (Kerala Style Tomato Curry)

Kerala, the land of spices, is known for it's lip smacking coastal malabari cuisines, World famous onam sadya and many more delicious dishes. Nadan Tomato Curry is a flavourful, simple and delicious side dish from Kerala Cuisine. Fresh and juicy tomatoes are cooked along with green chillies in a coconut cumin paste. The tempering of coconut oil and mustard adds to the flavour of this dish. This dish can be made within ten minutes and can be served along with rice, appams or dosas. A must try! Serve ...

Kongunadu Special Thakkali Kurma Recipe ( Tomato Kurma from Kongunadu)

The word ' Kurma/ Korma' make one's mouth, water. We instantly visualise a rich creamy gravy .There are so many interesting dishes from Kongunadu, in Tamilnadu. If you have been to Pollachi ,Coimbatore or even Madurai you will find the restaurants serving a tomato gravy along with Idlis/Dosas. It is popularly known as the 'Thakkali Kurma'. A rich, colourful and flavourful gravy and a must try recipe. Serve Kongunadu Special Thakkali Kurma along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for a weekday ...

     
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