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 Vadai Kuzhambu Recipe (Mudaliar Style Curried Fritters In Spicy Tamarind Gravy)

Masala Vadai Kuzhambu Recipe (Mudaliar Style Curried Fritters In Spicy Tamarind Gravy) is another curry form the Mudaliar cuisine of South India. A distinct combination of spices, unique style of cooking and the use of Vadagam (sun-dried fritters) is commonly found in this cuisine. A mixture of onion, garlic and spices are prepared, dried and stored for upto a year too. It lends an amazing taste to many Mudaliar dishes. In this speciality dish, Vadai/Curried Lentil Fritters are added to a tangy and ...

Chettinad Pattani Kurma Recipe (Chettinad Peas Curry)

Chettinad Pattani Kurma is the Chettinad style Peas Curry which is easy to prepare and filling when paired with rice and roti. Kurma or vegetable curry is a very significant dish in the Chettinad cuisine. It makes use of all the aromatic spices like fennel seeds, poppy seeds, whole garam masala ingredients and coconut making it very rich. Every household in the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu has their own kurma recipe. Serve this Chettinad Pattani Kurma recipe with ghee rice and Phulkas/Butter naan/Parathas ...

Cauliflower Kurma (Tamil Nadu Restaurant Style Cauliflower Chops) Recipe

When you visit a good veg restaurant in Chennai for dinner you will find it difficult to miss the sight and smell of a favourite dinner tiffin of the Chennai people, the 'Parotta-Chops' or in other words Paratha with yellow coloured kurma. This Kurma or Chops is typically made with Cauliflower as its key ingredient with almost a burji texture. Fresh cauliflower is chopped into smaller florets and cooked along with a rich creamy gravy made up of cashew nuts and poppy seeds. Tomatoes adds to the tanginess ...

Chettinad Style Pepper Mushroom Recipe

Chettinad Style Pepper Mushroom Recipe is a spicy dish having the prominent pepper flavor. Mushrooms are a storehouse of nutrients. It is a rich source of calcium and Vitamin D, making it beneficial for bone health and overall immune system in the body. Chettinad Style Pepper Mushroom is a semi gravy dish, making a great accompaniment for roti's and steamed rice for a healthy lunch or dinner. Have a look at our other popular Mushroom recipes Mushroom Strudel Recipe (Pie Dough & Filo Pastry) Mushroom ...

Easy Potato Kurma Recipe

Potatoes are universal favourite and one cannot hide or deny their desire for potatoes. Easy Potato Kurma is a perfect recipe for weeknight dinners which can be served with rice or roti. Potatoes are cooked with spices and grounded coconut paste. Potatoes are kids friendly and can be prepared in a jiffy. Prepare this easy potato kurma along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha and delight everyone in the family with this delicious curry. Look at the other interesting gravy recipes that we have: Chettinad ...

Kerala Style Eggplant Curry Recipe

Kerala Style Eggplant Curry is a dish that I learnt from my mum. A very simple dish which is just perfect for a cold rainy day. It warms you up with all the spices and the richness from the coconut milk. It is super easy to make, yet has all the flavours and warmth of a traditional Kerala dish. Did you know- Eggplant is a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1, and copper. It is a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. Eggplant also contains phytonutrients ...

Goan Style Black Chickpeas And Cucumber Masala Recipe (Taushem Tondak)

The Taushem Tondak is a delicious Goan style Black Chickpeas and Cucumber Masala Curry that is made in a tangy and spicy coconut base. Taushem means cucumber and tondak means masala gravy. The addition of Kabuli chana or black chickpeas to this tondak to make it a bit unique and a twist I have given to the recipe. You can add any type of gram to this tondak to make it a high protein and wholesome dish. Serve the Black Chickpeas And Cucumber Masala (Taushem Tondak) along with steamed rice for ...

Pineapple Gojju Recipe (Karnataka Style Tangy And Spicy Pineapple Curry)

Pineapple Gojju Recipe is a sweet and spicy, tangy curry made using pineapples, typical to Karnataka. It is a festive dish and served during weddings and other celebrations when a traditional meal is served on a banana lead. It is rich in flavour, thanks to the pineapple and freshly ground spices that are used. It is best served with hot Steamed Rice, but can also be served with Chapatis. Have you tried some other regional specialities like Kerala Cheriya Ulli Sambar, Hyderabadi Khatti Dal and Parsi ...

Goan Mushroom Xacuti Recipe

Goan Mushroom Xacuti is an authentic Goan traditional dish which tastes the best when cooked using wild or forest mushrooms, which are available during the rainy season. On the other hand Xacuti is a Goan Masala with certain blend of spices which is extremely popular across India and is used to prepare gravy based recipes.You can also cook this recipe with simple mushrooms, but for the real taste you should always go for the forest ones. Wild mushrooms are a bit more rubbery in taste and takes more ...

Kerala Kootu Curry Recipe (Pumpkin with Desi Channa or Black Eyed Beans in Spicy Coconut)

Kerala Kootu Curry Recipe is a very traditional north Kerala dish that is made from Yellow Pumpkin cooked along with Desi Channa or Black Eyed Beans and spiced with coconut. When I first had this dish in an ayurvedic restaurant I fell in love with it. The beans you wish to add is purely your choice and taste. I sometimes add whole toor dal (as shown in the image), desi chana (dark brown chickpea) or even black-eyed beans. Serve Kerala Kootu Curry along with Sambar of your choice. If you like ...

Amtekai Gojju Recipe - Indian Hog Plum Curry

The Indian hog plum is also known as Amtekai or Ambade and if you haven't, you are really missing something. It's tangy and looks little similar to tiny raw mango . That's why may be it's called wild mangoes too. Amtekai is a very popular fruit in Coastal Karnataka and is used as a souring agent to make pickles, curries , chutneys, raita and much more. The Amtekai Gojju Recipe is a classic dish made from this fruit which is flavored with traditional south indian spices in a coconut curry base. ...

Mooga Gathi (Sprouted Moong In Coconut Paste) Recipe

Mooga Gathi or Mooghache Gathi is a traditional Goan dish usually served in temples. This dish is made using green gram or moong sprouts in a delicious coconut gravy which is tempered with mustard leaves and curry leaves. This is a pure veg dish made without using onion and garlic. Yet, this dish tastes so delicious that you will want to eat more. This dish is also made on special occasions like religious functions and festivals where we eat pure veg food. It tastes best with pooris, but some people ...

Kerala Style Vendakkai Pachadi Recipe (Okra in Coconut Curry)

Pachadi is an essential side dish at any Kerala Sadya (Grand feast), whether it is a wedding or a religious holiday or a birthday. Pachadi is a side dish made from different vegetables like ginger, cucumber, pineapple, lady’s finger, bitter gourd or ginger. The traditional Vendakka Pachadi uses deep fried okra/ lady's finger. But my version of Kerala Style Vendakkai Pachadi Recipe uses baked okra making it healthier with very less oil. A Pachadi usually uses only yogurt for the gravy but I ...

Peanut Curry Recipe

Peanut Curry or Shengdanachi Amti is a Maharashtrian curry made especially during fasting days. This curry is usually served with varicha bhaat which is made using samo seeds. This Varicha bhaat and shengdanyachi amti is usually made during the holy month of Shravan when most people fast. Peanuts are high in protein and fibre and helps to improve satiety and aids in weight loss. They are rich in vitamin B6 and vitamin E and lots of minerals like magnesium, zinc, iron, magnesium, etc. Peanuts also ...

Puli Keerai Recipe (Tamarind Spinach Curry)

Puli Keerai is a traditional South Indian Recipe that serves a main course. It is more like a sambar or rasam that goes well with rice. Puli Keerai is a simple recipe that doesn’t need any special ingredient. The spinach that is used gives good amount of iron to the body. This can be packed even for lunch. Puli Keerai is a quick dish that can be prepared in minimum time on a busy day. Serve the Puli Keera Recipe (Tamarind Spinach Curry) with rice and Vendakkai Poriyal. You may also like ...

Kerala Style Cauliflower Kurma Recipe

Kurma in Kerala is a typical curry made with different vegetables, yellowish in colour with slightly mashed veggies and a vibrant flavour of coconut milk. Cauliflower Kurma is one such kind of curry that is teemed up with small chopped carrots and green peas and is particularly served with Idiyappam or Rice. Serve Kerala Style Cauliflower Kurma with steamed rice and Elai Vadam for a comfort meal. Cauliflower Kurma also goes well with Whole Wheat Lachha Parathas. If you like this recipe, you can ...

Maavina Hannina Gojju (Karnataka Style Ripe Mango Curry Recipe)

Mavina Hannina Gojju is a Karnataka Style Curry Recipe which is prepared from ripe mangoes. This curry is a cascade of spicy, tangy and sweetish taste. It requires fewer ingredients to make this finger licking Mangalore special maavina hannina gojju. The dish is traditionally made from fibrous mango variety (wild mangoes or kaadu maavu) which are sour and sweet and hence provide a unique flavor. This Karnataka Style Ripe Mango Curry Recipe provides a great side dish to plain cooked rice, Mustard ...

Avarekaalu Usli (Broad Bean In Gravy) Recipe

Avarekaalu or Broad beans are available in Karnataka during the winter season. This bean is soft, mushy and has a distinct aroma. My mom used to prepare a number of dishes using this bean. Avarekaal rotti and avarekaal usli have been my long time favourites since then. Avarekaalu Usli is a simple gravy recipe made with Broad beans and spices. Serve Avarekaalu Usli with Roti or Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for your weekday lunch or dinner. You can also try other gravy based recipes such as Soya ...

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, ...

Parangikkai Keerai Kuzhambu Recipe (Pumpkin Spinach Curry)

Parangikkai Keerai Kuzhambu is a yellow pumpkin curry combined with spinach to make a delicious weeknight dinner. This is a favorite preparation where the combination of green chillies and coconut along with coriander seeds and jaggery adds a touch of spice and sweetness. We love the pumpkin spinach curry (Parangikkai Keerai Kuzhambu) at home and typically savor it with steamed rice or broken wheat. Try our other recipes with pumpkin Pumpkin Erissery Recipe (Kerala Style Pumpkin Sabzi with coconut) Spicy ...

Goan Kaju Curry Recipe (Spicy Goan Cashew Nut Curry)

Goan Kaju Curry is yet another delicious dish from the western coast of India or the Konkan region. Goan Kaju Curry is normally made using the best quality goan cashew nuts and served as a vegetarian delicacy in goan weddings and parties. The Goan Kaju curry is made by following the traditional style of goan cooking which consists of roasting grated coconut along with onion, garlic and spices and addition of tamarind. Tamarind is used as a souring agent in most of the Goan dishes. Serve this Goan ...

Sautéed Aubergine With Tamarind Recipe

Sautéed Aubergine With Tamarind Recipe is a perfect dish for dinners or lunches. Makes an elegant dish for the lent season as well. The flavor comes from the tangy tamarind juice or paste which leaves your taste buds tingling and wanting more. Sautéed Aubergine With Tamarind Recipe is a super simple and abundantly flavorful dish that is perfect as a side for rotis/chapathis or plain rice. If you like this recipe, explore more eggplant/aubergine/brinjal recipes Aubergine And Cranberry Beans ...

Badanekaayi Gojju (Brinjal Curry) Recipe

Badanekaayi Gojju or Brinjal curry is one lip-smacking curry. A creamy, spicy, tangy curry that can be served with roti or rice. If you are bored of the usual Brinjal sabzi, you can give this recipe a try and it will surely be loved by your family members. Serve Badanekaayi Gojju with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha and Lauki raita for a perfect weekday lunch. You can also try our other Brinjal recipes like Kathirikai Podi Curry Kathirikai Pitlai Ringna No Olo Baingan Methi Ka Bharta

     
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