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

Palak Pappu Recipe - Andhra Style Palakura Pappu - Dal Palak

Palak pappu also known as Palakura Pappu is a nutrition dense and protein rich dal palak recipe is very famous down south of india. The Palak Pappu is an ultimate comfort food when served along with a bowl of hot Rice and unapologetic amounts of ghee. If you are one of those people who makes trips to an Andhra restaurant to tuck into this pappu and rice, now you can make this at home whenever you please with this restaurant style pappu recipe. It can be served for lunch or dinner and makes ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kerala Style Kappa Ishtoo Recipe -Tapioca Stew Recipe

Tapioca Stew or Kappa Ishtoo is a delicious tapioca curry, prepared using coconut milk, fresh tapioca root and flavored with whole crushed pepper, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.  A very simple stew that is nutritious and rich in flavors, it has ingredients that are very minimal, yet which make great impact. Serve Kerala Style Kappa Ishtoo Recipe (Tapioca Stew Recipe) along with Steamed Rice Recipe and accompanied by sides of Kerala Vendakka Thoran (Okra Stir Fry) or Cabbage ...

Ellu Kuzhambu Recipe- Sesame Seeds Kuzhambu

Ellu Kuzhambu is a mouthwatering curry made with sesame seeds . It is a South Indian recipe which people usually serve with rice, appam or dosa. The sesame seeds are ground and then mixed with a tangy and sweet gravy made of tomatoes, tamarind and indian masalas. You can also add in extra vegetables to enrich the gravy with extra flavors and nutrients.  Did You Know: Sesame seeds have many potential health benefits and have been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. They may protect ...

Kerala Olan Recipe with Pumpkin and Black Eyed Beans - Coconut Milk Vegetable Stew

Kerala Olan Recipe with Pumpkin and Black Eyed Beans is a staple and a simple delicious dish from Kerala that is healthy and nutritious. The Olan recipe is made with yellow pumpkin or the white pumpkin also known as the ash gourd. It’s a mild stew that is delicately spiced with green chillies, flavored with curry leaves and coconut milk. It is also a dish that is served during the Onam Sadya meal of the Onam festival.  Red cow peas or red lobia is used to make the Olan but you can use the ...

Pavakka Theeyal Recipe - Bitter Gourd In A Roasted Coconut Gravy

The Pavakka 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 ...

Narthangai Curry | Sweet and Sour Citron fruit Curry

Narthangai Curry in the South Indian cuisine, especially tamil cuisine, citron is widely used in pickles and preserves. Here is delicious sweet and sour recipe of this fruit that can be had with steamed rice, dosa's or even along with phulka's. In Tamil, the unripe fruit is referred to as 'Narthangai', which is usually salted and dried to make a preserve. The tender leaves of the plant are used with chilli powder and other spices to make a powder, called Veppilakatti or Narthellai podi. Both ...

Kathirikai Pitlai Recipe - South Indian Tangy & Spicy Brinjal Curry

Kathirikai Pitlai Recipe is a traditional South Indian made with eggplant/brinjal. The the pitlai curry is made with freshly roasted and ground condiments and made tangy with tamarind. The toor dal adds to the protein, making this dish wholesome and nutritious. This Kathirikai Pitlai can be prepared using Kathirikkai / Brinjal or Pavakkai / Bitter gourd. You can serve the Kathirikai Pitlai along with a hot bowl of rice topped with ghee, along with potato roast and a carrot salad. If you like this ...

Kumbalakai Majjige Huli Recipe- Ash Gourd Buttermilk Curry

Kumbalakai Majjige Huli Recipe is a traditional South Indian recipe, a must for functions and festivals. It is a tangy curry made from buttermilk and coconut. This curry is usually made with water based vegetables like Bengaluru cucumber, white pumpkin, squash or snake guard. Okra is also a great vegetable that goes well in Majjige Huli. It is an authentic Karnataka recipe and you can find similar recipes across the south of India. Some make this recipe spicy and some make it less spicy with fewer ...

Palak Tovve Recipe - South Indian Dal Palak With Coconut

Palak Dal is a tasty and nutritious Karnataka style curry, also known as Palak Tovve, is quick to make and tastes delicious. Palak Dal is a nutritious combination of spinach and lentils, together they create one wholesome curry. Serve it with rotis for a simple weeknight dinner or traditional delicacies like majjige huli on the special festive occasions. Did you know: Spinach is full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. It has an extremely high nutritional value ...

Kuvale Sasam Recipe - Konkani Ash Gourd Curry

Kuvale Sasam Recipe is essentially a Konkani Style Ash Gourd Curry made with a curry of coconut, red chillies and mustard seeds that adds sharpness to the dish.  The ash gourd is pressure cooked and then combined along with this freshly ground masala and finished off with a lovely tadka of mustard seeds, red chillies and crispy curry leaves that add character to the dish.  Did you know: Ash Gourd is a highly nutritive vegetable packed with vitamin B and C along with minerals like ...

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- Amaranth on the other hand is a powerhouse of Iron and Vitamins. Amaranth is rich minerals, such as calcium, iron, phosphorous, and carotenoids, than most vegetables. Research studies show that it has ...

Tomato Gotsu Recipe - Spicy & Tangy Tomato Gravy

Tomato Gotsu Recipe is a quick and easy to make, spicy and tangy tomato gravy you can prepare for a change as a breakfast accompaniment. If you do not have coconut and you need to make an accompaniment for idli dosa or pongal then this is tomato gotsu recipe will come to your rescue.  The tomato gotsu is flavoured with sambar powder and coriander powder. Green chillies added to the gotsu adds the heat. The key to making a tasty tomato gotsu is using ripe and juicy tomatoes. Also the ration ...

Moolangi Tovve Recipe - Radish Curry

Moolangi Tovve is a simple dal which is made with the combination of lentils and vegetables. Tovve is a Kannada term which means a simple, basic and humble dal, something that is not heavy and is light on the tummy. Tovve is perfect for winter or rainy days and is best served with steamed rice, ghee and lemon juice squeezed on it. Tovve can be prepared with other vegetables of your choice or a combination of vegetables as well.  Serve Moolangi Tovve Recipe - Radish Curry with Steamed ...

Mavinakayi Gojju Recipe - Mango Curry

Mavinakayi Gojju Recipe is a lip smacking mango curry that tastes great with steamed rice, roti and dosa. It is tangy, sweet and a spicy curry. Coconut and various roasted spices and dals added in the curry heightens the flavour  and makes it even more delicious.  Mavinakayi Gojju  is quite popular in the state of Karnataka. Gojju is a Karnataka style curry made with any vegetable. As the mango season is going on, you can give this captivating recipe a try. Serve Mavinakayi ...

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 spices. Serve the Nendra Pazham Pulissery Recipe along with Steamed Rice, Pavakkai Poriyal Recipe and ...

Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan Recipe - Brinjal In Spicy Peanut Curry

Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan is a delicious preparation that is made from roasted brinjal/eggplant/ baingan. The base curry of the Bagara Baingan recipe is made from tamarind, peanuts and sesame seeds. If you are looking for a delicious vegetarian curry to serve along with your Biryani, then this spicy and tangy curry is your go to dish. The gravy is a little thick in consistency and you can adjust the consistency according to your taste and preference. The golden and yellow hue of the gravy ...

Bendekayi Puli Koddel Recipe - Lady Finger In Coconut Tamarind Curry

Bendekayi Puli Koddel Recipe is a simple yet delectable lady's finger curry cooked in freshly made coconut masala. It is spicy, sweet and tangy which makes it a perfect accompaniment with Steamed Rice. It is usually prepared using Ash Gourd or Pumpkin, however here we will be cooking with Okras/Bhindi/Lady Finger to give it a crunchy texture. Puli Koddel Recipe does not use onions or garlic. We have used garlic for flavour but you can make the recipe without the garlic as well. Serve the Bendekayi ...

Eggplant In Mustard Poppy Seed Yogurt Gravy Recipe-Begun Doi Sorse Posto bata Jhol

Begun Doi Sorse Posto bata Jhol or Eggplant in Mustard Poppy Seed Yogurt Gravy is a Bengali vegetarian dish. The eggplant is its main ingredient which is first marinated in chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. It is then shallow fried till golden and then simmer in a gravy of  mustard-poppy seed paste and curd. Panch Phoran masala adds a signature Bengali flavor to the Eggplant gravy.  Serve Eggplant In Mustard Poppy Seed Yogurt Gravy Recipe with Steamed Rice Recipe or Phulka ...

Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy - Kola Urundai Kuzhambu

Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy - Kola Urundai Kuzhambu is a traditional chettinad dish served for lunch during weddings, celebrations and festival times. Kola Urundai Kuzhambu is a traditional curry from the chettinad region of the Tamil Nadu. Chettinad cuisine is believed to be one the spiciest cuisines in India. The preparation is fairly simple, but has a perfect mix of flavors.  Serve Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy along with Whole Wheat Lachha ...

Thengai Paal Kurma Recipe - Mixed Vegetables In Coconut Gravy

Thengai Paal Kurma Recipe is often known as Vellai Kurma and is commonly known curry in chettinad area. Tender vegetables like cauliflower, potato and peas are cooked with green chillies and coconut milk. This can be prepared in few minutes and green chilies are enough for the spiciness. The addition of coconut milk adds a creamy texture and rich flavour to the gravy. Coconut milk is the only thickening agent in the curry. Potatoes also give this Thengai Paal Kurma a little volume. Serve Thengai ...

Mavinakayi Menasinakai Curry Recipe - Raw Mango Coconut Curry

Mangalorean Mavinakayi Menasinakai Curry Recipe-Raw Mango Coconut Curry made with roasted and ground spices with fresh grated coconut. There is a distinguished aroma emanating from the curry due to sesame seeds added to the masala. You can use any oil but coconut oil is preferred so that you can get the traditional Mangalorean taste in the recipe. Serve Mangalorean Mavinakayi Menasinakai Curry Recipe with steamed rice or Phulka and Kalyana Veetu Senai Curry  for lunch or Pumpkin ...

     
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