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

Goan Style Mushroom Shagoti Recipe

A medley of freshly roasted whole spices combined with coconut, this Mushroom Shagoti is an authentic Goan curry that is bursting with flavours. With a hint of sourness from the tamarind and richness from the poppy seeds and mushroom as a star ingredient, this Indian recipe is something different from the usual and worth a try.  Serve this Mushroom Shagoti Recipe with Goan Style Sana Recipe (Soft Steamed Rice Cakes) or Steamed Rice or pav for a weeknight dinner with ...

Bendakaya Pulusu Recipe - Andhra Style Ladies Finger In Tamarind Gravy

Bendakaya Pulusu is an Andhra Style tangy and spicy tamarind based gravy prepared with ladies finger/okra. The tanginess from the tamarind, the spice from the red chillies and sweetness from the jaggery makes for a perfect balance of flavours. Pulusu is similar to Tamil Nadu Kuzhambu which is also prepared with a tamarind and jaggery gravy. Serve Andhra Style Bendakaya Pulusu along with Steamed Rice, Andhra Style Palakaru Vepadu, Moong Sprouts Salad with Grated Carrots and Cucumber and ...

Chettinadu Style Kathirikai Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu/Gravy Recipe

This recipe of Kathirikai Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu is cooked in a spicy, tangy and sweet Chettinadu style gravy and simmered to a perfect gravy consistency that goes well with hot steamed rice and ghee. Vatha meaning dried is a common ingredient that are added in Kuzhambus in Tamil Nadu and the common kind of Vatha that are used in Kuzhambus are Manathakkali, Veppam Poo and Appalam. It is traditionally called Kuzhambu when tamarind pulp and spices are combined and cooked  with dried (vatha) ...

Bengaluru Style Brinjal Gravy Recipe - For Biryani

Brinjal Gravy For Biryani, as the name suggests is a side dish recipe that makes a delicious accompaniment for any Biryani. This style of side dish is prepared in Bangalore restaurants or at Weddings and served along with spicy biryanis. The tanginess and sweetness of the dish pairs well with any spicy Biryanis or Pulaos. In North India, Biryanis are usually served along with raitas and salans but Bangalore, being the melting pot of Indian culture, this brinjal gravy is served as a side dish to ...

Kondai Kadalai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe -Tangy South Indian Kala Chana Curry

Kondai Kadalai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe is a Black Chickpea Curry which is cooked in tamarind gravy. It is different from kerala kadala curry and North Indian chole. Its flavour and taste is unique. It pairs well with hot steaming rice, paratha and it also goes well with idli/dosa. As Chickpeas are high in protein, this gravy is healthy and delicious at the same time. It can be packed for lunch box too as it is wholesome food. Black Chickpeas are also are high in dietary fiber, rich in vitamins ...

Karwar NKGSB Style Bharli Vangi Recipe - Brinjal Curry

Karwar NKGSB Style Bharli Vangi Recipe - Brinjal Curry is what stuffed brinjals vegetable is called in Konkani language and in Hindi it’s called Bharwa Baingan. Vangi or Brinjals are of different types like the small black ones, or the surati vangi, or white vangi or the ones I have used here i.e. Kateri Vangi. The Kateri vangi are a little big in size with a slightly purplish colour like stripes and are sweet in taste. These are generally used to make the Bharli Vangi. Brinjals are called ...

Cabbage Poricha Kootu Recipe - South Indian Cabbage Dal

The Cabbage Poricha Kootu Recipe is a wholesome and delicious recipe where the moong dal is cooked and mixed along with steamed cabbage and a fresh coconut masala, finished off with a crunchy tadka.  The addition of cumin seeds and black peppercorns ground along with freshly grated coconut adds to the taste of the dish. Serve the Cabbage Poricha Kootu Recipe along with Phulkas/Steamed Rice, Beetroot Thoran and Carrot Cucumber Tomato Salad for a delicious and simple weeknight ...

White Pumpkin Mor Kuzhambu Recipe - Kerala Style White Pumpkin Curry

This recipe of Kerala Style White Pumpkin Mor Kuzhambu is a classic Kerala dish that is a sure dish that is prepared at least one day a week. The simplicity of the dish and the number of ingredients with which it can be made is one of the reasons it is prepared so often. Mor Kuzhambu is a recipe that is prepared with ground coconut and green chillies which is then mixed in whisked curd along with a seasonal vegetable. In this recipe, we have used white pumpkin or pushnikai or elavan (as it ...

Pavakka Theeyal Recipe - Spicy & Tangy Karela In Tamarind Gravy

Pavakka Theeyal Recipe is a Kerala Style Bitter Gourd curry which you can make for your everyday food. This is a delicious way to make a Bitter Gourd curry which is sweet, spicy and tangy. It is easy to make and takes everyday ingredients to prepare it. Did you Know: Bitter gourd contains important nutrients ranging from iron, magnesium and vitamin to potassium and vitamin C.  An excellent source of dietary fiber,  it also contains an insulin-like ...

Sorakkai Kozhukattai Paal Kuzhambu Recipe - Bottle Gourd Curry

Sorakkai Kozhukattai Paal Kuzhambu is an authentic recipe from Tamil Nadu. It is a mildly spiced curry with coconut and tiny rice dumplings (kozhukattai) that are cooked along with bottle gourd. Sugar is added to give a little sweet taste .Tiny rice dumplings and chopped bottle gourd gives nice texture to the curry. As it is mildly spiced we can pair it up with any tangy and spicy gravies like puli kuzhambu for lunch. Serve Sorakkai Kozhukattai Paal Kuzhambu along with Steamed Rice or ...

Karwar NKGSB style Vataane Ananasaa Shaak Recipe- Pineapple & Whites Peas Sabzi

Karwar NKGSB style Vataane Ananasaa Shaak Recipe- Pineapple & Whites Peas Sabzi is a delicious gravy from the NKGSB cuisine is the, Vataane Ananasaa Shaak Recipe, which is a Sweet And Sour White Peas And Pineapple Sabzi. Safed Vataane refer to dried white peas and ananas means pineapple. Safed Vataane Ananasaa Shaak is another gem from the NKGSB cuisine of Karwar. This cuisine makes a lot of use of seasonal fruits like raw mangoes, ripe mangoes, ambade, pineapple, jackfruit, etc. in the daily ...

Tirunelveli Sodhi Kuzhambu Recipe - Mixed Vegetable Stew

Sodhi Kuzhambu or better known as "Mappillai Sodhi" in Tirunelveli area of Tamilnadu. Mappillai means bridegroom in tamil and this coconut milk based curry is prepared by bride's family to treat their son in law on the first visit to bride's place after marriage. The curry is so mild with full of wonderful flavor, goes well with rice, idli dosa, idiyappam typically with almost all South Indian breakfast items.  Serve the Sodhi Kuzhambu for a special occasion and serve along with Puri or Steamed ...

Poosanikai Rasavangi Recipe - Ash Gourd Curry With Dal

Poosanikai Or Ash gourd Rasavangi is an authentic recipe from tamilnadu. In a Rasavangi, Ash Gourd is cooked with moong dal, chana dal , tamarind and fresh ground spices. Did you know: Ash Gourd is rich in vitamins and minerals. Ash gourd  is composed  primarily of water  (about 96%). So during summer just include this ash gourd rasavangi in your diet  to keep your body cool.  Serve Poosanikai Rasavangi along with Steamed Rice, Carrot and Beans Poriyal and Elai ...

Orange Peel Kuzhambu Recipe - Orange Peel Tamarind Based Curry

Orange Peel Kuzhambu is a spicy, tangy gravy made with tamarind juice and orange peels. Most of us just throw away the orange peel after eating the orange. But the orange peel tastes amazing and h s a host of health benefits. So next time you want to make any South Indian vegetarian curry for weekday meal, do try this curry where you can use the orange peels remaining from your orange. Orange peels are a source of health-promoting carbohydrates and this is a great way to ...

Panasa Pottu Pappu Koora Recipe - Jackfruit & Dal Curry

This wholesome, Panasa Pottu Pappu Koora Recipe is an Andhra style dry sabzi made using raw jackfruit and moong dal.  Moong Dal with the goodness of jackfruit is very nutritious. Cooked jackfruit and moong dal is given the South Indian tempering which adds a flavour to this dish.  Did you know: Raw Jackfruit is great for diabetic patients? Clinical Research have found that raw jackfruit has a much lower glycemic load than rice and wheat. That means, when you replace a cup ...

Kathiri Urulai Masala Kuzhambu Recipe - Brinjal And Potato Masala Gravy

Kathiri Urulai Masala Kuzhambu is a simple gravy where Brinjal and Potatoes are cooked in an onion tomato tamarind gravy along with ground coconut and spices like fennel and khus khus, which gives a nice flavour and taste. This is rich gravy recipe and will make for a heavy meal so, this dish can be wisely paired with any South Indian tiffin item for a heavy breakfast.  Serve Kathiri Urulai Masala Kuzhambu along with any South Indian Breakfast Item like Idli, Dosa, Kerala Parotta or ...

Kollu Puli Kuzhambu Recipe - Horsegram In A Tangy Gravy

Kollu Puli Kuzhambu, is a horse gram recipe which is traditionally made in an earthenware pot. Shallots added to the gravy gives a unique flavour and makes it a great dish that can be eaten with a variety of other  dishes.  Did you know: Horsegram is a lentil variety that is loaded with dietary fiber, vitamins, iron etc. Intake of Horse gram is excellent for people who are trying to reduce their weight. Horse Gram helps in curing bladder stone issues and also in improving the digestive ...

Kara Boondi Kurma Recipe - Boondi In Coconut Milk

Kara Boondi Kurma is a simple and easy to make recipe, where you just need Boondi, coconut milk and the everyday masalas. This curry is popular in Gudiyatham, a place in Tamil Nadu. You can serve this curry with phulka, paratha or even a crisp ghee dosa. If you are looking for an easy everyday vegetarian curry, give this recipe a try which is full of flavour and taste. As it is easy to make, you can make it for your weekdays. Serve Kara Boondi Kurma along with Tawa Paratha and Palak Raita ...

Omakka Curry Recipe - Kerala Style Papaya Curry

Omakka Curry is a simple Papaya based curry which is made in most of the Kerala households for lunch or dinner. it is mildly spicy and is eaten with Kerala Matta Rice. Full of flavour and taste, this curry is delicious and easy to make. So if you are looking for a delicious South Indian Curry for a vegetarian lunch or dinner, you should give this recipe a try. Serve Omakka Curry along with Matta Rice/ Steamed Rice for a weekday lunch. You can also serve it with Phulka and Beetroot Raita for ...

Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu Recipe - Mango Mor Kuzhambu

Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu (translated to mango in curd based gravy) is a traditional Palakkad recipe. It's a seasonal recipe and can be made and savoured during mango season. The Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu is a beautiful mix of sweetness (from the mangoes) and spice from the chilli and ginger that are added to the kuzhambu. The Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu can be made in a jiffy with all available ingredients in the pantry. I hope u all enjoy making it and relishing it just like how ...

Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe - Kaju Masala Kurma Recipe

Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe is a rich South Indian gravy where cashews are cooked in ground tomato paste with perfect blend of indian spices. This delicious gravy dish goes perfectly with roti and rice. You can make this dish for your everyday meals or along with other dishes for your house parties.  Serve Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe along with Palak Raita, Tawa Paratha and Satvik Carrot Sprout Salad for your weeknight indian lunch or dinner. If you like this Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe, ...

Avarakkai Poricha Kootu Recipe - Broad Beans Kootu Recipe

Avarakkai Poricha Kootu Recipe is a comforting side dish from south India. Avarakkai in other words called as broad beans is a wonderful legume which is rich in proteins and fibre. It is also a good source of minerals like potassium, iron and zinc. Poricha kootu is a traditional recipe from Tamil Nadu, the vegetable is usually steamed separately and mixed along a cooked dal. A tempering of mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves is drizzled on top over the end to complete the dish. Serve the Avarakkai ...

Kuvale Sasam Recipe - Konkani Ash Gourd Curry

Kuvale Sasam Recipe is essentially a Konkani style Ash Gourd Curry made with a curry of coconut and 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 ...

Murungai Keerai Kollu Kuzhambu - Drumstick Leaves Horse Gram Curry

The Murungai Keerai Kollu Kuzhambu Recipe is a wholesome tangy curry that is made from horse gram dal and drumstick leaves - both of which being super foods for a healthy diet. Serve this curry along with a bowl of hot rice for a comforting weeknight dinner. 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. And this Kuzhambu is packed with flavors of just that. Did you know: Did ...

     
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