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

Konkani Style Alasande Randayi Recipe-Black Eyed Beans and Yam Gravy

Konkani Style Alasande Randayi Recipe-Black Eyed Beans and Yam Gravy is a perfect combination to make a coconut based gravy. The curry is made with freshly ground spice mixture that are usual in the Konkani cuisine. The curry is very tangy and sweet and yet rich and flavorsome because of the generous use of fresh coconut. “Alsande” in konkan means black eyed beans and “Randayi” refers to any water gravy that is prepared in konkan cuisine. Serve the Konkani Style Alasande Randayi Recipe ...

Kadalai Puli Kuzhambu With Mangalore Cucumber & Drumstick Recipe

The Kadalai Puli Kuzhambu is delicious tangy curry that is packed with a perfect blend of spices and simmered in a coconut gravy. When combined along with Mangalore cucumber and drumstick it adds a variety to the curry making it rich and delicious. Did you know? Drumstick pods helps to build strong bones, it is very good for pregnant women also. Drumstick pods which are known as moringa in local language is rich in calcium, Iron and vitamins. They are also have properties such purifying the blood, ...

Jackfruit Seed Korma Recipe

Jackfruit Seed Korma Recipe is a must try recipe at home. The flavors of this curry is sensational.The whole spice used here- stone flower, star anise, cinnamon and cardamom add great character to the dish.  The jackfruit seeds are cooked in coconut and poppy seeds based gravy and cooked till the flavors are developed. The seeds are usually thrown away but this recipe will help you create a wonderful curry that can be had with any Indian bread. Serve the Jackfruit Seed Korma with Malabar ...

Karwar Style Valval Recipe (Mixed Vegetables In Coconut Milk)

Karwar Style Valval Recipe (Mixed Vegetables In Coconut Milk) is a delicious creamy mixed vegetables curry cooked in coconut oil. It's basically a no onion no garlic dish and is one of the comfort food in Karwar region. This simple dish with mild spice and lots of flavour will surely spice up your everyday food. It is easy to make and takes very few every day ingredients to prepare.  Serve Karwar Style Valval Recipe (Mixed Vegetables In Coconut Milk) along with Whole Wheat Lachha ...

Kottambari Tambuli Recipe - Udupi Style Raw Coriander Kadhi

Tambuli's are a summer coolers from the Udupi region of Karnataka and Kottambari Tambuli Recipe (Udupi Style Raw Coriander Kadhi) is a delicious variant. Usually, greens are sauteed with spices and ground to a smooth paste, and then added to thin buttermilk. It can be had as a buttermilk or along with rice in summers. Coriander is a wonder green that can be included in summers, as it is a good source of dietary fibres, calcium and magnesium. It is good to lower the bad cholesterol in the body. Kottambari ...

Sorakkai Paruppu Kuzhambu Recipe - Tamil Nadu Style Lauki Curry

Sorakkai Paruppu Kuzhambu Recipe is a side dish recipe to prepare that can be done in about 20 minutes and hence is a great recipe for a busy weeknight dinner. Made with nutritious summer vegetable-bottle gourd, the curry is full of nutrients and is a coolant to the body as well. Usually kuzhambu is a South Indian gravy that is made with tangy tamarinds or cooked along with coconut and other spices like sambar powder. Here I have used a tamarind base for the recipe to be tangy and addition if dal/pappu ...

Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe-Kongunad Style Jackfruit Seeds Curry

Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe is Kongunad Style Jackfruit Seeds Curry. There are many variations in making this palakottai Kuzhambu,I have prepared palakottai in a coconut based puli Kuzhambu.  This is a common kuzhambu recipe that is popular in jackfruit growing areas of Tamil Nadu, and all of South India. With little modifications in the recipe, the jackfruit seeds are widely used as food in many parts of India. Did you know: The Jackfruit seeds/palakottai are starchy and a good source ...

Attirachi Kuzhambu Recipe - Spicy Mutton Gravy

Attirachi Kuzhambu is a normal mutton gravy cooked with some traditional spicy ingredients. Cooking mutton with grounded spices gives the aroma and taste for this origin dish. So please don't skip anyone. Whenever we prefer cooking mutton, this is the most wanted dish. This gravy takes only around 30 minutes to cook when all the ingredients are ready.  Serve Attirachi Kuzhambu along with Phulka, Chicken Biryani and Burani Raita for your weekend meal. If you like this recipe, you can also ...

Mangalorean Style Ambe Upkari Recipe - Ripe Mango Curry

Mangalorean Style Ambe Upkari Recipe is a spicy, tangy - sweet curry made with ripe mangoes, along with some jaggery, and the addition of simple South Indian spices, and finished off with a classic tadka that instantly lifts up the dish.  Mangalorean Style Ambe Upkari Recipe is usually served as a side dish with a South Indian Meal of Steamed rice, Mangalorean Style Sajjige Rotti, steamed rice, Sprouted Moong Dal Curry and Mangalorean Style Sonay Sukka Recipe (Dry Chickpea ...

Raw Mango Puliyogare Gojju Recipe With Peanuts

Puliyogare Gojju is a famous recipe from the southern india. Traditionally, tamarind is used to add to the tartness. However, with the summer fruit Raw Mango found in abundance at the moment, we have prepared the same using it. Raw Mango Puliyogare Gojju is easy to prepare, spiced raw mango preserve, eaten mixed with rice or as an accompaniment with dosa/idlis/chapathi. Did you know that raw mangoes have the highest amount of pectin? If you have the raw mango juice along with salt and honey regularly, ...

Coorg Style Kaad Manga Curry Recipe -Sweet & Spicy Mango Curry

Coorg Style Kaad Manga Curry Recipe which is a Sweet & Spicy curry made with tiny wild mangoes available locally in and around Coorg & Madikeri. Though it is a very very simple dish with just a few ingredients, the mango curry tastes absolutely delicious and has both the flavours of sweetness and tanginess flared with just a bit of spice. Serve this lip smacking good Coorg Style Kaad Manga Curry along with steamed rice, Mangalorean Neer Dosa Recipe or Coorg Style Kadumbuttu and Sabudana ...

Karwar Style Dali Ambat Ani Maska Sang Recipe-Toor Dal & Drumsticks Pod Curry

Karwar Style Dali Ambat Ani Maska Sang Recipe-Toor Dal and Drumsticks Pod Curry  is a staple dish made with drumstick pods cooked in a creamy dal curry. The dal is pressure cooked and then simmered with spices and the drumstick pods. Drumstick is extremely popular in the southern region of India. It is rich in Vitamin C and Calcium which is vital to the human body. Did you know  Drumstick pods helps to build strong bones, it is very good for pregnant women also. Drumstick pods which are ...

Karwar Style Varan Kadhi Recipe - Toor Dal in Coconut Milk Curry

Karwar Style Varan Kadhi Recipe (Toor Dal in Coconut Milk Curry) is a humble recipe made simple with everyday used ingredients in the kitchen. Usually, Kadhi’s from North India is combined with besan flour to give it the right consistency but in this Kadhi we have used coconut to thicken. Karwar cuisine uses Coconut to many of their curries as a thickening agent. Many of their dishes consist of kokum which is an essential ingredient in their cooking. Kokum is a kind of fruit which is dried ...

Kerala Style Avial Recipe - Onam Sadya Recipe

The Avial Recipe is a traditional dish of the Kerala Cuisine that is made with a combination of root vegetables along with ash gourd and coconut. The flavors of the Avial comes from the use of coconut oil and curry leaves that make an important addition to this dish. The recipe is healthy and quick to make and at home. Serve the Kerala Avial Recipe along with Vathal Kuzhambu  and steamed rice for a delicious sunday lunch. Read more of our Kerala recipes: Kerala Style ...

Karwar Style Khatkhate Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Curry With Toor Dal & Coconut)

Karwar Style Khatkhate Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Curry With Toor Dal & Coconut) is basically a konkani mixed vegetable curry with toor dal and coconut. This dish is common in almost all konkani houses. A variety of mixed seasonal veggies are used to make to Khatkhate. It's a no onion no garlic dish. Addition of tirphal or Sichuan pepper gives a unique flavour to this curry. Serve Karwar Style Khatkhate Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Curry With Toor Dal & Coconut) along with Karwar Style Lasani ...

Mamidikaya Pappu Recipe - Andhra Pappu - Raw Mango Dal

Mamidikaya Pappu Recipe is an easy dal recipe and the inclusion of raw mango gives a perfect twist to our regular dal dish. This Dal is full of flavour owing to the tanginess of the raw mango and with the addition of toor dal it gives a creamy texture to the dal made. This dal also goes by name of Pachi Mamidikaya Pappu or Mango Pappu Charu Arhar dal is a protein rich dal which is highly nutritious owing to it containing folic acid, high levels of protein and is complex carbohydrate dal which will ...

Karwar Style Ambade Udid Methi Recipe - Hog Plum Curry

Karwar Style Ambade Udid Methi Recipe (Hog Plum Curry) is a vegetarian curry from the Karwari Goud Saraswat Brahmin cuisine. Karwar, which is a city in Karnataka lies at the mouth of the river Kali. Coconut, Jaggery, Coriander Seeds and Red Dry Chillies form the base of most of the gravy dishes in the Karwari GSB cuisine. One such gravy made commonly in all homes there is udid methi which can be made using raw mangoes too instead of Ambade. This sour fruit Ambade (Tulu & Konkani) ...

Tamil Nadu Style Paneer Kurma Recipe

Tamil Nadu Style Paneer Kurma Recipe is a dish that you must try out as it is simple and delicious to make. Kurma are generally prepared in many parts of Tamil Nadu which is usually had along with paratha for lunch. The kurma that we generally see are made from mixed vegetables but we have tried out something different at our test kitchen by adding soft paneer in a rich and spicy curry. Serve the Tamil Nadu Style Paneer Kurma Recipe along with whole wheat parotta and Vazhakkai Varuval by the ...

Vazhakkai Milagu Kootu Recipe - Plantains Pepper Curry

Vazhakkai Milagu Kootu is a delicious recipe of plantain stem,cooked in a curry made from freshly roasted masala, that adds great flavours to the curry. Kootu are essentially a part of the elaborate South Indian meal platter, where the vegetables are cooked with or without lentils in a coconut based masala.  Serve this Vazhakkai Milagu Kootu, along with Steamed Rice and Jeera Rasam for a simple meal for a weekday lunch. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kootu recipes Pattani ...

Aava Pettina Majjiga Pulusu Recipe - Andhra Style Mor Kuzhambu

Aava Pettina Majjiga Pulusu Recipe is a traditional Andhra Brahmin recipe usually served with muddapappu (plain cooked toor dal) and rice. In this recipe of Pulusu, paste of mustard seeds, sesame seeds and chana dal is added to a Yogurt mixture and brought to a boil and tempered with mustard seeds. It is also popularly called as Mor Kuzhambu in Tamil Nadu. Serve Andhra Style Aava Pettina Majjiga Pulusu along with Steamed Rice, Palak Pappu, Muttaikose Poriyal for a wholesome ...

Karnataka Style Avarekalu Sagu Recipe-Hyacinth Beans/ Mochai Kurma

Avarekalu or Avare Bele are the Hyacinth Beans. These beans are seasonal and found in abundance during the winter months in South India. It is widely used in the Karnataka Cuisine.  Avarekalu Sagu Recipe is a delicious side dish prepared using Avarekalu and Potato. The masala is prepared fresh using coconut, fried gram, green chillies, coriander leaves which gives the dish whole lot of flavours. Give this delicious Avarekalu Sagu Recipe a try and serve it along with hot Malabar Parotta or ...

Chow Chow Thakkali Kootu Recipe - Chayote Squash In Dal Coconut Curry

Chow Chow Thakkali Kootu Recipe is traditional Tamil Nadu Style lentils cooked with chayote squash, tomatoes along with moong dal, with a coconut based masala. The freshly ground coconut masala adds a beautiful flavour to the kootu. The addition of pepper, cumin and red chillies gives the kootu the right amount of spice. Chayote squash is a healthy vegetable containing highest content of water, making it suitable to include in our diet. Also, the kootu is prepared with the Moong dal, making it ...

Thandu Keerai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe - Amaranth Greens in Tangy Curry

Thandu Keerai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe is a traditional Tamil Nadu Style tamarind based curry made with shallots or normal onion, sometimes with garlic and vegetables. It pairs well with the lentil based Kootus. Thandu Keerai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe is simple to make and therefore you can include them into your everyday meals. The curry is spiced with roasted fenugreek seeds powder and sambar powder, which enhances the flavour of gravy. The addition of onion and garlic cloves adds a nice crunch to ...

Chettinad Kathirikai Chops Recipe - Brinjal Curry for Biryani

A lip smacking robust spicy dish, the Chettinad Kathirikai Chops gets its aroma from the freshly roasted and ground spices. Although it can be served with Chapatis or Jeera Rice, the brinjal chops served with biryani is a match made in heaven.  Serve Chettinad Kathirikai Chops along with Hyderabadi Biryani With Basmati Rice (Mutton & Chicken) or Ambur Star Chicken Biryani Recipe and Sweet & Spicy Coriander Tadka Raita for a complete Biryani meal.  If ...

     
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