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.

For example - Karnataka can be divided into North Karnataka cuisine, South Karnataka cuisine, Udupi cuisine, Malnad cuisine, Kodagu cuisine, North Canara cuisine, Mangalorean cuisine and Navayath cuisine.

For example, Tamil Nadu can be divided into Chettinad Cuisine, Nanjil Nadu cuisine, Kongunadu cuisine and so on. 

Each one of the above South Indian cuisines, have their own traditional sambar recipes, saaru recipes and rasam recipes. 

In this page you will find 50+ traditional collection of Indian Sambar & Rasam Recipes from Vengaya Sambar, Beetroot Sambar, Drumstick leaves sambar, Kollu Rasam, Mysore Rasam, Tomato Rasam, Neem Rasam, Pineapple Rasam and much more.

North Karnataka Style Nuggekai Kharbyaali Recipe-Spiced Drumstick Sambar

North Karnataka Spiced Drumstick Sambar also known as Nuggekai Kharbyaali is a traditional sambar curry made with a special spice powder - bhakri/ jowar/phulkas. Did you know ? Toor Dal contains high amount of protein, low fat and low cholesterol. It is also a great source of complex carbohydrates, fibre, folic acid and  immense amounts of complex dietary fibres that helps to regularise bowel movements. Drumstick pods helps to build strong bones, it is very good for ...

Kerala Style Varutharacha Sambar Recipe-Lentils Curry With Tamarind And Roasted Coconut)

Varutharacha Sambar is a delicious Kerala Style Sambar Recipe that is made from roasted coconut homemade sambar powder that adds to the authenticity and flavor of the sambar. The aromas from the ground spices when combined along with tamarind water and cooked lentils, make this sambar very delicious and festive. An Onam sadya is incomplete without the freshly prepared spicy Varutharacha Sambar. It gives the whole meal a definition and lifts the Sadya to a new dimension. Did you know ? ...

Arachuvitta Sambar Recipe - Sambar With Fresh Ground Spices

Arachuvitta Sambar Recipe is a traditional South Indian Sambar that is made from freshly roasted spices and coconut which adds a special touch to this authentic sambar recipe. The sambar tastes best with seasonal vegetables like Radish, Pumpkin, Drumstick and small baby onions are a must in this sambar to give its fresh flavors and taste.  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 ...

Andhra Style Mukkala Pulusu Recipe-Mixed Vegetable Sambar

Mukkala Pulusu is a classic dish from Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of day to day meal, a good change from the regular sambar. It is made with mixed vegetables (Bottle gourd, pumpkin, drumsticks and other seasonal vegetables), tamarind pulp, jaggery and spices. This dish is simple and easy to make. It goes very well with steamed rice, idli, dosa and pongal. You can add vegetables according to your taste and preference. This sweet and tangy pulusu is wholesome and also a healthy option because it ...

Idli Tikka Recipe With Sambar

Idli Tikka Recipe was innovated when I wanted to serve idli in a different style to my kids. To the kids who love eye-appetizing recipes and a bit skeptic towards the traditional recipes, it is actually a lot easier to stuff all the good stuff, by a recipe like this one. This extraordinary and eye-catching recipe of Idli Tikka is arranged on the dessert bowls and poured with sambar on top. I have given you the recipe of tomato & vegetable sambar as well. Serve Idli Tikka Recipe ...

Udupi Style Sambar Recipe - Masala Huli With Mixed Vegetables

Sambar/Sambhar is a lentil based vegetable stew with a tamarind broth. It is popular in South Indian cuisine. It is a common dish served in the Udupi Style Restaurants along with Idli/Dosas. 'Masala Huli' has vegetables, dal and coconut, which is a delicious combination on its own. Udupi food uses a lot of jaggery and this Sambar too is a bit on the sweeter side. You can add less jaggery if you desire.The use of freshly roasted and ground masala and jaggery makes this sambar extremely flavourful.  Did ...

Coimbatore Style Drumstick Sambar Recipe

Coimbatore Style Sambar Recipe is a traditional recipe that is famous from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. This recipe has a strong flavour from spices like cumin seeds, fennel seeds, asafoetida, coriander and is laced with the texture of coconut with dal. This sambar recipe is cooked with drumsticks, onions and tomatoes. Perfect for weekdays, it is a comforting recipe that you can make on a weekday. Did you know Drumstick pods helps to build strong bones, it is very good for pregnant women also. Drumstick ...

Lemon Rasam Recipe - Nimbe Saaru Recipe

The Lemon Rasam Recipe, is a delicious spicy and tangy rasam that is made very simple using dal and tomatoes and flavored with ginger, green chillies and lemon. Lemon Rasam is also considered as a good digestive to be included in any South Indian meal. Infact, every South Indian household has their own special recipe for making the Lemon Rasam. Serve the Lemon Rasam Recipe along with steamed rice and a poriyal like Beans Poriyal, Potato Roast and Beetroot Curry to make a sumptuous weeknight ...

Tamil Nadu Style Arachuvitta Rasam Recipe

 Arachuvitta Rasam Recipe, is an aromatic and flavourful recipe. It is also known as the Kalyana Rasam, prepared during the weddings with the freshly available ingredients. It is prepared with the freshly ground rasam spice mix, which makes all the difference.  Rasam is a popular dish prepared as a part of the south indian meal. It has ingredients that has intense digestive properties, making it lighter on the tummy. Serve the Arachuvitta Rasam Recipe along with Steamed rice and Carrot ...

Togari Bele Tovve Recipe - Toor Dal Rasam

Tovve is native to South India and it is called by different names according to the region and the people. While Tamilians call as Rasam, it is labelled as Tovve in Karnataka. Tovve is basically a mild lentil dish cooked with ghee in a tamarind based gravy without any exotic spices. It is also known as Kattu Saaru, where Kattu refers to dal in Kannada. Tovve is a versatile recipe and can be prepared with any kind of dals and vegetable. Togari Bele Tovve is prepared using red gram dal. This simple ...

Tulsi And Betel Leaves Rasam Recipe

Tulsi And Betel Leaves Rasam Recipe is a lovely rasam recipe, different from the usual. Tulsi, Betel leaves, Pepper, Carom seeds & Jeera are combined and cooked with rasam powder. The rasam is good for cold and cough and can be consumed as a soup also. The rasam generates body heat hence it must be consumed only during cold/rainy or winter time. The rasam is also spicy as the taste of betel leaves, tulsi, carom seeds & pepper are naturally spicy. This is ideal for post natal diet also. Serve ...

Tomato Jeera & Paruppu Rasam Recipe

Tomato Jeera & Paruppu Rasam Recipe is a South Indian soup prepared with tamarind juice or tomato along with other spices. It is typically flavored with cumin and also tempered with cumin seeds. The color of the rasam depends on the ingredients used. If you use tamarind, the color will be brown whereas tomatoes give a nice deep red color to the rasam. Tomato Jeera & Paruppu Rasam Recipe can be served as a soup or even as an accompaniment with steamed rice. Other Rasam Recipes that you can ...

Udupi Tomato Rasam Recipe

Udupi Tomato Rasam Recipe is traditional and very famous recipe from Udupi which belongs to Karnataka. Udupi cuisine is purely “Satvik Cuisine” where they don’t prefer onion and garlic in their dishes. This rasam consists of ripped tomatoes that is cooked in tangy tamarind water which is again boiled with cooked toor dal. The rasam’s secret ingredient is addition of the rasam powder which is blend of various roasted spices. Serve the Udupi Tomato Rasam Recipe along with steamed rice and ...

Lemon Thyme Rasam Recipe

Lemon Thyme Rasam Recipe is a wonderful twist to one of the most regular side dish of South India - rasam. Rasam is a part of a traditional South Indian household, served with rice, poriyal and appalam.  Thyme is a beneficial herb added into this rasam recipe with its positive benefits of smell, flavour and digestive properties. Did you know: Thyme is helpful in combating sore throat and eases cough and bronchitis. It is a lesser known fact that thyme boosts mood due to a natural chemical ...

Andhra Style Vendakaya Charu Recipe - Ladies Finger Rasam

Andhra Style Vendakaya Charu Recipe (Ladies Finger Rasam Recipe), anyone who is craving for a quick and comforting meal at home should try this Rasam recipe which will lift up your mood for the day. The rasam or charu is an authentic way of making a peppery flavored hot tamarind rasam. This rasam anhot rice is so comforting to be eaten as your lunch meal. Serve the Andhra Style Vendakaya Charu Recipe (Ladies Finger Rasam Recipe) with  Chettinad Beans & Cauliflower Poriyal Recipe, hot ...

Karnataka Style Sabbasige Rasam Recipe - Dill leave & Toor Dal Rasam

Karnataka Style Sabbasige Rasam Recipe  is essentially Dill leave & Toor Dal Rasam which is a close variation to the Karnataka Style bassaru that is made in most of the households. It is a great idea to use dill leaves in a rasam. As dill leaves are not just flavorful herb it is also rich in Iron content which will be great to include in your diet. Serve the Karnataka Style Sabbasige Rasam Recipe (Dill leave & Toor Dal Rasam Recipe) along with steamed rice and few drops of ...

Roasted Bell Pepper Rasam Recipe

Roasted Bell Pepper Rasam Recipe is a twist to the normal traditional flavours of rasam made with a blend of tamarind extract, dal and tomatoes and of course bell peppers.  Here in this recipe we have introduced the green bell pepper as the core ingredient keeping  the flavours of other ingredients intact. Bell peppers are really a versatile vegetable that are rich in antioxidants and filled with Vitamin C. Serve the Roasted Bell Pepper Rasam Recipe along with steamed rice, Sweet Corn ...

Pudina Rasam Recipe - Mint Leaves Rasam

Pudina rasam or Mint leaves rasam is a South Indian style rasam that goes well with rice and appalam. This rasam is healthy, refreshing, aromatic and has strong flavors of mint leaves. Pudina rasam soothes sore throat and relieves cold. Did you know: Mint, the popular herb, has several benefits which include proper digestion and weight loss, relief from nausea, depression, fatigue, and headache. It is used in the treatment of asthma, memory loss, and skincare ...

Green Apple Rasam Recipe

Green Apple Rasam Recipe is rasam with a twist, the base of this rasam is made with a combination of green apple juice and tomatoes, seasoned with the traditional mustard seeds and red chilli tadka.  Did you know : Green apples provide a huge range of health and beauty benefits, especially when compared to red apples. Green apples are more of sweet and sour type.  Since it has sour taste we no need to include tamarind for this rasam. You may wish to peel or include the outer skin of the ...

Elaneer Rasam Recipe - Tender Coconut Rasam

Elaneer Rasam Recipe is a refreshing rasam recipe made using tender coconut water as well as the tender coconut cream  The base of the rasam is a combination of tender coconut water and tamarind pulp along with tomato. The rasam's flavor is enhanced with the tempering of mustard, mint leaves & cumin seeds and the tender coconut rasam is garnished with coriander leaves. Serve Elaneer Rasam Recipe with hot steaming rice and papadum or just as a hot piping soup; it simply tastes ...

Wheat Grass Rasam Recipe

Wheat Grass Rasam Recipe is made by combining the juice of wheat grass along with tamarind and cooked with tomatoes, rasam powder and finally tempered with spices gives this healthy wheatgrass rasam.  We generally consume wheatgrass juice in empty stomach weekly once whenever they are available in the market as they contain huge amount of chlorophyll, which is an important blood builder and purifier. Did you know: Wheatgrass has chlorophyll which neutralizes toxins, controls blood sugar related ...

Konkani Style Kotte Saaru/Halasina Bijada Saru Recipe-Jackfruit Seed Rasam

Konkani Style Kotte Saaru or Halasina Bijada Saru Recipe is essentially Jackfruit Seed Rasam. It is one of the famous recipe that is prepared in the region of south canara of Karnataka. This region mainly covers the coastal region of Karnataka and they widely use Raw jackfruit in their day to day cooking. They use it to prepare fried chips that is eaten as their everyday snacks, and as well the ripened jackfruit is used to make dosa which is had for their morning breakfast. As every part of the ...

Kandathippili Rasam Recipe - Long Pepper Rasam

Kandathippili Rasam is a great way of using this medical healing Long pepper into our diet. The flavour is little stronger than the normal black pepper, hence use it in moderation. Kandathippili is a Tamil term for Long Pepper. It is supposed to have great medicinal properties like healing the internal wounds, and is a great respite to include in our diet if down with cold or cough. The use of black pepper in the diet helps promote weight loss, improve digestion, relieve cold and cough, ...

     
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