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.

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 ...

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, ...

Kongunadu Kathirikai Rasam Recipe - Spicy & Tangy Eggplant Rasam

The Kongunadu Kathirikai Rasam is made from 'pinju kathirikkai' or baby brinjals which is flavoured with coriander seeds and fresh coriander leaves. Farm fresh brinjals bring out the maximum taste into this rasam. This Brinjal rasam is healthy that also acts as a digestive. It can be served as a mid-course during a south Indian lunch.  Serve the Kongunadu Brinjal Rasam along with steamed rice topped with ghee and a poriyal like Beetroot Curry. If you like South Indian Curry Recipes, then ...

Kabuli Chana Rasam Recipe

Channa Rasam is a lip smacking rasam which is made with the goodness of channa water, which is the water obtained in the process of boiling chickpeas. Adding freshly ground rasam masala made of pepper corns, cumin and red chilli instantly lifts up the dish. Instead of using the traditional dal water, this recipe uses the healthy chana water to make your delicious rasam. Serve Channa Rasam with steamed rice with a dollop of ghee and Elai Vadam, Chow Chow Pasiparuppu Poriyal ...

Nellikai Rasam Recipe - Whole Gooseberry Rasam

Nellikai Rasam Recipe which is essentially a Whole Gooseberry Rasam has the goodness of Gooseberry/Amla/Nellikai that is believed to be the 'fruit of life'. It is a jade-green tart fruit and is ubiquitous in India. Considering the health benefits of Amla, it is most ideal to add it to our diet on a regular basis. Making Amla as Rasam is an excellent way to enjoy this fruit. Rasam is the South Indian traditional soup that is filled with the necessary vitamins and antioxidants to fight the pollutants ...

Paruppu Urundai Rasam Recipe - Lentil Dumplings Rasam

Paruppu Urundai Rasam means lentil dumplings in rasam which is specially a traditional Tamil dish. It is a perfect combination of rasam and dumpling cooked with flavourful spices. Serve Paruppu Urundai Rasam with steamed rice and Radish Greens Poriyal Recipe (South Indian Style Radish Greens Stir Fry) and Curry Leaves Buttermilk Recipe - Curry Patta Chaas Recipe You can also try our other rasam recipes:  Veppam Poo Rasam  Moong Dal Rasam. Elaneer Rasam Recipe (Tender ...

Veppam Poo Rasam Recipe (Neem flower Rasam)

Veppam Poo Rasam (Neem flower Rasam) is a delicious bitter rasam which is mainly prepared for Tamil New Year. This Tamilian recipe has innumerable medicinal properties and is filled with antifungal and antibacterial properties. The main significance of making this dish in Tamil is to start a new year with body cleansing. This rasam is not similar to normal South Indian rasams as it is slightly bitter in taste because of its ingredients. Did you know- Neem flower is a natural cleanser as it effectively ...

Hunase Saaru Recipe - Mysore Style Spicy Tamarind Rasam

Hunase Saaru Recipe or Spicy Tamarind Saaru or Rasam is a quick comforting hot South Indian broth popularly made in Mysore and across South India.  It is tangy, sweet, spicy and best had piping hot. Perfect for a bout of the sniffles or a sore throat, its warmth can be comforting and healing during the winter. Hunase Saaru Recipe can be had as a warm drink accompanying a South Indian thali meal, or even simply served over Steamed Rice with a dollop of ghee.  Explore some other varieties ...

Udupi Style Thondekayi And Badnekayi Sambar Recipe - Ivy Gourd & Brinjal Sambar

Udupi Style Sambar with Thondekayi & Badnekayi Recipe (Sambar with Ivy Gourd & Brinjal) is a comforting dal made having the authentic flavor of Udupi Sambar pudi. Most of the people from udupi make their own masala for their Dals and playa. This makes it very special and helps to build the flavor of their own cuisine. The dal is very simple to make. All you have to do is to keep the Udupi sambar mix ready and everything goes on to one pot that boiled till the vegetables are cooked till soft. ...

     
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