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.

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 ...

Beetroot Garlic Lemon Rasam Recipe

Beetroot Garlic Lemon Rasam Recipe is a rejuvenating and soothing variety of rasam, perfect for the winters. Comforting, warm and delicious, this rasam takes the nutrition up a notch by the addition of beetroots. Rich in nutrients like calcium, potassium, iron, folic acid, and antioxidants, beetroot adds a lot of required goodness to the humble rasam. Serve this Beetroot Garlic Lemon Rasam with hot Steamed Rice and Pudalangai Poriyal Recipe (Snake Gourd Poriyal) for a comforting home meal. Have ...

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. ...

Karnataka Style Bassaru Recipe - Dill flavored Coconut Rasam

Karnataka Style Bassaru Recipe (Dill flavored Coconut Rasam Recipe) is a recipe that is a very dear to all the Kannadigas. It is most often prepared in many of the South Indian households. The dal and the greens are cooked separately and the water is drained out is used to make the rasam, the drained water is then mixed with some ground coconut masala and simmered. The dal and the dill mixture is then had separately along with mudde or steamed rice. Serve the Karnataka Style Bassaru Recipe (Dill ...

Thelivu Rasam Recipe

Rasam is an common recipe prepared everyday in most South Indian households. \ Thelivu Rasam is a rasam with no residue. It is clear and is an excellent digestive soup like recipe to include it into our diets. Thelivu rasam is made with toor dal water, tamarind, tomatoes, garlic, green chillies and more, which makes it deliciously flavourful. Serve the Thelivu Rasam Recipe along with Steamed Rice, Elai Vadam Recipe (A Traditional South Indian Rice Papad), Bajri Ki Roti Recipe and Molagootal ...

Karnataka Style Obbattu Saaru Recipe - Sweet & Spicy Rasam Recipe

Karnataka Style Obbattu Saaru Recipe is popularly known as Holige Saaru in Karnataka.  Obbattu Saaru is a type of Rasam which is made from the left over filling of obbattu and rasam powder to make a delicious tasting saaru. It is often prepared along with obbattu which is a sweet paratha and is equally like by everyone.   In the below recipe, we have shown you how to make the poornam for the Obbattu, but if you have any leftover Obbattu you can use the poorman from that to make this Obbattu ...

Kandathipli And Arisi Thipli Rasam Recipe

Kandathipli and Arisi Thipli Rasam is a recipe . Kandathipli and Arisi Thipli  are medicinal herbs which is good for your body. Kandathipli is used for healing body pains while arisi thipli generates body heat. The recipe is absolutely tasty when the spices are ground in a mortar pestle and the rasam is cooked in a kalchatti- the traditional way . Kandathipli and Arisi thipli are available pharmacies and some of the supermarkets.  Serve Kandathipli And Arisi Thipli Rasam on its own as ...

Andhra Style Ingavu Chaaru Recipe - Asafoetida Flavored Tamarind Rasam

Andhra Style Ingavu Chaaru Recipe (Asafetida flavored Tamarind Rasam) is a traditional recipe from Andhra that has asafoetida as the main ingredient to create tangy flavored dal based rasam. Asafoetida is usually added as tempering ingredient over a chutney, rasam or sambar in most of the South Indian dishes. It helps in providing a good aroma to your dish as well helps in digestion. Did you know: Asafoetida is used for breathing problems including bronchitis, and asthma. It is also used for ...

Karnataka Style Majjige Huli Recipe - Tasty Buttermilk Rasam

Karnataka Style Majjige Huli Recipe is a Tasty Buttermilk Rasam that you can make in a jiffy. A fresh masala with whole spices is ground along with some coconut and mixed into the yogurt, finally finished off with a South Indian tadka.  Serve Karnataka Style Majjige Huli Recipe (Tasty Buttermilk Rasam) with Harive Soppina Saaru Recipe, Instant Carrot Pickle Recipe, steamed rice and Akki Peni Sandige (Rice idiyappam Fryums) for a hearty lunch. If you like this recipe, try ...

Andhra Style Pachi Pulusu Recipe -Raw Tamarind Rasam

Andhra Style Pachi Pulusu Recipe (Raw Tamarind Rasam Recipe) is a different way of creating a rasam that has been followed by the people from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This rasam is not heated and rather prepared directly with squeezed tamarind water, sliced onions, roasted green chilli, fresh coriander leaves. The rasam is a specialty in those places and it is made very spicy, and thin. Sometimes when there is a huge production of raw mango during the summer, the tamarind pulp is replaced by ...

Watermelon Rasam Recipe

Watermelon Rasam Recipe is a completely offbeat recipe of a arasam made with watermelon. The rasam is mildly sweet, tangy and spicy. It is easy to make and can be enjoyed along with your South Indian meals. It is delightful to drink and also requires less ingredients to make it.   To beat the heat, you can enjoy this delicious and flavourful Watermelon Rasam with Steamed rice, Beetroot Thoran with a dollop of ghee. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rasam recipes such as Paruppu ...

Mysore Rasam Recipe

Rasam is a great digestive to be included in our meal. It has self healing ingredients, cumin and pepper which are great to keep flu at bay. Mysore Rasam is a speciality of Karnataka. It is prepared by making a freshly roasted rasam powder which has aromatic cumin, pepper and whole lot of coconut in it. The cooked dal is then simmered with this freshly ground rasam powder, along with tamarind and jaggery which balances the flavours. Serve Mysore Rasam along with Steamed Rice, Beetroot Palya, Salad ...

     
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