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.

You will find many south indian vegetarian recipes in the Curry RecipeKurma RecipeStew Recipe Collections and in the list below you can discover more traditional south indian vegetarian recipes, which are served for an main course like lunch or dinner.

You will also find many south indian in the collection "Variety Rice" where you can get to make the traditional tomato rice, lemon rice, tamarind rice and more. 

 

Paruppu Urundai Rasam Recipe - Dal Dumpling Rasam

Paruppu Urundai Rasam is a traditional recipe from tamil nadu where the rasam is simmered in a steamed dal dumplings called as Paruppu Urundai along with fresh spices and you will not need any rasam powder to make it, but simple ingredients in your kitchen.  Serve Paruppu Urundai Rasam along with steamed rice, ghee, carrot beans poriyal for a delicious lunch or dinner. You can also try our other rasam recipes:  Veppam Poo Rasam  Moong Dal Rasam. Elaneer Rasam Recipe (Tender ...

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Muttaikose Poriyal Recipe - Purple Cabbage Poriyal | Red Cabbage Sabzi

The Purple Cabbage Poriyal/ Muttaikose Poriyal Recipe is a very traditional South Indian dry vegetable made from cabbage. The Cabbage that is also called as Muttaikose in tamil is power cooked with a very simple seasoning if mustard seeds, curry leaves, salt and freshly grated coconut.  The purple cabbage adds in a lot of color and makes your meal plate look colorful as well. Did you know: Purple Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It is also a very good ...

Nellor Kathirikai - Nellor Brinjal Fry Recipe

Nellore Brinjal Fry Recipe a rich and delicious brinjal curry made with roasted spices, onions and lots of other interesting ingredients that are ground into a smooth paste and mixed along with roasted brinjal. This dish is wonderful side dish that can go along with your tawa parathas or even a hot bowl of steamed rice. The curry has the right amount of spice levels that balances out the flavor and keeps you asking for more. Serve the Nellor Brinjal Fry Recipe along with some Steamed Rice, Palak ...

Yeruvalli Kuzhambu Recipe | Iru Puli Kuzhambu | Tangy Coconut Curry

The Yeruvalli Kuzhambu Recipe also known as Iru Puli Kuzhambu is a very popular dish among the Tamil Brahmin and Kerala Tamil Brahmin community. This Kuzhambu recipe is made from freshly grated coconut, roasted fenugreek seeds, dried red chillies and cooked along with tamarind to make it a spicy curry. A variety of vegetables can be used for the Yeruvalli Kuzhambu Recipe. The most popular combinations are the drumsticks, carrots and green bell peppers or cut okra’s or eggplants. ...

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Baale Dindu Kadale Palya - Banana Stem Curry With Chickpeas Recipe

Baale Dindu Kadale Palya is South Indian Style Banana Stem Curry With Chick Peas Recipe. Select a banana stem which has a thin rind. Usually, the thinner the rind of the stem, tender is the banana stem. This banana stem curry is a healthy recipe since banana stem prevents the formation of kidney stones and is naturally fibrous to promote digestion. Banana stem pairs well with chickpeas and the flavors are subtle in this curry with fewer spices. Pair Baale Dindu Kadale Palya (Banana ...

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Karnataka Style Kadle Kaalu Saru Recipe (Black Chickpea Curry Recipe)

Karnataka Style Kadle Kaalu Saru Recipe (Black Chickpea Curry) is a comforting Indian gravy made from black chickpeas that is simmered in a delicious ground masala curry with a hint of an authentic Sambar Powder masala from Karnataka. This is one of the recipe that every household in Karnataka love to prepare and is a very easy recipe. Serve the Karnataka Style Kadle Kaalu Saru Recipe (Black Chickpea Curry) with hot Phulka or just relish it with some steamed rice. If you are looking for more Karnataka ...

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Agathi Keerai Recipe

Agathi Keerai Recipe is a delicious preparation of a South Indian dish, where the greens tend to be lightly bitter. The Agathi Keerai is rich in Vitamin, A, Iron and Calcium and helps building strong bones. The Agathi leaves can be consumed in the form of juice or a cooked vegetables to get the maximum benefit. Agathi Keerai can be served with Mixed Vegetable Sambar and Steamed Rice for a weekday lunch. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Vegetarian recipes such as Aloo ...

Thotakura Pappu Recipe (Toor Dal with Amaranth Leaves)

Thotakura Pappu Recipe (Toor Dal with Amaranth Leaves) is a very delicious dal recipe that is comforting to have it with a nice steamed rice and poriyal by the side. Amarnath leaves is a powerhouse of Iron, minerals and vitamins. It is considered as one of the super food and Ayurvedic friendly as well. The dal is made in just one pot and cooked with toor dal along with onions, tomatoes which adds in extra flavor to the dish. In Andhra amaranth leaves are called as Thotakura and Pappu is called as ...

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Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu Recipe - Ripe Mango Mor Kuzhambu

Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu is a delicious mango curry made from ripe mangoes simmered in a delicious coconut and yogurt based gravy. The Mor Kuzhambu is also popularly known as Pulissery in Kerala and is often made with a variety of vegetables like ripe bananas, ash gourd, capsicum, drumstick, lady's finger and carrots used either just as one vegetable or as a combination of 2 vegetables. Serve Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu Recipe along with Steamed Rice, Chow Chow Thoran and Elai Vadam for ...

Tuna Rasam Bhaji Recipe (Tuna Sabzi Flavoured With Rasam Powder)

Tuna Rasam Bhaji is one of my favourite dishes. It is an extremely simple dish and goes best with daal and rice. The earthy flavour of the tuna fish paired with crunchy vegetable is delicious. What makes it special is the use of Rasam powder instead of the regular garam masalas!! I have used branded Rasam powder, but you can use a home made Rasam powder as well, loaded with vegetables and very little oil, this dish is very healthy!! Also, feel free to add any vegetables you want the fussy ...

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Ridge Gourd Pachadi Recipe - Ridge Gourd Chutney

Ridge gourd has many nutritional benefits as it is loaded with fibers, vitamins, and minerals. From an Ayurvedic point of view, ridge gourd increases vata and kapha, but it cools down and pacifies the dosha pitta in the body. Since the ridge gourd is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, it is the ideal diet for those who are looking for weight loss. Ridge Gourd Pachadi is a typical South-Indian condiment. The word pachadi is a portmanteau of the words pachai, meaning raw or green and adi, ...

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Mushroom Ghee Roast Recipe

Mushroom Ghee Roast Recipe is a finger licking good recipe made of mushrooms made the South Indian way. Cooked in ghee made similar to that of a Mangalorean ghee roast.  The mushrooms are marinated with yogurt and spice powders and then pan roasted with ghee and curry leaves that lend a lovely flavour to the dish. The freshly ground spice masala is what makes it that lip smacking dish that it is.  Serve it as an appetizer or along with some neer dosas.  Serve Mushroom ...

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 ...

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Karamani Poriyal Recipe - Yard Long Beans Stir Fry | Chawli | Barbati Sabzi

Karamani Poriyal is a very traditional South Indian style stir fry, that is very healthy, nutritious and quick to make. Karamani also known as Yard Long Beans, is a very nutritious vegetable having the lowest amount of calories and highest amount of soluble and insoluble fibers making it a perfect food for weight watchers. Addition of red chilli during making the tadka is completely optional. Serve the Karamani Poriyal with Steamed Rice and Sambar/Rasam for the weeknight meal. If you like this ...

Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Poriyal Recipe - Spicy Sweet Potato Roast

The Spicy Sweet Potato Roast also known as Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Poriyal is a delicious preparation of the sweet potatoes cooked South Indian style. Even the Bengalis have a similar preparation with a subtle variation and call it Aloo Bhaja.  These potatoes are seasoned with mustard seeds and a few condiments, then slow roasted until the sweet potatoes get coated with a crispy brown texture. The result is simply delicious. Serve Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Poriyal along with Yeruvalli ...

Urulai Kizhangu Roast Recipe - Spicy Potato Roast Recipe

The Spicy Potato Roast also known as Urulai Kizhangu Roast is a delicious preparation of the potatoes cooked South Indian style. Even the Bengalis have a similar preparation with a subtle variation and call it Aloo Bhaja.  Boiled potatoes are seasoned with mustard seeds and a few condiments, then slow roasted until the potatoes get coated with a crispy brown texture. The result is simply delicious. Serve Urulai Kizhangu Roast along with Keerai Sambar and Steamed Rice for a weekday lunch. You ...

Southekayi Palya Recipe - Mangalore Cucumber Palya/ Sabzi Recipe

Southekayi Palya Recipe (Mangalore Cucumber Palya/ Sabzi) is an integral part in most of the coastal region of Karnataka as they use a lot of Mangalore cucumber in their cooking. The dry dish are mainly referred to as Palya in their local language. “Southekayi” refers to any cucumber family. In this recipe, the mangalore cucumber is simply tossed with some ground masala and then stir fried in onion, garlic and most importantly coconut oil. Serve the Southekayi Palya Recipe along with Phulka, ...

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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 ...

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Kodava Mudi Chekke Barthad Recipe - Raw Jackfruit & Black Chickpea Stir Fry

Kodava Mudi Chekke Barthad Recipe-Raw Jackfruit & Black Chickpea Stir Fry is a classic combination in kodagu district. The jackfruit seeds are widely in most of the South Indian cooking. In this recipe, we have combined boiled black chickpeas and jackfruits seeds that is mixed along with ground coconut masala and simmered with tangy tamarind water. Jackfruit seeds are rich in iron and is an important component of haemoglobin. It also solved any digestive problems. It is very good for skin and ...

Cabbage Poricha Kootu Recipe (Red Cabbage) - 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.  You can use the regular cabbage or the red cabbage to make this south indian kootu recipe which is essentially a cabbage dal with coconut.  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  ...

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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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Kathirikai Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe

The Kathirikai Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe is a delicious Chettinad style tangy gravy which is simmered along with tamarind, jaggery, homemade spices and along with sundakkai and brinjal. 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) ingredients ...

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Konkani Style Batata Song Recipe - Dry Red Chili Potatoes Fry

Konkani Style Batata Song Recipe-Dry Red Chili Potatoes Fry is a dry dish made simply with ground dry red chillies and tamarind into a smooth paste and mixed with soft potatoes. The dish is from a part of Konkan Cuisine which belongs to Saraswat Brahmin. They are a community who are primarily Brahmins who live in the west coastal region of India. Saraswat Brahmin are strictly vegetarians. Serve the Konkani Style Batata Song Recipe along with Phulka/ Tawa Paratha and Gujarati Dal Recipe ...

Sorakaya Masala Curry Recipe - Andhra Style Sorakaya Curry

Sorakaya Koora or Sorakaya Masala Curry is a simple and tasty Andhra Style curry where Bottle Gourd/Lauki is cooked with simple South Indian masalas. This recipe is simple to make and therefore its perfect to make during busy mornings to pack in your lunch box. Did you know - Bottle Gourd is a vegetable high on water (about 92%) and is a rich source of vitamin C, K and calcium. It helps in maintaining a healthy heart and brings down bad cholesterol levels. It is low in saturated ...

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