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. 

 

Vatanyacha Phadna Recipe - Sugar Snap Peas Stir Fry

The Vatanyacha Phadna Recipe is a simple stir fry of the Sugar Snap Peas. Spring brings fresh sugar snap peas into the season and Vatanyacha Phadna is a simple and delicate dish that makes the most of these jade beauties. Black pepper adds a punch to this recipe,  while the caramelised pods sprinkled with grated coconut yield a sweeter taste. You can also make the dish from petit pois or any other variety of tender, sweet peas. Serve Vatanyacha Phadna with Khandeshi Dal and Phulkas ...

Manathakkali Kootu Recipe

The Manathakkali Kootu Recipe is a very classic South Indian recipe that is packed with proteins, vitamins and minerals. Kootu is a combination of dal and vegetable, with or without coconut. Manathakkali Kootu is a simple yet nutritious gravy that helps in controlling and treating acidity related problems. Serve the Manathakkali Keerai Kootu along with Steamed Rice, Salad for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner or even for a quiet Sunday lunch with family. If you like this recipe, ...

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Dondakkai / Kovakkai Poriyal Recipe - Tindora Poriyal

The Kovakkai Poriyal Recipe is a classic South Indian vegetable that you can serve for your everyday meals. Kovakkai is also known as Dondakkai or Tinda or Tindora or Tendley. At home we simply love the taste and flavors of this vegetable when it is just steamed and then tossed in a seasoning that has only mustard, curry leaves, salt and coconut. Serve the Kovakkai Poriyal along with Jeera Rasam, Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Beetroot Pachadi, Steamed Rice and Elai ...

Andhra Dondakaya Ulli Kura Karam Recipe | Andhra Kovakkai Fry

Andhra Dondakaya Ulli Kura Karam Recipe is a delicious dish made from ivy gourd also known as Kovakkai, Tindora or Tendli which is tossed along with freshly roasted and ground masala which makes this dish absolutely yummy. All it takes is 20 minutes to make this delicious dish which you can serve for lunch or dinner. Serve Andhra Dondakaya Ulli Kura Karam Recipe along with Steamed Rice Recipe, and Andhra Style Bendakaya Charu Recipe for a delicious lunch or dinner. If ...

Chettinad Poondu Rasam Recipe | Spicy Garlic Rasam

The Chettinad Style Poondu Rasam Recipe is a lip smacking rasam recipe, that is packed with flavors from the fresh rasam powder that is added along with the garlic in a the ghee tadka.  Rasam is a traditional South Indian soup that is made using the juice of particular vegetables or even fruits. They are good for health and can be included in your daily diet. Garlic is used in this rasam and it has innumerable health benefits and it is recommended to use at least a small amount of garlic in ...

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Chikkudukaya Vepudu Recipe-Broad Beans Masala Poriyal

Chikkudukaya Vepudu Recipe is a delicious side dish recipe made with Chikkudukaya also known as Broad beans in English and Sem in Hindi. The Chikkudukaya Vepudu is made with simple and yet delicate flavours from the onion,ginger and garlic sauteed along with tomatoes and simple masala. Chikkudukaya Vepudu Recipe is simple to make and is a high fibrous vegetable which helps in Lowering cholesterol.  Broad beans are rich source of folate, iron and zinc and its good to include them ...

Chettinad Sura Meen Kuzhambu Recipe (Shark Fish Curry)

Chettinad Sura Meen Kuzhambu aka Shark Fish Curry is a quintessential curry dish from the South Indian Cuisine that goes with Chettinad spices hence it's hot and spicy with the flavours. Typically eaten with plain steamed rice, Shark fish curry is a popular curry dish in entire South India specially Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Shark fish is great in taste and it's believed to be good for breastfeeding mothers as it increases milk supply for the new born. But shark fish also increase body heat, so its ...

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Cucumber Mor Kuzhambu Recipe (Cucumber Curry)

Cucumber Mor Kuzhambu is a delectable curry usually served with steamed rice. Cucumber pieces are cooked till soft and then mixed with a coconut-mustard-curd gravy. This simple curry is very flavourful and uses ingredients easily available in the pantry. This is a great way to use up leftover cucumbers lurking in the refrigerator. You can alternatively use white pumpkin. Serve Cucumber Mor Kuzhambu with steamed rice and Keerai Sambar for a comforting weekday meal. If you like this recipe, you should ...

Pulikuthi Upperi Recipe - Spicy & Tangy Palakkad Poriyal Recipe

Pulikuthi Upperi Recipe is a traditional Palakkad style mixed vegetable sabzi/ poriyal cooked with tamarind and finished with a freshly prepared spice mix. The vegetables used in this recipe are preferably country vegetables like - white or yellow pumpkin, raw banana, lady finger, broad beans.  In this recipe of Pulikuthi Upperi Recipe we have used raw banana, yellow pumpkin and lady fingers. It is spicy, tart, sweet side dish which pairs very well with simple curd rice. Serve the Pulikuthi ...

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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Konkani Style Vaingana Kaap Recipe - Shallow Fried Eggplant With Semolina

Vaingana Kaap Recipe is a traditional Konkani shallow fried fritter made with aubergines or eggplants. For this recipe, the bigger variety of eggplant is used. The thick slices of eggplants are marinated with spices and tamarind, coated with the roasted semolina and then shallow fried in a skillet. It is spicy, crispy and makes for a wonderful side dish for a simple Dal and Rice lunch. Serve the Vaingana Kaap Recipe along with Steamed Rice and Konkani Style Southe Koddel for a simple yet delicious ...

Andhra Style Allam Pachadi (Ginger Chutney Recipe)

Andhra Style Allam Pachadi (Ginger Chutney Recipe) is a classic chutney that is accompanied along with pesarattu, idli or dosa. The chutney is made by sautéing the dals, onions, and spice on to a kadai and then ground along freshly grated coconut, a hint of jaggery and some tamarind juice. The spice are well balanced and taste delicious as a side dish for any breakfast dishes. Serve the Andhra Style Allam Pachadi along with pesarattu or idli to enjoy your morning breakfast.  If you are looking ...

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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 ...

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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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Gajar Methi Poriyal Recipe - Carrot Fenugreek Stir Fry

Gajar Methi Ki Sabzi or Poriyal is a simple South Indian vegetarian Curry that you can make for your South Indian lunch or dinner along with a gravy dish and chapati. You can also serve it with your choice of sambar and rice. This unique combination of carrot and fenugreek leaves makes this dish completely healthy and tasty. It is easy to make and gets ready within minutes. You can also make it in the morning and pack for your and your kids lunch box.  Serve Gajar Methi Ki Sabzi along ...

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 ...

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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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