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. 

 

Keerai Karamani Kuzhambu- Palak Lobia Curry Recipe

If you are looking for a calcium rich recipe then you must make this tasty Palak Lobia Curry Recipe/ Keerai Karamani Kuzhambu. Cooked lobia or black eyed beans is simmered in a gravy made with dry roasted spices, coconut and tamarind paste. This curry tastes great with roti and rice. Did you know: It contains almost all essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, folic acid, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, selenium, sodium, zinc, copper, phosphorus, ...

Published in Kuzhambu Recipes

Pudalangai Poriyal Recipe - Snake Gourd Poriyal Recipe

Pudalangai Poriyal Recipe is an authentic Kerala dish and a dry side prepared usually as an accompaniment to the main meal.  Snake gourd is sliced and cooked in minimal spices and tossed along with grated coconut.  Did you know: Snake gourd has a high moisture content, and hence has fewer calories. It is a wonderful source of antioxidants. Snake gourd is also said to be a diabetic friendly vegetable.  Serve Pudalangai Poriyal Recipe along with Matta Rice/ Chemba Rice Recipe, Nendra ...

Muttaikose Poriyal Recipe - Cabbage Stir fry With Coconut

The Muttaikose/Cabbage Poriyal Recipe is a very traditional South Indian dry vegetable made from cabbage. Muttaikose Poriyal is made by power cooking cabbage with a very simple seasoning of mustard seeds, curry leaves, salt and freshly grated coconut. It takes very less time to make and is an  amazing side dish which can be had along with any south Indian Meal.  Cabbage is really good for you as it is high in fiber and helps keep your digestive health in good shape.  At home we simply ...

Cabbage Thoran Recipe - Kerala Style Cabbage Stir Fry

Cabbage Thoran is a delicious dish that is a staple of authentic Kerala cuisine. This popular dish makes a great accompaniment to steamed rice and curry and is an essential part of the famous Kerala Sadya. A dry dish, Thoran is commonly prepared using many different varieties of vegetables and spices. This recipe however uses cabbage as the main and only vegetable. It is a quick recipe to make which is full of fiber and nutrition. You can easily make this delicious side for a weekday lunch ...

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Tirunelveli Mor Kuzhambu Recipe

Tirunelveli Mor Kuzhambu recipe that has a perfect blend of spices and a curry simmered in yogurt gravy. The addition of red chillies, cumin seeds, methi seeds roasted and ground along with coconut makes this curry absolutely delicious. You can add a variety of vegetables into the mor kuzhambu like carrots, drumstick, chow chow and even green capsicum to make it nutritious and tasty. Serve the Tirunelveli Mor Kuzhambu along with Steamed Rice, Lemon Sevai and a Urulai Roast for a delicious ...

Appalam Vatha Kuzhambu Recipe - Papad In Tamarind Gravy

The Appalam Vatha Kuzhambu is a classic south indian preparation which has delicate flavours from the papad and the onions along with sambar powder simmered to make a spicy and tangy curry.  You can use any papad of your choice, however the ulundu appalam or the urad dal papad tastes best in this vathal kuzhambu. Serve the Appalam Vatha Kuzhambu along with hot Steamed Rice, Bean Paruppu Usili and Elai Vadam for simple and delicious weekend lunch. If you like this recipe, ...

Published in Kuzhambu Recipes

Green Beans Paruppu Usili Recipe - Iyengar Style

Green Beans Paruppu Usili is a wholesome and high protein side dish which is served along with a mor kuzhambu or vatha kuzhambu. Toor Dal is soaked and ground along with red chillies, turmeric and salt and then steamed to make dal cakes also known as paruppu idli. Once the dal is steamed, it is crumbled and tossed along with asafoetida, curry leaves and steamed vegetables. Serve Green Beans Paruppu Usili along with Sundakkai / Manathakkali Kai Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe and Steamed Rice for a ...

Vazhakkai Poriyal Recipe - Raw banana Roast With Pepper

Vazhakkai Poriyal Recipe is a classic tamil nadu style poriyal which is also made ayurvedic without the addition of red chillies, onion and garlic. This poriyal made from raw banana tossed in asafoetida and black pepper makes it super delicious and tasty. The dish is very quick and easy to prepare and kids will love to try this recipe as it is flavorful and tasty. Raw banana is equally nutritious vegetable as it is diabetic friendly and has lots minerals, vitamins and a good source of fiber. Serve ...

Nellikai Rasam Recipe - Whole Gooseberry Rasam

Nellikai Rasam Recipe is a absolutely delicious rasam made from Whole Gooseberries which is packed with nutrition and taste and most essentially an immunity boosting drink. Rasam is the South Indian traditional soup that is filled with the necessary vitamins and antioxidants to fight the pollutants in the environment and also soothes various minor ailments. It is a comfort food that is tasty and helps build our immunity.  Serve Nellikai Rasam along with Steamed Rice and Elai Vadam, Kovakkai ...

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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 ...

Raw Papaya Mor Kootu Recipe - Ayurvedic No Onion No Garlic Recipe

The Raw Papaya Mor Kootu Recipe is a perfect blend of yogurt and coconut, spiced along with green chillies and curry leaves. Adding curry leaves to the mor kootu is a great way to consume this healthy herb. Did you know the fiber in the raw papaya cleans the body internally of toxins and helps with skin conditions like acne blemishes and pigmentation. Raw Papaya is also rich in Vitamin C, E & A, folate, it also gives only 39 calories per a 100 gram. Presence of antioxidants in raw papaya, ...

Published in Kootu Recipes

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe - Stir Fried Beetroot

The Beetroot Poriyal Recipe also known as Beetroot Curry is a delicious and healthy preparation of the beetroot vegetable. In this recipe, the beetroot is steamed and seasoned with mustard leaves, curry leaves, asafoetida and coconut. Sometimes we add finely chopped onions as well to give it an added flavor. A very nutritious dish which can be served to children from 6 months of age. Did you know: Beetroot is of exceptional nutritional value; especially the greens, which are rich in calcium, ...

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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Pavakkai Poriyal Recipe - Karela Ki Sabzi

Pavakkai Poriyal Recipe is a simple delicious sweet and sour preparation of the super healthy vegetable Bitter gourd with the addition of amchur powder and jaggery. The flavours of this Pavakkai Poriyal is elevated with the addition of hing, roasted peanuts and chopped coriander leaves.  Did you know:  Asafoetida has lot of medicinal value. According to ayurvedic medicine, it is used to treat breathing problems including chronic bronchitis and asthma. It is also used for digestion ...

Chettinad Rasam Powder Recipe

The Chettinad Rasam Powder Recipe is a classic and traditional recipe of the powder that is used in south indian homes. 'Rasam' or Charu/ Saaru is a flavourful South Indian Soup made from the juice of tamarind, tomatoes along with or without the Lentil broth. It can be sipped and enjoyed like a soup or mixed with rice. It is a great appetiser and has medicinal properties too. The Chettinad Rasam powder can be prepared in bigger batches and you can store them in an airtight container. It stays ...

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Muttaikose Poriyal Recipe - Purple Cabbage Poriyal

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 ...

Karnataka Style Menthya Soppu Hesaru Kaalu Palya Recipe

Menthya Soppu Hesaru Kaalu Palya Recipe is a healthy stir fry made using fresh fenugreek leaves and Sprouted Green Gram. The hand pounded spice mix of garlic, shallots, cumin and red chillies adds a great flavour to the dish. The spiciness is balanced by adding a wee bit of jaggery. Serve Menthya Soppu Hesaru Kaalu Palya Recipe (Karnataka Style Fenugreek Leaves and Green Gram Stir Fry) along with Akki Rotti Recipe (Spicy Gluten Free Rice Flour Flat Breads), Karnataka Style Badanekai ...

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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 ...

Murungai Keerai Sambar Recipe - Drumstick Leaves Sambar

Murungai Keerai Sambar Recipe is a delicious sambar made from drumstick leaves also known as Moringa leaves that is cooked along with sambar onions, mooli, sambar powder in tamarind water. It is very important to use a homemade sambar powder to get the best taste from the Murungai Keerai Sambar Recipe. Did you know: Drumstick leaves is known for its excellent source of nutrition and is natural energy booster. Drumstick leaves also known as Moringa, helps lower blood pressure, blood sugar ...

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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 ...

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Avarekalu Usli Recipe

Hyacinth Beans are called the Avarekalu in Kannada. Many dishes are prepared using Avarekalu during the winter months and Avarekalu Usli Recipe is one of the famous ones from the state of Karnataka. The hyacinth beans are boiled and then tempered in a simple tadka of mustard and curry leaves, finished with a grated coconut, cumin, green chilli mix. Hyacinth beans contains the highest amount of iron, zinc and copper making it a highly nutritional. Serve the Avarekalu Usli Recipe along ...

Vendakkai Podi Curry Recipe - Vendakkai Poriyal

Vendakkai Podi Curry also known as the Vendakkai Poriyal is a delicious South Indian dish made with the combination of fresh lady fingers spiced with sambar powder and paruppu podi. It is super simple and easy to make and absolutely delicious to eat as well.    Serve Vendakkai Podi Curry along with Jeera rasam and Steamed Rice for a simple and easy weeknight dinner. If you are looking for more Vendakkai/ Lady's Finger Recipes you must try some of our other favorites.   Chettinad ...

Andhra Gongura Pachadi Recipe - Andhra Style Sorrel Leaves Chutney

Andhra Gongura Pachadi or this Andhra style chutney made of sorrel leaves an authentic delicacy typical to Telugu cuisine. It is an important part of every festive meal or feast. Although these leaves are called different names in different regions, the nutritional properties of sorrel leaves remain constant. Did you know: Sorrel leaves are rich in iron, vitamins, folic acid and antioxidants, these leaves are highly recommended for patients of heart conditions and diabetes. This Gongura Pachadi ...

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Vazha Thandu Poriyal Recipe - Tamil Nadu Style Dry Banana Stem Fry

Vazha Thandu Poriyal Recipe is a simple and quick Tamil Nadu recipe made with fibrous banana stem tossed in simple spice powders and seasonings. Poriyal is generally from Tamil Nadu. Anything that is dry and is eaten as side dish is called Poriyal. Usually the household in Tamil Nadu add grated coconut in most of their dry dish in order to give in an extra crunch and richness to the whole dish. Serve the Vazha Thandu Poriyal Recipe along with Steamed Rice, Parappu Rasam and ...

     
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