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. 

 

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 ...

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, ...

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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, ...

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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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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, ...

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