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. 

 

Carrot Pachadi With Coconut Recipe

Pachadi's are nothing but a kind of raita known in Tamil. Carrot Pachadi with Coconut Recipe is one of the easiest and a little different variety of carrot raita you can prepare when you plan your next party menu. It is yummy and easy on the tummy.  Serve the Carrot Pachadi along with Vegetable Biryani or Paneer Biryani for your weekend brunch along with Kachumber salad. If you like this recipe, you can also try other raita recipes such as Bhindi Raita Recipe Boondi Raita Recipe Tadka ...

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Idichakka Thoran Recipe (Young Jack Fruit With Spiced Coconut)

The Idichakka Thoran Recipe is a super healthy and high in fiber vegetable that is a speciality dish of South India. The young fruit is called "Polos" in Sri Lanka, and ‘Idichakka” in Kerala and "Panasa Pottu Koora" in Andhra. The skin of unripe young jack fruit must be shaved off first, only after which the edible portion is chopped to be cooked and eaten. The young jackfruit has a mild flavour and distinctive texture and when combined with spices like green chillies and coconut, ...

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Fruit Pachadi Recipe

A sweet, juicy and tasty fruits and yogurt delicacy with lots of coconut and green chilies makes Fruit Pachadi Recipe. This is a South Indian style fruit raita where fruits are cooked and then mixed with yogurt and tempered with chilli and mustard. The pachadi tastes heavenly when served with lunch or dinner and of course, it suits to play the role of mock role of dessert as well. Serve Fruit Pachadi Recipe with Fried Samvat Rice recipe or with Amritsari Ajwaini Paneer Recipe with hot Phulkas. Here ...

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Poricha Kuzhambu Recipe (Tamil Nadu Style Mixed Vegetables and Lentil Stew)

Poricha Kuzhambu is a traditional recipe from the Tirunelveli region of Tamil Nadu. It is a mixed vegetables and lentil stew, prepared using the mildly spiced coconut mix. It makes for a wonderful side dish with steamed rice. Since it uses mild spices, it is easy on the tummy as well. Serve the Poricha Kuzhambu along with steamed rice, Manathakkali Kai Vathal Kuzhambu, Carrot and Beans Poriyal Recipe and potato roast for a full course Tamil Nadu style lunch menu on the weekend.  If you ...

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Masala Vadai Kuzhambu Recipe (Mudaliar Style Curried Fritters In Spicy Tamarind Gravy)

Masala Vadai Kuzhambu Recipe (Mudaliar Style Curried Fritters In Spicy Tamarind Gravy) is another curry form the Mudaliar cuisine of South India. A distinct combination of spices, unique style of cooking and the use of Vadagam (sun-dried fritters) is commonly found in this cuisine. A mixture of onion, garlic and spices are prepared, dried and stored for upto a year too. It lends an amazing taste to many Mudaliar dishes. In this speciality dish, Vadai/Curried Lentil Fritters are added to a tangy and ...

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Pineapple Gojju Recipe (Karnataka Style Tangy And Spicy Pineapple Curry)

Pineapple Gojju Recipe is a sweet and spicy, tangy curry made using pineapples, typical to Karnataka. It is a festive dish and served during weddings and other celebrations when a traditional meal is served on a banana lead. It is rich in flavour, thanks to the pineapple and freshly ground spices that are used. It is best served with hot Steamed Rice, but can also be served with Chapatis. Have you tried some other regional specialities like Kerala Cheriya Ulli Sambar, Hyderabadi Khatti Dal and Parsi ...

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Kerala Kootu Curry Recipe (Pumpkin with Desi Channa or Black Eyed Beans in Spicy Coconut)

Kerala Kootu Curry Recipe is a very traditional north Kerala dish that is made from Yellow Pumpkin cooked along with Desi Channa or Black Eyed Beans and spiced with coconut. When I first had this dish in an ayurvedic restaurant I fell in love with it. The beans you wish to add is purely your choice and taste. I sometimes add whole toor dal (as shown in the image), desi chana (dark brown chickpea) or even black-eyed beans. Serve Kerala Kootu Curry along with Sambar of your choice. If you like ...

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Amtekai Gojju Recipe - Indian Hog Plum Curry

The Indian hog plum is also known as Amtekai or Ambade and if you haven't, you are really missing something. It's tangy and looks little similar to tiny raw mango . That's why may be it's called wild mangoes too. Amtekai is a very popular fruit in Coastal Karnataka and is used as a souring agent to make pickles, curries , chutneys, raita and much more. The Amtekai Gojju Recipe is a classic dish made from this fruit which is flavored with traditional south indian spices in a coconut curry base. ...

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Kerala Style Vendakkai Pachadi Recipe (Okra in Coconut Curry)

Pachadi is an essential side dish at any Kerala Sadya (Grand feast), whether it is a wedding or a religious holiday or a birthday. Pachadi is a side dish made from different vegetables like ginger, cucumber, pineapple, lady’s finger, bitter gourd or ginger. The traditional Vendakka Pachadi uses deep fried okra/ lady's finger. But my version of Kerala Style Vendakkai Pachadi Recipe uses baked okra making it healthier with very less oil. A Pachadi usually uses only yogurt for the gravy but I ...

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Puli Keerai Recipe (Tamarind Spinach Curry)

Puli Keerai is a traditional South Indian Recipe that serves a main course. It is more like a sambar or rasam that goes well with rice. Puli Keerai is a simple recipe that doesn’t need any special ingredient. The spinach that is used gives good amount of iron to the body. This can be packed even for lunch. Puli Keerai is a quick dish that can be prepared in minimum time on a busy day. Serve the Puli Keera Recipe (Tamarind Spinach Curry) with rice and Vendakkai Poriyal. You may also like ...

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Maavina Hannina Gojju (Karnataka Style Ripe Mango Curry Recipe)

Mavina Hannina Gojju is a Karnataka Style Curry Recipe which is prepared from ripe mangoes. This curry is a cascade of spicy, tangy and sweetish taste. It requires fewer ingredients to make this finger licking Mangalore special maavina hannina gojju. The dish is traditionally made from fibrous mango variety (wild mangoes or kaadu maavu) which are sour and sweet and hence provide a unique flavor. This Karnataka Style Ripe Mango Curry Recipe provides a great side dish to plain cooked rice, Mustard ...

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Avarekaalu Usli (Broad Bean In Gravy) Recipe

Avarekaalu or Broad beans are available in Karnataka during the winter season. This bean is soft, mushy and has a distinct aroma. My mom used to prepare a number of dishes using this bean. Avarekaal rotti and avarekaal usli have been my long time favourites since then. Avarekaalu Usli is a simple gravy recipe made with Broad beans and spices. Serve Avarekaalu Usli with Roti or Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for your weekday lunch or dinner. You can also try other gravy based recipes such as Soya ...

Parangikkai Keerai Kuzhambu Recipe (Pumpkin Spinach Curry)

Parangikkai Keerai Kuzhambu is a yellow pumpkin curry combined with spinach to make a delicious weeknight dinner. This is a favorite preparation where the combination of green chillies and coconut along with coriander seeds and jaggery adds a touch of spice and sweetness. We love the pumpkin spinach curry (Parangikkai Keerai Kuzhambu) at home and typically savor it with steamed rice or broken wheat. Try our other recipes with pumpkin Pumpkin Erissery Recipe (Kerala Style Pumpkin Sabzi with coconut) Spicy ...

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Badanekaayi Gojju (Brinjal Curry) Recipe

Badanekaayi Gojju or Brinjal curry is one lip-smacking curry. A creamy, spicy, tangy curry that can be served with roti or rice. If you are bored of the usual Brinjal sabzi, you can give this recipe a try and it will surely be loved by your family members. Serve Badanekaayi Gojju with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha and Lauki raita for a perfect weekday lunch. You can also try our other Brinjal recipes like Kathirikai Podi Curry Kathirikai Pitlai Ringna No Olo Baingan Methi Ka Bharta

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Vendaikai (Okra) Puli Kootu Recipe

Vendaikai Puli Kootu Recipe is a popular dish in Tamil Nadu and is usually prepared in almost every home to serve along with rice. Vendaikai Puli kootu is okra curry simmered in tamarind sauce with grounded spices. The dish can be prepared in few minutes without any fuss. It can be either gravy or dry one based on your preference. The grounded cumin, ginger and garlic adds unique flavor to the dish. Serve this Vendaikai Puli Kootu along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for a perfect lunch. You may ...

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Vepampoo Kara Kuzhambu Recipe (Dried Neem Flower Gravy)

Vepampoo has myriad of benefits and is perfectly suitable for all age groups. I generally include vepampoo weekly once in any one of my dish as it has antibacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. One of the dish which I make out neem flowers is Kara Kuzhambu. This dish does not show the bitterness of neem flower if cooked properly. The tangy taste of tamarind combined with roasted neem flowers is really drool worthy. Serve Vepampoo Kara Kuzhambu along ...

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Senai Pachadi Recipe (Elephant Yam Raita)

Senai or Elephant Yam is one of those vegetables which is very high in fibre. There are various ways to prepare this dish and one of my favourite is the Senai Pachadi or Elephant Yam raita. Generally, elephant yam is fried as a curry or chips. This is completely the boiled version of using the elephant yam and it is very healthy. Along with Indian meals, Senai Pachadi can also be served as a dip for Italian or any other western dishes without garnishing. Serve Senai Pachadi along with Mixed Vegetable ...

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Kerala Style Beetroot Pachadi Recipe

Beetroot pachadi recipe is very good accompaniment for rice and it is usually prepared by people in Kerala during Onam feast. The beetroot pachadi has light sweetness, sourness and spiciness. This pachadi has a pleasing pink colour and prepared by adding curd to the cooked beetroot. Serve this Kerala Style Beetroot Pachadi Recipe during a meal along with steamed rice, Vendakkai Uppadan and Jack Fruit Seeds Stir Fry Recipe. If you like this recipe, try our other similar recipes like Ripen Mango ...

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