Wherever you reach in India, you will get to see the food of South India. South India is as famous for its rich history and culture as it is for its food. From breakfast to dinner, the recipes here are eaten with great gusto. There are many dishes in South India which can be eaten at any time and will give you complete pleasure whenever you eat them. Try any South Indian dish, its taste will pull you towards it again and again. Today in this episode we are going to tell you about some famous South Indian food. Various spices are commonly used to make these delicious South Indian dishes. Let's know about these dishes...
Dosa is a staple dish in South India. Wherever you go in South India, you will find this thin and crisp flatbread. Its batter is prepared from rice or semolina, in which many spices are also mixed. The Udupi region of Karnataka is famous for Neer Dosa. It is made using uncooked rice flour which is very soft.
Vada and Sambar
yet another great dish enjoyed by many. The defining feature of this dish is that it is round in shape with a brown hole in the center, made as a light snack. Light and soft from the inside and crispy from the outside, its taste increases even more when eaten dipped in coconut chutney and sambar. The dish is also suitable for mass nutrition as vada is made of protein-rich pulses and sambar is usually prepared with a mix of several vegetables such as broccoli, beans, carrots, and radishes.
Uttapam is one of the most preferred breakfast dishes in South India. It is also prepared from better rice or semolina used in dosa. But it is thinner. It is also called the pizza of South India, on which you will see many toppings like chopped chilies, tomatoes, onions, capsicum, etc. This dish is served with coconut chutney, tomato-onion chutney, and sambar.
Paniyaram is known by different names in the southern state. It is known as India-Paddu in Karnataka and Kuzhi Paniyaram in Tamil Nadu. Its batter is prepared from rice and urad dal. Fried onions and spices are also used in this. Paniyaram is cooked in a round vessel that looks like a muffin tray. It is also eaten as a dessert, in which jaggery is used instead of coconut and spices.
This dish from Andhra Pradesh is famous for being extra spicy and yet this dish has a lot to say. As the name suggests, gongura leaves are made with juicy meat recipes, giving them a superior taste to others. This scrumptious, spicy dish made with curry leaves, cumin, cloves, onions, and butter is simply delicious.
Adai is also similar to dosa, but it is thicker than dosa. This batter is prepared from pigeon peas, moong dal, and some gram dal. After eating you do not need to eat anything else. In Karnataka, this dish is served with avial, mixed veg curry, curd, and coconut.
Olan is one of the main dishes of Onam, this dish from Kerala has impressed people with its rich and creamy texture and taste. However, the story does not end here, it reaches the eyes and settles in the heart. Its great taste impresses people a lot. This soft curry prepared with a combination of cowpea, white pumpkin, and finally coconut milk tastes mouth-watering when served with rice.
Bisi bele bhat
Bisi Bele Bhaat is a delicious traditional spicy rice dish made in Karnataka. To make this, Kashmiri chilies, chana dal, urad dal, cinnamon, and coriander seeds are roasted well along with coconut in coconut oil, and a paste is prepared. Along with this, tur dal chana and other vegetables are fried in oil. Then it is cooked in a cooker by adding water. This is a type of khichdi. It is served with chutney, salad, raita papad potato or banana chips, etc. Which people eat very fondly. This is a very nutritious and easy-to-prepare dish.
In Andhra Pradesh, this dish is made from lentil batter. It contains green moong dal. This dish is mostly eaten during breakfast. You get this in every street and intersection of the state. It is served with rava upma and chutney.
Puttu and Kadala Curry
One of the famous vegetarian dishes of South India, Puttu and Kadala curry is a traditional food of Kerala. Puttu is a steamed rice cake, seasoned with coconut flakes and usually served with Kadala curry. Whichever way you eat it, it tastes delicious in every way. Puttu and Kadala curry is also a very popular breakfast dish in Kerala.