South Indian food recipes are spicy, flavorful and delicious. Many of these South Indian food recipes are healthy and gluten-free. This collection includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes.
1. Mysore Masala Dosa
Mysore masala dosa is a delicious dosa recipe with potato masala and spicy chutney. If you have dosa batter handy this dosa is easy to make in a few mins.
Check out the recipe for Masala Dosa.
Idlis are the healthy breakfast for everyone, especially for babies. It is a soft and spongy hot steamed rice cakes.
Check out the recipe for Idli.
South Indian Sambar is a delicious curry with softly boiled and mashed lentil and vegetables. It is a traditional South Indian dish served with rice.
Check out the recipe for Sambar.
4. Medu Vada
Medu Vadai is a popular South Indian Snack and also it is served as a snack or appetizer or for breakfast with Idli, Sambar, and Pongal.
Check out the recipe for Medu Vada.
5. Paruppu Vada
Masala Vada (Paruppu Vadai) is a spicy and crunchy evening snack. It is easy and simple to make in 20 minutes apart from a soaking time.
Check out the recipe for Paruppu Vada.
Avial (Aviyal) is a popular dish in Kerala made with mixed vegetables, coconut, and yogurt. It is an easy and simple side dish to make in just a few minutes.
Check out the recipe for Aviyal.
7. Puzhi Kulambu
Puzhi Kulambu is a tangy flavored curry, made with spices and coconut. Serve Puzhi Kulambu with rice and papad.
Check out the recipe for Puzhi Kulambu.
8. Mor Kulambu (Okra Buttermilk Curry)
Okra buttermilk curry is a simple Indian curry recipe made with buttermilk, okra, coconut, and spices. It is an easy vegetarian side dish for rice in 25 mins.
Check out the recipe for Mor Kulambu.
9. Paniyaram (Gunta Ponganalu)
Kuzhi Paniyaram is an amazing South Indian breakfast dish, with tons of flavor and taste. Kuli Paniyaram is referred as Gunta Ponganalu or Paddu in Telugu. It is also one of the famous dish in Chettinad Cuisine.
Check out the recipe for Paniyaram.
Rasam is a healthy, flavorful and light soup with spices, tamarind, garlic, and tomato. It serves at the end of a heavy meal that helps in digestion.
Check out the recipe for Rasam.
11. Egg Thokku
Egg thokku is an easy and quick side dish that serves with chapati and rice. It tastes spicy and flavorful with spices, tomatoes, and tamarind.
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12. South Indian Fish Curry
South Indian fish curry is a spicy and tangy curry with a hint of coconut flavor. It is a delicious curry that goes well with the white rice.
Check out the recipe for South Indian Fish Curry.
13. Chicken Curry
South Indian chicken curry is a delicious and spicy chicken curry flavored with spices and coconut. I like to eat this curry with hot steamed idli, dosa, and rice.
Check out the recipe for Chicken Curry.
14. Ven Pongal
Ven Pongal also knows as Khara Pongal in South India. It is also a nice comforting and healthy food for the babies, because of its soft texture.
Check out the recipe for Ven Pongal.
15. Sweet Pongal
Sweet Pongal is also known as sakkarai Pongal or chakkara pongal. South Indian Pongal taste sweet and delicious with moong dal, rice, jaggery, and ghee.
Check out the recipe for Sweet Pongal.
16. South Indian Onion Pakoda
South Indian onion pakoda is a crispy and crunchy snack with thinly sliced onion and besan (chickpea flour).
Check out the recipe for South Indian Onion Pakoda.
17. Lemon Rice
Lemon rice is a quick and easy Indian vegetarian recipe in 30 minutes for dinner. It is a healthy vegan recipe that stays gentle and light in the tummy.
Check out the recipe for Lemon Rice.
18. Coconut Rice
Coconut rice is an easy and quick dish with only a few ingredients. If you have cooked rice handy, you can easily make coconut rice in 5 mins.
Check out the recipe for Coconut Rice.
19. Pepper Chicken
Pepper Chicken is an easy and spicy chicken recipe. This chicken recipe is a great soothing recipe for common cold and flu.
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20. Chicken 65
Chicken 65 is a popular South Indian fried chicken, which can be easily made with either breast or thigh chicken.
Check out the recipe for Chicken 65.
21. Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani
Hyderabadi chicken biryani ( Chicken dum biryani) is a classic Indian chicken recipe. Chicken marinated with the spices, yogurt and cooked with white rice.
Check out the recipe for Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani.
23. Moong Dal Payasam
Moong dal payasam is a healthy and delicious sweet with yellow moong dal, jaggery, milk and coconut.
Check out the recipe for Moong Dal Payasam.
24. Coconut Chutney
Coconut chutney is a quick and delicious side dish for idli and dosa. It is a famous South Indian dish with coconut, fresh coriander leaves, and roasted grams.
Check out the recipe for Coconut Chutney.
25. Tomato Chutney
South Indian spicy tomato chutney is an easy and delicious side dish for Idli and Dosa in 20 minutes.
Check out the recipe for Tomato Chutney.
26. Spinach Poriyal
Spinach Poriyal is an easy and healthy South Indian spinach recipe. It is a quick and flavorful side dish with spinach, onion, and coconut that goes well with rice. You can make poriyal with other varieties of vegetables like green beans, carrot, and cabbage with the same procedure.
Check out the recipe for Spinach Poriyal.
27. Cabbage Moong Dal Kootu
Cabbage with moong dal is a quick and healthy side dish in 25 minutes. It is a famous South Indian cabbage fry recipe made with onion, green chilies, and coconut.
Check out the recipe for Cabbage Moong Dal Kootu.
28. Spicy Potato Fry
South Indian Style Homemade Potato Fry is a spicy and crispy side dish for rice varieties. It is easy and simple snack or side to make to in 15 minutes.
Check out the recipe for Potato Fry.
29. Tomato Rice
Chennai style tomato rice tastes more like a biriyani, and it is easy to make in 30 minutes. If you are craving for a biriyani, but running out of time, try making this tomato rice.
Check out the recipe for Tomato Rice.
30. South Indian Potato Masala for Puri
Potato masala is the popular South Indian side dish that served with puri. Kids would also like this potato masala and also a perfect lunch box recipe.
31. Anchovy Fry
Anchovy fry also known as Nethili fry or Netholi fry or Podimeen fry is a quick and delicious South Indian side dish for rice varieties in 20 minutes.
Check out the recipe for Anchovy Fry.
32. Garlic Paruppu Podi
Garlic Paruppu Podi or Garlic Lentils Powder is a quick and flavorful homemade rice mix for lunch or dinner. You can make it once and store it for a month.
Check out the recipe for Garlic Paruppu Podi.
33. Podi Dosa
Podi dosa is a spicy and delicious dosa recipe with idli milagai podi. It is easy and simple to make at home in just a few minutes.
Check out the recipe for Podi Dosa.
34. Egg Dosa
Egg dosa is a healthy, filling and protein-packed breakfast. Egg spread on the dosa and seasoned with salt and pepper.
Check out the recipe for Egg Dosa.
35. South Indian Chicken Masala
Chicken masala is an easy and flavorful South Indian Chicken recipe with spices. It is a spicy side dish that goes well with rice varieties and chapati.
Check out the recipe for Chicken Masala.
36. Ragi Malt
Ragi malt is a healthy and filling drink that you can serve as a breakfast or snack. It is an excellent drink for replacing a meal and helps in weight loss.
Check out the recipe for Ragi Malt.
37. Ragi Peanut Laddoo
Ragi Peanut Ladoo is a healthy snack using ragi flour and peanuts. Also, these ladoos are an excellent way to include ragi in kids diet.
Check out the recipe for Ragi Peanut Ladoo.
38. Maa Ladoo
Roasted gram ladoo also known as maa ladoo or maladu, a popular South Indian sweet recipe. It is an easy desserts recipe with roasted gram and ghee in 5 mins.
Check out the recipe for Maa Ladoo.
39. Mysore Pak
Mysore Pak is a famous South Indian sweet with besan flour, ghee, and sugar. It is soft and melt in mouth sweet, easy to make at home in just a few minutes.
Check out the recipe for Mysore Pak.
Unniyappam is a famous sweet in Kerala with ripe banana, rice flour, ghee, and jaggery. It is cooked in a special pan called appe or paniyaram pan.
Check out the recipe for Unni appam.
41. Tomato Thokku
Tomato thokku is an excellent homemade product to make it once and store it for a while. It is a good replacement for tomato chutney or tomato pickle.
Check out the recipe for Tomato Thokku.
42. Fish Puttu
Fish puttu is a popular dish in South India. It is a flavorful Indian style salmon recipe with onion, green chilies, and spices that go well with rice.
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43. Adai Dosa
Adai dosa is a different kind of dosa, a healthy and delicious breakfast idea. The dosa batter is not needed to ferment and can be quickly made in 20 minutes.
Check out the recipe for Adai Dosa.
44. Rava Dosa
Instant Rava dosa can be prepared in 20 mins if you have this mix in advance. Moreover, this homemade product takes only 5 mins to make as well.
Check out the recipe for Rava Dosa.
45. Chicken Sukka
Chicken Sukka fry is a unique South Indian chicken recipe, a delicious, flavorful dry chicken curry recipe made with Indian spices and herbs.
Check out the recipe for Chicken Sukka.
46. Spicy Fish Fry
South Indian fish fry recipe is so flavorful and delicious with spices. It is an easy and simple fried fish recipe to make in just a few minutes.
Check out the recipe for Spicy Fish Fry.
47. Onion Peanut Chutney
Onion peanut chutney is an easy and simple side dish for idli and dosa. Caramelized onion and roasted peanuts together make a delicious chutney.
Check out the recipe for Onion Peanut Chutney.
48. Onion Eggplant Chutney.
Tomato Eggplant chutney is an easy and simple side that goes well with idly, dosa and rice. This chutney is an excellent way to include eggplants in the diet.
Check out the recipe for Onion Eggplant Chutney.
49. Egg Pepper Fry
Egg pepper fry with caramelized onion and spices. A quick Indian side dish for chapati, paratha or rice varieties. This South Indian curry made in 20 mins.
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50. Ennai Kathirikai Kulambu
Ennai Kathirikai Kulambu with rice is an easy lunch idea in 30 minutes. It is a quick and flavorful eggplant dish made with spices, tamarind, and coconut.
Check out the recipe for Ennai Kathirikai Kulambu.