Idli and Dosas are one of the famous food items all around the world due to that people outside South India has no ide of about other cuisines of this fabulous part of India. Southern India has been always the main center of culture, tradition, technology, art, and spirituality, but very few know South India is also a foodies paradise, Yes, you heard it correct. One can get here best sweets, spicy gravy, vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food.
- Chettinad Chicken
All you butter chicken lover there, try once Chettinad Chicken it will surely make your day. The gravy is spicy and aromatic as the gravy includes black stone flower, bay leaf, dried flower pods and chilly and other spicy combination which makes it spicier, However one can make it less spicy when preparing it in the home.
Simple, yet delicious dish and favorite dish of Tamil Nadu, Kerala. Appam is a pancake and made out of Coconut milk and rice. Appam is basically crispy from the side and softer in the center. One can take Appam with curry or coconut milk.
One the best curry for Digestive system and one of the most liquid gravy of India. Whichever state you go Rasam is compulsory in the meal of South Indians. The gravy is made with different spices and turmeric pulp. Generally, people have Rasam with rice.
- Kannada Style hot mackerel gravy
People call this dish Bangude gasi in Mangalore region, If you are Non- vegetarian then this dish you must try once in life, you will never forget it lifetime. For preparing this dish one needs all spices and mix of fresh shredded coconut and mackerel fish.
- Keralian prawn gravy
If you are a fan of seafood and especially prawn then you should try this once. One of the favorite Keralian dish. This juicy Malabar prawn gravy is a mixture prawn with delicious coconut milk
- Andhras Ragi Sangati and Notu Kodi Pulusu
Andhra Pradesh is a state where highest spices are used than other South Indian states, hence one can get the high spicy food in Andhra Pradesh. Both of these are specialties of Rayalaseema of Andhra Pradesh.
- Gutti Vankaya Koora
One of the most popular Bringel dishes of Andhra, this dish combination of Brinjal, peanut, and red chilies. One can have it with Biryani, Jawar or Bajara roti or rice.
One of the famous sweet of Andhra Pradesh. Pooth means sweet and Rekulu means sheet. You will surely make mistake to open first like I did to open sheet, but that sheet we also have to eat.
One of the favorite sweet dish in entire South India and especially in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This dish is prepared with sugar, cashew, butter, cardamom, and rice.
Popular Tamil Iyengar sweet and one of the traditional dish of Iyengar families. This dish is unique in itself from color to ingredient, you will surely love it after lunch and dinner.
Try all these dishes when you are in South India rather than Just Idli, Dosa , and Biryani.