Picturesque valleys, diverse culture, exotic weather and most importantly the rich, aromatic and irresistible food, South India is a dream destination for many. South India boasts a vastly different cuisine. What’s even more amazing about South Indian food is the old traditional touch to the recipes that make the experience unique!
If you ever visit south India, you should devour these 12 dishes!
1.Bisi Bele Bhaat
Quite similar to khichdi, Bisi Bele Bhaat is mainly rice and dal cooked together with vegetables and traditional masalas till perfection. Truly magical in taste, do not miss out this one!
Puttu is a staple in several parts of South India. The dish is prepared with ground rice, coconut, and several traditional spices. Usually, the presentation of Puttu is what makes it stand out!
Pongal is an ancient and a traditional delicacy which is prepared with rice, lentils, jaggery, and tons of ghee. This sweet dish boasts a great ritualistic significance and brings families together during festivities!
Also known as moong dal dosa, Pesarattu is a nutritious and a healthy option for breakfast. You find this dish in various parts of Andhra Pradesh!
5. Rasam Rice
Hot scrumptious rasam with rice make a perfect south Indian dish. Significant rasam ingredients are tomato, tamarind, and black pepper, which are useful for the digestive system and overall health
Also known as tamarind rice, Puliyogare can be easily prepared and is loved by many. A staple dish during occasions and festivities and is also served as prasadam in temples across South India.
Uttapam is known and loved by of us. But, you can get the real taste only in South India. Uttapam is a much thicker version of dosa that is stuffed with green chilies, capsicum, onion, tomatoes, and other vegetables.
8. Rava Idli
A breakfast staple in South India, Rava idli is prepared using semolina. You can find numerous varieties of idlis in the market!
9. Vada and Sambar
Vada is a fritter snack made with lentils and resembles brown donuts. Vada is devoured with hot sambar which is prepared with vegetables, tamarind, and spices. You cannot miss this one!
10. Hyderabadi Biryani
Biryani has become a worldwide sensation which has originated from South India. Perfectly blended with Mughlai and Iranian flavors, this is the most flavourful dish one can devour. Prepared in a big fat handi, biryani is a delicious blend of rice, traditional spices, veggies and meat which is put in layers.
11. Double Ka Meetha
Double ka meetha is the ultimate dessert you should conclude your meal with. A bread pudding soaked in sugar syrup and garnished with saffron and cardamom!
12. Curd Rice
Curd rice is a special dish prepared in every household. It is tangy-salty in taste and is garnished with green chilies, curry leaves, ginger, peanuts, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and the urad dal ka Tarka which makes it extra luscious. Mouth-watering, isn’t it?