South Indian Cooking

Like all other parts of India, South India too has a large repertoire of recipes to its credit, ranging from breakfast and the quintessential “tiffin” to main course dishes, snacks, festival or fasting foods, pickles, and the lot! In this book, which is designed to provide readers a glimpse into South Indian cooking, we have included recipes from different States including Tamilnadu (e.g., Medhu Vada, Cabbage Poriyal and Sambhar), Kerala (such as Plantain Erissery and Avial), Andhra Pradesh (such as Vankaya Muddha Korra) and Karnataka (like Chitranna, and Bisi Bele Bhath). Welcome to the digital version of Tarla Dalal’s South Indian Recipes! You can now carry your cookbook with you wherever you go. Although this book contains the same delicious and inspiring recipes as the print version, you might find the look-and-feel a bit different, due to the changes we have consciously implemented, to make using this eBook easy and interesting for you. All the items in the menus are directly linked to the relevant pages, making navigation a breeze. Just click on any chapter in the Table of Contents, and you will be taken to a list of recipes in that chapter. Just choose, and click on any of those recipes, and you are ready to start cooking it, with the clear recipes and lovely images to inspire you. If you are in doubt about any of the ingredients, worry not… just click on it and you will be taken to the glossary section of our website,, to view a simple description and easy explanation of the culinary usage of that ingredient. Many recipes are enhanced with their video links, so you can even enjoy watching your favourite recipes being prepared right in front of you. Happy cooking.