10 Mouth-Watering South Indian Food

masala dosa

Holiday sessions are going on so are you planning to go to the south zone of India then you must know about this mouth-watering south Indian food. As we know that south Indian food is totally healthful because of certain reasons:

  • South Indian cooking uses a minimal amount of light cooking oil.
  • In South Indian cooking, any vegetable can be made into many different dishes with spices and spice powders that each has a unique taste.
  • South Indian cooking also uses a variety of daal (lentils) that are high in protein, iron and fiber.
  • Breakfast items such as idli, dosa, uppuma and adai are light and easy to digest.

South Indian dishes are not just mouth-watering; they can be eye watering as well, because they are the hottest of all Indian foods. Rice with gravy is one of the most wanted foods in the region, which go down well with poppadums, chutneys, fried non-vegetarian items or dry cooked vegetables. It is very difficult to choose top 10 dishes south Indian dishes but still I am trying to give you the details of best south Indian food.

  1. Appam:

    appam south indian dish

Appam, which has an anglicized name Hopper, it is prepared from fermented batter of coconut milk and rice. Appam with a crisp side, is the most loveable dishes in the Tamil Nadu, kerala, and also the neighboring country Sri Lanka. It is simple to prepare and can be eaten with your favorite gravy or coconut milk.\

  1. Medu Vada:

    medu wada

The vada with a hole in center has been one of the hot favorites of south Indians; it is very crisp on top but soft inside. Though they are prepared at homes, they are as much famous as street food, available in canteens, railway station, bus-stand and busy areas.

  1. Hyderabadi Biryani:

    hyderabadi biryani image

The Hyderabadi Biryani is a perfect blend of Mughlai and Andhra Pradesh, which was born in the kitchens of the food loving Nawabs. it is a trademark recipe of Muslim weddings and festivals. Today the most delicious meal accompanied by salad, Dahi Chutney, curry and roasted eggpant is considered the best pot meal of India.

  1. Upma:

    upma south indian

Upma is the best and most used south Indian food for starting the day, Upma can be prepared in different ways to adjust its taste according to your choice. You can add vegetables like beans, peas, carrots and many more, to make them healthier and more nutritious. There are various category in the Upma such as bread upma, aval upma,wheat upma and idli upma.

  1. Masala Dosa:

    masala dosa

The crispy dosa, stuffed with potatoes, fried onions and spices, served with chutney and sambhar is the well-known dish over the world. Today, Masala Dosa is ranked 39th among the world’s most delicious foods according to the list compiled by CNN. It is also considered one of the most romantic snacks which are shared by lovers in the restaurants.

  1. Idli:

    south indian idli

The most popular among South-Indian dishes, Idlis are fluffy and savory rice/lentils cakes which are the healthy breakfast and snacks. Steam cooking makes it easy to metabolize in the body which makes them a good nutritious choice for breakfast. They taste delectable with steaming Sāmbhar and coconut chutney.

  1. Rasam/Saaru:

    rasam saaru

Rasam is a mandatory part of south Indian meals, it is scrumptious pungent soup prepared with tamarind pulp as its main ingredient which is then mixed with various spices, finally to be tempered with mustard and curry leaves. It is both consumed with rice or separately as a soup.



It is a dosa-like dish made by cooking ingredients in a batter. Unlike a dosa, Uttapam batter is made of a 1:3 ratio of urad dal and rice. The outer surface is crisp and the inner layers are like idli. Uttapam is traditionally made with toppings such as tomatoes, onion, chillies, capsicum and cabbage mix; other common choices are coconut or mixed vegetables.


    kuzhi paniyaram

Kuzhi Paniyaram  is a common South Indian Breakfast, it can be made as sweet and spicy. The spicy version has sautéed onions and green chillies mixed with the batter. Kuzhi paniyarams used to be made for eating on long distance trips without the use of a refrigerator.



    oats upma

Oats are known for their health benefits because of its fibers, iron and cholesterol reducing agents. Oats upma is a fusion of western and Indian ingredients, which combines all health benefits of oats, fresh vegetables and Indian spices. This south Indian recipe of upma prepares a healthy dish that is suitable to be served to kids as well as heart and diabetic patients.

So these are the top best 10 dishes which has already made you hungry again after watching these that’s why these are top mouth- watering south Indian dishes.


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