This article is the ultimate destination for vegetarian food lovers to know about the variety of South Indian food, I hope that the ultimate priority in everyone life is to taste different types of cultivated food. So in this article, I’ll list the top traditional South Indian delicious vegetarian foods that people used to eat in their daily lives.
1. Arachuvitta Sambar (Pumpkin Sambar)
The sambar powder is made of ground roasted spices, When you’re here about sambar, the first thought comes into your mind is idly and dosa, because most South Indian favorite breakfast is idly or dosa with sambar. Sambar is a primarily traditional food that is commonly used in all parts of India.
2. Adai Dosai (Lentils Dosa)
Unlike conventional dosa recipes, which are thicker and consist of rice and urad dhal, adai dosa is different from normal dosage, made from spice lentils and a little thicker and heavier than normal dosa. It used to eat mostly in the morning breakfast that contained more protein.
3. Coconut Rice
Coconut Rice is the most delicious food with grated coconut and tempering spices. It was one of the popular South Indian foods to be prepared with less time. The taste of this food comes from mixing curry leaves, freshly grated coconut, hing, and limited oil.
Upma is another common dish of any houssehold, orginated from southern India, made of dry semolina or rice flour, cooked in a thick porridge, served with hot breakfast. Upma has a wide range, people used to add nuts, beans, spices like turmeric, chilies and curry leaves to enhance the dish’s flavor.
Pongal is a popular South Indian food made with rice and moong dal, Pongal is made up of more variety, Spicy and sweet are the common variety prepared for breakfast by any household. Often called Pongal, as Ven Pongal. Pongal served not only at home, but also common meals served in temples, pooja days, and festivals.
One of Kerala’s most common breakfast combinations is the puttu served with kadala kari. In essence, Puttu has steamed rice flour and a grated log of coconut. People often eat a banana with puttu. Puttu was prepared with rice flour or wheat flour from two varieties.
7. Uppu kozhukattai
Uppu kozhukattai is a traditional Tamil food prepared specifically during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. It has a wide variety including sweet kozhukattai (Modakam), Uppu Kozhukattai (Savory), and Mani Kozhukattai. People also prepared Uppu kozhukattai with a combination of Coconut chutney or idly podi for breakfast.
Putu mayam is a popular street food dish originating either in Tamil Nadu, or Kerala, an Indian state. The dish has consisted of rice or idiyappam flour noodles topped with desiccated coconut and sweetened with blocks of sugar. It has also been popular in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand.
Dosa is a staple Southern Indian cuisine. Dosa are crispy and savory pancakes with sambar, coconut & kara chutney combination, Dosa is made of soaked and drained rice, fenugreek seeds, and urad dal, also known as black lentils. Eating dosa has never been missed by anyone visiting southern India.
10. Idly with Medu Vada
Last but not least, Idly is a soft & fluffy steamed cake made up of fermented rice and lentil batter, these are the healing foods that are cooked in a closed vessel, without using oil. Whoever visited South Indian, in particular, will try eating idly with medu vada.
Hey guys, I have listed out above all famous vegetarian dish, if you think I missed out some food, you can suggest your food in comment section, hope you guys liked my article…