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what are some delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make Indian cuisine from southern region

Nov 1, 2021

South Indian cuisine consists of 5 states- Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh all of which have vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes additionally, all regions have different main dishes, snacks, desserts, and many more. Some of these south Indian delicious, healthy, and easy to make cuisines. 1. Appam: it is a type of Indian pancake made with fermented rice and coconut milk. It's common in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Sri Lanka. It comes in different variants such as Plain Appam, Egg Appam, Idiyappam, Achappam, Neyyappam, and Pesaha Appam. Appam is a breakfast dish that does not require much time and effort to make and is best for people looking for healthy yet easy-to-make dishes. 2. Pulihora: this dish is also called puliyogare, puliyodarai, kokum rice, pulincoru most of these names are difficult to pronounce for a non-native so for non-natives, you can simply call it tamarind rice. What’s special about this dish is that it is common in all states of south India and it remains fresh for 2 whole days. This yellowish rice is prepared with tamarind, green mango, lemon, or kokum as a souring ingredient with a variety of spices, peanuts, and jaggery mixed with rice. 3. Idli: almost every Indian known what idlis are. This savoury rice cake is popular in many parts of India which is served as breakfast with coconut chutney and sambar. This steamed food is made of batter consisting of rice and black lentils. It is healthy and easy to digest and tasty. 4. Neer dosa: it is fluffy, thin, and somewhat round with roti-like shapes made with fermented rice batter. Its also known as water dosa because of its name neer which means water in the Tulu language. It is easy to make breakfast which is loved by kids and adults equally and take not more than 2 minutes on the pan. It tastes better with traditional south Indian coconut chutney. 5. Pongal: also known as Huggi is a traditional south Indian dish that can be made in two ways first, Chakarai Pongal which is a sweet dish made of rice, milk, and sugar and it is mainly made during the festival of Pongal. Second, Venn Pongal is a spicy dish common as a breakfast dish in south India. It tastes great with sambar and chutney. 6. Paddu: these cute little round-shaped fluffy delights are made by steaming rice batter which is the same batter we use in Idli or Dosa. It can be made sweet or spicy with jaggery or chilies. To make paddu we need a different pan which has small indentations which are easily available in market and online all across India.