South India is known for its varied range of spices, many of which are being exported to different nations for centuries. South Indian food has earned much fame across the globe, particularly for scrumptious dishes like Dosa, Vada, Idli, Uttapam and Sambar. South Indian meals comprise cuisines of five South Indian states namely Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, along with several local cuisines within these states.
Let us have a glance at the various delicacies-
The various Tamil dishes can be categorised in different groups starting from the regular meals, the light meals, snacks, desserts and different accompaniments. There are also different types of gravies and curries- likewise sambhar, kuzhambu and rasam.
• Sweet dishes and other accompaniments
Items like thirukannamidu, Kesari and kheer falls under the category of sweet dishes and after the meal bananas are offered for good digestion.
• Light meals
These includes dosa, idli, upma, parotta and poori. These are effective when there is a little hunger.
Snacks items like vada, bhaji, and bonda are quite popular in this region and are relished with different varieties of chutneys and thayir Pachadi. Tea and coffee are usually served as staple drinks.
• Other south indian states’ cuisines
States like Andhra, Kerala, Karnataka, etc have their own taste in their food which is very loved by the people of India. Availability of seafood in the coastal belt of the state makes it almost a daily consume. Food of Andhra is never complete without mentioning the various delicacies that comes with a Mughal touch. The Karnataka cuisines are unfinished without the sweet course. Kerala cuisine is varied, but best categorised according to the different local communities. These states offers a wide range of appetizing platters and boasts of some lip-smacking dishes.