The different regions of India offer their own specialty food dishes. In South India, breakfast items are very popular and some eat it as lunch, dinner, or even as a snack.
Below are ten South Indian dishes to try if you have the chance to come upon a South Indian restaurant. You won’t regret it!
Small pieces of the dosa are broken from the big piece and paired with chutney before eating. There are different types of dosas, but most dosas are filled with potato stuffings in the middle on the inside.
Some even enjoy the dosas without stuffings! Check out the different types of dosas here.
A thali plate generally consist of rice, veggie dishes, curry dishes, and curd (yogurt). If you would like to check out how to properly eat a thali, check it out here.
3. Vada and Sambar
It can be offered with vegetables, chicken, beef, lamb, or even seafood. Raita, a type of yogurt dressing is often given to pair with the briyani.
There are more than 40 versions of briyani in South India, so check out the different types of briyanis in India here.
Uttapam is a type of flatten pancake made with rice and lentils batter and mixed with vegetables. It is similar to dosa but it is usually thicker and smaller than dosa. Uttapam can also be served with sambar or chutney.
8. Indian Filtered Coffee
South Indian style coffee is made using a coffee filter and then sugar and hot, boiled milk is added to it. The mixing of the coffee with milk and sugar between the stainless steel tumbler and bowl forms a froth at the top. If you would like to make your own South Indian brew, check it out here or video, here.
Check out the proper way to drink coffee like a South Indian here.
10. Chicken 65how it got its name. A general story says the dish was the 65th dish on the menu, and as the dish became popular, it just kept the name.
Whatever it is, this fried chicken mixed with spicy flavoring deserves a spot on this list for famous South Indian dishes to try. After one try, you won’t be able to forget it!