If Idli, Dosa, Vada, Sambhar and Chutney are the first things that come to your mind when you hear of South-Indian food, then you’re absolutely right.
South Indian food includes the cuisines of the five southern states of India—Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. There are typically vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes for all five states.
The similarities among the five states’ cuisines includes the presence of rice as a staple food. Moreover lentils and spices, dried red chilies and fresh green chilies, and coconut are used too. Not to forget native fruits and vegetables including tamarind, plantain, snake gourd, garlic, and ginger. Mostly on the higher side of chilli, residents here love to voyage on tasty, rather, spicy trips on every meal basis.
People in different regions of India mostly prefer South Indian food for breakfast. Most of the dishes are non-fried, which makes it a healthy option among other breakfast dishes. What makes it a great choice is that it is light on the stomach, and is easy to digest.
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