South India is as famous for its rich history and culture, it is equally famous for its catering. Generally, people only know about dishes like dosa, idli and uttapam in South India, but today we will give you information about such foods which people know little about. This time, if you plan to visit somewhere in South India, then do not forget to taste these dishes.
Dosa is a major dish in South India. Wherever you go in South India, you will find this slim and crisp flatbread anywhere. Its batter is prepared from rice or semolina, in which many types of spices are also mixed. Udupi region of Karnataka is famous for Neer Dosa. It is made using uncooked rice flour which is very soft.
Uttapam is the most liked dish during break fast in South India. It is also prepared from better rice or semolina used in dosa. But it is much thinner. It is also called Pizza of South India, on which you will see many toppings like chopped chillies, tomatoes, onions and capsicum etc. This dish is served with coconut chutney, tomato-onion chutney and sambar.
Paniyaram is known by different names in the southern state. It is known as India-Paddu in Karnataka and Kuzhi Paniyaram in Tamil Nadu. Its batter is prepared from rice and urad dal. Fried onions and spices are also used in it. Paniyaram is cooked in a round pot which looks like a muffin tray. It is also eaten like a dessert, in which jaggery is used instead of coconut and spices.
Adai is also like dosa, but it is thicker than dosa. This batter is prepared with tur dal, moong dal and some gram dal. After eating, you do not need to eat anything else. In Karnataka, this dish is served with avial, mixed veg curry, curd and coconut.
In Andhra Pradesh, this dish is made from lentil batter. It contains green moong dal. This dish is eaten mostly during breakfast. You get this in every street and intersection of the state. It is served with rava upma and chutney.
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