Just imagine – a bowl of hot sambhar served with a fresh and crispy dosa. The thought of this scrumptious combination makes our mouths water. We can’t help but imagine dunking the crispy dosa in the sambhar and taking a bite of this treat. It’s because we Indians love South Indian cuisine! While the North Indians have naans, kulchas, rotis and parathas, South Indians have their own variety of breads to accompany their meals. Idlis, uttapam, dosa -these classic dishes are served with chutneys, sambhar, and rasam. Little do people know that South Indian cuisine has more breads besides these popular dishes. Our love for South Indian food has helped us find recipes for all the classic South Indian breads that are made from rice.
Here’re 8 Classic South Indian Breads Made From Rice:
1. Dosa – Our Recommendation
Who doesn’t love dosas?! This thin and crispy crepe-like dish is also prepared from a fermented rice-dal batter. Dosas are often stuffed with aloo masala or paneer and make for a tasty meal.
Another delicacy from South India, the word uttapam literally translates to ‘poured appam’. It is also prepared from a fermented rice-dal batter and topped with chopped onions, tomato and green chillies.
This traditional dish from South Indian is may not be as popular as its counterparts but it is super delicious. Idiyappam is basically noodles of rice flour steamed together. They are also known as string hoppers.
We are all familiar with the popular South Indian combination of appam and stew. Guess what? Appams can be enjoyed with other South Indian curries as well! Appams are prepared from a fermented combination of rice, dal and coconut.
Also known as paniyarama, paddu or ponganalu, this South Indian snack is quite the treat in Southern states. These tiny balls of steamed fermented rice batter is made in specially designed pans.
This South Indian breakfast classic is often served with kadala curry. Rice, coconut and water come together to create cylindrical shaped puttus.
Also known as Ari Pathiri, this dish is a special roti made from rice flour. A popular preparation from Malabari cuisine, the pathiri pairs well with all types of curries.
This sweet variation of appam is paper soft, thin and extra crispy! Vellayappam is a popular dish in Kerala and it is often paired with vegetable stew or kurma. It is made of rice, coconut and yeast.
Try out these South Indian classic dishes and let us know which one is your favourite in the comments section below!