If you see a wholesome South Indian spread, you may have a tough time looking for empty spaces. An authentic South Indian spread is loaded with rich and flavourful recipes. Starting from curry to biryani, papad, appam, chutneys, and more, you will get to eat a wide range of delicacies in just a single spread. Despite so many dishes, nothing ever seems unnecessary or 'too much'. However, accompaniments play a significant role in sprucing up South Indian cuisine. Let's say, can you imagine your dosa without coconut and peanut chutney? Well, if you ask us, we just can't!
Also Read: 5 South Indian Chutney Recipes You Must Try
Besides chutneys, there are other accompaniments too. For instance, south Indian-style pickles, rasam and more. In this article, we have shortlisted 5 South Indian accompaniments you must try at home. Making these accompaniments is quite a cakewalk, too. So, let's get started with the list.
Here're 5 South Indian Accompaniments You All Must Try:
1. Coconut Chutney - Our Recommendation
A South Indian meal is just incomplete without this one. Be it simple idli, dosa or a wholesome South Indian spread, this chutney goes well with everything. To prepare this, all you need is coconut (of course), green chillies, mustard seeds, curry leaves and salt to taste. Find the complete recipe here.
2. Nilakadalai Chutney (Peanut Chutney)
Next up we bring you a recipe that is sure to tantalise your taste buds. Now you must be wondering how can peanuts be flavourful and zesty?! Well, this chutney is not just made with peanuts, it has other ingredients too. For instance, garlic, red chillies, jaggery, tamarind and more. For the complete recipe, click here.
Rasam is a bowl of delight that every south Indian food lover can relate to! This soup-like recipe is prepared with lentils, tamarind, curry leaves and spices, and is touted as a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals and several other nutrients. It is also known to be an excellent recipe for boosting immunity. Click here for the recipe.
4. Mulagai Thokku
Looking for an instant pickle recipe? Fret not! We have got you covered with this South Indian-style pickle that requires just a couple of easily accessible ingredients - green chillies for heat, tamarind for the tanginess and jaggery for the much-required sweetness. Click here for the recipe of Mulagai Thokku.
5. South Indian Lemon Pickle
Lemon pickles have been an inseparable part of our meals. This South Indian-style lemon pickle recipe is sure to leave a strong impression on your taste palate. Pair it up with parotta or just plain rice. Click here for the recipe.
So, what are you waiting for? Head straight to our kitchen and try these recipes out! Let us know how they turned out in the comments below.