When we talk about South Indian food, the first few dishes that come to our mind are idli, sambar and dosa. While Indians all across the country love these delicacies, people often have the misconception that these are the only vegetarian delicacies within South Indian cuisine. But the reality is completely opposite! This cuisine is filled with vibrant vegetarian delicacies that are bound to make us salivate. That's not all; paneer has also become a part of South Indian cuisine, often acting as a vegetarian alternative to popular non-veg curries like Malabar fish curry and chicken Chettinad. Here we have shortlisted some of the best South Indian paneer recipes that'll give you a taste of authentic South Indian masalas.
Also Read: 5 North Indian Paneer Curries That'll Make You Salivate
5 South Indian Paneer Recipes That'll Make You Drool:
1.Hyderabadi Paneer - Our Recommendation
Hyderabad is known for its flavourful and aromatic food. This Hyderabadi paneer comprises paneer cubes bathed in a gravy made of milk, onions, lemon juice, chillies, garlic and more spices. This tantalizing paneer gravy is bound to make you drool.
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Crispy from the outside and soft and chewy from the inside, paneer 65 is the ultimate South Indian paneer snack! For people who love spicy food and can't get enough of the 'teekha' taste in their meals, the paneer 65 can be a main course dish too!
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Malabar paneer is a rich and creamy paneer gravy that is cooked in typical South Indian preparation. Paneer cubes are bathed in masaledaar coconut curry to give this wonderful dish. It is super easy to make and is a must-try for coconut lovers!
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4.Paneer Ghee Roast
Ghee roast is a special style of masala preparation where a variety of spices are cooked in ghee to enhance the flavours of the spices. This paneer ghee roast makes for quite the tantalizing snack or a spicy main course.
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This masaledaar gravy from Chettinad cuisine is unlike any other. This South Indian paneer dish consists of paneer cooked in a gravy of urad dal, Chettinad masalas, onion and tomatoes.
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Try out these delicious South Indian paneer dishes and let us know which one is your favourite!