South Indian cuisine is much beyond the staple of idli dosa, it also boasts of a gamut of sweet treats that are simply irresistible.
South Indian Dessert: Prepared primarily on Telegu festivals, Boorelu is a simple, quick and easy dumpling dessert.
Halbai just needs about a handful of ingredients to prepare - rice, coconut, milk and jaggery.
Indian Cooking Tips: Thengai Poli is a decadent south Indian dessert combining coconut and jaggery!
One of the much cherished desserts in South India, particularly Karnataka, Rava Kesari or Kesari Bath is prepared using semolina, popularly known as rava or sooji in India.
Ashok halwa (or Asoka halwa) is a delicious dessert from Tamil Nadu that is made on special occasions.
Made with raw rice, jaggery, cardamom, coconut and raisins, this payasam is a must-try from the south Indian region.
From the creamy Rava Kesari to the ghee-enriched Mysore Pak, there are many marvellous southern creations that can make any sweet lover get hooked for life.
Elaneer payasam has also gradually become a regular fixture in South Indian restaurants and wedding menus. Here's an easy recipe you can try.