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Sooji Appam, Besan Dosa & More: 7 South Indian Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes



Indian cuisine features various vibrant regional cuisines. Each regional cuisine offers something unique and delicious to offer. One such region with rich culinary heritage is South India. South Indian cuisine offers a variety of non-vegetarian dishes and vegetarian dishes. The creaminess of coconut, the freshness of curry leaves and the pungent aroma of mustard seeds are some of the characteristics that set this dish apart from other dishes. Apart from being totally delicious and healthy, this dish also offers a wide variety of dishes that are very easy and quick to make. Keeping in mind the versatility of South Indian cuisine, we bring you a list of 7 South Indian Recipes that you can make at home in 20 minutes or less. So, if you are wondering what are those recipes and how to make them at home. read below.

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Here is a list of 7 quick South Indian recipes that you can make in less than 20 minutes:

1. Besan Dosa

Let’s hit the list with it. Rich in fiber and other nutrients, this besan dosa can be a quick fix for a nutritious breakfast. All you have to do is make the besan batter, add some spices and fillings of your choice, spread on the pan, cook and enjoy! Here is the recipe for you.

2. Suji Appam

Appam is one of the most soothing and comforting dishes in South Indian cuisine. This is one such dish that you can have anytime with delicious stews and curries. So, to enjoy the goodness of semolina and South Indian food, make this instant sooji appam. Find the recipe here.


3. Goli Idli

Small, round shaped idlis with a classic South Indian tadka (mustard and curry leaves), these idlis make for a delicious breakfast or snack recipe. And the best part is that we do not need to prepare any batter in advance to make this recipe, which reduces the cooking time later. Find the recipe here.


4. Poriyali

Poriyal is generally made from mashed vegetables, urad dal and onions. However, if you are new to cooking or are short of time, then this light and hassle free gobhi poriyal will be your favorite recipe. Serve hot with roti and enjoy! For the complete recipe of Cabbage Poriyal, click here.


5. Lemon Rice

Lemon rice is full of passion and aromatic flavour. And the best thing about this recipe is that you can make it in just 20 minutes. To make lemon rice, all you need to do is crack the mustard seeds as well as green chilies and peanut oil into the oil, then add the rice, seasonings and freshly squeezed lemon juice and cook. Here is the detailed recipe for you.

lemon rice

6. Murmure Appe

Traditionally made with rice batter, this quick recipe replaces rice with murmur (puffed rice). The consistency of the batter is perfected by mixing both the semolina and the blended murmur together. Find the full recipe here.


7. Instant Medu Vada

Crispy on the outside and tangy inside, Medu Vada is one of the most delicious South Indian breakfast and snack recipes. If you think the process of making these vadas is too difficult, then here we bring you an easy and quick recipe to make vadas in less than 10 minutes. wonder how? Click here to watch recipe video.


So, the next time you don’t want to make nutritious meals from scratch or are short of time, try these recipes and let us know which one you liked the most.


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