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The South Indian Meal

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South Indian meal includes the cuisines of five southern states of India—Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, union territories, and Tamil Nadu. Also, there are typically vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes for all five states. This article discusses typically the South Indian Meal.

Contents: 

  1. Firstly, what’s in a south Indian meal?
  2. Secondly, the reasons for using a banana leaf
  3. Thirdly, the dishes

What’s there? 

Firstly, Southern Indian food will feature the following, because these make the meal complete:

  • curry leaves
  • mustard
  • asafetida
  • pepper
  • peppercorns
  • tamarind
  • chilies
  • fenugreek seeds
  • salt
  • Jaggery.
  • Bay Leaves.
  • Cilantro
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves

Also, all of these are used to spice and flavor the dishes.

The South Indian Meal is complete because it relates many elements of the ancient Dravidian culture and it flourished 4,500 years ago. Also, we always use banana leaf to serve the meal.

Reasons for serving the meal in a banana leaf is: 

  • The leaf can accommodate a variety of dishes because the size is huge
  • These are low cost and affordable, and so people prefer this
  • Banana leaves are water-proof
  • One can experience the unique flavor and a special aroma
  • Also, the ancient culture mentions that these are highly health beneficial.
  • Banana leaves also pack anti-oxidants
  • These are eco-friendly and healthy
  • Hygienic, because these are anti-bacterial
  • Also, one can guarantee that the leaves are free from chemicals.
  • Ayurveda uses banana leaves

Dishes: 

  • Sweet (differs based on the festival culture)
  • Rice
  • Dhal
  • Any kind of vegetable mix – PORIYAL
  • Sambhar
  • The turkey berry curry – VATHAKUZAMBU
  • Crisp thin cakes – APPALAM
  • Pepper water – RASAM
  • Curd
  • Pickle
  • Also, at the end, Delight puddings – PAYASAM

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