Spicy, Piquant, appetizer! What strikes your mind when heard such powerful words? South Indian food, is it?


Obvious, many readers might be in the mood to order the delicious south Indian food while diving into this priceless article. 


Precisely, south Indian recipes are healthy and of course gluten-free. This repertoire of flavorful recipes includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Generally, south Indian cuisine is rice-based for example dosas, idlies, vadas, and uttapams. These items are delightful as well as digestible for better health. 


Nilgiri Spice, South Indian restaurants in Edinburghstill adheres to its roots. The experienced chefs hail from south India and in the exotic cities, they are showering their best traditional cooking methods. 


Go in-depth to learn some of the traditional techniques to prepare the admirable dishes of south India. Without any doubt, this sort of custom is carried out in all the south Indian restaurants. 


1. Chicken Tikka

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You cannot stop yourself to order chicken tikka in Edinburgh. It is worldwide popular.

Have a look at its recipe:

  1. In a bowl mix yogurt, lemon juice, cinnamon, 2 teaspoons cumin, cayenne, ginger, black pepper, and salt. Stir in chicken, wrap it and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Oil the grill grate and leave the chicken to grill for at least 5 minutes on each side.
  3. Heat oil in a large pan and keep it at medium flame. Further, add onions, ginger, turmeric, ground coriander, and red chili powder. At last, add tomato sauce and fry it for a minute. 
  4. Slim the flame for 2 to 3 minutes, add cream, lemon juice, and water to make it thick.
  5. Add garam masala, coriander leaves. Heat through. Stir in the grilled chicken. 
  6. Finally, serve with roti, naan, and rice


2. Mysore masala dosa


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The luscious Mysore masala dosa is a flavorsome recipe with mashed potatoes and spicy chutney. Within minutes, you can have your dosa on the table. Look at the smart cooking recipe to make Mysore's famous masala dosa.

  1. Traditionally, Fermented dosa batter is topped with red garlic chutney. It is similar to masala dosa but the only difference is the red garlic chutney.  
  2. Soaked the urad dal and rice for 4-5 hours to make them soft and further help while grinding. 
  3. Form potato masala by adding chopped onions, garlic, boiled potatoes and mix it well. 
  4. Take a non-stick skillet, pour a ladle full of batter and form a thin circle by spreading it well. Spray oil on the corners of dosa and cook it appropriately.

3. Sambar:

The delicious curry is cooked in the form of a sambar in the southern states of India. It is prepared with mashed lentil and vegetables. Generally, it is served with idli, dosa, and rice. 

Here are cooking tips to prepare sambar:

  1. Add tamarind according to the taste.
  2. Add vegetables like chayote squash (chow chow), green beans, carrot, spinach, drumstick or other vegetables that you love the most.
  3. With the addition of sambar powder, finally, you can feel the scent of south Indian flavor.
  4. Hot and spicy sambar is ready to serve



Let's jump to the conclusion

Traditional recipes reflect the real taste of south Indian cuisines. And this is a reason, the menu of Indian restaurants is successful to win millions of hearts.