10 South Indian vegetarian dishes

Southern India is a vegetarian’s paradise, offering a wide array of delectable plant-based dishes that are packed with flavors and textures. From hearty curries to crispy snacks, the region showcases a vibrant vegetarian culinary tradition. Here are ten of the most popular Southern Indian vegetarian dishes you can find at Sambarpot in Lajpat Nagar that you must savor

Masala Dosa

A beloved South Indian classic, masala dosa is a thin, crispy crepe made from fermented rice and lentil batter, filled with a spiced potato masala. It is typically served with coconut chutney and sambar, creating a perfect balance of flavors

Masala Pesarattu

This Andhra Pradesh specialty is a spicy lentil crepe made from a batter of green gram and rice. It is typically stuffed with a flavorful mixture of onions, green chilies, and spices, creating a delicious and satisfying dish


These round-shaped, crispy lentil fritters are a staple in South Indian cuisine. Made from ground urad dal batter, vadas have a soft interior and a golden-brown exterior. They are often enjoyed with coconut chutney and sambar


A traditional Kerala delicacy, avial is a delightful medley of vegetables cooked in a coconut and yogurt-based gravy. The combination of tender vegetables and aromatic spices makes it a must-try dish


This lentil-based vegetable stew is a staple in South Indian households. It is made with a variety of vegetables, cooked lentils, tamarind, and a blend of spices. Sambar is typically enjoyed with rice, idli, dosa, or vada


Known for its tangy and aromatic flavors, rasam is a thin soup made with tamarind, tomatoes, and a unique blend of spices. It is consumed as a comforting soup or served with steamed rice as a digestive aid

Bisi Bele Bath

A flavorful one-pot meal, bisi bele bath is a traditional Karnataka dish made with rice, lentils, vegetables, and a special blend of spices. This spicy and hearty dish is often served with a dollop of ghee.

Mixed Vegetable Uttapam

Uttapam is a thick pancake-like dish made from fermented rice and lentil batter. It is topped with a variety of finely chopped vegetables, such as onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and carrots. It is often enjoyed with sambar and coconut chutney

Vegetable Biryani

 A fragrant and aromatic rice dish, vegetable biryani is made with basmati rice, mixed vegetables, and a blend of spices. The layers of flavors and the tender vegetables make it a delightful vegetarian option.

Coconut Chutney

A quintessential accompaniment to South Indian dishes, coconut chutney is a creamy and flavorful condiment made from grated coconut, green chilies, and spices. It adds a refreshing and cooling element to the meal.

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