South Indian Curries are World Famous, Here’s Why!

Ever wondered what makes South Indian Chicken Recipes exceptionally yum and unique? Keep reading to find out why! 

South Indian dishes are famous globally. The simplicity of the dishes often prepared with spices and ingredients available in most Indian households makes them easy and delicious. In South India, there are many recipes that can be enjoyed at any time of the day – breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner.

What makes South Indian dishes a popular choice? The use of fresh, heath-boosting ingredients. South Indian dishes—including South Indian Chicken Dishes—are prepared simply but are full of flavours from freshly roasted spices, fresh coconut and curry leaves—the classic South Indian touch.

Are you looking for some delicious South Indian Chicken Recipes that are healthy yet tasty? Well, let’s not delay and find out. 

What makes South Indian Style Chicken Curry different from other Indian-style chicken curries?

Whatever your staple food may be, you must have tried South Indian dishes and relished their deliciousness yet lightness on the body, right? The dishes suit people of all ages because they are easy to digest and loaded with nutritional values that range from vitamins and iron to zinc and protein.  

While the popular breakfast items such as Idli, appam, dosa, vada, and upma come with more nutritional values, each delicious South Indian recipe also shares its health advantages. Factors that make South Indian dishes different from other Indian styles of cooking are:

  • A significant chunk of dishes from the Southern side of India involves fresh or dried curry leaves. Adding a handful of this staple Indian ingredient offers a distinct flavour while benefiting hair, eyes and more.   
  • Unlike other Indian curries that are either spicy or balanced with spice and sweetness, South Indian curries have a beautiful sour flavour that refreshes the taste buds and enhances the urge to enjoy every bite.
  • Most South Indian dishes include the staple ingredients – rice and lentils. They are savoured with curries or are ground and made into dishes such as dosa and idli.

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What is a quick South Indian Chicken Curry Recipe to prepare at home?
Here’s a quick, easy and tasty South Indian Chicken Curry Recipe that is full of flavour. Enjoy it for lunch or dinner with a bowl of rice or your favourite bread.
  1. Take a large bowl to marinate the chicken pieces.
  2. Add black pepper powder, turmeric, tamarind juice and salt to the chicken. Mix well and let it marinate for 1 hour.
  3. Take a pan and add oil. Add bay leaves, cardamom, fennel seeds, ginger and garlic. Sauté well for a minute.
  4. Add onions, green chillies and salt. Saute them well until the onions are translucent.
  5. Add curry leaves into the mixture, followed by the chopped tomatoes, and keep stirring for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the spices (coriander, turmeric and chilli powders) with 1 tbsp water to make a fine paste.
  7. Add the paste into the pan and stir the ingredients until the oil separates.
  8. Add chicken pieces and roast them well for 5 minutes. Add ½ cup water and stir well, cover. Cook the chicken covered at low heat for 30 minutes.
  9. Once cooked, add the tamarind water and stir well again. Serve this South Indian Chicken Curry in a bowl and garnish with fresh coriander.
  10. Serve hot with chapati or rice.
  11. See how easy this recipe was. We bet you’ll like the taste. However, please note that the quality of your raw ingredient, chicken, in this case, will determine the outcome. This is why choosing the highest quality ingredient is critical.
Recipe Notes

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