The cuisine of South India focuses on rice, lentils, spices, dried red chillies, coconut and a variety of fruits.
One of the spicier curries - simple and tomato-based! Serve on a bed of rice and sprinkle over the freshly chopped coriander.
My husband's mother taught me this recipe, an authentic Hyderabadi-style biryani that is a trademark of home-cooking in south India. The chicken, spices and rice all cook in the same frying pan.
This is a recipe for goat curry but it works equally well with lamb. Black pepper is found in abundance in Kerala (south India), coupled with curry leaves it takes goat to a whole new level.
Chickpea and capsicum curry is Southern Indian vegetarian/vegan dish. It tastes great with rice or Indian bread.
This versatile dish is a South Indian speciality. You can serve it with rice and a raita, or build a western style meal around it by serving it with mashed potatoes or a salad.