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Why do we prefer South Indian food?

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Talking about the benefits of South Indian food, “These food items are mainly fermented which are healthy for gut microbiota. They are rich in probiotics; especially idli, dosa, uttapam, etc. Fermentation improves digestibility, enhances B vitamins and boosts the immune system.”

Upma is another south Indian basic breakfast dish that is healthy, light on the stomach, and easy to digest. A breakfast of upma will keep you fuller for longer, hence keeping you from feeling hungry too soon or too often. A bowl of semolina has only 150 calories and a good amount of protein, and very low fat.

South Indian prefer only spicy food. While most Indian cooking of savory dishes calls for the use of spices, chilies are not used in all Indian dishes. Some, especially those from South India, are seasoned with pepper too. Each gives its own brand of heat to the dish it is added to.

For an introduction to South Indian cuisine, here are 10 dishes to look out for.

  • Dosas: paper-thin crepes. …
  • Idlis: steamed rice cakes. …
  • Vadas: savoury doughnuts. …
  • Uttapams: pizza-pancake hybrids.
  • Banana chips: crisps with a twist. …
  • Malabar parotta with Kerala-style beef: flat bread and spicy beef.

Some images for reference purpose :

How to make soft and spongy idli at home
Soft, crisp vadas! - The Hindu
Vegetable Uttapam Recipe by Archana's Kitchen

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