Dessert Delights of South India
Flavors from the South India have spread across India, transcending national borders. There are various sweet dishes to choose from in south Indian cuisine. When we think of ‘South Indian food,’ we usually think of the much-loved dosas and idlis, as well as the sizzling hot vadas with lip-smacking coconut chutney that make the perfect morning fix. Also difficult to resist are the rich and complex curries created with earthy spices like mustard and curry leaves, as well as creamy coconut milk.
There are several wonderful southern desserts that may hook any sweet lover for life, from the creamy rava kesari to the ghee-enriched Mysore Pak. So let’s revisit some traditional South Indian delicacies and unravel their unrivalled dominance.
Payasam is the only dessert in the South that is enjoyed by people of all ages and cultures. The milk dessert is prepared for all momentous occasions as well as casual indulgences. Traditional payasam uses jaggery and coconut milk instead of sugar and dairy milk, which is commonly used in North Indian variations.
A sweet lover’s palate will be delighted by the word “Mysore Pak.” It’s difficult to resist another piece of this cake, which is made with a generous amount of ghee, sugar, gram flour, and fragrant cardamom. Boorelu, a deep-fried sweet ball native to Andhra Pradesh, is a symbol of joy and celebration. Bengal gram, jaggery or sugar, coconut, and cardamom powder are utilised as flavour enhancers in the stuffing of this delicacy. It’s then dipped in a black gram dal and rice batter, rolled into balls, and deep-fried till golden brown.
Kozhukkattai is a traditional South Indian sweet dumpling made from rice flour and filled with grated coconut and jaggery, similar to modak. With adding jaggery, coconut, and cardamom, the leftover idli batter is sweetened to make sweet paniyaram. It is chewy and fluffy.
Maa Ladoo, also known as Maladu, is a protein-rich snack that is said to have originated in the Tirunelveli district. It’s made with roasted gram dal. It is not only delicious, but t also healthful.
Unni Appam is a traditional Kerala delicacy. A little round snack made with rice, jaggery, banana, roasted coconut pieces, roasted sesame seeds, ghee, and cardamom powder, this will make you fall in love with the ideal blend of crunchiness and creaminess!
South India’s rava kesari is an absolute treat with its creamy and roasty after taste. Usually bright orange in colour, thanks to the addition of saffron, it is appealing and very inviting. You can add fruits of your choice, like mangoes or pineapples to make it more delectable. This dessert hardly needs an occasion to be prepared and relished.
Visit Amma’s South Indian Restaurant, place an order for a tiffin combo, and relish a dessert that comes with it !