13 Things Every South Indian Food Lover Will Resonate With

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Dosas, Upmas, Uttappas, you name it and the pure sound of their names will make your mouth water. South Indian cuisine is widely loved cuisine of Southern India. And if this cuisine doesn’t sweep you off your feet, I don’t know what will. Here are 13 things a person who is Head-over-heels in love with South Indian food will resonate with!

1.) No matter where you go, you always keep searching for a South Indian delicacy.

1.) No matter where you go, you always keep searching for a South Indian delicacy.

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Be it a lunch date, a shopping spree halt, or a ‘I’m super bored, so I’m just going to eat something’ snack, South Indian food is always on your mind.

2.) Filter coffee is your favourite beverage (Amongst hot and cold, both) to have a meal with.

2.) Filter coffee is your favourite beverage (Amongst hot and cold, both) to have a meal with.

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The aroma, the strong flavour, and it’s crispness… Heaven on earth scenes!

3.) Pongal, Kumayam, and Mysore Pak can satisfy your sweet tooth in a way no other dessert can.

3.) Pongal, Kumayam, and Mysore Pak can satisfy your sweet tooth in a way no other dessert can. 

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Desserts are the best part of a meal, undoubtedly. And if you have these as a choice, oh boy, you’re in for goose bumps.

4.) Coconut Chutney is the Shahrukh Khan in the chutney world.

4.) Coconut Chutney is the Shahrukh Khan in the chutney world. 

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All those Masala Dosas, Medu Vadas, and Onion Uttappas wouldn’t be as mouth-watering as they are without coconut chutney as an accompaniment.

5.) The crunch of a papadum is sheer music to your ears.

5.) The crunch of a papadum is sheer music to your ears.

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And its taste, heaven to your mouth.

6.) Rasam can make your life go from boring to adventurous in 15 seconds.

6.) Rasam can make your life go from boring to adventurous in 15 seconds. 

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Yes, having this tamarind-based South Indian soup is an adventure. It can set your mouth on fire, literally. It satiates that part of you, which is catered to by ‘Pani Puri’ ka ‘Teekha pani’ for others!

7.) There’s no better way to serve food than on a banana leaf.

7.) There's no better way to serve food than on a banana leaf. 

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Your olfactory senses can’t stop dancing merrily when you eat food on a banana leaf. And though this custom dates back thousands of years ago, it’s health benefits are still intact and not negligible.

8.) You believe the whole purpose of bananas’ existence is for them to get made into banana chips!

8.) You believe the whole purpose of bananas' existence is for them to get made into banana chips!

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Minions, I don’t mean to offend y’all. But banana chips can make our taste buds orgasm. *Drooling*

9.) You can’t stop preaching about South Indian food’s health benefits.

9.) You can't stop preaching about South Indian food's health benefits. 

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It’s fermented, and the ingredients and condiments used are of high nutrition value. Now wonder people watching out on their diet don’t shy away from gorging on these delicacies.

10.) You’ve actually considered shifting to the Southern parts of India.

10.) You've actually considered shifting to the Southern parts of India. 

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Getting to hog on the authentic South Indian dishes is a luxury only a few can afford. We get all sorts of cuisines everywhere nowadays, but what authenticity can offer, others can’t!

11.) Your soul purpose to visit an Ayyapa Mandir is the food they serve.

11.) Your soul purpose to visit an Ayyapa Mandir is the food they serve. 

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It’s synonymous to Punjabiyon ka Langar, come on! How can you not? Don’t judge us! *Can’t watch*

12.) Extra Sambar/Chutney is like your birth right.

12.) Extra Sambar/Chutney is like your birth right.

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All these high-end restaurants should stop serving South Indian dishes if they’re going to hurt people’s sentiments by not offering extra Sambar (Read: Without charging) when asked. *Sobs* Local thela walas, we love you! *Grin*

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