By Nandini Bhushan*
The cuisine from the five southern states of India — Tamil Naidu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is grouped together as the South Indian cuisine. This cuisine offers a wide range of vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian delicacies that is sure to delight one’s taste bud. Let us explore the mouth-watering dishes from the Southern Indian states to experience the essence of each of these states.
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Soft and melt to mouth texture, Mysore Pak is a delicious sweet that originated in the city of Mysore. It is loaded with flavour and is specially prepared during festivals and special events and is made with generous amounts of ghee, besan and sugar. Its name is derived from the local word “Pak” which literally translates to sugar syrup – the very essence of the dish.