Home

Recipes

Shows

Hosts

Stories

Dakshin Diaries

Description

From busting common stereotypes associated with south Indians to highlighting the history, culture, and the many cuisines within Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka, Dakshin Diaries, hosted by chef Rakesh Raghunathan, helps you rediscover south India. The show covers several topics; however, the highlights are temple prasadams, the history behind them and how they are prepared.

Video(s)

25

Show Category

lifestyle

Advertisement

Episodes

Beginning of a Journey

episode 1

Beginning of a Journey

Chef Rakesh Raghunathan sets out on a beautiful journey of South India to explore temples, …

Dur : 26 mins
A Visit to Triplicane

episode 2

A Visit to Triplicane

Chef Rakesh Raghunathan visits the Sri Parthsarathy Swamy Temple in Triplicane and explores the mythological …

Dur : 26 mins
A Memorable Visit to Kanchipuram

episode 3

A Memorable Visit to Kanchipuram

After witnessing the euphoria of Rajinikanth's fans at Albert theatre in Chennai, Chef Rakesh Raghunathan …

Dur : 22 mins
The Kamakshi Temple

episode 4

The Kamakshi Temple

It's said that Kanchipuram has over 1000 temples and Kamakshi temple is the most famous …

Dur : 23 mins
Exploring Thanjavur

episode 5

Exploring Thanjavur

Thanjavur is an ancient city and is considered to be a cradle for arts in …

Dur : 23 mins
A visit to Kumbakonam

episode 6

A visit to Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam's skyline is dotted with temples. Chef Rakesh Raghunathan visits this beautiful city that has …

Dur : 22 mins

Short Formats


An  Amazing Auto  Ride

Short Format 1

An 'Amazing Auto' Ride

Find out why a share-auto driver from Chennai, G Annadurai, is being talked about by …

Dur : 3 mins
A Melodious Session like No Other!

Short Format 3

A Melodious Session like No Other!

Dakshin Diaries host Rakesh Raghunathan and desi rapper Sofia Ashraf treat the audience to a …

Dur : 3 mins
Food of the Gods: Adhirasam

Short Format 4

Food of the Gods: Adhirasam

Rakesh Raghunathan learns how to make Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple aka Srirangam Temple's special prasadam …

Dur : 2 mins
Trichy Diaries

Short Format 5

Trichy Diaries

Explore Trichy aka Tiruchirapalli, an important religious and educational centre for the people of south …

Dur : 1 mins
Boondi Laddus at the Legendary Meenakshi Temple

Short Format 6

Boondi Laddus at the Legendary Meenakshi Temple

Rakesh Raghunathan and the temple cooks at the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai take you …

Dur : 3 mins
Sofar, So Good

Short Format 7

Sofar, So Good

We all know of Chennai as an ancient city, popular for its art and culture …

Dur : 3 mins

Promos


Unstereotyping South India

promo 1

Unstereotyping South India

Chef Rakesh Raghunathan aka The Singing Chef is on a mission to discover and document …

Dur : 3 mins
Kanchipuram - The City of Thousand Temples

promo 3

Kanchipuram - The City of Thousand Temples

Most of us know of Kanchipuram for its Kanjeevaram silk saris, but there's more to …

Dur : 1 mins
Pongal - South India s Very Own Thanksgiving

promo 4

Pongal - South India's Very Own Thanksgiving

Tamil Nadu's favourite festival, Pongal, is a celebration of a good harvest and season's bounty. …

Dur : 1 mins
Of Art, Culture, and Literature in Thanjavur

promo 5

Of Art, Culture, and Literature in Thanjavur

After Chennai and Kanchipuram, it's time to explore the city of Thanjavur (Tanjore), which has …

Dur : 1 mins
Exploring the Best of Kumbakonam s Food Scene

promo 6

Exploring the Best of Kumbakonam's Food Scene

From the unique shakkarai pongal at the Suryanar Kovil Temple to the degree coffee, LF …

Dur : 1 mins
Advertisement

Discover More

Interesting tales, tidbits and behind-the-scenes accounts


Comments Added Successfully!
 

All Shows


Food that Connects People
With Love From A Mother
Exploring the Himalayas
Time For Lip-Smacking Food

Me, You and Barbeque

Fire up the grill (or your oven, in some cases), it's time to cater your …

Unstereotyping South India
Mood for Love

Feast of Love

If you really want to plan a date night that bae will never forget then …

Coming Soon
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Food

MasterChef Australia - Season 7

Get ready to catch the biggest trendsetting culinary show of the era, MasterChef Australia (Season …

MasterChef Australia - Season 7
MasterChef Australia
Northern Flavours Shubh Vivah | Season 3 | Promo 1
A tribute to India s culinary diversity
Gimme Chocolate! Promo
Station Master s Tiffin
Chef Kunal Kapur discovers the secrets of our Indian culinary heritage

Curries of India

Come join chef Kunal Kapur as he embarks on a journey in search of the …

Snack in the Box

Snack In The Box

We are on a mission to rescue yummy samosas and harmless pakodas from tags that …

 Amma Superstar | New Promo | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Tue-Wed 2:30pm

Amma Superstar

Opening a lunch box does more than just rescue us from our hunger pangs. It …

Hello Summer | Promo
I Want To Bake Free.
The Dream  Kitchen | Promo
Utsav Thalis Of India | Promo

Utsav Thalis Of India

A travel and food show on Living Foodz hosted by chef Kunal Kapur.

Off Beat Export | Promo
Northern Flavours Meethi Masti Promo

Meethi Masti

Professional chef Ranveer Brar gives a new twist to a variety of Indian sweets in …

Northern Flavours Season 2 Promo
Asia s First Food Truck Reality Show
Spices and Secrets - Promo
Global Menu Promo
Food Tripping: Promo

Food Tripping

Food Tripping will take you on a royal expedition to six palaces of Western India …

Northern Flavours Promo
I Love Cooking Promo
A Sneak Peek
Chef On Wheels Promo
Kitchen Magic Promo
Rewind With Rakhee: Promo
Ranveer s Cafe

Ranveer Cafe

Great food meets great performances in the brand new show Ranveer's Café   where Chef …

Mother s Care Promo
Promo: The Great Indian Rasoi Season 2
The Great Indian Rasoi 1 Promo
Sizzle

Sizzle

Gear up for the brand new LF that has so much more to offer, new …

Eat Manual Promo
Promo : 3 Course with Pankaj
Let s begin with the basics
Vickypedia - Taste ka Encyclopedia

Vickypedia

Vicky takes you on a whirlwind tour of some of the most fabulous recipes across …

Advertisement
 

Our Chefs

Meet the people behind the luscious food, delicious recipes and entertaining shows

Gurdip Kohli Punj
Gurdip Kohli Punj
Zarine Khan
Zarine Khan
Shazia Khan
Shazia Khan
Rakesh Raghunathan
Rakesh Raghunathan
Emanual Chauhan
Emanual Chauhan
Sabyasachi Gorai
Sabyasachi Gorai