10 Tasty Breakfast Recipes from South India

Your breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy and tasty breakfast is a good start for the day. In this article, we have collected 10 best South Indian recipes for you.

Everyone loves South Indian dishes. They range from light and yummy Upma to Appam that is served in Kerala with vegetable stew. The aroma of crackling curry leaves and the sputtering of mustard seeds is very tempting.

May it be Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala or Telangana, in this article we cover whole of South India. We have collected sensational recipes that are delicious, nutritious and can be cooked fast.

  1. Onion Rava Dosa

Rava Dosa

Rava Dosa is crispy, deep-fried and mouth-watering, rava dosa is a great recipe. Try it once, and you will never miss it.

Onion Rava Dosa Recipe

 

  1. Sambar

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This is a kind of vegetable soup that is served in South India. It usually accompanies masala dosa or idli. It contains lightly spiced lentils in a coconut and tamarind sauce.

Sambar Recipe

 

  1. Appam

Appam

These tasty appams can be prepared with a small no of ingredients. They have thick and soft center and exterior that is paper thin. Appam goes well with curry!

Appam Recipe

 

  1. Medhu Vada
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This Vada, made of urad dal is a favorite snack of many people. It is a treat when served hot with coconut chutney.

Medhu Vada Recipe

 

  1. Ven Pongal

ven pongal

Ven Pongal is a traditional South Indian dish prepared with rice and lentils, cooked with small amount of ghee and cumin. It is a delicious dish and goes well with coconut chutney/sambhar.

Ven Pongal Recipe

 

  1. Uttapam

uttapam

Uttapam is similar to dosa and is prepared with urad dal, rice and fenugreek seeds. It’s a tasty and healthy breakfast.

 Uttapam Recipe

 

  1. Upma

upma

This dish is popular throughout India. This healthy breakfast dish can be prepared easily in less time.

Upma Recipe

 

  1. Puttu

Puttu

Puttu is a special breakfast dish of South India. Originated in Kerala, this dish is popular in Sri Lanka too. It is prepared with rice flour and finger millet.

Puttu Recipe

 

  1. Kerala Vegetable Stew

Vegetable Stew

This vegetable stew is prepared with potatoes, carrots, French beans and cauliflower and is full of flavors. You can make it spicy by adding curry leaves and cinnamon.

Vegetable Stew Recipe

 

  1. Oats Idli

oats idli

The oats idli is a very nutritious recipe. The rice replaces oats, so that the fat content can be reduced and the cholesterol can be kept in check.

Oats Idli Recipe

 

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Dosa: A Staple Food of South India

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Photo Courtesy: ndtv

Listed on the World’s 50 most Delicious Foods, Dosa is a fermented crepe. It is made of rice batter & black lentils. Dosa originated in South India and is a major food in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Kerala & Andhra Pradesh. Although, it is a popular dish in other states of India too. It has also made its presence in other countries like Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Singapore & Malaysia.

 

History of Dosa

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Photo Courtesy: gosvalayurmed

Dosa represents South Indian food. Its exact place of origin is a matter of discussion. But, according to K.T. Achaya, a food historian, dosa has its origins in ancient Tamil country in 1st century AD. According to the researcher P. Thankappan Nair, dosa has its source in the Udipi town of Karnataka. It may also be due to the dish’s connection with Udupi restaurants that dosa’s origins are linked to Udipi.

The original dosa of Tamil was thicker and softer. The dosa which is popular nowadays is crispier and thinner and it was first made in Karnataka.

 

Variations of Dosa

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There are many variations of Dosa. Some of them are listed below:-

Masala Dosa(click on the link to know more)
• Mini soya dosa
• Pesarattu
• Light white dosa
• Mysore Masala Dosa
• Onion Rava Dosa
• Ragi Wheat Dosa
Rava Dosa(click on the link to know more)
Benne Dosa(click on the link to know more)
Neer Dosa(click on the link to know more)

 

Nutritional Value

Dosa is a perfect breakfast dish and a street food. It is high in carbohydrates and has no saturated fats or sugar. As its ingredients include urad dal (Vigna mungo) and rice, it is also rich in protein. Due to the fermentation process involved in its preparation, it has increased content of Vitamin C and Vitamin B. Dosa should be avoided by diabetics as they have high glycemic index. They contain low calorie but high fat.

 

How to Serve?

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Photo Courtesy: crosscountrexchange

To make it a complete meal, dosa is often stuffed with vegetables and sauces. Normally, there is a vegetarian side dish that is served with dosa. Common side dishes include:-

• Sambar
• Chutney(Most commonly: Coconut chutney)
• Dry Chutney
• Pickles

 

How to Prepare?

For a quick and easy recipe of some popular dosas click on one of the following links:-

Simple Dosa
Masala Dosa
Rava Dosa
Onion Rava Dosa
Neer Dosa
Pesarattu
Mini Soya Dosa
Mysore Masala Dosa