“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast”, and since nothing screams morning glory quite like some crispy vadas and butter-y dosas
- we’ve compiled our 10 best South Indian breakfast recipes
just for you.
From kids to adults, the South Indian
breakfast is an all time favourite ranging from the humble upma
’s popular appam served with a delicious vegetable stew. Let’s face it, nothing beats waking up to the aroma of crackling curry leaves and the sound of sputtering mustard seeds. And since we can’t decide whether we love the cuisine from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
or Telangana more, we bring all of South India to you. You can happily kick start your day with some steamed idlis
spruced up with coconut chutney
and a bowl of piping hot sambar
- simple, healthy and timeless. Indeed, there are infinite ways to transform your mundane mornings the South Indian way, but we’ve listed our top 10 best South Indian breakfast recipes which will never fail to impress. If you’re racing against time and can’t have a leisurely breakfast
you can always recreate the classics in the comfort of your home and pack them for work. They're that easy!
If you’re looking for something simple and speedy, delicious and nutritious - these dishes are just the ticket for you. Here are our sensational recipes that play up the South like never before. Now, stop drooling, start cooking. And take your senses for a gastronomical joy ride.1. Onion Rava DosaRecipe by Chef Niru Gupta
Crispy, deep-fried and divine, this rava-style dosa
made with onions is too good to be true. Soon to be your new favourite, you can even add some green chillies for that extra zing.
(Also read: 7 Side Dishes for Dosa
2. Buttermilk SambarRecipe by Chef Aditya Bal
A crisp dosa made with rava an topped with a onion-green chilly mixture
A recipe that’s sure to draw recipe requests. This buttermilk based sambar
imparts a tangy flavour, and tastes even better if topoed off with a tantalizing tadka.
3. Appam: Rice and Coconut PancakeRecipe by Chef Sherin Deepu
Lady finger and brinjal cooked in a sambar paste and buttermilk base. A tempting tadka poured over the sambar and served piping hot!
A handful of ingredients is all you need to create these magical, fluffy appams! With a soft and thick center and a paper thin exterior, you can lap up any curry with these lovely appams.
(Also read: 10 Best South Indian Rice Recipes
4. Medu VadaRecipe by Chef Niru Gupta
A popular Kerela breakfast dish, also known as Palappam is often served along with Vegetable stew.
Crispy and sinful, this urad dal
based snack is a favourite of many and who can blame them? Spruce it up with some coconut chutney and serve piping hot.
Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, Medu Vada is a South Indian dish which can be served as a main course, side dish, or snack 5. Ven PongalRecipe by Chef Akshara Adidravida
Rice and lentils, cooked and tempered with cumin and a dollop of ghee
give birth to this traditional South Indian breakfast. We promise, it’s simply delicious and pairs beautifully with tangy sambhar and coconut chutney.
6. UttapamRecipe by Chef Niru Gupta
Ven Pongal is a common naivedyam food that is offered to Goddess Durga and Lakshmi during Navratri and Varalakshmi Puja.
Light and scrummy, uttapam is a dosa-like preparation made with a mixture of rice, dhuli urad dal
and fenugreek seeds. Once you try it, you’re sure to ask for seconds!
7. Rawa UpmaRecipe by Chef Kishore D Reddy
A traditional delicacy from down South which literally means 'poured appam' in Tamil.
Savoured all over the Indian subcontinent and not just the South, top off this delicious breakfast dish with some grated coconut and greens.
Rava is also called as Suji in Hindi and cream of wheat in English, Rava Upma can be served with coconut chutney and lemon slices to top it with.8. PuttuRecipe by Chef Niru Gupta
Coconut-y and delectable, this steamed rice cake is extremely popular in Kerala and can be relished with Kadala
curry, egg curry and even ripe bananas. All you need is 20 minutes to whip up this instant hit!
9. Kerala Vegetable StewRecipe by Chef Aditya Bal & Devanshi
A simple recipe of steamed rice cake cooked with coconut shavings.
Fuss-free and easy, this vegetable stew made with carrots, potatoes, cauliflower and French beans is brimming with flavour. Spice with cinnamon and a handful of curry leaves.
10. Oats IdliRecipe by Chef Ramya Parameswaran
A simple vegetable stew cooked with the goodness and flavor of coconut milk.
A healthy approach for those who are calorie conscious, these idlis
stuffed with oats and grated carrots are just yum! Who says food can’t be nutritious and scrumptious at the same?
Low on carbs and healthy idlis made with oats and grated carrots.
We are sure that waking up to these delectable South Indian dishes will make your mornings all the more better. Let us know which one tops your list as a favourite breakfast option.For the latest food news, health tips and recipes, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.