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South Indian Breakfast recipes


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दक्षिण भारतीय ब्रेकफास्ट - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (South Indian Breakfast recipes in Hindi)
દક્ષિણ ભારતીય બ્રેકફાસ્ટ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (South Indian Breakfast recipes in Gujarati)

South Indian Breakfast Recipes

We have a large collection of 126 South Indian Breakfast Recipes.

South Indians love their South Indian breakfast and most Indians love what the South Indian eat. Idli, Dosa, Masala Dosa, Uttapam are what most of us have grown up eating.

Typically for South Indian Breakfast, they make Idlis with a fresh batter which will last for 2 to 3 days. Day 1 they will have Idlis and then Day 2 they will add little water and make Dosas or Uttapams. Once this batter is over, the cycle starts again with batter made for Idli for 3 days. So if you want, you can follow the same cycle. We even have recipes for Idli batter and Dosa batter on our website.

South Indian Breakfast, deep fried snacks

Dal Vada
Dal Vada

Deep-fried dal vada, rava vada, medu vada are some popular fritters for Southern Indian Breakfast. Most batters are enhanced with an aromatic tempering of curry leaves, urad dal, mustard seeds.

Tomato UpmaTomato Upma

Upma is yet another popular breakfast delicacy from the South. There are endless varieties of upma like tomato upma, coriander upma, curd upma. Infact, you can even substitute with super grains like quinoa or millets like jowar.

South Indian Breakfast , Idli

Kanchipuram IdliKanchipuram Idli

Soft, fluffy idlis dunked in hot sambhar or rasam with a side of dry chutneys like the milagai podi or the famous coconut chutney is surely my favorite south indian breakfast. The most important factor to remember while making the idli batter is the quality of par-boiled rice and urad dal. The batter can be made in large batches and stored in the refrigerator for almost a week.

Stuffed Potato IdliStuffed Potato Idli

To make idlis more sumptuous, you can stuff them with vegetables and make Veg Stuffed Idlis, Stuffed Potato Idli or Double Decker Idlis. Fibre rich vegetables combine to make delicious idlis that you can enjoy fresh off the steamer with sambhar and chutney .

Leftover idlis can be transformed into delectable dishes like Idli Upma or Spicy Tava Idlis.

Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable SandwichStuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich

Another popular variant is the Rava idli or Sooji Idli made using semolina. They are quick & easy to make and requires no soaking or fermenting. Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich is a delicious variant to the regular Rava idli.

Days when you are craving an idli but do not have batter to whip up these spongy delights, try your hands on Vermicelli Nut Idli or Instant Bread Idli.

South Indian Breakfast, Dosa

How To Make A Perfect Dosa Batter
How To Make A Perfect Dosa Batter

Dosas are savoury pancakes cooked on a tava with little fat (it may be oil, butter or ghee). While dosas are typically made with a batter of rice and urad, there are several regional variants that use other pulses and grains. From authentic Adai of Tamil Nadu, appam from Kerala, neer dosa, benne dosa of Karnataka and pesarattu of Andhra to Mumbai Roadside Dosa recipes like Spring Dosa, Cheese Dosa, Mysore Masala Dosa and the Chinese style dosa, Schezwan Chopsuey Dosa.

They can be either be crispy thin or pancake thick. You can also make instant dosas like the quick soya dosa, quick rava dosa or instant oats dosa. These require no fermenting and can be whipped up in a jiffy!


Enjoy our  South Indian Breakfast Recipes and other South Indian recipe articles below.

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Rice and Moong Dal Idli
Recipe# 4665
17 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
rice and moong dal idli | rice and green gram idli | rice and green moong dal and urad dal idli| with 30 amazing images. Rice and Moong Dal Idli is a variant of the most popular
How To Make A Perfect Dosa Batter
Recipe# 40481
15 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
dosa batter recipe | South Indian dosa batter | dosa batter at home | with amazing 20 images. Perfect dosas are a matter of pride, and this requires a perfect dosa batter. Two things are im ....
Crispy Paper Dosa
Recipe# 1699
03 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
paper dosa recipe | crispy paper dosa | South Indian paper dosa | restaurant style paper dosa | with 16 amazing images. Paper dosa is made from a batter of raw ri ....
Pesarattu
Recipe# 1688
22 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When you are in Andhra Pradesh, you must try their famous whole green moong dosas, known as Pesarattu. On the other hand, you can try it right away in your own kitchen! These delicious green gram dosas include a little bit of rice for crispness, as well as green chillies and ginger for an eleg ....
Onion Tomato Uttapam, Tomato Onion Uttapa
Recipe# 40921
17 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Onion Tomato Uttapam is a sumptuous South Indian snack, often had for breakfast or dinner. It is basically a thick pancake, made with dosa batter and topped with juicy onions and tangy tom ....
Sada Dosa
Recipe# 1681
09 Sep 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Delightfully crisp, golden-coloured pancakes made of a rice and urad dal batter, Dosas make a more indulgent breakfast compared to easy, steamed idlis! Combined with chutney and sambhar, Dosas are sumptuous and tasty, fit to be had not just for breakfast but for evening tiffin or even dinner. ....
Rava Dosa, How To Make Rava Dosa
Recipe# 32837
16 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
rava dosa recipe | instant rava dosa | sooji dosa | South Indian rava dosa | crispy semolina dosa | with 17 amazing images. Rava dosa ....
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Recipe# 38991
29 Sep 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
Sada Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)
Recipe# 33389
26 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Fzzzzzzzzzzzzzkkkk! your ear wakes up your gastronomic juices as soon as it hears the vendor sprinkling water on the hot tava before pouring the batter and spreading it into a thin, crisp dosa, which is then rolled up and served along with sambhar and other chutneys.
Jaggery Dosa
Recipe# 1690
17 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Easy and quick sweet dosa made with a combination of flours and jaggery, perked up with grated coconut and spiced up with cardamom! This dosa is only mildly sweet, so can be served as a teatime snack, but if you wish, you could make a nice sweet and savoury dosa platter by serving this with re ....
Dosa (  South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32927
19 Jul 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
dosa recipe | with dosa batter recipe | South Indian dosa | how to make dosa | with 22 amazing images. Dosa has put South India on every culinary hot spot of the ....
Appam ( How To Make Appam )
Recipe# 32844
15 Aug 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
appam recipe | instant appam | Kerala appam | palappam | with 7 amazing images. Appam is a tasty white Indian pancake crisp on the sides with a soft centre.
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32683
08 Jul 20

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by Tarla Dalal
medu vada | south indian medu vada | urad dal vada | garelu vada | uzhunnu vada | with 20 amazing images. To make medu vada, urad dal i ....
Schezwan Cheese Dosa
Recipe# 40856
01 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite South Indian dish is touched by a bit of Oriental magic, to get an enchanting snack! Buttery, golden dosas are laced with Schezwan sauce and topped with cheese to get a crispy treat with a gooey, tongue-tickling filling. Ensure th ....
Cooked Rice Idli
Recipe# 1708
17 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These super-soft idlis are made with a combination of readymade idli rava and cooked rice along with fluffy, wet-ground urad dal. It is easier to prepare this idli compared to the traditional one, as you need to soak wet-grind only the urad dal. It is also a relatively foolproof method that is ....
Puttu, Kerala Homemade Rice Puttu for Breakfast
Recipe# 41331
29 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A timeless culinary treasure from the kitchens of Kerala, Puttu is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can think of! Made of steamed rice flour and grated coconut, Puttu has a unique taste and texture, which comes from the special container that it is steamed in. Traditionally, Puttu was steame ....
Semolina Uttapas with Cabbage, Rava Uttapa with Cabbage
Recipe# 6177
25 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Semolina Uttapa is one of the quickest options for breakfast , because it does not require a ground and fermented batter. Just mix semolina, curds and other ingredients, rest it for a few minutes, and you are ready to make spo ....
Moru Moru Dosa
Recipe# 1685
01 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
moru moru dosa recipe | moru moru dosa with homemade batter | crispy dosa | restaurant style crispy dosa | with 27 amazing images. moru moru dosa is also known a ....
Ven Pongal, South Indian Breakfast
Recipe# 32896
30 Apr 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Ven Pongal is South India’s equivalent of the North Indian khichdi. Cooked rice and moong dal are flavoured with ginger, crushed peppercorns and cumin seeds, and garnished with ghee-roasted cashew nuts and curry leaves. Ven Pongal has a unique flavour and consistency, which are rich yet soothing ....
Paneer Dosa, Paneer Chilli Dosa, Mumbai Street Food
Recipe# 33398
10 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
paneer dosa | paneer chilli dosa | Indian breakfast paneer dosa | Mumbai street food | with 28 amazing images. paneer dosa is a popular Indi ....
Spicy Tava Idlis
Recipe# 1669
02 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
tava idli recipe | spicy tava idli | South Indian tava vegetable idlis | with 20 amazing images. tava idli recipe is what the name means, leftover idlis cooked on a tava in butter with Ind ....
Dahi Idli
Recipe# 5022
16 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
dahi idli recipe | thayir Idli | quick South Indian curd idli | with 13 amazing images. Our dahi idli recipe is made from leftover idlis and is also called thayir idli
Appam, Appam Kerala Recipe
Recipe# 193
27 Jun 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Appam is a famous dish from the Keralite repertoire of South Indian cooking. This recipe is an easy-to-make, instant version of the otherwise tough-to-make dish. Since yeast is used, the batter need not be fermented for long unlike the traditional versio ....
Curd Upma, Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42195
22 Sep 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
curd upma recipe | curd rava upma | breakfast recipe | thayir upma | with step by step images. curd upma is one of the most famous South Indian dish even today. L ....
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South Indian Breakfast
5
 on 21 Aug 19 03:32 PM


Awesome recipes
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South Indian Breakfast
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 on 20 Dec 17 08:42 AM