Category Archives: Breakfast dishes
Ven pongal or khara pongal is a popular dish in South Indian homes and is served as breakfast dish in Tamil Nadu. It is called as huggi in Karnataka. Ven pongal is a spicy variant made with rice, moong dal, black pepper, cumin seeds and cashew nuts. It is commonly prepared during pongal, a harvest festival, where this dish is prepared to celebrate the festival. Ven pongal is very easy to prepare and tastes best when served with sambar or coconut chutney.
Spiced mini or button idlis is a very popular South Indian snack. Mini idlis are prepared in mini idli stand (an idli tray with several small dents) which is easily available in the markets. They are prepared and then tempered with onions, tomatoes, red chilli powder and tomato ketchup. It is a very tasty and healthy option as it is steamed.
Beetroot paratha is a very healthy and brightly coloured delicious paratha made with grated beetroot, wheat flour and mixed with spices. It is very easy to make and very tasty too. Beetroot has got lot of health benefits as it helps in reducing blood pressure, treats conditions like fatigue and aneamia. It is an excellent source of iron and manganese and other nutrients as well.
Thalipeeth is a very popular multigrain pancake in Maharashtra. It is prepared with a mixture of different flours and mixed with spices. Thalipeeth is served with butter or thick curd. It is a very filling and nutritious breakfast dish.
Onion tomato uttapam is a thick and crispy pancake made from dosa batter, onions, tomatoes and mixed with spices. It is a very healthy breakfast dish which is also simple to make. Onion tomato uttapam is best served with coconut chutney and sambar.
Sabudana khichdi is an Indian snack made from sago, potatoes, peanuts and green chillies. It is more popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Sabudana khichdi is a favourite snack for people who are observing fast during Sankashti and festivals like Navratri. Sago is purely cabohydrate and has high energy content and hence it is an ideal food for people who are on fast. Adding peanuts to sabudana khichdi adds to the protein, vitamins and minerals content making it a complete dish.
Onion rava dosa is made with semolina/rava, rice flour and spiced with onions and green chillies. It does not require any soaking, fermentation or grinding and can be done instantly. Onion rava dosa is especially made with Bombay rava which you get easily in any provision stores. A very tasty and crispy dosa, it is one of the most popular breakfast dishes in South India.
A special tricolour idli to celebrate Independence day in true spirit. A very easy to make and healthy idlis made from coriander leaves, mint leaves and carrot. Surprise your family with these tricolour idlis on the Independence Day.
Rava idli is a popular South Indian breakfast dish made with main ingredients semolina/rava and curd. Rava idli is a speciality of Karnataka State and it is served hot with sambar or coconut chutney. Rava idli is different from the traditional idli. Rava idli does not need elaborate grinding and fermentation and it can be prepared instantly.
Paneer masala puri is a very tasty and delicious puri made with cottage cheese, wheat flour and mixed with spices. It can had as a breakfast dish or as an evening snack.