Best South Indian Breakfast Recipes

Popular South Indian breakfast recipes. South Indian cuisine is very vast as it comprises of cuisines from the five South Indian states – Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka.
In these states also there are regional cuisines that are known for their unique and delicious recipe, eg Chettinad cuisine, Udupi cuisine, Mangalorean cuisine, Hyderabadi cuisine etc.
In this post, I am sharing a collection of Popular breakfast recipes from South India. I hope this post helps you to decide on your breakfast menu.

Idli Recipe – Idli is one of the most healthiest and popular South Indian breakfast dish. These are soft, light, fluffy idlis served with Sambar and Coconut Chutney is not only tasty but very healthy as well.

Masala Dosa

It is again a popular South Indian breakfast snack not only in India but abroad as well. Though making masala dosa is a long process, but its worth it. In this recipe, the dosa is crisp and served with a delicious potato masala. If you do not have time, then skip making the potato masala and just make the sada dosa (plain dosa) with coconut chutney.

Appam Recipe

These tasty lacy soft hoppers also known as appam or palappam are a popular Kerala breakfast served along with Vegetable Stew. They are gluten-free and vegan as well

Pongal Recipe

Ben Pongal is a South Indian breakfast made with rice and yellow moong lentils. This porridge like savory dish is laced with cumin, asafoetida and black pepper. Not to forget the lovely aroma of ghee, which is used for tempering these spices. Two more tasty Pongal variations you can make for breakfast

Medu Vada

These are crispy, fluffy, soft and delicious lentil fritters from South Indian cuisine. If sweet breakfast isn’t your thing, try this recipe for savory spiced donuts made with black gram lentils and aromatic spices. The combo of Vada with Sambar tastes too good.

Poori masala recipe

The combo of Poori with potato curry is popular all over India. This South Indian potato masala gravy taste awesome not only with pooris but also goes very well with dosa or Roti or Paratha. At times I also make this Maharashtrian style poori bhaji and Punjabi aloo poori. This breakfast dish is liked all over India and is made in different ways.