5 Delicious, Easy-to-make, Healthy Kerala Breakfast Recipes

Idli Sambar
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Easy to Make Kerala Breakfast Recipes

I love Kerala breakfast cuisine. The food items are easy to make and they taste awesome as well. If you are into Indian cuisine, you might as well try some of these recipes out. Kerala is a state in Southern India known for its natural beauty and is a major tourist attraction spot. Not only do Kerala breakfast recipes taste delicious, but they are healthy as well. Want to cook a new item for breakfast tomorrow? Try one of these recipes out.

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A South Indian Favorite

Dosa with Indian Potato Curry. Masala dosa is something you should not miss out on.
Dosa with Indian Potato Curry. Masala dosa is something you should not miss out on.

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1. Gothambu Dosa

Gothambu is the Malayalam term for wheat flour or 'atta'. You can make yummylicious dosas (Indian pancakes) for breakfast.

Ingredients Required -

1. Atta (wheat flour) - 2 cups

2. Water

3. Oil - 1 tbsp

4. Salt to taste.

Gothambu Dosa Recipe -

1. Mix all ingredients together. Care should be taken not to add too much water. A smooth batter should be formed without any lumps.

2. Keep this mixture away for half an hour.

3. Heat a tawa/dosa griddle and grease it with little oil.

4. Pour a ladle full of batter onto the tawa and make a round shape. Care should be taken to spread this batter evenly on the tawa.

5. Pure few drops of ghee or oil on it.

6. Cook both sides till well done.

Poori with Accompaniments

Poori can be eaten with a variety of side dishes.
Poori can be eaten with a variety of side dishes.

2. Poori

Pooris can be eaten with any side-dish. My personal favorite is having pooris with potato stir fry.

Ingredients -

1. Chakki fresh atta.

2. Water - to make the dough.

3. Oil (for frying).

4. Salt.

Poori Recipe -

1. Add lukewarm water, 1 tsp oil, salt to dough and mix until the dough becomes soft and smooth.

2. Make lime sized balls out of the dough.

3. Roll these balls into small rounds.

4. Deep fry in oil.


Idli-Sambar-Vada - A Yummylicious Combination

Idli and sambar is a combination that is loved by all Keralites.
Idli and sambar is a combination that is loved by all Keralites.

3. Idli

Idli is made more regularly at all Keralite households. It is pretty simple to make and is eaten with chutney or sambar.

Ingredients -

1. Idli Mix - 500 g

2. Water - To make the batter

3. Salt

How to Make Idli - Idli Recipe

1. Mix 1 and a half cup of water for one cup of idli mix in a mixie for 1 minute to make a lump free batter.

2. Keep aside for 10-15 minutes at room temperature.

3. Add salt to taste.

4. Pour this batter into idli steamer.

5. Idli preparation time will vary according to room temperature. Usually it takes only around 6-10 minutes for your idlis to be ready.

Semia Upma

This is one healthy recipe which will be liked by people from all countries.
This is one healthy recipe which will be liked by people from all countries.

4. Semia (Vermicelli) Upma

You can make upma with vermicelli too. Pretty easy to make.

Ingredients -

1. Semia - 450 g

2. Carrot - 100 g

3. Beans - 100 g

4. Potatoes - 75 g

5.Green Peas - 50 g

6. Vegetable oil - 50 g

7. Green chillies - 3 nos.

8. Onion - 3 nos.

9. Tomatoes - 2 nos.

10. Ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, salt, coriander leaves -- as required.

Semia Upma Recipe -

1. Cook semia in salted boiling water for around 3 minutes.

2. Drain excess water and keep aside.

3. Cook cut vegetables in salted water.

4. Roast cinnamon, ginger, garlic, and cloves in vegetable oil.

5. Add split green chillies, chopped onions, tomatoes and stir well.

6. Add cooked vegetables and semia to the above and mix well.

7. Garnish the semia upma with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Pathiri

Pathiris are soft and smooth and you can have them with any curry of your choice.
Pathiris are soft and smooth and you can have them with any curry of your choice.

5. Pathiri

This breakfast is made with boiled rice and is usually served with curry or coconut milk.

Ingredients -

1. Boiled rice - 250 g

2. Coconut scrapings of half a coconut.

3. Fennel - 1/2 tsp

4. Shallot (small onions) - 3

Pathiri Recipe -

1. Soak rice in hot water for around 2 hours.

2. Drain water.

3. Grind this soaked rice well with fennel, chopped onions and salt.

4. Add coconut scrapings.

5. Mix to a thick dough.

6. Smear some oil in your palms and make medium sized balls out of this.

7. Make thick rounds after flattening them.

8. Heat a non-stick pan and grease it lightly and cook on it till both sides puffs up.

9. Serve hot.

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Anand PR 4 years ago from India

yeah obviously...all keralites surely might have tried these cuisines...now other than keralites too could try these healthy and easy food stuffs...


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Anand PR 4 years ago from India

great to see kerala recipes..i luv all these cuisines...hoping recipes for dinner too???;-)


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katrinasui 4 years ago

These are wonderful recipes. well done:)

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