Sunday, June 26, 2011

Breakfast at home: South Indian Breakfast Dishes

Breakfast at home...
Our first week at home, with a menu of Ma's rice-based dishes: Soft Idlis, and Puttu.
Kuzhal Puttu with a Potato Masala Curry
Dosa, with Idli-podi-ghee mix [roasted lentil and Chilli powder mix with clarified butter] and Coconut Chutney

A couple of weeks ago, when we arrived: Two days of Idli's with a variety of condiments: green chilli and coconut chutney, tomato-onion chutney, sambhar,  and lentil powder with ghee. Another with puri's and South Indian masala-dosa-potato filling [ snapshot not taken!]. Assorted favourites and specials for various grandkids, with forbidden stuff like cookies, biscuits, chips and others also slipped in! Recipes later!

A week later in Chennai, at a favourite cousin's home:  the dining table dressed with red vinyl cover, food served in colourful melamine plates, divided steel plates and  a variety of breakfast dishes, reflecting  their travels  and stay. Thanks M Ettan and S.
Kancheepuram Idli's with Coconut-Green Chillies Chutney
Oats Dosa with Beetroot, Radish and Onion Chutney.
Uthappam and Coconut and Red Chillies Chutney
Multi-grained Dhokla, fermented overnight, without the addition of any 'soda' powders, served with Coconut Chutney.

Chettinad Appam with Coconut Chutney

Nool Puttu with Coconut Chutney

Last but not the least, the highlight of our trip, meeting with an old friend and savouring Ay. Roja's perfect, Unda Chammanthi/Sammanthi with Adai. Decorated with her particular touch of whimsy, 3 separate curry leaves. Here is a version of this recipe,  Pudina Chutney.


  1. OMG... Wonderful south indian tiffins.. looks simply inviting !!
    Indian Cuisine

  2. Wow...looks very tempting and wonderful dishes..

  3. Thanks Divya and Hari Chandana

  4. Omg, beautiful array of my fav breakfasts,inviting!

  5. Wow, those are some amazing looking dishes :)

  6. oh wow.. wow!! this is stunning! totally loved all the breakfast .. *sigh..

  7. You seem to be having a treat! Yummy...I love the idli podi-ghee mix

  8. Thanks Preeti! Am still travelling, so updating, browsing favourite blogs or publishing new ones have become difficult.


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