Famous South Indian Dishes For The Perfect Breakfast

South Indian cuisine still retains many elements of the ancient Dravidian culture that flourished 4,500 years ago: steamed dumplings with coconut, jaggery and cardamom in a rice wrapper; food served in banana leaves, or the ubiquitous spice blend Kari podi, or curry powder, are all indigenous to this region

Famous South Indian Dishes For The Perfect Breakfast

By and large, South Indian cuisine is perhaps the hottest of all Indian food. Meals are centered around rice or rice-based dishes. Rice is combined with Sambar and rasam, dry and curried vegetables, meat dishes, and a host of coconut-based chutneys and poppadums. South Indians are also great lovers of coffee, which is usually a special type made with chicory.

These are some famous dishes

Appams and Ishtu
Appam and Ishtu is a very popular breakfast combination in Kerala. Appam is also known as Paalappam. It is a thin lacy savory shallow bowl-shaped crepe that is soft and pillow-like in the center with crisp edges. It is made from a leavened thin smooth rice and coconut milk batter. The combination of Appam and Ishtu is delicious, a match made in heaven and not one to be broken.

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Uttappam is a type of dosa from South India. You can have it at the time of your breakfast or whenever you want. It is made of fermented rice and lentils and on the top chopped tomato, onion, chilies, carrot, coconut, and other toppings are sprinkled on. It is also known as Ootappa. Unlike a typical dosa, which is crisp and crepe-like, uttapam is thicker, with toppings. The name is derived from the Tamil words Appam and Utthia. 

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Traditional breakfast food dosa is made from fermented rice and lentil. A dosa is a thin pancake or crepe originating from South India. It’s served with sambar and coconut chutney.

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Masala dosas are stuffed with a spicy mash of potato and onion
Plain dosas are hollow
Rava dosas are made from semolina

Kaapi or Filter Coffee

South Indian filter coffee is a strong, milky coffee decoction that’s made with a stainless steel coffee filter, and served in a traditional davara and tumbler. In a country where instant coffee is the norm, this method of brewing coffee is often preferred, because it produces a much better cup than instant coffee. 

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What’s that doughnut-like thing doing on your South Indian breakfast thali? It won’t cure your sugar cravings, But it will satiate your desire for something deep-fried, hot, and crispy. This crunchy fritter is made from a batter of black lentils, gently spiced with peppercorns, curry leaves, cumin, chili, and onion, this crunchy fritter tastes best when smeared generously with coconut chutney.

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