South Indian dishes have gained worldwide popularity and it is due to their simple and healthy nature that people of all age can indulge in these recipes. While dosa and idli are two of the most popular Keralite dishes, there are many other Keralite breakfast dishes that you need to try to experience the real charm of Keralite food. While these are filling, these will never cause any serious harm to your health and are absolutely recommended for eating on a daily basis.
Here Are Delicious Kerala Breakfast Recipes
Puttu And Kadala Curry
One of the most popular breakfast dishes in Kerala, “puttu” is the term used for referring to a steamed rice cake that is cylindrical in shape and is stuffed with coconut shavings. The puttu is served with kadala curry, a typical Keralite curry made of black chickpeas. It is one of their staples and the Malayalees believe that there can be nothing more filling and comforting for breakfast than puttu and kadala. Its easily available with the street vendors in Kerala, so make sure that you taste the authentic preparation when you visit Kerala. Other than that, you also get the recipe for the same from Indian blogs, if you are especially inquisitive to prepare it at your home.
Idiyappam And Mutta (Egg Curry)
Also sometimes termed as noolappam, the dish is highly popular as a breakfast dish among the Keralites. This is also regarded as one of the finest breakfast recipes from Kerala that has been prepared with rice and the Keralites take pride in presenting it to their guests as well. Noolappam is a term used for this dish, as “nool” literally means “thread” and “appam” means “bread” in Malayali. Hence; Noolappam can be denoted as thread bread made with rice. For its preparation, rice is soaked in water for 1 day and then grinded once it turns dry. The ground powder is then roasted to prepare the bread.
Idli is a yet another popular breakfast item in Kannada and it’s wide ranging popularity has made this soak. Made from rice as well, Idli are small puffed discs, which are cooked in a steamer and the finished product is served with sambhar – a type of lentil soup, coconut chutney and another red colored chutney, which is made by creating a paste of various spices and lentils. While idli is a staple for breakfast, Keralites love idli and they don’t mind having the same dish again for lunch.
While dosas we are used to eating are generally made of rice batter, the Gothambu dosa, although having a similar appearance, is made of wheat flour. The dosa therefore naturally has a reddish tinge. It is prepared by making a simple dosa batter using whole wheat flour, oil, water and a little bit of salt for seasoning. The batter is then spread in a hot, greased tawa in the same manner in which rice dosa is prepared. This is one of the most favourite Keralite breakfast dishes and is definitely worth a try, if you are particularly fond of Keralite dishes.
Resembling uttapam, kalappams are small spongy discs which have a perforated appearance. The batter for this is prepared by blending soaked rice, cumin, grated coconut, yeast and salt and sugar for taste. Kalappam is generally served with spicy chicken or fish curry.