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5 Delicious, Easy and Healthy Kerala Breakfast Recipes

I am a foodie who loves to test out new cuisine whenever I can. My taste buds tend to lean more towards spicy, rich flavors.

Idli Sambar

Idli Sambar

Easy to Make Kerala Breakfast Recipes

Kerala is a state in Southern India known for its natural beauty and is a major tourist attraction spot. I love Kerala breakfast cuisine. The food items are easy to make and tasty. If you are into Indian cuisine, check out some of these recipes. Not only do Kerala breakfast recipes taste delicious, but they are healthy as well.

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1. Gothambu Dosa

Gothambu is the Malayalam term for wheat flour or 'atta'. You can make yummy dosas (Indian pancakes) out of wheat flour 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 a few drops of ghee or oil on it.

6. Cook both sides till well done.

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.

2. Poori

Pooris can be eaten with any side-dish. My personal favorite is having pooris with aloo bhaji (a side dish made of potatoes).

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 the 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.


Poori with Accompaniments

Poori can be eaten with a variety of side dishes.

Poori can be eaten with a variety of side dishes.

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

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.

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.

4. Semia (Vermicelli) Upma

You can make upma with vermicelli too.

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 chilies - 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 it aside.

3. Cook cut vegetables in salted water.

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

5. Add split green chilies, 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.

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.

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 puff up.

9. 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.

© 2012 Kalpana Iyer

Comments

Anand PR from India on March 19, 2012:

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

Anand PR from India on March 12, 2012:

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

katrinasui on January 22, 2012:

These are wonderful recipes. well done:)

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