The different regions of India offer their own specialty food dishes. In South India, breakfast items are very popular and some eat it as lunch, dinner or even as a snack. If you’re looking for something simple and speedy, delicious and nutritious breakfast, these dishes are just the ticket for you. Here are our sensational recipes that play up the South like never before.

1. Dosa:Indian-Dosa-Cone-Style

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Plain Dosa is a popular south Indian breakfast that is made in most south Indian homes. It is made with rice, urad dal. Dosa is generally served with coconut chutney or milagai podi.

2. Medhu Vada:

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Crispy and sinful, this urad dal based snack is a favorite of many and who can blame them? Spruce it up with some coconut chutney and serve.

3.Idli:

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Idli is a small, white, spongy cake made out of lentils and rice. It is usually served with sambar, chutney or ghee. It is another popular breakfast item in India. Many people enjoy it as a snack.

4.Uttapam:

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Uttapam is a type of flatten pancake made with rice and lentils batter and mixed with vegetables. It is similar to dosa but it is usually thicker and smaller than dosa. Uttapam can also be served with sambar or chutney.

5.Upma:

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Upma is rice porridge that is mixed with chili and onions and generally served hot. It is another popular breakfast item in South India.

6.Veg Pongal:

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Rice and lentils, cooked and tempered with cumin and a dollop of ghee give birth to this traditional South Indian breakfast. We promise, it’s simply delicious and pairs beautifully with sambhar and coconut chutney.

7. Rasam:

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Rasam is another soup based on juices from tamarind, tomato, cumin, pepper and other spices. The taste can be distinct, spicy, sweet and sour mixed together, but it is very good for health.

8.Paal Payasam:

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Heard about happy endings? That’s what this payasam is all about. A sweet end to a perfect meal. A delicious rice and milk pudding with cashews and raisins.

9.Puttu:

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This steamed rice cake is extremely popular in Kerala and can be relished with Kadala curry, egg curry and even ripe bananas. All you need is 20 minutes to whip up this instant hit!

10.Tamarind Rice:

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Tamarind rice is a quick fix meal for busy people and loved by many south Indians, especially if they have to pack a meal in the lunch box. It is also a must dish to be prepared during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi or Diwali and is served in temples.

If you love simple, delicious and nutritious food then eat South Indian dishes.