Tamil Nadu Breakfasts Better Than Idli Dosa
South India has a whole spectrum of foods and flavours to explore. The state of Tamil Nadu especially has a number of intriguing breakfast dishes that deserve more recognition. Here are some you should try
Ven pongal is a dish made with rice, split dal, ghee and tempered spices. ven in tamil means white.
‘upp’ means salt in tamil and this savoury appam is made from rice flour and urad dal with a selection of spices.
It may look like a dosa but this sweet crepe is made with jaggery, coconut and often ragi flour for more energy.
Also known as string hoppers, they’re long, pressed rice noodles that are served with stew or curry.
This pearl millet porridge is consumed during summers as a cooling and hydrating drink and breakfast.
Simple and wholesome this mix of ground rice flour, toor dal and black pepper is an understated gem.
Pidi kozhukattai is sweet and simple dish with steamed rice flour blended with jaggery syrup and coconut.
Using balls of left over steamed rice dough tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves and finished with a dry masala.
Made with buttermilk and rice flour this savoury cake comes together in 15 minutes and is a popular tiffin option.
Fine rice noodles are cooked with spices and tempering and then squeezed with refreshing lemon.