A typical South Indian breakfast will include Idly, Dosa, Pongal, Variety Chutneys, Sambhar and a sweet and vada, however i have prepared a mini South Indian Breakfast Thali here which includes Coconut Chutney, Green Chutney, Idli, Mini Medu Vada, Brinjal Sambhar and Pongal
Coconut Chutney : Ingredients : Fresh coconut 1 cup ~ 1/2 cup Roasted Chana ~ 2 green chilly~ Salt as per taste~ 1 tsp oil ~ 1/2 tsp Mustard ~ Few curry leaves
Method : Grind to fine paste coconut, roasted chana, green chilly and salt with little water. Season with mustard and curry leaves.
Green Chutney : Ingredients : Coriander leaves 1 cup ~ 2 green chilly ~ 3 Garlic pods ~ 3 tsp Curd ~ salt to taste.
Method : Grind everything to fine paste.
Idly : Ingredients : 3 cup rice(Normal variety) ~ Urad dhal 1 cup ~ Poha a handful ~ salt as per taste.
Method : Wash clean and soak rice, poha and urad dhal overnight in water, drain add grind to fine batter adding water little by little. Add salt and set aside for 4-5 hours to ferment.
Apply a drop of oil on the idly plates pour the prepard batter and steam cook for 1-12 mins or until done.
Mini Medu Vada : Ingredients : Urad Dhal 1 cup ~ 2 green chilly ~ 1 tsp fresh grated ginger ~ Few curry leaves ~ 3-4 Black peppercorn~ 1 tsp finely chopped coconut pieces ~ Salt as per taste ~ Oil for deep frying.
Method : Clean, wash and soak the urad dhal for 2-3 hours, drain add peppercorns, curry leaves, green chilly, ginger and blend to smooth batter adding little water and transfer the batter to a mixing bowl. Add 1 tsp oil and salt as per taste and mix well.
In a hollow spoon take the batter and gently drop into the medium hot oil and deep fry until it turns golden brown in colour.
For the traditional Medu Vada. wet your fingers take some batter and make a hole in the centre and gently slip into the medium hot oil and deep fry until golden brown.
Kindly click on the words Brinjal Sambhar and Pongal below for the recipe.
Enjoy your Simple South Indian Breakfast Thali and have a lovely breakfast :)