Top 20 Famous Breakfast Items Of Tamilnadu

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast”, and since nothing screams morning glory quite like some crispy vadas and butter-y dosas - we've compiled our 20 best Tamilnadu breakfast recipes just for you. From kids to adults, the Tamilnadu breakfast is an all-time favorite ranging from the humble upma to Kerala's popular appam served with a delicious vegetable stew.

Ven Pongal Recipe

Pongal or Pongali or Huggi is a popular rice dish in the south Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. In Tamil "pongal" means "bubbling up". In Telugu and Kannada Pongali is a dish of rice mixed with boiled milk and sugar.

Chettinad Kuzhi Paniyaram(Masala Paniyaram)

A popular Chettinad kuzhi paniyaram recipe made the authentic way. This paniyaram turns out so fluffy and taste delicious with chutney or sambar.


Medu Vada Recipe

Medu vada is a South Indian fritter made from Vigna mungo. It is usually made in a doughnut shape, with a crispy exterior and soft interior. A popular food item in South Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil cuisines, it is generally eaten as a breakfast or a snack.

Idiyappam Recipe

Idiyappam, also known as nool puttu or string hopper, is a rice noodle dish originating from the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and as well as from Sri Lanka. It consists of rice flour pressed into noodles, woven into a flat disc-like shape and steamed.

Appam Recipe

These tasty lacy soft hoppers also known as appam or palappam are a popular Kerala breakfast. Gluten-free and vegan. They are served along with the vegetable stew. Two more popular breakfast recipes from Kerala are Puttu and Idiyappam.

Kanchipuram idlis Recipe

As the name suggests, Kanchipuram Idli is a popular Idli from Kanchipuram, a small town in TamilNadu. Kanchipuram is not only famous for Silk Sarees but also for this special Idli. This special Idli is offered as a Prasad in Varadaraja Swamy Temple, Kanchipuram. Idli is one of the healthiest breakfasts. Even for the infants, toddlers and the elder's idli is one of the harmless dishes. It is one of the travel-friendly dishes too. Instead of making regular idli, we can try this Kanchipuram Idli. The flavor of cumin-pepper along with ginger powder makes this idli really wonderful and my whole family loves having this Kanchipuram Idli! Try this and delight your family too.

Kambu Koozh (Pearl Millet Porridge)

This healthy millet is one of the ancient millet used by our ancestors. Mostly all the farmers’ main course food would be pearl millet.In tamil we call it as kambang koozh. Either kambu koozh or kambu soru(sadam) is the main food for them. Kambu koozh is not only healthy, it is rich in starch and fiber and protein content so it gives more energy to our body and lower our appetite.


Kambam Choru (Boiled Pearl Millet)

Bajra is also famous as ‘Pearl Millet’ used to be one of the widely accessible grains half a century before. Last few decades it mislaid a recognition and people opted for some-more simply accessible grains like rice and wheat. Nowadays millets are entrance behind into markets due to health benefits. People with diabetes, high cholesterol, etc are perplexing to embody some-more and some-more millets into their die

Masala dosa recipe

Masala dosa is a popular South Indian breakfast snack not only in India but abroad as well. Though making masala dosa is a long process, but it's worth it. In this recipe, the dosa is crisp and served with delicious potato masala. Recipe post shares both the method of preparing dosa batter as well as the potato masala. If you do not have time, then skip making the potato masala and just make the sada dosa (plain dosa) with coconut chutney.

Idli recipe

Idli is a soft, pillowy steamed savory cake made from rice and lentil batter. The lentils used in making idli are urad dal (black gram). Idli is a traditional breakfast made in every South Indian household including mine. Idli is popular not only in the whole of India but outside India too. Idlis are naturally vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and make for one of the healthiest breakfast.

Upma recipe

Upma is a traditional South Indian breakfast dish made from rava (sooji or cream of wheat). Upma is usually served with coconut chutney.

Rava Dosa Recipe

Another popular South Indian dosa variety. The best part of making instant Rava dosa is that it does not require any fermentation and is very easy to make. you can make the Rava dosa plain or you can spice it up by adding chopped onions, curry leaves, herbs, and spices.


Poori masala recipe 

The combo of pooris with potato curry is popular all over India. This South Indian potato masala gravy taste awesome not only with pooris but also goes very well with dosa or chapatis. at times I also make this Maharashtrian style poori bhaji and Punjabi aloo poori recipe. aloo poori is liked all over India and is made in different ways.

Akki Roti Recipe

It is one of the staple breakfast in Karnataka and is made with rice flour and mix veggies. Akki rotti makes for a good healthy breakfast. You can add veggies of your choice in the dough. Another flat bread which is popular in Karnataka cuisine is Jowar roti recipe.

Adai recipe

Adai is a delicious protein-rich pancake. Making adai is very easy. rice and lentils are soaked and then ground to a slightly coarse batter. Also unlike Making dosa you don’t need to ferment the batter.

Mysore Bonda Recipe

Mysore Bonda is crisp, soft and fluffy fritters made with urad dal (black gram), some spices and fresh coconut bits.


Neer dosa recipe

It is soft, thin, light and lacy crepes made with rice batter. Neer dosas are easy to prepare as fermentation is not required. apart from Coconut chutney, neer dosa can also be served with Veg sagu or veg korma or potato korma.

Rava kichadi recipe

Rava kichadi is more like Khichdi and one that is made with Rava. I do add some veggies in it to give some texture and nutrition. The veggies that can be added to this dish are capsicum (shimla mirch or bell pepper), french beans, green peas (matar) and carrots. But you can skip veggies and make it without veggies also.

Malabar parotta recipe

Kerala parotta is a layered flaky flatbread that is popular across the whole of south India. It is a variation of the North Indian Lachha paratha. You can serve Kerala paratha with any vegetable curry like Veg korma or potato kurma or Veg Kolhapuri or Veg Kadai or lentil curry like Dal makhani or with Paneer butter masala. even the simple dal tastes so good with the Kerala parotta.

Chapati Recipe

It is a popular Indian flatbread made with wheat flour. Easy chapati recipe that anyone can make at home that yields soft and puffy chapati. It is a staple and made of really simple ingredients: wheat flour, salt, and water.

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