Easy Healthy Breakfast Recipes Kerala Style


Kerala breakfast recipes are among the most delicious of all Indian breakfasts. The home ingredients molded into exotic shapes with a touch of Colonial influence makes Kerala breakfast palatable for all. Moreover, these dishes are healthy, tasty, and do not take too much time to prepare. Like Kerala, beautiful is its food! Want to try a few of these breakfast options

Make these Kerala breakfast recipes and wow everybody around you! Scroll down to get the full list. Why Breakfast is Crucial for a Healthy Lifestyle: a blog post discussing the importance of starting your day with a healthy breakfast.

Easy Healthy Breakfast Recipes Kerala Style

1. Kerala Appam

An appam is a thin rice pancake in the form of a bowl. One of the simplest rice flour breakfast recipes from Kerala is this one. Here is a recipe for appam.

  • 2 cups rice flour
  • ½ cup grated coconut
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt to taste
How To Prepare
  1. Add sugar and dry yeast to warm water in a bowl. Keep it aside for 10-15 minutes till bubbles start to appear.
  2. Soak the uncooked rice for at least 4 hours.
  3. To make the batter, drain the soaked rice and mix it with the cooked rice and grated coconut.
  4. Blend this mix into a smooth batter.
  5. Add salt and the yeast and sugar solution to the batter. Let it ferment overnight.
  6. In the morning, heat a skillet and grease it with cooking spray.
  7. Add a ladle of the batter in the middle of the skillet.
  8. Pick up the skillet and move it in a circular motion to spread the batter to make it into a thin pancake.
  9. Cover it with a lid and let it cook on low flame till the edges become golden brown.
  10. Remove the lid and serve the delicious appam with any curry.

2. Kadala Curry

Another unique breakfast item from Kerala is kadala curry. The primary ingredient in this dish is Bengal gram, and the ideal side dishes are appam, pattu, poori, chapati, or rice. This is the recipe.
  • ¾ cup Bengal gram
  • 2 cups water for soaking Bengal gram
  • 2 ½ cups of water for boiling or pressure cooking Bengal gram
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1-inch cinnamon bark
  • 3 strands of mace
  • 2 pinches of nutmeg powder

  • 3 cloves
  • ½ cup grated coconut
  • ¼ cup coconut water
  • ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • ½-inch ginger chopped
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 2 green chilis
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • Salt to taste
How To Prepare
  1. Soak the Bengal gram in water overnight.
  2. Add salt and boil the Bengal gram in water using a pressure cooker. Wait for 6-8 whistles.
  3. Meanwhile, blend the grated coconut. Add coconut water if it becomes too dry.
  4. Now, dry roast the fennel seeds, mace, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon.
  5. Grind the roasted spices and keep aside.
  6. Add two tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil to a pan and add mustard seeds.
  7. When they start to crackle, add the chopped onions and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add ginger and chopped green chili and let fry for 30 seconds.
  9. Add the curry leaves and let cook till the onions turn translucent.
  10. Add the powdered roasted spices, chili powder, and coriander powder and fry for 2 minutes.
  11. Now, add the blended coconut paste and stir well for 4-5 minutes on a low flame.
  12. Add the boiled Bengal gram and cook for about a minute.
  13. Add two cups of water and salt to taste.
  14. Let it come to a boil.
  15. Switch off the flame.
  16. Serve hot with appam or rice.

3. Kerala Vegetable Stew

The well-known vegetable stew from Kerala is flavorful and can perhaps become a household favorite. It complements rice, chapati, and appam wonderfully. This is the recipe.
  • ½ cup cubed carrots
  • ¼ cup cubed potatoes
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamoms
  • ½ teaspoon black peppercorns
  • ½ cup thick coconut milk
  • 1 ½ cups thin coconut milk
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Salt to taste
How To Prepare
  1. Crush the clove, cardamom, and black peppercorns.
  2. In a heated pan, add coconut oil and
  3. The crushed spices and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the chopped onions and cook till they become translucent.
  5. Add the ginger and garlic paste and cook for a minute.
  6. Add the cubed veggies and stir well.
  7. After about 2 minutes, add the thin coconut milk and simmer. Let it cook for 10 minutes.
  8. Now, add salt and the thick coconut milk and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  9. Remove the pan from the flame and add curry leaves. Serve hot.

4. Nadan Mutta Curry (Kerala Egg Curry)


Nadan mutta dish is a need if you want to enjoy Kerala in all its authentic glory. Many Keralites enjoy it at morning. Why not, then? It has the most incredible flavor! It goes well with steaming rice or appam. The recipe is given here.

  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic paste
  • ¼ cup chopped tomato
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1 chopped green chili
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • Salt to taste
How To Prepare
  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Toss in the fennel seeds and curry leaves and cook for 20 seconds.
  3. Add the chopped onions and cook till they become translucent.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes and stir. Cover the pan. Keep stirring at intervals. Let it cook till the tomatoes soften.
  5. Add ginger and garlic paste and cook for a minute.
  6. Add the coriander powder, red chili powder, salt, and turmeric powder. Saute till the oil starts to leave the onion and tomato paste.
  7. Add the chopped green chili and add water.
  8. Let it come to a boil.
  9. Add the boiled eggs.
  10. Cover the pan and cook for 3 minutes.
  11. Add the coconut milk, stir, and cover the lid. Cook for 2 minutes.
  12. Remove from the flame and add a teaspoon of ghee. Your yummy nadan mutta curry is ready!

5. Idiyappam

Idiyappam, string hoppers, and sevai are common morning foods in Kerala. It complements vegetable kurma the best, but you can also have it with vegetable stew or Kerala egg curry if you want. Here’s how to succeed.
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1-1 ½ cups water
  • 1 teaspoon gingelly oil
  • Salt to taste
How To Prepare
  1. Boil the water in a pan.
  2. Use the boiled water to knead the flour into a sticky yet firm dough.
  3. Now, take an Idiyappam press and press the dough through it to make strings of it.
  4. You can use an idli maker and make small idiyappams.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

6. Tomato Chutney

This delicious tomato chutney pairs well with morning dishes like idiyappam and dosa and has a tangy-sweet flavor. Cooking takes hardly any time at all. This is the recipe.
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • A handful of coriander leaves
How To Prepare
  1. Sauté the onions first.
  2. Add sliced tomatoes and
  3. The spices to the pan and continue frying.
  4. Add the coriander leaves
  5. And some water to the mix.

Tangy tomato chutney is ready!

7. Kerala Coconut Chutney

Keralan cuisine is not complete without coconut. Keralites use it a lot in cooking, from rice to bread. Serving this chutney with dosas and idlis is ideal. This is how you make it.

  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2-inch ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • 10-15 curry leaves
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 2 whole red chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
How To Prepare
  1. Mix the onion, green chilies, ginger, and coconut and grind with salt and water.
  2. Sauté the curry leaves, onion pieces, whole red chilies, and mustard.
  3. Mix it with the ground paste after taking it off the flame.
  4. Add some water. The chutney is ready.

8. Kerala Style Idlis

Did you know that most homes in Kerala prepare idli more than twice a week? When you have an idli cooker and the necessary ingredients, making soft idlis is simple. The recipe is given here.

  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 3 cups raw rice
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • Salt to taste
How To Prepare
  1. Soak both the urad dal and rice for 30 minutes.
  2.  Add the fenugreek seeds.
  3. Make a thick paste of urad dal, rice, and fenugreek seeds.
  4. Let the batter ferment overnight.
  5. Add salt to it and make idli-shaped molds.
  6. Grease the idli cooker with oil and place the molds in it.
  7. Steam the idlis for 15 minutes. Serve hot with sambar.

9. Gothambu Dosa

The most delicious wheat-based breakfast food from Kerala is gothambu dosa. This is a variant of Kerala’s well-known rice dosa. It is typically eaten for breakfast and is suitable for diabetics. Look at the recipe.

  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 finely chopped green chili
  • A pinch of cumin seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • Oil
How To Prepare
  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Stir well.
  2. Lightly grease a dosa tawa.
  3. Spread the batter in a circular fashion on the tawa.
  4. Cook until both the sides are crispy brown.
  5. Serve hot with chutney and sambar.

10. Kerala Deep Fried Rice Rotti

Northern Kerala is home to many fans of this morning delicacy. It is yummy and simple to make because it is made using coconut and parboiled rice. It should be served with a hot, spicy curry. Here’s how to prepare this delectable brunch.

  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • Oil
How To Prepare
  1. Boil the water and add salt to it.
  2. Add the rice flour and stir. Close the lid and keep it aside.
  3. Blend the coconut, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, and onions in a blender.
  4. Knead the rice flour without adding any more water.
  5. Add the blended ingredients to the flour and mix well.
  6. Make small balls from this dough. Dab some oil on your fingers and palms so that the dought does not stick to them.
  7. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into small disks.
  8. Heat oil in a pan.
  9. Fry the flattened balls on both sides. Rice rotti is ready to eat!

11. Kalappam

Kallappam is a delectable morning dish from Kerala that closely resembles a dosa. For breakfast, you should serve it with chutney, fish, or chicken curry. Here are some tips for succeeding.

  • 1/4 cup coconut (grated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 cups raw rice
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
How To Make
  1. Grind cumin seeds and coconut.
  2. Mix with sugar and rice powder.
  3. Add the yeast to the mix.
  4. Let it ferment for some hours.
  5. Add salt to the mix.
  6. Heat oil in a pan and pour the batter into it with a large ladle.
  7. Fry well on both sides.

12. Kerala Coconut Pudding

Kids will love this delicate coconut pudding from Kerala for breakfast. After cooking, this dessert should be chilled before serving. The recipe is farther down.

  • 2 cups tender coconut
  • 2 cups tender coconut water
  • 1 tin Milkmaid
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 10 grams China grass
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
How To Prepare
  1. Grind the coconut pulp and coconut water and keep it aside.
  2. Grind the grated coconut.
  3. Boil sugar in the milk and Milkmaid mixture.
  4. Add the tender coconut paste and milk to the china grass mixture.
  5. Mix well and allow it to cool.

13. Mango Kichadi

Keralan cuisine is famous for its mango kichadi. It is a requirement for Onam. You might also feed this to children for breakfast. Since mangoes naturally have a sour taste, curd is not utilized. Here are some tips for succeeding.

  • 1 raw mango
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 3 green chilies
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Refined oil
How To Prepare
  1. Chop the raw mango into pieces.
  2. Grind the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chilies, and grated coconut.
  3. Fry the fenugreek seeds in oil and add the red chili pieces and
  4. The chopped mangoes.
  5. Add all the other ingredients with water. Let it cook for a while.

14. Kerala Fruit Salad

Try this healthy and delicious salad made in the style of Kerala if your children are reluctant to eat salads for breakfast. Lemon juice gives the dish a tart flavor. The recipe is given here.

  • 1/4 cup pineapple slices
  • 1/4 cup banana slices
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1/4 cup grapes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
How To Make
  1. Boil cinnamon and clove in water.
  2. Add the pineapple slices to it.
  3. After it cools down, remove the herbs and
  4. Add the remaining fruits to it.
  5. Add lemon juice and condensed milk. Keep it in the fridge
  6. And serve chilled.

15. Kerala Parippu Curry/Moong Dal

Onam cuisine includes moong dal prepared in the Keralan style, commonly known as parippu curry. When combined with hot rice or appalam, it tastes the tastiest. Your taste buds are revived by the dish’s spicy coconut mixture. Here are some tips for succeeding.

  • 1/2 cup moong dal
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 green chili
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
How To Prepare
  1. Dry roast the moong dal.
  2. Cook it with salt and turmeric in a pressure cooker.
  3. Make a paste of cumin seeds and green chili with the coconut.
  4. Add the paste to the dal and boil it.
  5. Sauté the curry leaves and mustard in oil.
  6. Add the chopped shallots and red chili.
  7. Add this hot mixture to the dal. Mix well.

A breakfast spread as good as any in the world may be found in Kerala. We all like a delicious breakfast to start the day, and God’s Own Country has a distinctive menu that meets everyone’s requirements. Visitors visiting Kerala don’t need to be concerned about the level of spice because the residents of the State have a wide range of palate preferences. Here, we’ve hand-picked some of the best breakfast recipes from the State, including delectable appams, kalappams, and pathiris, as well as classic puttu, idiappams, and steaming tapioca. These will undoubtedly give your day the greatest possible start.

Importance Of Breakfast

1. It encourages healthier eating

Your daily required servings of fruit and vegetables are easier to achieve with breakfast. In comparison to people who miss breakfast, those who eat breakfast frequently consume more milk and whole grains. And as you are surely aware, milk provides your body with essential calcium. Additionally, it fills you up so you won’t overeat or snack later in the day.

2. It balances blood sugar levels

Having breakfast enables your body to more effectively break down blood sugar, often known as glucose. In fact, by eating fruit, cereals, and lean protein within two hours of getting up, you can prevent glucose variations throughout the day.

3. It kickstarts your metabolism

Your metabolism gets jumped-started in the morning by breakfast. Getting your metabolism going in the morning aids in calorie burning all day. Your body is instructed to preserve calories rather than burn them off if you skip a meal in the morning.

4. It boosts energy levels

The body is energized by breakfast. People who eat breakfast tend to be more active throughout the morning than those who skip it. Exercise prevents weariness and weight gain.

5. It promotes heart health

Studies show that people who miss breakfast frequently end up gaining weight. Weight gain causes blood pressure and cholesterol to rise, which can increase the risk of heart disease.

Of course, when you eat and what you eat are equally important. Ensure that you eat wholesome grains, proteins, fruits, and vegetables.

6. It stimulates the brain

In fact, breakfast can help you stay sharp. Your capacity for concentration, logic, and information processing can benefit from stable glucose levels.

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