When it comes to a healthy and tasty breakfast, South Indian delicacies top the chart. Whether it is steamed idlis or veggie-loaded uttapams, your breakfast becomes delightful. But have you ever realised that the best part is that you actually can eat any South Indian breakfast with chutney?
Check out different types of chutneys and dish that they go best with.
1. Coconut Chutney
South Indian food is incomplete without coconut chutney. The chutney helps to enhance the taste of food when paired with idli, vada, dosa or paniyaram. To make this chutney, you just need fresh coconut blended into a paste with dal and roasted chana. Tempering of mustard seeds, red chillies, and curry leaves add an amazing aroma and flavour it.
2. Coriander Chutney
Pair your fried foods with coriander chutney and you’ll never regret. This easy-to-make chutney needs coriander leaves, ginger, dry chillies, green chillies, mustard seeds, urad dal, water, oil, hing, and salt. The cooking process is a little different when you make South Indian style coriander chutney. Make sure you add a bit of lemon juice or tamarind for flavours.
3. Tomato Chutney
Prepared with grated coconut, onions, and tomatoes, tomato chutney is known for its nutty texture. It goes perfectly with ghee-roasted dosa, idli and uttapam. It requires tomatoes, onion, green chillies, chana dal, urad dal, and other easily available ingredients.
4. Andhra Style Mint Chutney
If you are looking for something to relish with appam or upma, mint chutney is perfect. Not only it will enhance the taste of the food but also helps in digestion. To make the Andhra style mint chutney, all you need is mint leaves, cumin seeds, white lentils, mustard seeds, and curry leaves.
5. Ginger Chutney
Andhra-style ginger chutney goes best with pesarattu. You can also eat it with dosa or idli. It has an overbearing ginger flavour and requires very little effort to be made. All you need is ginger, chana dal, urad dal, tamarind paste and salt.