Breakfast is the most important meal, since you break the night long fast.
Nutritionists all over the world believe that it is important to eat like a King at breakfast. It kick-starts your metabolism, and gives you energy to cope with the hard days work ahead.
Traditionally, in south India, previous day’s left over rice used to be soaked in water overnight. Next morning, the water drained, a little salt added and the rice mixed with buttermilk is eaten as a breakfast. This was known as ‘pazhayadu’ and considered to be very nutritious. This practice is still prevalent in some homes today.
With education people started going out to cities to look for work. To make life easy, people started eating full fledged meals by 9 a.m. in the morning, before catching a bus or train to work. This meal normally consists of rice with sambar, rice with rasam, and rice with curd accompanied by a side vegetable poriyal and a curd pachadi. Even today some families have meals resembling lunch in the morning in place of breakfast.
With westernization and modernization some of us have taken to eating a proper breakfast. Our breakfast tiffins are popular not only in south India but all over India. Most popular tiffin is the idly sambar with vadai, which is not only nutritious, but also easy on the stomach. Today this tiffin is served on board an aircraft, on trains and it is available in most restaurants all over India. Other popular breakfast tiffin is the dosa, masala dosa, oothappam, pongal, uppuma, appams and idiappam. There are innumerable ways of making these breakfast items to prevent boredom.
Visit restaurants in Chennai to taste the popular breakfast tiffins.
A heavy, tasty and a nutritious breakfast like a south Indian one will definitely see anyone through the day! From south India comes a hearty breakfast that is favoured across the country.
Make a visit to Chettinad if you are a die-hard non-vegetarian!!