10 Delicious Karnataka Breakfast Recipes You Must Try August 8, 2016

Are you from Karnataka? Do you love your local food? If yes, then this post is just for you! Here you have the fantabulous recipes that highlight the magic of Karnataka cuisine!

Want to know what those scrumptious recipes are? Check out our pick of the top yummy Karnataka breakfast recipes that will be a hit with your family. And guess what, you can make these at home minus many hassles!

Karnataka Breakfast Recipes – Top 10:

1. Butter Dosa:

Butter Dosa

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The dish originated from Davanagere, a city in Karnataka. It is a perfect breakfast to pamper your family on Sunday mornings. You can serve the dish with fried coconut chutney and mashed potatoes.

You Will Need:

  • Puffed Rice
  • Urad Dal
  • Parboiled Rice
  • Fenugreek Seeds
  • Refined Flour
  • Cooking Soda
  • Butter
  • Salt

How To:

  • Soak dal and rice with fenugreek separately overnight.
  • Drain the water and grind the soaked rice.
  • Add soaked dal, refined flour and puffed rice to a paste.
  • Blend again and add salt.
  • Allow it to ferment for several hours.
  • Add cooking soda to the mixture.
  • Heat a pan and pour a ladle of the mix. Spread it thinly and vigorously from the center to form a circle.
  • Add butter
  • Cook until it turns crispy brown

2. Tomato Dosa:

Tomato Dosa

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It is a spin-off on the popular dosa. Fresh tomatoes add to its red color and a unique flavor. You should soak rice overnight for best results.

You Will Need:

  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Rice
  • Fresh coconut
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Green chillies

How To:

  • Soak the rice in water and allow it to ferment
  • Grind the rice with all the ingredients except oil and salt.
  • Add some water to make a smooth mix. Then add salt.
  • Heat a pan and add oil.
  • Pour a ladle of the mix. Spread it thinly and vigorously from the center to form a circle.
  • Allow it to cook until crisp.
  • Serve it hot with coconut chutney.

3. Pundi Gatti Or Rice Dumpling:

Pundi Gatti Or Rice Dumpling

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It is an easy recipe from Karnataka region. It is quite delicious too. It tastes best when served with sambar and red coconut chutney.

You Will Need:

  • Dosa Rice
  • Grated coconut
  • Regular rice
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves
  • Mustard seeds
  • Coconut oil

How To:

  • Soak both types of rice for an hour.
  • Grind the mixed rice with water and grated coconut.
  • Add salt to it and pour into the wok.
  • Add heated mustard seeds and other seasoning ingredients to it and heat up the wok.
  • Stir until the liquid turns into a dough.
  • Turn off the heat and allow the mix to cool a little. Make oval shaped balls with the dough.
  • Put them on idli stands and steam cook for 20 minutes.
  • Serve them hot.

4. Neer Dosa:

Neer Dosa

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The Karnataka delicacy is ideal for calorie conscious people who want to pamper their taste buds. You can make this using a runny rice mix. Serve it hot with chutney.

You Will Need:

  • Oil
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Grated Coconut
  • Soaked rice

How To:

  • Grind the coconut and rice to a smooth paste.
  • Add salt and water to it.
  • Heat a non-stick pan with a little oil and pour adequate mix.
  • Pour a ladle of the mix. Spread it thinly and vigorously from the center to form a circle.
  • Cook it until it turns crisp.

5. Akki Rotti:

Akki Rotti

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It is a signature dish of Karnataka. You can serve it for breakfast or other meals. Serve with coconut chutney or dal.

You Will Need:

  • Grated Coconut
  • Rice Flour
  • Green chilies
  • Onion
  • Coriander leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • Dill leaves
  • Salt
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Oil

How To:

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl except oil.
  • Add some water and make a soft dough.
  • Grease a pan and pat dough on its surface.
  • Put on the gas stove and make a hole in the middle of the spread dough.
  • Pour some oil through the hole.
  • Cook until the roti is crispy and brown.
  • Flip and cook for a minute.

6. Karnataka Upma With Coconut:

Karnataka Upma With Coconut

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It is a dish will be a sure-shot hit with your kids. The ginger and coconut add to the flavor of the dish.

You Will Need:

  • Rava/ semolina
  • Sliced onions
  • Kitchen king masala
  • Chopped green chilies
  • Green peas
  • Chana dal
  • Mustard seeds
  • Urad dal
  • Finely chopped ginger
  • Asafoetida
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves
  • Grated coconut

How To:

  • Dry roast semolina and keep it aside.
  • Dry roast mustard seeds and roast the dals till they are brown.
  • Add Asafoetida
  • Sauté the curry leaves and chilies in oil.
  • Add sliced onions and fry.
  • Add grated ginger and peas.
  • Add water and salt. Boil the mixture.
  • Then add the Kitchen king masala.
  • Add rava/ semolina and keep stirring.
  • It will thicken gradually.
  • Garnish with coconut and serve.

[ Read: Yummy Indian Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes ]

7. Tomato Curry/ Tomato Gojju:

Tomato Curry Tomato Gojju

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It is a Karnataka specialty, which you can make at home without a hassle. You can serve it hot with various types of Indian bread. You can the thick curry as a pizza topping.

You Will Need:

  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped Onions
  • Cumin seeds
  • Mustard seeds
  • Oil
  • Green chilies
  • Asafoetida
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Ginger paste
  • Grated coconut
  • Poppy seeds
  • Cilantro

How To:

  • Grind soaked poppy seeds with coconut.
  • Chop the chilies.
  • Fry cumin and mustard seeds in oil.
  • Add the onions and sauté.
  • Then add the tomatoes and cook.
  • Add the coconut and poppy paste. Add salt and water.
  • Sprinkle chopped cilantro.

8. Easy Carrot Halwa:

Easy Carrot Halwa

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It is a healthy sweet dish made with carrot. It tastes awesome, and you can serve this to kids for breakfast with roti, chapatti or parathas. Do not use excessive sugar to keep a tab on the calorie count.

You Will Need:

How To:

  • Sauté the almonds and raisins. Keep them aside.
  • Add the carrots and fry on low heat.
  • Pour in milk and stir.
  • Add the fried almonds and raisins.
  • Serve it chilled.

9. Chitranna Or Lemon Rice:

Chitranna Or Lemon Rice

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Chitranna is one of the most traditional south Karnataka breakfast recipes. You can serve it with Raita or coconut chutney. You may cook this as a weekend special to break the monotony of idlis and dosas.

You Will Need:

  • Basmati rice
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Lemon juice
  • Dried Red Chilies
  • Chana Dal
  • Urad Dal
  • Asafoetida
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Grated coconut
  • Curry leaves
  • Roasted Peanuts
  • Oil
  • Salt

How To:

  • Cook the rice and keep it aside.
  • Sauté the dals, dried red chilies and asafoetida
  • Add the mustard seeds and peanuts with curry leaves.
  • Next, add the turmeric powder.
  • Now pour in the rice, lemon juice, and salt.
  • Toss everything well and serve with grated coconut on top.

10. Ragi Roti:

Ragi Roti

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The brown roti is tasty and healthy. You can serve it with curry, chutneys, etc. If you are planning to serve it to kids, use fewer green chilies to make it.

You Will Need:

  • Ragi Flour
  • Green chilies
  • Grated Fresh Coconut
  • Chopped Onions
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Salt
  • Oil

How To:

  • Mix all ingredients, water, and hot oil to form a dough.
  • Divide the dough into round balls.
  • Grease the pan and flatten the dough ball into a circle.
  • Roast it with some oil till crisp.
  • Serve it straight from the pan.

These are just a few simple Karnataka breakfast recipes that you can try in your kitchen. Spice up your breakfast menu and watch your kids devour their breakfast in no time with these popular dishes!

Have you ever tried these Karnataka recipes for breakfast? Let us know which one is your family favorite. If you have got more healthy and yummy breakfast ideas for kids, please share them with us by commenting in the box below!

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