Breakfast Thali / Tiffin Thali

Coming to day 2 of Blogging Marathon themed under thali is a breakfast/tiffin Thali.This tiffin thali can be served for either breakfast or dinner.
We make this type of tiffin thali for special occasions,feast or newly married is invited for feast.
Idly and dosa are commonly made breakfast in our households,so included in this tiffin thali.
Today I am sharing the masala idiyappam recipe.Here I used the freshly homemade idiyappam to make the masala idiappam.The same procedure can be used with store bought rice noodles.Cook the noodle as per the instruction and follow the rest of the procedure.

The thali has
1.Rava kesari
3.Ghee Roast
4.Masala Kuzhi Paniyaram
5.Masala Idiyappam


1.Coconut Chutney
2.Mint/pudina Chutney
3.Chinna Vengaya Chutney/Shallots Chutney
4.Idly podi/Idly Milagai Podi

                                         Breakfast Thali/Tiffin Thali

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 20 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
   Serves ~ 2


1.5 -2 cups
Shallots/chinna vengayam
8-10(finely chopped)
Tomato(finely chopped)
1 medium size
Green chilly/pachamilagai
2-3 (slit lengthy)
Ginger&garlic paste
2 tsp
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
1/4 tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai
1 -2 sprigs
Garam masala powder
a generous pinch
Lemon juice
1 tsp
3/4 tsp
1 tbs
Coriander leaves(chopped)
2 tbs

  For the tempering

Fennel seeds/sombu
1/2 tsp
1/2 inch
  • Crumble the idiyappam and keep it aside.Heat a pan with the  oil and do the tempering with the given ingredients.Add the chopped shallots,green chilly and curry leaves.
  • Saute it with a pinch of salt till transparent.Add in the ginger &garlic paste and fry it for a minute.Now add in the chopped tomato and cook it until mushy.At this stage add in all the spice powders,salt.
  • Give it a mix and sprinkle some water and cook it for couple of minutes.Add the crumbled idiyappam to the mixture and mix it gently till everything blends well.Keep it in a flame for a minute.Add the chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice,put off the flame.Mix it well.
  • Serve it warm

  • Fresh or frozen green peas can also be added for extra taste.Just MW it for 3-4 minutes and add it along with tomato.
  • A tsp of ghee can be used along with oil for an extra rich flavor and taste.


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Omg if this is my breakfast I would not need my lunch or evening snacks. Looks so so delicious.

If i eat this thali, i definitely have to take a nap. Wat a fantastic breakfast thali especially that masala idiyappam is inviting me.

Wow ..thats a beautiful thali..very very inviting, would love to enjoy eating as well as making it.Super !.

Yummy yummy, looks soo delicious

Masala idiyappam looks so colourful. What a delicious spread you have prepared!

Just had this as part of a chettinad lunch buffet two days back. Loved it! The entire spread looks absolutely delicious

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