Karnataka's special, Nuchchinunde is an age old, healthy breakfast. My amma said that back in her days, her parents (my grandparents) used to grow lentils like toor, moong and channa. When they husked it, they used to get this lentil nuchchu, which are broken pieces (nuchchu means broken). Using this nuchchu, Ajji used to make the nuchinunde by adding coconut, chillies and some ginger. When she steamed it the aroma, itself was so appetizing they used to eat it with nothing but ghee :). Nuchinunde is steamed and loaded with protein. I am using toor dal here, but you can add chana and moong dal as well. Additionally and optionally you can add onions, methi leaves, or baby dill to make it even more tasty and healthy.
Masala avalakki / poha is very quick, delicious and colorful breakfast or can be a snack too. This is a perfect snack for unexpected guests. Easy to make. You can enjoy this avalakki with yogurt/curd too. For this recipe we use thin variety poha.
Masoor Dal chaat is very delicious and guilt free chat. Masoor dal helps to purify blood system and also increases red blood cells. Masoor dal is very good home remedy for piles and dysentery.