Darshinis are always a saviour for people who seek to have quick bite for their breakfast. After going for your morning walk in the park, the next stop that most of the people would love to hang out is these Darshini’s which are set up in most of the places.
Every place has its breakfast traditions, where in people would love to eat their favourite Breakfast dishes in their best-loved Breakfast spot. In this busy city like Bangalore, where most of the people take an early morning stroll in Lalbagh would love to indulge in a hot steaming idli served through sweet and spicy sambar or a crispy masala dosa topped with melted ghee.
And it does not stop right there, these Darshinis have more to offer like sweet and savoury chow chow bath, piping hot bisi bele bath and finally they end it with a soothing strong filter coffee. They do have a lot of famous dishes like goli baji, mangalore vada, bonda soup to just satisfy your craving for fried items.
These Darshinis are open for all meals and serve similar food throughout the day. They are mainly referred to as breakfast joint as that is when the maximum sales happen. Darshinis cater to a wider range of clientele’s because of the simple fare that works best for everyone.
Here we have selected the most favourite breakfast dishes which Darshinis serve and give them a try in your kitchen for a leisure weekend Breakfast.
1. Ghee Masala Dosa Recipe
This is one dish that you would never miss trying it out when you visit Karnataka. These are basically crepes that are made thin and golden brown in color. The classic Udupi version has a red chutney that is spread on the dosa and stuffed with masala potato and folded. Most of the darshini serve it with a nice dollop of butter on top that melts away as you indulge. The best Masala Dosa that you can get in Bangalore are from CTR (malleshwaram), Taza Thindi, Mayias .
2. Thatte Idli Recipe
Thatte Idli is another most often eaten by people. They are rice batter that are steamed in a plate thus taking the shape of it. Thatte Idli is one of the Karnataka's famous breakfast dish. It is a regular dish in every household in Karnataka and is very easy and quick to make. It is usually served with a piping hot sambar that is dunk in it and served with some coconut chutney by the side. Veggie Rava Idli is also another variation that is most often served in darshinis.
You can also have a look at this article to find out the best places that serve Idlis :
5 Places To Visit In Bangalore If You Are Craving For Soft Idlis
3. Mangalorean Neer Dosa Recipe-Savory Rice & Coconut Crepe
Light and thin dosa that is delicate and airy which is a famous dish from Mangalore. The batter is quite thin and fermented overnight with coconut water. This is the reason the name “neer dosa” came into existence. It makes a perfect accompaniment with seafood and meat dishes. But for breakfast it is served with a sweet coconut chutney by the side.
4. Karnataka Style Set Dosa Recipe
These are soft and fluffy rice pancakes that are widely served in Darshinis. People who prefer to have their dosa quite thick and fluffy like to have this as their breakfast. Set dosa are small in shape and that is the reason it is served in a set of three. Usually it is served with a bowl of vegetable saagu and coconut chutney by the side.
5. Bisi Bele Bath Recipe - A Spicy Mixed Vegetable Sambar Rice
The spicy mixed vegetable sambar rice is a traditional south indian dish made from cooked rice and lentils, mashed along with a spicy tamarind and vegetable curry/sambar that is simply delicious. The rice is served with a crispy boondi on top for the extra crunch. It is also sometimes served with a plain tomato onion raita.
6. Mangalore Bajji Recipe - Goli Baje
These are quick snacks that is had during the evening time with your hot glass of coffee. The bajjis are made from maida, rice flour and curd which is deep fried till it is crispy and served with a spicy coconut chutney as an accompaniment. They are irresistible and you would dive to have more.
7. Mangalore Buns Recipe - Puffed Banana Puris
Mangalore Buns Recipe is a sweet, fluffy puri made using the pulp of bananas kneaded into the puri dough. These puffed, deep-fried delights are a popular tea time snack in Udupi and Mangalore, where they are also called “buns” because of their spongy and fluffy texture that is similar to bread. It can be served as a south Indian breakfast along with Vegetable Saagu and Coconut Chutney.
8. Khara Bhath Recipe (South Indian Rava Bhath)
9. Pineapple Kesari Bhath Recipe (Sweet Semolina Pudding)
A favourite sweet that is always available at your dharshini, it is made from semolina and flavoured with pineapple chunks. The flavour of the fruit might change according to the seasons like jackfruit, banana etc., The kesari Bhat is usually served along with Khara Bhat by the side to make a complete dish which is called as Chow Chow Bhat" in most of the darshinis.
10. Puri Saagu
A perfect combination of fried Puri with a spicy Potato gravy is a rich breakfast meal that is served at all the darshini. The Potato/Aloo Sagu is prepared in a typical Karnataka style with the addition of onion, green chillies, ginger along with a tempering of chana dal, urad dal and mustard seeds. This Sagu is a bit gravy-ish so that it can be scooped up with a piece of the delightfully puffed pooris.
11. South Indian Filter Coffee Recipe With Filter Coffee Powder
Filter coffee is drank during morning that accompanies the South Indian breakfasts. Traditionally, coffee is served in small steel cups. It is also a favourite Indian beverage that is served post lunch time. South Indians love this coffee recipe during evenings and they pair it up with a variety of snacks or breads and likely.
12. Karnataka Style Bonda Soup Recipe-Urad dal Fritters in Spicy Dal Soup
Karnataka Style Bonda Soup Recipe (Urad dal Fritters in Spicy Dal Soup Recipe)A favourite dish among all the Kannadigas and especially in Mysore. The dish consists of crispy urad dal fritter dipped in a hot thin based dal soup. This will be best to have during the monsoon times where the piping hot soup will also help to cleanse your palate well.