Mini tiffin, Saravana bhavan style with mini idli, sambar, masala dosa, upma, kesari and chutneys. How to plan and prepare this special breakfast at home.
I had a long time wish ever since I started my breakfast menu series, but some how it took me so long to make this. This is what Vj orders when we go to saravana bhavan here in Singapore. Though the name is "Mini tiffin" and sounds kind of easy to say, this is definitely a time consuming spread with many items to prepare. If you have any day special, you can prepare this as brunch and treat someone. I would say potato masala, upma, kesari and mini idli does not consume much time as we are making very little portion only. But the chutneys and sambar is bit time consuming when you do along with such elaborate menu.
Just make sure you prepare everything in less quantity, it not only saves your time but also prevents from leftovers. Here I have mentioned for 3-4 people. Let's see how plan and make this mini tiffin (south Indian tiffin thali/spread). I have used unrefined sugar for kesari, so the colour might be different.
This is just a post on how to plan and prepare this thali, for individual recipes of the items, please check the below links for the recipe post with step by step pictures!
Recipe links :
- Idli dosa batter
- Mini idli sambar recipe
- Masala dosa recipe
- Rava upma recipe
- Kesari recipe
- Red chutney recipe
- Coriander chutney recipe
- Coconut chutney recipe
I took some video while preparing the menu, so could not note down the time exactly. I am sure this would take around 2 hours to get the plate with the spread ready.
How much quantity for 3-4 person? 1/3 cup toor dal for sambar, 1/2 cup rava for upma, 1/4 cup rava for kesari, 3/4 to 1 cup coconut for chutneys. 1 small sized onion and tomato for red chutney, 2 potatoes for masala dosa.
Happy Sunday 😊