Dosa, idli, appam, idiyappam and puttu are the most important breakfast dishes of Kerala. These are pure vegetarian dishes taken along with vegetarian side dishes or egg curry. Ruchi breakfast mixes are an instant solution, especially for families with working couples, for giving a nourishing, wonderful start to the day. Appam is a soft dish, spongy in the middle and with a lacy border. It is popular throughout Kerala and going with a variety of curries. Appams are good for health as these do not require much oil, can be served with sweetened coconut milk, vegetable kurma or stew.