Tiffin varieties

South Indian breakfast varieties

Khara Pongal

…for a bellyful of joy and some power packed food!

 

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Pongal, a classic breakfast or a festival dish in South Indian homes. To make it more clear, it is a South Indian ‘kichdi’. It is one of the soul foods, were a meal of pongal conjures up wonderful memories and of course promises a satisfying and comforting experience. Another reason to be making pongal often – it is pretty easy to prepare and needs almost zilch pre preparation! Now isn`t that a very good reason for it be popular? Besides it being laced with wonderful aromas of ghee, cumin and pepper or crunch from the cashew.

And there is the nutrient factor.

 

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The South Indian Dosa

 
 
 
THE popular South Indian breakfast  of Masala Dosa with Coconut Chutney.
 
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A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~ Tenneva Jordan.
 
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Potato Dosa – for a power packed breakfast!

 
How many have we heard the lines – eat your breakfast, eat a healthy breakfast, do not skip breakfast, have breakfast like a king and such similar lines. And how many times have we secretly grumbled on hearing these words being directed at us!
 
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This is actually one of those health rules that many of us are so very aware of. We have read and read many articles on it. And yet we find ourselves stepping out for work after having gulped down just a glass of orange juice or simply a toast and a cup of tea. No wonder that within a few hours we are down to our last bit of energy and enthusiasm to get through the day. A colleague or  boss or a friend or some family member then becomes your target to whom you direct all your frustrations. Such negative emotions being highly contagious will be reflected in the target`s interactions with the next person met! The cycle continues. What you thought would be a fruitful day is not going as planned and you end up blaming situations and people around you for this.

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Jola Rotti

Jowar Flour Flatbreads  
 
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A typical South Karnataka meal differs a lot from the North Karnataka cuisine. A South Karnataka meal mainly includes seafood owing to its nearness to the sea. Rice is a staple of this region and is served with all traditional curries or raw rice is ground and batter thinned down and made into soft and thin rice crepes called neer dosa. Another special of this region – Shemige is also made from rice.
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