Andhra Breakfast Thali

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I started exploring the Telugu language and cuisine last year. As usual my fascination met with the strong disapproval  of my husband. His idea was that I should be more interested in Kannada since we were to move to Bangalore. My point was that it would be far easier if he found a job in Hyderabad where I could put my knowledge of Telugu (all of 15 words) to good use. Like that happens ever!

When I signed up for the Thali theme for this month’s Blogging Marathon, I figured that I should explore more about their breakfast which is my favorite meal of the day. Padma of the Plantain Leaf is a real sweetheart and helped me put up a breakfast menu and also provided all the recipe links from her blog. A typical breakfast in Andhra includes –

Minapa Kudumulu – a protien variant of idli with no rice involved!

Pesarattu Upma – a combination of the humble rava upma with the most popular Andhra dish ‘Pesarattu Dosa’, a green gram dosa variant.

Allam Pachadi – A garlic pickle which goes along famously with the Pesarattu Upma

Kara Dosa – A regular rice dosa enhanced with the addition of finger millet flour and all purpose flour plus onions and chillies. Yum!

Kara podi -A red chilly and lentil spice mix to go with the Minapa Kudumulu

Filter Coffee – The beverage of choice for smart people 😉

The breakfast also includes a sweet dish – kesari or payasam which I skipped. So we can call this the diet Andhra Breakfast!

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Check out the recipe of Minapu Kudumulu here. It is an easy, protein rich, healthy 3 ingredient breakfast which is a great start to your day. I will be posting the recipes for the other dishes soon.

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This is my post for the Blogging Marathon under the theme – Thalis.

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Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#74

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Though I am partial to lunch thalis, I always feel the breakfast spread is far more exciting..:)..your spread looks awesome sowmya!

    1. Sowmya:) says:

      Thanks a bunch Valli

  2. Priya Suresh says:

    Wish i get this thali rite from my lappy screen , my mouth is just watering here. Fantastic spread there.

  3. Jayashree says:

    Breakfast thalis are my favorite. I have one on my blog too.

  4. Nalini says:

    Such an awesome Thali with comforting dishes..

  5. Awesome spread for breakfast. My husband will be happy if he ever gets to eat such a feast in the morning 🙂

  6. Pavani says:

    That is one amazing looking thali Sowmya. Everything looks sooo delicious.

  7. usha says:

    That is a mouthwatering breakfast thali. Minapa kudumulu are new to me. Look forward to the recipe.

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