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