>> Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Having exhausted the regular dishes that are part of a typical Breakfast thali, I was really confused thinking what I should plan for. When I was talking to Vaishali, I came to know that there is no such thing as a breakfast dishes that get clubbed together. I was again told the same thing by a colleague of mine. I infact asked her to think hard on what she gets to eat when she visits her native place in Rajasthan. Though they get fed too much, there was hardly a combination that was clubbed together.
|Breakfast Thali ~ Oats Upma, Pesarattu, Allam Pachadi, Groundnut Chutney & Paneer Payasam|
Other than the hotels that serve your breakfast combos, in most Tamilian weddings if the muhurtham is during the early hours of the day, the feast is always breakfast and it's a feast for the eyes. In recent wedding we attended, we were thrown in for a shock! It's been months since we stopped eating full fledged breakfast and imagine being thrust with about 7 - 8 different dishes!
|Oats Vegetable Upma|
One can do this when there are guest at home and you don't know how much to make. Making couple of dishes ensures you have enough to manage. This is what I do whenever my SILs visits us. Kesari Bath is a must, so it accompanies either Idli, Vada Dosa with Sambar and chutneys or Ven Pongal, Rava Upma with the same side dishes. I know it's a taxing affair, but worth all the efforts. Because my relatives feel the breakfast they get here in madras, they can't get at their place.
This prompted me to ask Amma to suggest some Andhra combo breakfasts. She was contemplating for a while as to what to make. We thought of Pesarattu Upma with Allam Pachadi. I was only thinking loud and didn't really think she will plan for it. As I have already shared both the recipes. She calls up in the morning and tells me that she has ground the batter for Pesarattu. Now I was really in a soup, wondering what else to pair with it. We then search for a different Allam Pachadi and few more things to add.
Neck of the moment, we realized that we could make Oats Upma, along with the regular Groundnut Chutney, in case the Allam Pachadi didn't meet up to our expectation. Finally for the sweet, Amma suggested I make Paneer Payasam. I know Paneer Payasam is not a regular on an Andhra special plate, but then I was ready for a fusion.
Daddy seeing the spread, said he should have been served this on Sunday for him to enjoy or at least for Dinner. I convinced him saying for clicking pictures morning was the best time.
Breakfast Oats - 1 cup
Onions - 1 medium
Green Chilies - 2 medium
Ginger - 1", chopped
Mustard Seeds, Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal - 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts - few
Mixed Vegetables - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Water - 1 cup
Sending these for my Indian Thali Mela
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