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Friday, January 31, 2014

Break Fast in Thanjavur

We had traditional South Indian vegetarian breakfast at the extremely popular Subbiahs Mess located at a stones throw from Hotel Tamilnadu where we were staying.It was not a very fancy place. We had delicious idlis, dosas,vadas,puris and rava dosa with generous helping of sambar and a variety of colorful chutneys. We ate in traditional South Indian style - on plantain leaves and used our hands. No knives, forks or spoons ! We had a wholesome,delicious and fulfilling breakfast for which we paid a kings ransom of Rs.230/- or US.$.4/- for 7 persons.
Spongy Soft  Idlis - made from rice-lentil batter
Fluffy Puris made from wheat dough
Crisp Vadas made from lentil-black grams
Well roasted Rava Dosas - made from rice-rava batter
Eating on plantain leaves

34 comments:

  1. Mouth watering pictures Tanjore was once granary of India and everything was generous.Even two persons cannot eat full in 200 rupees here in Chennai

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  2. THAT is a LOT of vadas. :) Delicious looking too.

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  3. Eating from plantain leaves could really take off in a hip new restaurant in Australia I bet! $4 will just about buy you a glass of cola though - forget feeding seven people with it!

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  4. Looks good enough to eat! You certainly got you money's worth!

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  5. The Spongy Soft Idlis do not look like they are cooked.

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  6. Good looking breakfast....and eating on a leaf :)

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  7. All them looks delicious!
    Love the photo of you both.
    Have a pleasant day.
    PS: Thanks for you nice comment about my mother.

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    1. Sonia: Thanks. The people in the picture are our friends :)

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  8. i would love to taste all of it.looks delicious and i don't mind eating with my fingers at all

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  9. I looooove the idea of no washing up Ram :) the breakfast sounds absolutely delicious and wow, so reasonable.. can you imagine getting such a scrumptious breakfast anywhere else for that price, certainly not in Perth :).

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  10. You make me mouthwatering! Those are my favorite items… No luxury restaurants could give such tasting breakfast… cheap and best. Glad or envy seeing you both enjoying. Lol

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    1. Thanks. The people in the picture are our friends :)

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  11. WOW! What a bargain! And it looks delicious too.

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  12. My that is a very good price.... Michelle

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  13. °♪♬♫º°
    Passei para uma visita.
    Tão delicioso e tão colorido.

    °º✿♫ Bom fim de semana!
    °º✿ Beijinhos.
    º° ✿✿ ♫° ·.

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  14. Nothing like eating in the traditional style Ram :) I love eating on the banana leaves! It gives such an authentic taste. Your pictures are splendid and I want a vada now :)

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  15. I am a crazy fan of these items. :)

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  16. Mouth watering images. The idlies appear very soft.

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  17. We had several South Indian breakfasts in Singapore - all absolutely delicious.

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  18. Mouth watering post! Everything looks so fresh and tasty. Wish I could dig into them right away!

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  19. Food looks fantastic! Few years ago I couldn't understand how people could like idlis/dosas, but now I totally understand. South Indian would be my first pick. Nice photos :-)

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  20. Only Rs.230 for 7 people? Great! The idlis looks really soft! Normally we cannot eat more than 3 idlies in hotels. This looks like home made idlies!

    I will note down the name of the hotel to visit when we go there!

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  21. really mouth watering dishes... idly, vada..

    thanks

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  22. Nothing to beat this South Indian treat Rama! I need to plan another trip down South soon to relish this:)

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  23. Noted the name of the eat-out.. Great looking captures..

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  24. Food never looks so tasty as in your pictures.

    Regards
    Rachit

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  25. Wow this food looks interesting and delicious!

    Ruby

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