The hallucinatory breakfast of a Tamilian in Varanasi

Go down

The hallucinatory breakfast of a Tamilian in Varanasi

Post by Rashmun on Thu May 24, 2018 11:07 pm

At the Annapurna temple across town, someone is serving sesame rice, perhaps because it is Saturday. Karnataka, where I live, is home to several “rice varieties”, or “chithra-anna”, as we call it: coconut rice, lemon rice, tamarind rice, curd rice, and, best of all, bise bele bhaath, which literally means hot lentil-rice mixture. Sesame rice is not often made or served. It is a delicacy and an acquired taste. I acquired it in Kashi. The recipe is simple: roasted and ground black sesame seeds, red chillies, curry leaves, some urad dal, and a good helping of asafoetida. Grind it all up and mix with hot rice. Here too, the leaf bowls make their appearance. If you like the depth and girth of good sesame oil, you will love sesame rice. It is great for vegans because it contains a ton of calcium.

https://www.livemint.com/Leisure/BFR2zZiaMQUiqiE6zsdi8O/A-hallucinatory-breakfast-in-Varanasi.html

-----
South Indians have been visiting, and settling in, Varanasi for eons. For this reason many places in Varanasi serve authentic South Indian food.

Rashmun

Posts : 4425
Join date : 2011-08-18

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum