A hallucinatory breakfast in Varanasi5 min read . Updated: 02 Jan 2016, 04:16 PM IST
Is there a more beautiful sound in the world than the sizzle of frying jalebis early in the morning?
South Indians, or should I say Tamilians, can be cantankerous purists. No mixing tastes. No adding sugar to dal like the Gujaratis do; or adding jaggery to rasam like the Kannadigas do. Only one vegetable per sambhar; be it okra, brinjal or small onions. If you mix multiple vegetables, you are a caterer who is trying to palm off all the cheap vegetables available into one pot. These Tamilians ought to taste the pleasures of breakfast in Varanasi. It might change their minds.
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