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breakfast

Sunday Morning Variations

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The reckoning…

It is Sunday morning.
Shaji and Dalila are taking their day of rest: there is no one to prepare our breakfast.
Robin, Anu and I try out the puri masala breakfast in a new Fort Cochin restaurant.
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The Reckoning

Father and son settle their breakfast bill at Sri Krishna Cafe.

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Picture taken while waiting for breakfast this morning, in Fort Cochin.


Are You Being Served..

Breakfast at the Hotel Asma Tower, Calicut.


Home Cooking

For the last couple of years, while Shaji & Dalila take their well deserved day of rest, Anu my houseboy, Robin my good friend, and I have relied on Sri Krishna Café for our Sunday breakfast.
But Sri Krishna’s excellent chef is taking a couple of month’s leave, and its usually delicious fare has taken a distinct dive.

Step up young Anu!

This morning as dawn broke, having greeted me with my customary cup of chai masala,
Anu started preparing breakfast for the three of us.

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Fresh onion oothapams and coconut chutney, alongside some fish and mango curry and dahl leftovers from yesterday’s supper.
It was truly delicious.
Fanny would have been proud of him!
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Or possibly not..


Waiting For The Rush


Breakfast stall in Pattalam, Fort Cochin.
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Taking A Light Breakfast

In my case:
masala dosa, with coconut chutney, tomato chutney and vegetable sambar.

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Pictures taken in Aquarius Restaurant, Fort Road, Kannur


Reciprocity Of Sorts…

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Most often, I eat alone.

Shaji,  Dalila and Anu serve my food but prefer to wait until I have finished before they sit down to enjoy their meal.

Tuesday mornings are different.

Robin joins us and we all eat breakfast together.

Vegetable oothapams, Kerala Sambarcurry meen,

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This may be stretching the idea of  reciprocity.

Shaji went shopping for the ingredients. Anu helped prepare the vegetables. Dalila cooked the meal.

“Sir” was having his regular ayurvedic massage!

But if I had made breakfast

At the end of the meal, we would certainly not be looking at five empty plates.

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An Invitation To Breakfast

On Sundays, with Shaji & Dalila taking well-earned rest, we normally breakfast at Sri Krishna Café.

But Shaji & Dalila moved into their new home last week and yesterday they kindly invited us to a house-warming breakfast.

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Shaji’s mother was introduced.

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Gifts and congratulations were proffered.

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Appams and a delicious chilli fish curry was served with fresh chilled melon juice.

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Finally, a farewell family pose:

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A Full English In Fort Cochin

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In the happy company of my sister and brother-in-law, and with Shaji and Dalila taking their well-deserved day off,

Sunday’s “Full English Breakfast” was taken at Teapot.

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Fried eggs, tomatoes and baked beans

Bowls of fresh tropical fruits

Toast butter and blackcurrant jam

Freshly pressed pineapple juice

Pots of coffee

And for Anu: masala omelette.

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An interesting contrast to our regular Sunday mornings at the Sri Krishna Café.

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Café Lite

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Sunday morning called for another breakfast at the Sri Krishna Café,

A sensual feast of taste, smell and colour.

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With just un soupçon of people watching, on the side.

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