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dosa takeaway…

If you are still bemoaning the fact that fish and chips no longer come wrapped in newspaper, come to India…

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Now i know this does not look too pretty but trust me, its utterly delicious and the best takeaway breakfast…

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It consists of the classic south Indian dosa pancake (made from a slightly sour batter) with a little chopped raw onion in the middle.  Also in the middle you will find a little plastic parcel with some fiery hot chilli sauce and some groundnut (peanut to us) chutney which is also good and spicy.

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It’s all wrapped up to take away first in a banana leaf and then in newspaper wrapped up with a little thread to hold it together and all for the princely sum of 20 rupees…like i said, it aint pretty but it’s HEAVEN!!!

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Another version…

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…again i know it looks a little prison foodish but really, its delicious; dosa with coconut chutney and dal from Vijayawada bus station…i thoroughly recommend…

deeksha, muggu and dosas…

Morning walks are always enlightening, trying to find new routes, little angles i have not yet explored. The earlier i go the better, these were all taken around 6.30/7.00am…

A group of Ayyappa Deekshas getting close to the end of their period of abstinence, coming back from Temple:

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…and early morning is the best time to catch the muggu drawings freshly done, in this house a mother and daughter were both busy making their muggus. The father called me over seeing my camera and asked me to photograph them, the daughter did not want to be photographed…just her work…and as she was less experienced than her mum, she was still working from a notebook of patterns. Most households have these books and during festive periods the newspapers also produce patterns to be copied…

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…and taking a shortcut towards Gannavaram in another small village near ours they are, in impromptu Indian style, selling breakfasts of dosas and idlis (delicious crepes and fluffy steamed “cakes” both served with coconut chutney -my fave- or a sicy broth known as sambar) and savory spicy donuts…it’s all good…

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