Originally posted by renfrew
Isnt traditional south indian breakfast part of what americans consume in South indain Restuarants.
I thought idlis, dosas and the like were served with Sambar and coconut chutney as a popular breakfast. am I right?
Sort of like how scallion pancakes are served here as an appetizer, but in parts of china are breakfast foods.
Yes that is right. Most of the stuff associated with "southern Indian" places, idlis, dhosa, vada, etc. are really breakfast or lunch food.
The archtypical Northern Indian/Pakistani breakfast is halwa puri; something akin to really, really good cream of wheat with fried puffy bread. Sometimes served with spiced chick peas.