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In our home we try both the North and South Indian items.
It all depends on the avaialbility of time and materials.
Gujarati items ned a lot of time and prparation, but in the end they are very much relished. Comparatively most items in common South Indian meu are relatively easy and needing only few ingredients.
So it will be Idii, Dosa(different varity too) , Pongal, Puttu, Seva etc for breakfast/dinner . Sometimes breakfast will be just corn flakes and milk. Upma also comes in emergency.
Lunch will be Roti(Chapathi) with suitable dish, rice meals with Sambar, Rasam, semi dry side dish, Poriyal, curd, fried papad, pickles etc. We also cook poori, pepare Medu Vada,sweets etc too. The course may contain more or less items as per time and material availability. A few days we skipped breakfast or lunch also as one of the time food was taken at a wrong time. Jack fruit ,mangoes and Tapioca recipes showed their presence on many days.
So it is all subject to conditions.
Breakfast - Idly/dosa/Pongal/Upma/puri/Appam/Idiyappam (With chutney and sambhar or kalamkari) with 2 boiled eggs/Omelet. Bread-jam-butter and cornflakes with milk.
Lunch: Rice with Dal, one Vegetable fry/Chicken curry and fried chicken/Fish curry and fried fish/Egg curry - Papad and pickle. (I don't like Chapati during lunch)
Dinner: Chapathi/Rice /Kanji with Dal and vegetable fry.
Note: Menu - As per the availability of items.
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If Dosa: Ordinary dosa, onion dosa
If Pesaratuu: Ordinary or Pesaratuu Onion with ginger and green Mirchi
If Idly: with chutney flavors, most of the times (Tomato stored pickle/Temporary stored Tomato pickle) a few times with coconut mixed groundnut chutney
If Uthappa and with chutney
My wife will smoothen the top of the pan by pouring an oil rub with a raw banana top or with a Bottle guard top(while making dosas).
Lunch: Rice with curry and a pickle, curd, and Pappu (with different flavors like Tomato Pappu, Mango Pappu) and sometimes Sambar or Rasam
Dinner: Same above the lunch items as curry will get replaced with the fried item of the raw banana or Potatoes(in many of times)
Chapati / Poori are very few times we used to eat at breakfast or dinner. All our Food eating habit are in South Indian(s) styles
Veg. Biryani occasionally we eat at lunch.
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Even this challenging situation would ease
Over a period of time, there is a change in the pattern. Young generation not got habituated to coffee. They go for Breakfast and mainly south Indian but once in a while some different item. Elder people started taking breakfast and their lunch was getting delay and around 1 PM is the lunch. Children like north Indian dishes. So ladies have to make different items for young and old members. In the nights stopped eating rice. Chapati and curry or some other tiffins only in the night and that will be delayed and only after 8 PM only.