Yesterday morning I was extremely weary and famished after a hectic few days of baking and not eating properly in the run up to Sunday’s Uparwali Chai pop-up tea party. I actually woke up longing for South Indian breakfast so as soon as our dogs had had their turn round Lodhi Gardens, I dragged Dean off to Sagar Ratna in Defence Colony.
I don’t seem to have mentioned it before but South Indian breakfast fare is one of the great treats of living here and if you get the urge for idlis, dosas and uttapams, which I frequently do, no-one does it better than Sagar Ratna.
The hardest thing is deciding which you want most. I made it easier on myself yesterday by opting for two breakfasts – idlis, (steamed rice cakes) followed by tomato and coconut uttapam (a cross between a pancake and a pizza made from soaked and ground urad dal and rice then fried with various toppings), both served with coconut chutney and a sinus-clearing sambar soup.
The breakfast-time atmosphere at Sagar is extremely mellow – we lingered over the papers and a couple of cups of South Indian Coffee and were just about ready to face the week.
Sagar Ratna, Defence Colony Market, Delhi