Pondicheri Serves the Flavors of Two Continents on One Plate

Meghna Rao

As much as Pondicheri’s morning offerings stand out from a typical American breakfast, its morning thali is equally distant from the breakfast platters you find in the canteens of South India, where each dish is thick with ghee, and tomato-laden sambar and mint chutneys spill over sloppily from the sides of plates. My morning thali plate at Pondicheri features a neatly placed ashwagandha uttapam accompanied by a fried egg, a kale salad...