Monday, July 9, 2007

South Indians Cuisine

We have all heard of South Indian Cuisine, but this is the first time I came across cuisine made OUT of South Indians. If you don't believe me, check out the picture below

For all you ignorant people, Reddy's are a community in India, found mainly in Andhra Pradesh and neighboring states. Since the store sold all types of edible Reddys, we need to know what all varieties are available and which Reddy flavor would be suitable for your palate.

Political Reddy
Reddy's are traditional village headmen and amongst the first non-brahmin community to actively participate in national and regional politics. Ten out of the twenty elected chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh hail from this community, including the current one Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy. India got it's first edible President in the form of Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy from 1977 to 1982 (pic). This was the period when India implemented the Green Revolution and an edible President ensured that the country had enough food to sustain itself. So if you like your daily dose of politics and you have a preference for restaurant menus not delivering what they promise, be sure that you want your Political Reddy

Business Reddy
This is one of the new flavours introduced due to the changing economic scenario. The younger Reddys are losing interest in rural life and are becoming urban professionals and businessmen. A couple of notable ones are the current Governor of the RBI, Y. Venugopal Reddy and Shashi Reddy (pic),Chairperson and CEO of AppLabs, a leading IT services company. However not all of them are good for your health. Lakhireddy Bali Reddy, a prominent Landlord in Berkeley, California, was convicted in 2001 for immigration fraud and trafficking minors for illegal sexual activity. So if you like your power lunches, make sure you order your Business Reddy

Academic Reddy
Reddy's have achieved new frontiers in academics. They have managed to come out of the agriculture mode of older generations and have made a mark for themselves in sciences and arts. The more prominent ones would be Kallam Anji Reddy (pic),an entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry and the founder of Dr Reddy's Labs and Dabbala Rajagopal "Raj" Reddy, a world-renowned researcher in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Human-Computer Interaction. Raj is also a recipient of the Turing award in 1994, the most prestigious award in Computer Sciences. So if you like your food to have the precise mix of ingredients, which have been tested in the labs, then you should go for the Academic Reddy

Sporty Reddy
A not so popular dish. It was introduced in 1978 with the induction of Bharath Reddy into the Indian National Cricket team. But due to the presence of another stalwart wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani, Bharath couldn't really achieve much. He played 4 tests ad 3 ODI's for India and was instrumental in discovering current talents like Dinesh Karthick and Lakshipathy Balaji. So if you are a sports freak and love your cricket, you can order this not-so-popular Reddy dish and be pleasantly surprised.

Arty Reddy
No it is not a name of a girl.

Reddy's have always dabbled in art and popular culture. Earliest recorded work of a Reddy would be of Gonabudda Reddy - 13th-century poet and translator of the Ramayana. Reddy's have produced a lot of famous film directors and producers like Bomireddi Narasimha Reddy and Pattabhi Rama Reddy. And who can forget the 3 hot saucy sizzling Reddy sisters, Sameera, Sushma and Meghna. So all you arty star struck foodies should not look beyond the Arty Reddy.

I have just ordered my Art Reddy and I hope it turns out to be Sameera Reddy.


soumya mukerji said...

Simbly Superb!

Arindam said...

...i want 2 sameera reddy, 1 meghna reddy and 1 coke please...

Anonymous said...

Sukamal, you have now immortalised us.. and captured the whole gamut of the Reddy Family.. The one immemorable trait you forgot to capture was the occurence of pot belly in Reddies aged 30 or more especially in the male variety.. :)

Anitha B
(one of the maligned Reddy species as documented by Sukamal)

Karthick Gopal said...

Lol , this was a quality post and no google ads to click!

When you get a sameera reddy, send me a copy yo.

Narsi said...

The menu is incomplete without La Belle Keerti Reddy..:-P

Beni Pegu said...

Laughing My Yellow A$$ Off...

Anonymous said...

super :)


Akansha said...

Hi.... U have lots of time to do all this research for us to go through .....great keep it up and do keep us entertaining and informed ...

trashhead said...

@ Akansha

Haha thanks for the comment..

actually did this in 2 hours flat.. started with the main picture and once i started writing about it, it flowed..

and yea.. thanks to wikipedia.. it all came out so easy..