Indian cuisine is versatile and differs greatly from state to state. This means that if you’re looking for some new breakfast ideas, this is the best country to start your search! There’s idli, poha, uttapam, and all kinds of dosas to kick start your morning. And please believe us when we say that all these breakfast items are absolutely delicious! Here are 8 breakfast ideas from India you’ll fall in love with.
This is perhaps one of the most classical breakfast meals in India, be it North or South. These yummy-looking dumplings are prepared with fermented rice and urad dal. They’re always served with some sweet coconut chutney (or hot tomato chutney) and sambhar sauce.
Gobi ka Paratha
North India is crazy about parathas that’s why these stuffed pancakes have so many varieties. They can be with aloo (potatoes), paneer (cheese), gobi (cabbage), or a mix of all the above. Served with a bowl of curd and some spicy pickles, paratha is definitely a perfect way to start the day.
While idlis are certainly delicious, there’s an easier variation that requires less preparation. All you need is some oats, rava, and a bunch of spices that will create that very special Indian taste. It also doesn’t hurt that oats are amazingly healthy and have incredibly benefits.
Prepare the delicious uttapam with some rice, urad daal, and flavourful spices to kick start your day with a light meal. This yummy pancake-like meal is a perfect snack not only for mornings, but evenings as well. Garnish it with tomatoes and various greens, and serve with chutney sauce.
Made with maida (refined flower) and yoghurt, this classic deep-fried Indian sweet is loved all across the country. It can be eaten with breakfast, as breakfast, or as dessert after any meal. It has a form of pretzels and tastes best when served with curd.
Masala Dosa is prepared with the same butter we use for idlis, but slightly thinner. It is crispy and goes incredibly well with aloo masala, a mix of potatoes and spices. Usually served with two yummy sauces, coconut chutney and sambar, dosa comes in many shapes and varieties and can also be prepared with paneer, spinach, mushrooms, and even chilli.
Eggless Tomato Omelette
This may not be the most wide-spread idea for a breakfast, but it is certainly among the healthiest ones. Prepared with gram flour and an abundance of spices, this gentle veg omelette is nutritious and fast to make. It goes incredibly well with mint chutney or tomato sauce.
From Punjab comes a traditional recipe of spicy potato curry that is served with hot fluffy pooris. Nothing can really beat this one, although it is a bit heavy compared to all the light southern-style Indian breakfast ideas. Remember to use a pressure-cooker if you’d like to replicate the recipe as it will cook in an instant.