A Sneak Peek Into Popular Indian Breakfast Dishes

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Breakfast forms the fuel of the whole day. Indian breakfast ranges in various flavors. It can be spicy, savory, sweet. Almost two-thirds of the Indian population is vegan, and the remaining one-third are non-vegetarians. Indians have a lot of fix for easy and hassle-free breakfast. Indians also prefer to have heavy breakfasts before they run for other errands. Here are some of the most famous Indian breakfast dishes which taste absolutely scrumptious and delicious.

Specialities Of Indian Breakfast Dishes

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Indian breakfast dishes have the following specialities:

  • Filled with a variety of flavours
  • Spicy and savoury combinations are loved by all
  • The dishes are extremely filling and heavy so you can really go on for a longer time without feeling hungry.
  • Some of the dishes are very easy to put in. 

Aloo Paratha

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This is one of the most famous North Indian breakfast dishes. This is basically stuffed flatbread with a lot of flavors and can be put together in very little time. Usually, dinner leftovers are used for making the recipe. Flatbreads are made from well-seasoned mashed potatoes and can be one of the most scrumptious breakfasts ever. All you need is some smashed-boiled potatoes, some garam masala. Feel free to add some freshly chopped coriander and onions to the mashed potatoes and fill it as a stuffing in the flatbread. One can fry this using ghee (clarified butter) and vegetable oil as per one’s choice. Serve this warm along with pickles or any curry. This forms a very heavy and satisfying breakfast.


Dosa is the South Indian equivalent of aloo paratha. It is extremely healthy and will give you a savory crepe effect. It is made using rice flour which is fermented with water overnight. It is not only a delicious meal but is much a work of art. One can change the flavors by topping the dosa with a variety of chutney or vegetables. It contains almost no quantity of oil and is very delicious. A sour chutney complimentary sour flavored fermented dosa perfectly.

Indian Spiced Omelets

For all the non-vegetarians, it is the most go-to breakfast in India. Every culture across the world has its way of making an egg omelet. The unique thing about this recipe is the number of fresh herbs that season the eggs. Indian omelets contain a lot of vegetables like garlic, turmeric, ginger, tomatoes, and onions. You can add herbs to flavor the medley of eggs like fresh cilantro, mint, or coriander, which are finely chopped up. This omelet is a highly nutritious recipe and would be perfect for children during their growing years. This is a very wholesome recipe.

Aloo Puri

Aloo Puri is an Indian breakfast that is also found as street food for people running to their jobs and having no time for their breakfast. In this dish, potato curry is served with puffed bread or puri. It is a match made in heaven. The potato is first boiled and then cooked with a myriad of spices and soaked in tomato gravy. The flavors are tangy and spicy. The puri is served along with this, and as soon as you break into the puri, you can see the fresh steam rise out of a hollow center. It has its varieties like the Maharashtrian variety, the Bengal variety, etc.

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