A man should not even go to war without having a good breakfast is a very apt thing to say. Breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day and India runs on a good breakfast! So when a foreigner asks, what do Indians eat for breakfast? We have gathered the best replies below:
- Aloo Paratha:
Almost the whole of North India swears by the Aloo Paratha goodness, potato stuffed in between a wheat roti and fried on a Tava. Don’t forget the butter, it just makes it better!
- Masala Dosa:
Perhaps one of India’s most loved breakfast dish. Mashed potatoes resting inside a rice pancake. This dish has been featured as one of the most loved dishes in the world by travelers. You just can’t hate a dosa!
One of the quintessential breakfasts in Maharashtra, throw in a Jalebi and you’ve got a favourite dish from Madhya Pradesh too.
- Mangalore Buns:
Though Mangalore is a small place, Buns are highly acclaimed. Don’t mistake it for bread, it basically is deep fried dough made from flour and over ripe bananas, tastes like heaven!
Everyone from Modi ji to the Ambani’s can’t live without a Thepla, essentially a chapatti but the flavor and spices are a class apart!
A cylindrical dish made from rice and coconut is what gets Keralites up and running. Have it with Kadla (chick peas) or chicken curry for an ultimate experience. A Mundu (Dhoti) will help adding to the experience too!
- Sattu Paratha:
Loved across West Bengal, Orissa and nearby states. Made from Bengal gram, Ajwain seeds and flour, one Sattu is enough to fill you till lunch time and beyond!
Somewhat a cross between bread and dumplings stuffed with jaggery. This dish originated in Assam but is a popular breakfast dish across most North Eastern states. Dip it in hot tea for the best experience!
What up Thambi? Apart from the humble Idli, Tamil Nadu loves Pongal, essentially made from rice and lentils, this dish is fit for a king!
- Cholle Bhature:
Speaking of kings, allow me to introduce you to King Kongs breakfast, a gravy of chick peas devoured with a monstrous Puri that will leave you rolling like a python (after eating a rat). Just another day in the life of a Punjabi! Buuuuuuraaaaah!
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