Indian Breakfast Recipes | 50 Easy Indian Breakfast Recipes

Indian Breakfast Recipes with step by step photos – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is said that “Human Rights start with Breakfast” Breakfast should be healthy and quick to make. It should give the energy required to carry on to the next meal of the day. And since hours are busy, except for weekends, it is important that the Indian breakfast recipes are not too much time. Here is a collection of 50 best Indian breakfast ideas recipes which are popularly made in most households.

Some of the most popular Indian breakfasts are poha recipes, paratha recipes, samosa recipes, poori recipes, muthia recipes, dhokla recipes, khandvi recipes, vada recipes etc.

Poha Recipes: Poha is prepared differently in different regions of our country. The poha from the Indore is different from the poha from Gujarat. Likewise, Bengali Chirer Pulao is different from Maharashtrian Dadpe poha (recipes coming soon on the blog).

Paratha Recipes: This particular Indian bread can fit in any meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Stuffed paratha served with yogurt or a cup of tea makes perfect filling breakfast. Parathas can be stuffed such as aloo paratha, sattu paratha or can also be simple such as methi paratha or masala paratha.

Dhokla Recipes: A very healthy breakfast item is dhokla. It is prepared by steaming the batter prepared with gram flour, dal, bread, sooji, etc. Most of the dhokla recipes are gluten-free too.

Poori Recipes: I am someone who can have poori for all three meals of a day and that too on the same day. My love for poori makes me experiment with them a lot. And therefore you can find a number of poori recipes on the blog. Poori recipes can be a part of Indian Breakfast Recipes too as poori is a great tiffin option too. Aloo poori, masala poori needs no accompaniments. Just roll these and pack these and you are good to go. During winters you must try the makki ki poori recipe. You will love to see each poori puff up and it has such a distinct flavor as it is an Indian breakfast recipe with maize flour.

Do check our page of 29 breakfast recipes from 29 states of India.

Collection of 50 Indian Breakfast Recipes

indian breakfast recipes50 Best Indian Breakfast Recipes Ideas

Semiya Pulao

Vermicelli is cooked and thereafter combined with onions, tomatoes and lots of vegetables. It has the kick of lemon juice and sharpness of ginger, garam masala powder, etc.

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Moong Dal Vada

Fried snacks made using moong dal with skin i.e. green moong dal; flavored with ginger, garlic, chilies; mildly spiced yet hot; crisp from the outside and cushiony from the inside, are moong dal vada. This is moong dal pakoda recipe calls for a few ingredients and the result is a lip smacking addictive snack.

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Methi Paratha

One of the most popular bread from Indian cuisine is the paratha. Paratha bursting with the flavor of fresh fenugreek leaves not only makes a healthy but also a delish breakfast option. Methi paratha can be served with chilled yogurt or pickle or chutney of your choice, followed by a cup of hot tea.

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methi paratha recipe

Kothimbir Vadi Recipe

Snack recipe from Maharashtra which bursts with the flavors of fresh coriander leaves is Kothimbir Vadi. Kothimbir is a Marathi word which means coriander and therefore this snack is so-called. Kothimbir vadi can be steamed, pan-fried, shallow fried or deep-fried.

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kothimbir vadi recipeIdli Dhokla

Khaman dhokla prepared in an idli maker is idli dhokla. Khaman is basically a steamed snack from the Gujarati cuisine, prepared using gram flour. It has a soft and spongy texture and a combination of different flavors. It is slightly sweet, little tangy, somewhat hot. Idli dhokla is another way of making khaman.

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idli dhokla


Very popular deep-fried puffed bread from the Bengali cuisine prepared with all-purpose flour is luchi. Just as bhatura is to chole in the Punjabi cuisine, so is Luchi to Bengali Dum Aloo in Bengali cuisine. Luchi also pairs well with cholar dal etc.

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Seyal Phulka

Pieces of leftover roti cooked in tomatoes and garlic make a popular Sindhi dish called Seyal Phulka. This recipe is close to the recipe for roti upma still different. Roti upma is on a dry side.

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seyal phulka

Irani Chai

Milk is simmered till thick and creamy and added to strong tea decoction to make Irani chai. Few uncommon ingredients which go in Irani tea are condensed milk and time. Yes, Hyderabadi Chai takes somewhere around 30-40 minutes to be prepared.

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irani chai

Moong Dal Pakoda

Deep-fried Indian snacks are absolutely mouth-watering, be it samosa, dahi vada, moong bhaji, etc. Fritters prepared using moong dal (with skin), flavored with green chilies and ginger, with the hint of garlic, the bite of coriander seeds and fennel seeds, and greenness of fresh coriander, are moong dal pakoda.

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palak moong dal pakoda

Bihari Ghugni

Ghugni is a very popular snack of Eastern India, prepared in a number of ways, with different ingredients. This is the recipe of dry kala chana ghugni from the state of Bihar. Ghugni is equally popular in other states such as Orissa, Jharkhand, Assam, Bengal, and Uttar Pradesh.

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bihari ghugni recipeMicrowave Khandvi

Khandvi is a popular Gujarati snack made by cooking gram flour and curd mixture. The cooked mixture is spread and rolled and thereafter tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Khandvi simply melts in the mouth leaving behind great flavors of gram flour, mustard seeds, and curry leaves, etc.

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Idli Pakoda

Button or mini idlis dipped in lentil batter, cooked in an appam pan, giving an absolutely crunchy outside and cushiony soft inside, making it a snack perfect for guilt-free indulgences is idli pakoda. It is flavored with fresh coriander seeds, fennel seeds, etc.

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idli pakoda

Palak Muthia

Soft dumplings made with gram flour and spinach, with the tinge of garlic and ginger, slight heat of green chilies, a nice bite of spinach, tempered with mustard seeds, is palak muthia.

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palak muthia

Oats Dhokla

Oats Dhokla is an instant dhokla prepared using oats, i.e. quick-cooking oats, semolina, and yogurt. It is absolutely soft and spongy. It is porous and feels light on the tummy and is easily digestible. Oats dhokla makes for a good oats recipe and a healthy breakfast recipe.

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instant oats dhoklaSteamed Bafauri

Bafauri is a healthy snack or healthy breakfast recipe from the state of Chhattisgarh in India, made with chana dal, flavored with garlic, ginger, green chilies, onions, etc. It is a zero-oil recipe and therefore is a diet recipe.

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steamed bafauri recipe

Savoury Kordoi

Savoury Kordoi Recipe is an Assamese snack made using whole wheat flour, flavored with carom seeds, cumin seeds, onions, etc. It is a great snack for kids as it is made with the whole wheat flour and it is given an interesting shape which is sure to tempt the little ones.

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Ven Pongal

A very popular Indian recipe from South India, Tamil Nadu, to be particular, made with rice and lentils, tempered with whole black pepper, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger, green chilies, and roasted cashews, is ven pongal/khara pongal.

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ven pongal recipe


Indian recipe from the state of Gujarat, made with rice, dals and vegetables, making it a very healthy breakfast recipe as well as a diet food recipe, is Handvo. Handvo has a lovely texture with soft and spongy interiors.

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handvo recipe

Mint Tea

Tea with added flavors and refreshment is mint tea. Chai is one of the most popular Indian recipes. Generally, tea is a combination of milk, water, tea powder, and sugar. It is flavored in many ways.

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mint tea


Healthy flatbread from the state of Maharashtra in India, made using jowar flour, whole wheat flour, and gram flour; spiced and flavored with fresh ingredients such as garlic, green chilies, coriander leaves, etc. is Thalipeeth.

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Kala Chana Chaat

A tangy and spicy chaat recipe using kala chana or black chickpeas, with the juiciness of chopped tomatoes, the kick of chaat masala, bite of potatoes is kala chana chaat. Chaat recipes are so delightful.

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Sattu Paratha

Stuffed paratha prepared with chana sattu flavored with pickle masala, onions, fresh coriander leaves, green chili, and carom seeds, etc. is sattu paratha. Sattu is a very popular Bihar food. And due to the sattu benefits, it is becoming popular.

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sattu paratha

Aloo Bonda

Indian potato recipe, which is a perfect snack with your masala chai is aloo bonda recipe. Boiled potatoes are coarsely mashed and cooked with spices and coated with gram flour batter and deep-fried to make a lip-smacking snack. These are hot and tangy aloo bonda.

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aloo bonda recipePachole

Healthy snack recipe from the state of Himachal Pradesh made with corn, with the flavors of ginger, garlic, and green chili; a hint of garam masala is pachole. It is a healthy breakfast recipe as pachole are prepared by steaming. This recipe from Himachal Pradesh is ready in no time, just whip up and steam.

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pachole recipePalak Moong Dal Pakoda

This is a non-deep fried moong dal pakoda with the goodness of spinach, hint of ginger, garlic, and green chili, the bite of coriander seeds and fennel seeds; crunchy from outside and soft from inside.

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palak moong dal pakoda

Besan Masala Roti

Healthy and flavorful flatbread made with gram flour and whole wheat flour, from the state of Haryana, is besan masala roti. It is flavored with the most basic spices and fresh ingredients. It is a popular breakfast recipe in Haryana.

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besan masala roti

Sarva Pindi

Rice flour pancake from the state of Telangana/Andhra Pradesh, which bursts with the flavors of ginger, garlic, green chilies, curry leaves, and coriander leaves, has the bite of chana dal, sesame seeds, roasted peanuts, etc. is Sarva Pindi.

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sarva pindi

Bread Upma

Bread chunks cooked in tomatoes, onions with few spices and other ingredients is bread upma. Bread snacks are pretty simple and quick to make and the best part is that the bread dishes make quick breakfast recipes or easy snacks recipes.

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bread upma

Chapati Noodles

Thin strips of chapatis cooked with crunchy vegetables with the hint of soya sauce, the zing of vinegar, the heat of chili sauce, and pungency of garlic and ginger, makes a dish totally appetizing and so healthy.

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chapati noodles recipe


Very popular breakfast recipe from the state of Jharkhand, a crispy yet puffed bread made with rice and lentils, flavored with green chilies, ginger, cumin seeds, fresh coriander, is dhuska recipe. It is a very interesting recipe.

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Moong Dal Pakoda

Deep-fried Indian snacks are absolutely mouth-watering, be it samosa, dahi vada, moong bhaji, etc. Fritters prepared using moong dal (with skin), flavored with green chilies and ginger, with the hint of garlic, the bite of coriander seeds and fennel seeds, and greenness of fresh coriander, are moong dal pakoda.

View the recipe here.

moong dal pakoda

Cha Muri

This is a combination of tea and light but spicy snack from the state of West Bengal. Cha means tea and muri means a snack prepared using puffed rice i.e. murmura. Milky and creamy tea, flavored with cinnamon and cloves and ginger is the doodh cha. Puffed rice roasted till crunchy and flavored with chopped onions, green chilies and a spicy mixture namkeen is masala/mashla muri.

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cha muri recipe

Podi Idli Recipe

Idli sautéed in podi is podi idli. Podi is a condiment from the South Indian cuisine which is prepared using lentils, red chilies, sesame seeds, etc and served with idli, dosa, uttapam, etc. I keep my podi coarse and do not make a fine powder. When soft idlis are coated and cooked with podi, what you get is podi idli which is spicy, has a crunchy exterior and soft and spongy idli inside.

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podi idli

Cinnamon Tea

Tea infused with cinnamon is cinnamon tea. Simple, isn’t it? Cinnamon has various health benefits and therefore I always find out ways to include it in our diet. The most convenient way is to pulse a few cinnamon sticks and powder it.

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cinnamon tea recipe


Healthy breakfast/snack recipe from Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi, to be particular, made with rice flour and lentils, is fara recipe. It has a coating made with rice flour and the stuffing of lentils, flavored with green chilies, ginger, fresh coriander leaves, etc.

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Poha Upma

Poha cooked in the South Indian style, tempered with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, chana dal, urad dal; having the bite of onions, crunch of fried peanuts; is poha upma. Poha upma is a healthy breakfast recipe.

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aval upma recipe

Soya Kheema Roll

Healthy and delectable chapati rolls made with the filling of soya granules or soya chunks keema is Soya Kheema Roll. It has the perfectly tangy yet crunchy pickled vegetables, and flavorsome soya granules stuffing.

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soya kheema rolls


The breakfast recipe from the state of Arunachal Pradesh is Khura. It is made using buckwheat flour (kutta ka aata) and the local Tibetan beer, Chang. No worries, we are not using beer at all. This khura recipe uses water instead. These are gluten-free pancakes, super simple and easy to make.

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khura recipe


The most popular Indian recipe for a snack from the state of Tamil Nadu; made with the fermented batter of rice and lentils; flavored with curry leaves, green chilies, ginger; carrying the crunch of onions is Paniyaram.

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paniyaram recipe

Paneer Cutlet

Snack recipe using paneer which is mildly spiced and absolutely healthy is paneer cutlet. It has soft and melt-in-mouth inside and crisp and crunchy outside. Paneer cutlets can be prepared quickly and without many ingredients.

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paneer cutlet recipe

Chakuli Pitha

Pancake made with rice and lentils, sweet or savory, from the state of Orissa is Chakuli Pitha. It is one of the most popular breakfast recipes of the state. It is very simple to make. Chakuli pitha recipe can be customised as per the liking. It can be flavored with jaggery, coconut, cardamoms, etc. However, this is the recipe for savory pitha.

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chakuli pitha

Sindhi Koki

Popular Sindhi flatbread with unique texture i.e. hard yet soft, crispy yet chewy; made using whole wheat flour, with the crunch of onions and green chilies, flavored with pomegranate seeds, black pepper, and cumin seeds and lots of fresh coriander, is Koki.

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Sindhi Koki

Eggless Whole Wheat Pancake

Absolutely soft and fluffy pancakes made using whole wheat flour, without any eggs, with the flavors of coconut, cinnamon, and jaggery is a whole wheat eggless pancake.

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eggless whole wheat pancakes

Sabudana Vada

Sabudana vada is a crunchy patty made using sago pearls i.e. sabudana. This is one of the Indian breakfast recipes which can be consumed during fasts. Serve it hot with peanut or coconut chutney or mint chutney. You might also like sabudana thalipeeth.

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sabudana vada recipe

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha Recipe is a wheat flatbread stuffed with tempting potato mixture. Basically, Aloo Paratha is famous in Punjab (North India), but this dish is relished by everyone. It is a good option for tiffin or lunch box and can be served with yogurt (curd), mango pickle or any chutney.

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aloo paratha


Breakfast recipe from the state of Uttrakhand made using lentils, flavored with ginger, chilies, garlic, fresh coriander and garam masala, a very simple badeel recipe which is finished by deep-frying and served with tangy and hot green chutney is badeel.

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Masala Poori

A very flavorful poori with the hint of various spices such as carom seeds, fenugreek leaves, fennel seeds and many more is Masala Poori. It makes a great breakfast option as it can be served with any achaar or simple tea. It can also be taken while traveling as it has a good shelf life.

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Poha is a traditional breakfast recipe of western India, but it is liked all over in India. It’s a very easy and quick recipe. Even bachelors can make poha. Poha is not only easy to prepare but it is also light on the stomach. This simple dish is complimented with some fried potatoes and peanuts. You might also like our collection of poha recipes.

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Stuffed Appe

Appe is a popular south Indian breakfast recipe. It is a kids’ favorite recipe because it is a one bite snack which is loved by every kid. A delicious stuffing is used to make it more appealing and of course, filling.

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Pav Sandwich

Pav Sandwich is a famous Mumbai street fast food. Pav sandwich is very easy to make and is the best way to use leftover pav. Kids like to take Pav Sandwich in their tiffin box and for mom, it’s very simple and quick breakfast recipe. In Pav Sandwich sliced Pav is stuffed with chutney and veggies. We can make Pav Sandwich healthy by adding paneer etc. 

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Stuffed Moong Dal Cheela

Stuffed Moong Dal Cheela is a very healthy Indian breakfast recipe. It’s very crispy and tasty. Stuffed Moong Dal Cheela is made up of soaked and ground Moong dal with the flavor of ginger and fresh coriander. Very minimalistic yet definite flavors!! For Moong Dal Cheela Stuffing paneer is used which makes it more nutritious. Apart from that grated carrot can be used for the stuffing.

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Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla is a famous Gujarati recipe. It is a gluten free recipe. Khaman Dhokla is prepared with gram flour, baking soda, and a flavourful tempering. It has a perfect balance of many flavors; it is savory with the tanginess of lemon. It’s very spongy and soft and has the freshness of coriander and green chilies.

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instant khaman dhokla

Instant Sooji Idli

It is one of the most popular South Indian breakfast but is also liked by people of many states of India. Instant sooji Idli Recipe is made with Sooji (Rava) and yogurt. It’s a very healthy breakfast because idlis are steamed to cook and don’t call for oil or any other kind of fat. It can be further used in many ways such as fried idli, idli pakoda etc.

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Onion Uttapam

Onion uttapam calls for very minimal ingredients. Just a batter and onion slices are what we need for this.left over batter to make onion uttapam. It is a very interesting recipe with only some brown onions as the topping. 

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ONION UTTAPAM                                                                                                                                                                               

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