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 till the next meal of the day. And since hours are busy, except for weekends, it is important that the breakfast recipes are not too much time. Here is a collection of Indian Breakfast Recipes which are popularly made in most of the households.

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

Collection of Indian Breakfast Recipesindian breakfast recipes

Palak 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 pakodaBesan 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 upmaChapati 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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dhuskaMoong 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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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 recipePodi 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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faraPoha 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


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 recipePaneer 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 pancakesSabudana 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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badeelMasala 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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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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