Breakfast in the country of India - Top Dishes in India

Breakfast, as every dietician and doctor advises, is the most important meal of the day. While most millennials purposefully avoid this meal, there are excellent ways to make breakfast fun to eat. It takes effort, just like any other meal, but having warm homemade meals first thing in the morning is the best feeling in the world. It is extremely simple to prepare breakfast and store it in a casserole or hot box to be served warm.

1. Paratha

Paratha is a type of Indian bread that is golden-brown in color, flaky and layered, and is typically eaten for breakfast. The name is derived from the words parat and atta (flour), and refers to the cooked, layered dough. It is made of whole wheat flour and baked in ghee (Indian clarified butter). It is available in round, triangular, square, or heptagonal shapes.


Boiled potatoes, cauliflower, garlic, ginger, chili, paneer, or radish are common fillings for parathas. Pickles, yogurt, homemade chutneys, or meat and vegetable curries are sometimes served with them. Paratha is traditionally served with lassi, a popular yogurt-based drink in Punjab.


2. Gram flour Pancakes

Gram flour Pancakes are the Indian equivalent of traditional pancakes. These are less expensive to make and a healthier alternative to maida pancakes. These can also be combined with onion and masala to make crispy Indian masala pancakes that can be served with yogurt, ketchup, or achaar. Gram flour pancakes are extremely simple to make and store in a casserole, as you can use your induction, gas, or even roti maker to make delicious food quickly.


3. Puri

Puri is an unleavened, fried Indian bread made from water, finer or coarser wheat flour, and sometimes cumin seeds. The dough is rolled into flat round shapes before being fried in copious amounts of vegetable oil or ghee. During the frying process, the dough absorbs oil, giving the puri its typical puffy appearance, crispy texture, and appealing golden color.


Uncooked puri is occasionally punctured to produce a flat variety of bread. It is popular throughout the Indian subcontinent, but its origins are most likely in the northern regions, where wheat flour was more commonly used. Puri is typically served as a side dish with creamy and spicy curries or a variety of vegetable dishes.


4. Paneer Pav

Sandwiches are a popular breakfast item, and in India, the soft, tasty pav serves as an excellent substitute for the usual white or brown bread slices. Stir-fry diced paneer with onions, tomatoes, garlic, and spices like turmeric, chili powder, cumin, and black pepper to make the filling. This will result in a creamy mixture that you can layer between two halves of Pav. Make sure to store the pav in a hot case so that it can be served warm during a meal.


5. Palak Paneer

Palak paneer is a famous Indian vegetarian meal cooked with paneer cheese in a rich, thick sauce of puréed spinach, tomatoes, garam masala, garlic, and a variety of spices. The main components are even referenced in the dish's name since palak means spinach in Hindi and paneer refers to cheese.


Palak paneer has its origins in the Punjabi region, although it is also found in other parts of India. It is a highly healthy dish that may be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or supper with rice or Indian flatbreads like naan and roti.


6. Idli

Idli is a traditional, savory Indian cake that is popular as a breakfast item in many South Indian households, though it is available throughout the country. It's made with a batter of fermented lentils and rice that's then steamed.


These savory cakes are typically served hot and eaten on their own, dipped into sambar or chutneys, or seasoned with a variety of spices. Because of its widespread popularity in India, there are numerous variations of idli, including rava idli, which uses semolina instead of rice in the batter, and malli idli, which are idlis fried with curry leaves and coriander.


7. Dosa with Oatmeal

While dosa is a South Indian staple, there is a healthier option. Simply combine a quarter cup of oatmeal with the dosa batter. Layer some curried potatoes and other seasonal vegetables on top of the dosa to make it more filling. If you're looking for something delicious to eat in the morning, and oatmeal dosa served warm from a casserole is the way to go.


8. Chole Bhature

Chole Bature, a popular North Indian breakfast dish, is a platter of freshly deep-fried bhature topped with a spicy chickpea or chole curry. Although this dish is commonly associated with Delhi, it is available across the country. This is a simple recipe that can be made at home using everyday ingredients. It is best served warm from a casserole. This goes well with a glass of badam milk or khass ki sherbet.


9. Upma

Here's some good news for all you vegans and vegetarians out there. If you want to avoid eggs and other animal proteins while still enjoying tasty rice, corn is one of the few options. Upma is a traditional breakfast dish of southern India, and the recipe for upma can be mixed and matched to make sweet corn rice upma, which is sweet, tasty, and nutritious. Additionally, you can always use leftover rice from the night before and turn it into the next day's breakfast or brunch; just make sure to use a hot case to keep it fresh.


10. Aloo Paratha (Potato Stuffing)

Potato stuffed paratha or Indian flatbread, also known as "aloo paratha," is a popular breakfast item. You can make the dough with whole wheat flour and stuff it with a spicy potato mash. The stuffed dough is then rolled and fried lightly in butter, ghee, or vegetable oil. These parathas are high in fiber and taste great with sour yogurt or pickles. Place the parathas in a casserole dish and serve with a glass of fresh orange juice.


11. Appam

Appam is a popular Indian bowl-shaped pancake made with rice flour and coconut milk batter. Appam, which is typically eaten for breakfast or dinner, is most popular in Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, and Kerala, where it is culturally linked to the Nasranis, Syrian Christians who bake appam on a stone.


The pancake originated in the southern tip of India, according to Gil Marks, an American food writer and historian. Although little is known about the history of appam, some believe it originated in Jewish communities in India.


Traditionally, it is served with spicy condiments such as coconut milk curry.



Final Thoughts

Casseroles have drastically altered people's lives. While people no longer have to worry about having to choose between eating cold food or cooking right before eating, storage has also allowed you to plan your day accordingly as people's lives become busier. Because of the invention of hot cases and casseroles, having warm homemade food has become simple and convenient. Cook your breakfast dish and place it in a hotbox to keep warm until breakfast time!