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Breakfast and Tiffin Varieties

 Published 2012-Feb-19   Updated 2017-Aug-24

An ancient proverb says Break the fast like a king, have lunch like a prince and dine like a poor person. Unfortunately in today’s busy world, no one gives importance to the most important meal of the day, the Breakfast.

For most of us in India, coming up with ideas for breakfast and dinner each day is by itself a daunting task. Here we come to your rescue with a huge list of more than 200 Indian breakfast recipes and dinner tiffin ideas.  These breakfast and tiffin varieties can be put together on any busy morning or even can be a quick dinner. There are plenty of tiffin varieties to suit to different taste buds. Nowadays in India, people started having breakfast items for dinner as well. So these tiffin items can also cater as dinner recipes.

These easy breakfast recipes are categorized and segregated into multiple lists. Clicking See More... under each category will lead you to more recipes in the category. You can use these breakfast items as your simple tiffin dishes or consider it as your lite dinner ideas. Do try and enjoy your healthy and happy meal.

Idli and Dosa Varieties

Idli and Dosa are popular breakfast items from South India. Idlis are savoury soft cakes and dosas are crispy crepes. While the basic idli and dosa is made on a regular basis, people love making many variants often. Each region has its own variants too. It is served with chutney varieties, podi and sambar. 

Idli Idli Dosa Dosa Adai Idli Adai Idli (Mixed Dal Idli) Ragi Idli and Dosa Varieties Ragi Idli and Dosa
Masala Dosa Recipe Masala Dosa Appam Recipe Appam Exiting Cornmeal idli Dosa Cornmeal idli Dosa Rava Dosa Rava Dosa
Kanchipuram Idli Kanchipuram Idli Spinach Adai Spinach Adai Kambu Dosai Kambu Dosai Rava Idli Rava Idli
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Roti Varieties

In Northern India, wheat is a staple food and hence there are many flat breads made with wheat flour included in their cuisine. These flatbreads are known as Rotis. Rotis are usually grilled, fire roasted, roasted in the tandoor or fried. It can be spiced up or stuffed. Here is a list of such roti varieties. There are also a few South Indian Roti varieties included.

Chappati Chappatti Poori / Puri Poori Plain Layered Paratha Plain Layered Paratha Ari Pathiri Ari Pathiri
Thalipeeth Thalipeeth Phulka Phulka Gobhi (Cauliflower) Paratha Gobhi (Cauliflower) Paratha Parotta Parotta
Alu Paratha Recipe Alu Paratha Kotthu Barotta Kotthu Barotta Mughlai Paratha Mughlai Paratha Paneer Paratha Paneer Paratha
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Noodles and Pasta Varieties

Noodles and pasta have become a favourite among kids in the past few decades. In China and Japan, noodles are freshly made. Similarly, in Italy where pasta originated, it is freshly made. In India however it is sold in dry form in supermarkets. People love to cook it and mix it up with their favorite sauces and spices. Here are some tasty ideas.

Indian Style Pasta Indian Style Pasta Egg Noodles Egg Noodles Tofu Pasta Tofu Pasta Macaroni & Cheese Macaroni & Cheese (Mac & Cheese)
Fennel Pasta Fennel Pasta Channa Pasta Recipe Channa Pasta American Chop Suey Recipe American Chop Suey Rice Noodles Rice Noodles
Ragi Sevai Ragi Sevai(Noodles) Pasta with white sauce Pasta with white sauce Ragi Idiyappam Ragi Idiyappam Peanut And Sesame Noodles Peanut & Sesame Noodles
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Upma, Kichadi and Pongal Varieties

These are the simplest tiffin items to make during week days which is not only tasty but very filling. It doesn't need any planning ahead and lot of preparation. Most of them don't even need a side dish. 

Rava Pongal Rava Pongal Curd Oats - Savory Yogurt Oats Curd Oats (Savory Yogurt Oats) Little Millet Rice - Samai Sadam Little Millet Rice (Samai Rice) Paal Pongal Paal Pongal
Rava Coconut Upma Rava Coconut Upma Ven Pongal Ven Pongal Sabudhana Kichadi Sabudhana Kichadi Quinoa Pilaf Quinoa Pilaf
Semiya Upma Semiya Upma Lapsi Kitchdi Lapsi Kitchdi Cornmeal Upma Cornmeal Upma Sweet Pongal Sweet Pongal
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Traditional Tiffin Varieties (Naatupura Samayal)

Traditional recipes that were made for breakfast by our ancestors used to be healthier and simpler. All of them were made with easily available native ingredients. Most of these dishes were steamed or boiled. Our great grandparents never faced health issues like obesity, high cholestrol etc. with the regular intake of such healthy food. It is important to develop a taste for such dishes for a very young age itself.

Puttu Puttu Pal Paniyaram Pal Paniyaram Idiyappam Idiyappam Kuzhipaniyaram Kuzhipaniyaram
Kambu Choru Kambu Choru Kambu Koozh Kambu Koozh Unniappam Unniappam Kaara Kozhukattai Recipe
Kaara Kozhukattai
Aval Upma Recipe Aval Upma (Poha Upma) Aval Nanachathu Aval Nanachathu (Sweet Poha) Ven Pongal Ven Pongal Vatalla appam Vatalla appam
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Porridge Varieties (Koozh, Congee)

In olden days, people had to toil hard to earn their bread. In fact they did not spend so much time in cooking as we do today. Most of their meals included dishes which were quite filling and healthy. It should also be easy to prepare for the entire family. Porridges are one such option. It was usually made in the morning and each family member had a big bowl of it whenever he/she was hungry. It was packed with nutrition. Porridges are made with different grains in different places but all of them are tasty.

Drumstick Leaves Porridge Drumstick Leaves Porridge Oats Soup Oats Soup Payaru Kanghi Payaru Kanghi Roti Porridge Roti Porridge
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Indian Dumplings (Kozhukattai, Modak, Modagam, Kudumu, Kadubu)

Dumplings are made in so many different ways in Indian cuisine. Each state has different dumplings, most of which are steamed. Dumplings are steamed as such or stuffed in fresh leaves before steaming. Commonly used leaves are banana leaves, therali ilai, coconut leaf, turmeric leaf, jack leaf etc. The leaf imparts unique flavour to the dumplings. Our ancestors in India served these as a breakfast dish or as an evening snack with tea. 

Pidi Kolukattai Pidi Kolukattai Vella Kozhakkattai Vella Kozhakkattai (Ukdiche Modak) Ammini Kozhukattai Ammini Kozhukattai Spicy Upma Kozhukattai Upma Kozhukattai
Ammini Kozhukattai
Ammini Kozhukattai
Tasty Wonton Fries Wonton Fries Pal Paniyaram Pal Paniyaram Sesame Seeds Dumpling
Ellu Kozhukattai (Sesame Seeds Dumpling)
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Exotic Tiffin Varieties

Regular breakfast at homes must be quick and simple. However, you should always treat yourself on special days and week ends with some exotic tiffin varieties. These fancy looking breakfast options may take a little extra time to prepare but you don't have to depend on restaurants to enjoy them. They can be made easily at home.

Kappa Biriyani Kappa Biriyani Quinoa Pilaf Quinoa Pilaf Pancake Pancake Kotthu Parotta Kotthu Parotta
Banana Bread Recipe Banana Bread Semiya Biriyani Recipe Semiya Biriyani eans with Dumplings Beans with Dumplings Chicken Burrito Chicken Burrito
Bread Omelette Bread Omelette Oats Bisi Bele BathOats Bisi Bele Bath Wonton Soup Wonton Soup Lentil Soup Lentil Soup
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International Breakfast & Tiffin Ideas

Our Indian cuisine has numerous tiffin options to make for breakfast, snack or dinner. However we cannot deny the fact that today's generation is attracted towards western food. It is a good idea to include such dishes once in a while to the menu. This will not only add to the variety but also keep up the interest in eating. Most International tiffin options can be easily made in our Indian kitchen easily. Also the ingredients are widely available these days.

American Biscuit and Gravy Recipe Biscuit and Gravy Poached Egg Poached Egg Pancake Pancake Sweet Potato Pancakes Sweet Potato Pancakes
Apple Cinnamon Oats Apple Cinnamon Oats Crepes Crepes Chocolate Waffle Chocolate Waffle Waffle Waffle
Corn Muffins Corn Muffins Yogurt and Mixed Berry Parfait Yogurt and Mixed Berry Parfait Wheat Berry Parfait Wheat Berry Parfait  
       

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