A Taste For Culture – Regional Breakfast Dishes Across India

Our beautiful country is a breakfast lovers heaven! Sure, pancakes and waffles are amazing, but have you ever tried an amazingly early morning meal of hot idlis with chutney and sambhar? Or spent time sipping the perfect steaming cup of masala chai with a newspaper and a plate of hot poha? 

Regional breakfast dishes across the country are a treat for our taste buds and should be enjoyed thoroughly! Check out some popular morning meals below.


Kanda Poha or Onion Pohay is a tasty and quick filling breakfast from Maharashtra. This dish is generally served with Masala chai and is very much similar to aloo poha.


Rajasthani Mirchi Vada also known as Jodhpuri Mirchi bhajji is a popular street food snack as well as a breakfast item.


Khaman Dhokla - A Regional Breakfast Gujarati Dish
Enjoy Dhokla, the popular breakfast dish of Gujarat

Dhokla is popular dish made with fermented batter and is a staple in most Gujarati homes. 


Appam, made with rice batter and coconut milk is one of the most common breakfast food in Kerala. 


Aloo parathas are wheat chapatis stuffed with a potato mixture. Popular in Punjab and Haryana.

With a country like India, everything cannot be defined with such few examples. Our humble attempt is to highlight the magic that flows through the various cuisines of our incredible country. Hopefully, we can explore these foods together through a journey of shared recipes, tips and tricks in time to come. 


Radhaballabhi is one of  the most famous Bengali breakfast items. Prepared with urad dal and spices, this bengali-style stuffed fried puri goes very well with Cholar Dal and Jhal Alur Dom.


The wheat flour dose or Godi Dosa is a very popular breakfast recipe from Karnataka and is also available in variations of rice flour, rava and urad dal.


Mandua Ki Roti from Uttarakhand is a traditional chapati made out of wheat flour and is a very popular Kumaoni food.


Dahi Chura is a very simple and healthy breakfast from Bihar. Poha is first soaked in water and then mixed with curd to make this Bihari breakfast dish.


Bhogali Jalpan - A traditional Assamese Breakfast Dish
Enjoy Regional Breakfast Dishes of Assam

Jolpan, also known as Bhogali Jalpan is a traditional Assamese no-cook breakfast dish. Jolpan breakfast is generally a mixture of healthy and unique variety of rice which is eaten along with curd and jaggery.


Muthia are traditional rice dumplings from Chhattisgarh and are steamed not fried with various spices. The state of Chhattisgarh is known to grow the largest number of rice variety, therefore it is known as the rice bowl of India.

So what are your favourite regional breakfast recipes? 

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