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Punjabi Breakfast recipes


Last Updated : Sep 25,2018



Popular Punjabi Breakfast Recipes

Anyone would tell you that Punjabis love their breakfast—and it’s mostly a zesty breakfast of parathas enjoyed with a dollop of butter, a cup of curds or a huge glass of lassi and of course, tongue-tickling pickles. From Aloo, Gobi, Palak, Methi or Mooli Parathas to nouveau treats like the Cheese Paratha, there is an endless variety to choose from. And of course, they also enjoy combining ingredients in their stuffing, such as Methi and Aloo, Methi and Palak or Aloo and Gobi.

Top 10 Popular Punjabi Recipes, Breakfast

  Top 10 Punjabi Paratha Breakfast Recipes
1. Aloo Paratha
2. Gobi Paratha
3. Stuffed Cauliflower Paratha
4. Cheese Paratha
5. Palak Paratha
6. Lachha Paratha
7. Mooli Paratha
8. Aloo Gobi Ke Parathe
9. Methi Alu Parathas
10. Methi Palak Aur Makai ki Roti

It is common to see people using leftover subzis from the previous day’s dinner to stuff their breakfast parathas. Aloo Gobi Subzi, for example, is an awesome stuffing for whole wheat parathas! It’s handy and tasty, and avoids wastage.

Dairy products being in abundance in Punjab, they usually feature in every meal. Do not be surprised if you see a huge dollop of homemade white butter on your paratha the next time you have breakfast at a Punjabi household. As the white butter melts in the heat of the freshly-made paratha and coats it, it gives out a very appetizing aroma and improves the flavour too. The parathas are usually enjoyed with a cup of curds and mango pickle. Add a tall glass of lassi to the spread, and that’s the best breakfast you could ever have tasted! Beware – those who are not used to it tend to get sleepy after such a sumptuous treat. A seasoned Punjabi though can comfortably down this breakfast and get to work within minutes!

Apart from stuffed or flavoured parathas, Punjabis also like to have kulchas, bhaturas and laccha parathas for breakfast. Chole is also very popular. It is served with bhaturas or other breads too. In a proper Punjabi village, the breakfast can be as simple as leftover tandoori roti with a big dollop of homemade white butter and sugar along with a cup of steaming tea.

Punjabis also enjoy something crispy with their breakfast. Pakodo or Pakora seems to be very popular and you can find several interesting options here. Bread Pakora is the top choice though! Eggs may also be had, as Masala Omelette, Egg Bhurji Paratha, or other forms. Nowadays, we also find Punjabis enjoying breakfast recipes from other parts of the country, like Idli and Poha!

We have brought together some of the all-time favourite Punjabi breakfasts here. You will also find many more interesting options on our website and app.

8 popular Punjabi Breakfast Recipes, Combinations

  8 Popular Punjabi Breakfast Combinations
1. Kulcha with Chana (Chole)
2. Puri with Aloo Subzi
3. Bhature with Chole
4. Puri with Chana
5. Aloo Paratha with Raita or Curds
6. Paratha with White Butter
7. Paratha with Mango Pickle
8. Paratha with Curd

1. Kulcha with Chana (chole)

Kulcha-with-Chana-(Chole)

2. Puri with Aloo Subzi

Puri-with-Aloo-Subzi

3. Bhature with Chole

Bhature-with-Chole

4. Puri with Chana

Puri-with-Chana

5. Aloo Paratha with Raita or Curds

Aloo-Paratha-with-Raita-or-Curds

6. Paratha with White Butter

Paratha-with-White-Butter

7. Paratha with Mango Pickle

Paratha-with-Mango-Pickle

8. Paratha with Curd

Paratha-with-Curd

 

  Beverages often had with Punjabi breakfast:
1. Chaas
2. Falooda
3. Jaljeera
4. Mango Lassi
5. Mango Milkshake
6. Doodh Soda
7. Homemade Carrot Juice
8. Nimbu Pani
9. Imli ka Paani(Tamarind Juice)
10. Sattu (a beverage made with powdered barley or chickpeas, salt, water and turmeric)
11. Tea or Masala Chai

  Surprising list of foods Punjabis have for breakfast:
1. Idli
2. Basic Sandwiches
3. Koki
4. Poha

We hope you enjoy our collection of Punjabi Breakfast Recipes. 


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Pindi Chole, Punjabi Pindi Chana Recipe
Recipe# 22786
20 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pindi Chole is a classic dish from the Punjabi repertoire, which is flavoured with a large assortment of spice powders and other ingredients like ginger, garlic, tomatoes and onions, which lend an irresistible flavour and aroma to it. While ....
Coconut Chutney  ( Idlis and Dosas)
Recipe# 1653
09 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Coconut Chutney has a well-rounded flavour that goes well with most variants of Idlis , Dosas , Appe , be it plain, veggie-topped, or more exotic options like Rava Idli or
Aloo Paratha,  Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe
Recipe# 37300
01 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Paratha is a dish wish a universal appeal! While north Indians like to have it any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, South Indians too have borrowed this dish from the north and incorporated it into their supper and dinner menus. What makes these whole wheat parathas so app ....
Paneer Sandwich Recipe,  Grilled Paneer Sandwich
Recipe# 42073
17 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Buttered and “chutneyed” slices of bread are sandwiched with a succulent paneer mixture flavoured with tongue-tickling spice mixes like garam masala and pav bhaji masala. Add some crunchy veggies like capsicum and onions to the sandwich, and what you have is a creation beyond comparison. The Pan ....
Sindhi Koki
Recipe# 4383
31 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The wondrous dishes that each Indian community contributes to our nation’s cuisine is just remarkable! The Sindhi Koki is a fabulous roti prepared with a dough of whole wheat flour perked up with a large array of flavour enhancers like onions and coriander to cumin seeds and pomegranate seeds. ....
Carrot Paratha
Recipe# 42355
20 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Game to sink your teeth into a mouth-watering all-in-one paratha? This Carrot Paratha perfectly matches that description. The sweet taste of carrots perked up with crunchy onions and spicy ingredients like ginger and green chillies makes these whole wheat parathas truly awesome. After you kn ....
Cheese Paratha
Recipe# 40866
21 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
An easy but irresistible paratha that is made of everyday ingredients, the Cheese Paratha is an all-time favourite with cheese-lovers, especially kids. A stuffing of cheese perked up with coriander and spice powders gives these whole wheat parathas a tasty and gooey centre. You must enjoy this ....
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
Recipe# 42079
04 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
This is an interesting pakoda that combines the vibrant colour of spinach and the exciting crunch of onions with a dash of spice powders for flavour. We have combined the right amounts of besan and rice flour to give the Palak Pakora an awesome crunch. A must-try recipe, the Palak Pakora will ad ....
Moong Dal Kachori
Recipe# 3862
03 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect kachori is one that is puffed up and flaky outside but hollow inside as the filling sticks to the crust. Here is how to make such an ideal kachori, right in your own kitchen. With a flavourful moong dal mixture as filling, this kachori is deep-fried patiently on a slow flame to achieve tha ....
Yellow Moong and Urad Dal Pakoda
Recipe# 42053
03 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These unique pakodas have a very different mouth-feel and a perfect flavour! They are not crisp like the conventional pakodas but interestingly soft. A combination of spices, ginger and green chillies is worked into the batter to give the Yellow Moong and Urad Dal Pakodas an appetizing flavour. ....
Chaas, Buttermilk Recipe, Salted Chaas Recipe
Recipe# 542
14 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ummmmm. . . No one can stop with just one glass of this tantalising version of buttermilk. Of the many spices combined thoughtfully in this refreshing drink, cumin seed powder reserves a special place. Serve chilled chaas on hot summer afternoons and watch your family’s energy levels rise inst ....
Upma,  Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
Recipe# 38658
25 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Upma is one of the most common Breakfast items, all over India. It is a quick preparation using common ingredients, and so it can be made without much ado. Plus, you can also make it healthier by adding a lot of boiled veggies like carrots, beans, potato ....
Dal Paratha, Yellow Moong Dal Paratha
Recipe# 1986
21 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is not sensational, and that is what makes it perfect to cook at home, on any day when you feel down in the dumps! Homely to the core, this Dal Paratha is satiating, wholesome and very soothingly flavoured with simple spice powders. Yet, it fills your heart and tummy, in a very com ....
Punjabi Mooli Stuffed Paratha
Recipe# 42519
21 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
You can’t resist having a go at these parathas even as you are cooking them for your family, because the aroma is so tempting and the flavour, oh, it’s almost addictive! The whole wheat parathas are stuffed with grated radish cooke ....
Paneer Stuffed Green Pea Parathas
Recipe# 3442
03 Apr 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A unique dough of whole wheat flour and green peas forms the base of this interesting recipe. The outcome is made more irresistible by stuffing these wholesome parathas with fresh paneer and juicy raisins. The spikiness of green chillies and the semi-sweetness imparted by raisins are wonderfully bal ....
Masala Chai Or Masala Tea
Recipe# 40555
24 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Curling your fingers around a steaming hot cup of Masala Chai, slowly sipping the invigoratingly flavoured and aromatic beverage, is like spending quality time with a friend! It can soothe you when you are unwell, rejuvenate you when you are tired, and revive your spirits when you are bored. Turn to ....
Egg Bhurji Paratha
Recipe# 42393
27 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves bhurji – be it of paneer or egg, because of its succulent mouth-feel and spicy taste. Put your favourite bhurji into a whole wheat paratha and you get a filling and super-tasty dish! The Egg Bhurji Paratha is an all-time favourite Punjabi breakfast, which is crisp and buttery out ....
Makai Mooli and Methi Paratha, Punjabi Breakfast
Recipe# 42407
02 Feb 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The dazzling combo of methi and mooli makes this paratha a super-hit! Both radish and fenugreek leaves are ingredients with rare and unique flavours, including a bit of bitterness that is actually pleasing to taste. So, this paratha does not need too many spices to perk up its flavour. A little ....
Ginger Paratha, Adrak ka Paratha
Recipe# 42404
19 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An easy-to-make and wholesome whole wheat paratha with the zesty flavour of ginger, speckled with carom and sesame seeds, this Ginger Paratha or Adrak ka Paratha is an all-time favourite Punjabi Breakfast recipe . The best part is that this fabulo ....
Green Pea Poha, Matar Poha
Recipe# 4655
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Iron-rich poha is an all-time favourite breakfast recipe, especially in Maharashtra. In fact, poha can be had any time – packed in a box, a snack on the move, or a tea-time accompaniment. While you might be familiar with the common
Sugar Paratha Recipe, North Indian Breakfast
Recipe# 42436
11 Apr 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This rich paratha is resplendent with the richness of ghee and the intoxicating sweetness of sugar! The sugar is incorporated into the rolled paratha, which is then folded and rolled again to seal the sweetness in. While cooking, the sugar melts and coats the inner layers of the paratha making i ....
Poha Aloo Pakoda, Quick Evening Snack
Recipe# 42408
02 Feb 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Poha Aloo Pakoda is a scrumptious snack that you can quickly and easily prepare in the evenings to serve with tea or coffee. It is very simple and uses minimal ingredients, so you do not have to think twice about making it even after a busy day. After all, some days are worth celebrating, wi ....
Gobi Paratha,  Punjabi Gobi Paratha
Recipe# 30915
21 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Gobi or cauliflower grows abundantly in the Punjab. This vegetable is enjoyed by people of all ages and is a specialty at most celebration and religious gatherings. Here gobi has been combined with a cooked onion masala and used as a stuffing for a
Aloo Kulcha, Amritsari Potato Kulcha
Recipe# 42052
31 Aug 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Kulcha is a delicious, flavour-packed Indian bread , which is stuffed with a tasty, mildly-tangy potato mixture. A sprinkling of black sesame seeds and chopped coriander on the rolled ....
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Punjabi Breakfast
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 on 20 Jan 18 02:49 PM


Loved your collection of Punjabi recipes. Yes we do love our white butter with all kids of parathas. Also good collection of Kulchas and Chole.
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