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Punjabi Breakfast recipes

Last Updated : Mar 10,2018

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 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 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

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

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Recipe# 42484

 by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist topping their parathas with a dollop of white butter, or a dab on their toast? Although white butter is readily available in the market, Homemade White Butter has a lusciousness and fresh taste that is beyond compar ....
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Recipe# 1652
12 Mar 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Fluffy as cotton balls, white as the moon’ - every South Indian remembers those fond descriptions of Idli that mom used to convince them to eat breakfast when they were kids. Indeed, that is how the perfect Idli must be too. Grinding of batter and the pr ....
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Recipe# 40555
11 Dec 15

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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 ....
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Recipe# 42393
26 Jan 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 ....
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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 ....
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Recipe# 42404
02 Feb 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 ....
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Recipe# 4655
01 Apr 16

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
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Recipe# 42436
18 Feb 18

 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 ....
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Recipe# 42408
02 Feb 18

 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 ....
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Recipe# 1986
30 Oct 15

 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 ....
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Recipe# 30915
17 Jul 12

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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
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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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Recipe# 3862
19 Apr 15

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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 ....
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Recipe# 42355
05 Jan 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 ....
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Punjabi Breakfast
 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.