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Last Updated : Nov 18,2020



ब्रेकफास्ट, सुबह का नाश्ता - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Breakfast recipes in Hindi)
સવારના નાસ્તા - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Breakfast recipes in Gujarati)

Breakfast Recipes, Veg Indian Breakfast Recipes

Indian breakfast recipes, breakfast recipes. We all know the common saying ‘Breakfast like a king, lunch like a common man, and dinner like a pauper!’ but have you ever wondered why? We do not eat anything through the night, that is, we fast all night. In the morning, we need to break this fast with nutritious and energy-packed food. Breakfast is like fuel for our body and mind. Having a good sumptuous breakfast can keep you cheerful, energetic and attentive all day long. It can also help you manage your weight better, because breakfast kick-starts your metabolism the right way and avoids binging on calorie-laden snacks in the mid-morning. In short, breakfast makes you beautiful inside and out.

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Poha Yellow Moong Dal DosaPoha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa

5 Facts about Breakfast

1. Breakfast must be had within two hours of waking up.

2. Apart from energy, your breakfast should be rich in nutrients like calcium, iron, B-vitamins, protein and fibre. So try to include lots of veggies, fruits and nuts in your breakfast.

3. If you are to take five cups of fruits and veggies each day, try to include at least one cup during breakfast.

4. Research shows that those who have breakfast regularly are more likely to be in the ideal weight range as their metabolism is better. Weight-watchers – take care never to skip breakfast again. It’s the tastiest way to good health.

Paneer Bhurji
Paneer Bhurji

5. As breakfast provides the brain with glucose at the right time, it improves cognitive function. Those who breakfast regularly have good memory and concentration. They are also able to lead a happier, stress-free life as a well-fuelled brain manages moods better!

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How to plan your breakfast...

1. Plan your breakfast menu for the whole week in the weekend itself so that you can finish your shopping at one go. This will also give you enough time to prepare batters, masalas, etc.

2. At least make sure you decide the previous evening, so that you can do the soaking, grinding and other preparations earlier.

3. Choose items that you and your family will enjoy having, so that your day will start on a cheerful mood.

4. Ensure a good variety. You will get bored if you have the same cereals, idlis or parathas every day. So pick flavourful breakfasts from different cuisines, so there is a delightful surprise on the table each morning.

5. Try to have breakfast together, so that the family gets some time to bond before diving headlong into the busy day.

6. If any of you have to leave early, plan to make breakfasts that can be had on-the-go or packed in a tiffin dabba, so that they can still have their breakfast on time. No compromise!

7. On oh-so-busy days, work in at least a milkshake or a smoothie to make sure you do not step out on an empty stomach.

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Multigrain-Roti
Multigrain Roti

Veg Breakfast Recipes

Indian cuisine offers a mind-boggling variety of vegetarian breakfast recipes. There are so many that you can have a different Indian breakfast every day of the month, or for even longer! Each region has specialties, and they taste different from others, so by experimenting with different regional cuisines you can really expand the variety in front of you.

  Veg Breakfast Recipes
1. Multigrain Roti
2. Oats Upma
3. Ven Pongal
4. Methi Thalipeeth
5. Mixed Dal Chillas
6. Uppu Urundai
7. Rava Chilla
8. Quinoa Veg Upma
9. Multigrain Methi Thepla
10. Aloo Paratha
11. Sweet Punjabi Lassi
12. Chole
13. Nylon Khaman Dhokla
14. Cabbage Jowar Muthias
15. Vada Pav
16. Rava Sheera
17. Kanda Poha
18. Idli
19. Dosa
20. Ragi Bhakri Chivda
21. Misal Pav

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South Indian Breakfast Recipes

Idli
Idli

We don’t need to tell you much about South Indian breakfasts because that is how popular they are. Idli, Dosa or Ven Pongal and Vada, enjoyed with Sambhar and Chutney, is like one of the most sumptuous breakfasts you can think of. Made of rice and pulses, these dishes provide you with ample energy and protein to run the day. Have a go at some all-time favourites like…

Ven-Pongal
Ven Pongal

1. Idli
2. Dosa
3. Ven Pongal
4. Vada
5. Sambhar
6. Coconut Chutney
7. Filter Coffee

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Popular Maharashtrian Breakfasts

Batata_PohaBatata Poha

Think of Maharashtrian breakfast and Poha is one of the first options that come to mind, but there are many more delightful treats like Upma, Sheera and Thalipeeth, enjoyed with delicious accompaniments.
1. Batata Poha
2. Kanda Poha
3. Sabudana Khichdi
4. Thalipeeth
5. Upma
6. Sheera
7. Green Chilli Thecha

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Gujarati Breakfast

Khaman-DhoklaKhaman Dhokla

Like the idli is to a South Indian, dhokla is to a Gujarati. Indeed, it is one of the most versatile Gujarati snacks, which can be enjoyed for breakfast or as an evening snack. There are several varieties of dhokla made with different cereal grains and pulses, so you can enjoy different options each week. Other Gujarati favourites are thepla and muthia. The thepla is also a traveller’s delight. Made the right way, it lasts for a few days, so it can be carried along on a train journey to ensure you have a tasty and timely breakfast!
1. Khaman Dhokla
2. Rava Dhokla
3. Doodhi Muthias
4. Cabbage Jowar Muthias
5. Thepla
6. Methi Thepla
7. Methi Thepla without Curd, for Travel

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Zesty Punjabi Breakfast

Aloo-Paratha
Aloo Paratha

Punjabis like to have sumptuous meals, and the same rule applies – quite strongly – to breakfast too. A Punjabi would traditionally have a couple of parathas with a luscious lassi for breakfast. By adding various ingredients to the whole wheat flour dough or by stuffing the parathas with various fillings, you can make a large variety of tasty parathas, which are yummy and wholesome too.
1. Aloo Paratha
2. Gobi Paratha
3. Mooli Paratha
4. Kulcha with Chana
5. Puri with Chana
6. Chole
7. Lassi
 

Easy breakfast recipes

Tomato-PohaTomato Poha

Agreed, all of us need to have breakfast, and there is a great big variety out there too, but have we forgotten the hustle-bustle of the morning hours? With a few hours and a great many tasks, breakfast tends to go down the priority chart! We all wake up hungry, and we all deserve to have breakfast, irrespective of how busy we are. However, there are some recipes that can be made without fussing and sweating in the kitchen for too long.

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Oatmeal Almond Milk just needs you to mix the ingredients together and it is super healthy too. If you have the dough ready, making Masala Puris is as simple as rolling and frying. If you have just 10 minutes, you can comfortably make the Tomato Poha! These are more recipes of this kind will ensure you never skip breakfast again…
1. Oatmeal Almond Milk with Oranges
2. Masala Puris Served with Curds and Chunda
3. Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
4. Tomato Poha
5. Curd Upma
6. Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti
7. Muesli
8. Bread Upma

Kids’ Breakfast Recipes

Methi-Thepla-WrapMethi Thepla Wrap

We can’t send kids to school with just a glass of milk or a banana and expect them to be top performers! A sumptuous breakfast is a must to improve the child’s cognitive skills. Memory, concentration, happiness – all these and more depend on the quality of breakfast. Yet, we understand your problems.

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Most moms are busy. They need to finish a huge line-up of chores before rushing off to office themselves. Some kids can also be so fussy that moms just give up trying to make them eat breakfast. We’ve thought up some tasty and quick dishes that moms can prepare in a jiffy, and kids will wipe out faster because they are super yummy. Dishes like Coriander Upma, Quick Vegetable Appe and Khakhra with Sprouted Moong are just right for kids!
1. Coriander Upma
2. Quick Vegetable Appe
3. Instant Oats Dosa
4. Khakhra with Sprouted Moong
5. Bournvita Milk Recipe
6. Corn Poha
7. Methi Thepla Wrap
8. Vanilla Milkshake
9. Tomato and Cucumber Open Sandwich
10. Paushtic Parathas
11. Green Peas Sandwich

Microwave Breakfast Recipes

Upma in A MicrowaveUpma in A Microwave

Many households have microwave ovens these days. A busy morning is just the right time to put it to good use, to churn out a tasty breakfast. Imagine those days when there is milk on one burner of your stove, lunch dishes on other burners, and ultimately when you are done with all that you realise there is no time to make breakfast. Let your appliances come to your aid. Pop some ingredients into your microwave and go get ready for work. When you are ready, so is your breakfast. Sit with your family, enjoy the meal, and head out with confidence.

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1. Microwave Rava Idli
2. Batata Poha
3. Atta ka Sheera
4. Green Peas Dhokla
5. Semolina Upma
6. Apple Jam
 

Breakfasts for busy days

Apple and Oats MilkshakeApple and Oats Milkshake

Despite all that planning, there are days when you just don’t have time for breakfast. Keep some stuff ready on hand to aid on those days. Keep a jar of homemade jam handy so that you can spread some on your toast and gulp it down. Make yourself a quick milkshake or smoothie. Keep some tasty khakhras in stock – it is as filling as having a chapatti. Khakhras are also handy when you need to have breakfast on-the-go.
1. Oats Methi Multi-flour Khakhra
2. Masala Khakhra
3. Khakhra with Sprouted Moong
4. Nachni Sesame Khakhra
5. Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie
6. Apple and Oats Milkshake
7. Oats, Coconut Milk, Peanut Butter Healthy Smoothie
 

Quick breakfast cereals

Healthy Peanut Almond Milk OatmealHealthy Peanut Almond Milk Oatmeal

Although having cereals for breakfast is not a native Indian habit, it is one of the practices we have imbibed from continental, American and other cuisines. Sure, it might not be as chatpata as our desi breakfasts, but it definitely comes to our aid on a busy morning. A bowl of cereals topped with milk or curds and loads of fruits and nuts is not only tasty but also sumptuous and super healthy.

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Though different commercial brands of cereals are readily available in the market, it is healthier and tastier if you make it at home. So, whenever you find time, you can make a batch of muesli or other cereal mix and keep it handy in a jar. When you do not have time, just fill a bowl with cereals and enjoy a nutritious breakfast.
1. Muesli
2. Banana Apple Porridge
3. Chocolate Oatmeal Recipe
4. Healthy Instant Oatmeal
5. Healthy Peanut Almond Milk Oatmeal

Healthy Vegan Breakfasts

Oats Upma
Oats Upma

Vegans, you are not short of choices in any way! There are loads of Indian breakfast recipes like Poha, Upma, Idli, etc., which do not use any milk products, honey or other animal products. However, when it comes to smoothies, shakes and cereals, vegans think they do not have much to choose from. Have a look at what we have in store for you…
1. Oatmeal Almond Milk with Apples
2. Rice and Moong Dal Idli
3. Strawberry Steel Cut Oats with Tea Masala
4. Chocolate Almond Milk
5. Oats Upma
6. Protein-Packed Poha
 

Breakfast Beverages

Masala ChaiMasala Chai

There are some beverages like smoothies, milkshakes and juices that can be your breakfast itself. And then there are some that make breakfast a complete experience like coffee, tea, chaas or lassi. South Indians cannot think of breakfast without coffee, while North Indians like their cup of tea. A Punjabi breakfast is incomplete without lassi while a glass of chaas or jaljeera would make breakfast more palatable in the summer!

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1. South Indian filter coffee
2. Indian tea, chaai
3. Masala Chaai
4. Jaljeera
5. Chaas
6. Mango Lassi
7. Carrot Spinach and Parsley Juice
8. Healthy Guava Drink
9. Red Capsicum, Carrot and Apple Juice
10. Coconut and Papaya Drink

Armed with so many mouth-watering recipes, some so quick, some so tasty, and some both, you can never again give a valid excuse for skipping breakfast. Let breakfast be a time for your family to bond. By making recipes from different regions, you can also make it a window into different cultures! Start each day on a wonderfully peppy note, and see how beautifully the day progresses.

Happy Cooking!
 

Enjoy our Indian breakfast recipes, breakfast recipes and other breakfast Recipes articles below. 

44 Breakfast Dhokla Recipes
153 Breakfast/Idlis/Dosas/Appe Recipes
117 Breakfast Pancakes/Chilas Recipes
162 Breakfast Sandwiches Recipes
106 Breakfast Theplas/Parathas Recipes
78 Breakfast Upma/Poha Recipes
51 Breakfast Using left-Overs Recipes
43 Jain Breakfast Recipes
58 Low Cal Breakfast Recipes
203 Quick Breakfast Recipes


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Bajra Gajar Palak Paratha, Gluten Free Recipe
Recipe# 38603
13 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin A-rich spinach and carrots combine with bajra flour to make these filling parathas. Garlic paste lends additional flavour. For variety replace carrots with cabbage and spinach with any other greens. Have a go at other gluten free parathas like
Cabbage Parathas
Recipe# 22459
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These toothsome parathas are made of nutritious whole wheat flour dough, and stuffed with a scrumptious mixture of cabbage and cottage cheese flavoured with coriander and green chillies. The Cabbage Parathas are a good source of antioxidant compounds that fight against free radicals. Besides t ....
Nutritious Chilla
Recipe# 22351
05 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These subtly-flavoured chillas are really trendy because they are easy-to-prepare, tasty and stomach-friendly too, which is a key concern for many people! These Nutritious Chillas are made with ragi, jowar and whole wheat flour, perked up with just a mild dash of green chilli paste. A good amoun ....
Mini Rava Uttapa
Recipe# 37911
26 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There is one great thing about semolina – it cooks in a jiffy, without requiring any pre-soaking, pressure-cooking etc. As a result, it lends itself to a lot of quick-fix recipes such as these delicious Mini Rava Uttapa. Perfect as a snack, breakfast or party food too, these uttapa are made using a ....
Hariyali Dalia
Recipe# 38997
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Start your day with a burst of green! pressure cook a bunch of mint, coriander and dil leaves with broken wheat to create a truly wholesome breakfast in a jiffy. Drink a glass of juice or milkshake and you are good to go!
Cheese Souffle
Recipe# 2200
05 Jul 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Cheese Soufflé is a savoury treat, which you will devour with delight! A combination of eggs, cheese and milk gives this soufflé a fabulously cheesy texture, while mustard paste and a dash of pepper give it an irresistible flavour. Remember that each serving of the soufflé has to be baked ....
Fried Egg, Perfect Fried Egg Recipe
Recipe# 40763
25 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
fried egg recipe | perfect healthy fried egg | how to fry an egg | how to make fried eggs | with step by step images. fried egg is a sumptuous Indian breakfast fo ....
Green Peas Pancakes
Recipe# 5659
16 Apr 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
These green peas pancakes are quite an interesting alternative to the traditional south indian uttapa, which is commonly had for breakfast. This tasty snack has a high folic acid and fibre content, making it very nutritious. Plus, it is also easy to make without the need for any fermentation. Always ....
Wheat Dosa, Godhuma Dosa Recipe
Recipe# 22272
26 Feb 19

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by Tarla Dalal
These deliciously soft dosas made with whole wheat flour and urad dal flour are also convenient to make because the batter does not require a long fermentation. Just mix the ingredients, temper it traditionally, let it rest for half an hour, and you are ready to cook the dosas. Since the Wheat ....
Crispy Cup Dosa
Recipe# 1697
15 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No, this dosa doesn’t look like a cup. It is called the crispy cup dosa, because one cup each of every ingredient is used—also making it easy to remember and repeat. A thoughtful combination of fermented dal paste and besan enables you to make this dosa thin, crispy and really golden!
Pulse Appe ( Idlis and Dosas)
Recipe# 1678
15 Oct 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
When served fresh, this Pulse Appe will remind you of scrumptious dal vadas – but the advantage is that this is easier to prepare! A wholesome batter of four dals and rice is fermented for 12 hours. The next day it is reinforced with flavourful ingredients like spinach, onions, and so on, and ....
Samo Khichdi
Recipe# 40689
04 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
samo khichdi recipe | moraiya khichdi | bhagar khichdi | farali khichdi | sanwa khichdi | with 10 amazing images. Samo khichdi, a fara ....
Masala Wheat Dosa (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32573
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 dosa fibre, iron and calcium rich green peas and low-fat paneer stuffed in whole wheat dosas make a succulent snack - just make sure to stick to the suggested serving size.
Jowar Khakhra
Recipe# 39153
24 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
jowar khakhra | jowar til khakhra | jowar sesame khakhra | khakhra in khakhra maker | with 19 Amazing images. Homemade khakhras are much, much more tempting that the store-bought ones. Just ....
Chunky Cheese and Vegetable Open Burger
Recipe# 5225
11 Jan 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
This Chunky Cheese and Vegetable Open Burger has cheese in, out and all through! Loaded with an exciting combo of chunky cottage cheese cubes, crunchy and colourful veggies, and grated processed cheese, this open burger is further topped with mozzarella cheese and baked till the cheeses melt and fus ....
Cauliflower Methi Paratha
Recipe# 39000
21 Apr 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A vegetable paratha is so convenient to eat when you’re in a hurry to get the day started. Try these mildly spiced cauliflower and methi parathas for a filling and nourishing morning meal. Accompany it with some curds or a pickle of your choice.
Paneer and Vegetable Paratha
Recipe# 37258
10 Feb 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
paneer and vegetable paratha recipe | mixed veg paratha with paneer | healthy paneer vegetable paratha | with 23 amazing images. paneer and vegetable paratha is a health ....
Neer Dosa (  Idlis and Dosas)
Recipe# 37910
22 May 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Nothing like this Neer Dosa to soothe your palate! Made with a simple batter of raw rice, this dosa has a soothing flavour and a mildly chewy texture that is very appealing. The batter for this dosa does not require any fermentation. Although simplicity is the highlight of the Neer Dosa, it re ....
Coriander Roti, Jain Kothmir Roti
Recipe# 7562
21 Nov 07

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Coriander always adds zing to any dish, with its peppy flavour and irresistible aroma. While you might have seen coriander and other herbs being added to the roti dough, here is an even more mouth-watering method of preparing Coriander Roti, with a stuffing of coriander and spice powders. Besa ....
Yellow Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha
Recipe# 22276
26 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist a scrumptious paratha? It is a versatile dish, which can be served as a satiating snack or as a wholesome meal! In this delicious Yellow Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha, the spring onions provide an exciting crunch to a wholesome and tasty stuffing made of iron-rich yellow moong da ....
Baked Poha
Recipe# 802
28 Dec 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
baked poha recipe | poha in oven | baked beaten rice with spices | with 22 amazing images. Poha is a preferred and one of the most popular breakfast snacks in Maharashtra and other parts of ....
Herbed Capsicum Paratha
Recipe# 22280
14 Feb 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A unique paratha with a Mexican touch that you will relish! Thankfully, this tasty treat is also quick and easy to make because all the ingredients are combined with the whole wheat flour in one shot to make the paratha dough, rather than the cumbersome process o ....
Green Pea and Spring Onion Sandwich
Recipe# 1867
23 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ingredients that complement each other perfectly come together to delight your taste buds and satiate your tummy! Imagine the nuttiness of green peas, combined with the creamy tang of mayonnaise, the crunch of spring onions and the juiciness of tomatoes, packed between crisply toasted bread sl ....
Mini Soya Paneer Pancakes ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34729
24 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mini in size; maxi in health! these quick-to-make mini pancakes combine three fibre-rich flours with coriander and paneer, making them so nutritious and delicious that your loved ones will gobble them up without any trouble.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
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I have grown up with some special love for cooking; and your books and recipes have always been a companion. Your recipes are so easy and accurate. Thank you Ma''am.
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Tarla Dalal    Vishakha, thanks for those very kind words.
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I do have tried some of yur items. its really help me alot. Thank yu very much maam. Being a manager always try to find somthing new, Regards Md. Firoz Alam
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Alam for your feedback. Please review all the recipes you have tried. We would love to hear from you.
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Very good collection, I have tried several recipes , they were really good! My family loved it
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Tarla Dalal    Nazma, thanks a ton for the feedback. Would you be kind enough to review the breakfast recipes you have tried as it will help other food lovers to make those recipes.
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22 Sep 19 11:30 AM
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Happy families site i must say .....it makes everyone happy as get so many receipes to cook for my family making them healthy & smile😊
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Tarla Dalal    Rashmi, thanks for your kind words. Please review recipes you have loved on this site. Look forward to hearing from you.
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02 Jul 19 10:01 AM
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Everything is clear cut recipes. All types food amazing collection, good for hotelier and homemade foodies lovers. Many many thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Bhanu, delighted you liked our breakfast recipes. Keep posting comments.
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24 Jun 19 04:08 PM
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Super collection of breakfast. Such a nice n easy recipes. My family will b happy to hav healthy breakfast with lots of options now on..!! Me too!!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ankita, Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate it. Do try the recipes and let us know your feedback. Happy cooking :)
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02 Jan 19 09:32 AM
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Thank you for providing the best and tasty recipe.
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very good recipe for home style food and can get idea for restaurant menu...
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Vijendra, We are delighted you loved the recipe collection. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback about recipes you have tried. Happy cooking!
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