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Last Updated : Nov 17,2019



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.

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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Mini Sprouts Uttapa ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33026
20 Aug 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mini sprouts uttapa; the nursing mother will find this quick and easy snack both nutritious and delicious. Using sprouted pulses substantially increases the vitamin c and b complex, iron, calcium and protein content. With very little oil, the uttapas make a great low-cal evening snack.
Black Olive Pesto Sandwich
Recipe# 5233
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pesto is a traditional italian sauce prepared with olives, crushed pepper, basil leaves and olive oil. It combines very well with tomatoes and cheese, giving the black olive pesto sandwich a gourmet touch.
Hariyali Chola Dal Dhokla
Recipe# 5009
21 Jan 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Cow peas has very distinct characteristics, right from its mealy texture to its pleasantly nutty flavour. You will find these characteristics playing out very favourably in this interesting snack. These dhoklas, made of split cow peas, spinach and fenugreek leaves have a lingering flavour with the m ....
Upma in A Microwave, Rava Upma, Semolina Upma
Recipe# 4882
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
When in a hurry, Upma is the first breakfast option that comes to your mind! This sumptuous and easy dish can be served as a snack any time during the day, whenever hunger strikes. The Upma is also a versatile dish. You can make it easy and plain, like in this microwave version, or you can add j ....
Fruity Yoghurt, Sweetened Yogurt with Mixed Fruits and Corn Flakes
Recipe# 4991
11 Aug 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Fruity Yoghurt is a great mix of flavours, with loads of visual appeal. It has the sweetness of curds, tanginess of fruits and crunchy flakes with a minty bite. It can double up as a healthy breakfast and also make an elegant dessert.
Rajma Cheese Parathas ( Calcium Rich)
Recipe# 4802
14 Jun 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Serve these all-in-one parathas to your little one for lunch or when they come home hungry from school. They are very easy and taste great.
Orange Raisins Muffin
Recipe# 1901
19 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Deliciously soft muffins with a tangy orange flavour, dotted with soft sweet raisins, orange raisin muffins make a sumptuous treat for your kids. You can prepare and keep these muffins for 2 to 3 days in an air-tight container, so they can grab one anytime they feel hungry! These muffins ....
Tricolour Uttapam
Recipe# 1682
15 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
The tricolour uttapam is very appealing in all aspects – aroma, looks and flavour. The combination of tomatoes, corn, carrots, capsicum and onions makes it colourful, tasty and healthy. Arrange the vegetables neatly to differentiate the three colours well.
Carrot Butter ( Low Calorie)
Recipe# 1322
23 Nov 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Carrot butter is loaded with vitamin a which helps maintain good vision. This recipe reduces the amount of butter to be used and makes a great spread.
Stuffed Buckwheat Pancakes ( Know Your Flours )
Recipe# 33162
16 May 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Stuffed buckwheat pancake, we have tweaked a traditional recipe to make it a tad healthier using tofu, which is brimful with the goodness of protein, calcium, vitamin a and folic acid.
Idli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
Recipe# 33388
06 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An ideal breakfast option for the busy-bee! served piping hot, usually in portions of three idlis per plate, who can say no to these healthy, steamed idlis that are accompanied by delectable sambhar and two chutneys too?
Mysore Sada Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)
Recipe# 33391
08 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Mysore sada dosa recipe | Mumbai style roadside Mysore Sada Dosa | with 25 amazing images. Hmmm, when you want to have a quick and light meal, but are in too perky a mood for sada dosa, then go for the Mysore sada dosa
Uttapam Sandwich
Recipe# 33415
06 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An uttapa with a difference! The spread-out batter is topped with veggies and coated with another layer of batter, to make a sandwich, which is then cut into equal wedges and served hot with the typical South Indian accompaniments. Known as Uttap ....
Muesli
Recipe# 32976
20 Aug 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Easily put together ingredients in this powerhouse muesli make for a low-cal filling breakfast. Packed with nutrients and fibre, this filling breakfast will surely keep you away from bingeing on unnecessary calorie laden food.
Dill Khakhra with Aachari Dip
Recipe# 32602
21 Jan 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 2 khakhras with 1/3 cup of dip whole wheat and dill khakhras become interesting with this deliciously chilled low-fat curd dip enhanced with delectable spices. Prepare in advance, enjoy at leisure.
Stuffed Mushroom Pancake (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32452
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Yummy, low-cal mushrooms and spring onions - a must for the weight-watchers grocery list, now in a delicious filling, ideally suited for pancakes or whole wheat chapatis.
Stir- Fried Spinach Pancake (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32597
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 pancake iron and calcium rich sesame seeds, garlic and soya sauce – an irresistible combination of ingredients in an oriental style pancake best served piping hot.
Tofu Chila ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33458
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Tofu chila, apart from energy, the brain requires a constant supply of oxygen and other nutrients to function well. Iron and protein are required for the formation of hemoglobin that carries oxygen to brain. Calcium is required for the transmission of impulses or messages to and fro. Hence, a recipe ....
Stir-Fried Vegetable Parathas
Recipe# 22407
26 Nov 07

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Ever thought Chinese and Indian cuisine would meet in a Paratha? That is precisely what makes this recipe very unique! The horde of well-chosen ingredients makes this recipe tasty and healthy. Bean sprouts and vegetables impart crunch to these Parathas; hence take care not to overcook them. The Para ....
Dal and Soya Parathas
Recipe# 22408
26 Nov 07

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Now, here is a delectable and even slightly elaborate Paratha that you can cook in a jiffy nonetheless! Because you can make the stuffing well in advance and store in the deep freezer to use as and when required. Powdered soya chunks blend well with any ingredient and add bulk too, especially in the ....
Soya Sesame Khakhra
Recipe# 22352
21 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
These crisp, oil-free Khakhras will keep you going, right up till lunch. It abounds in all the nutrients except the fat, which is one of the culprits of acidity.
Mushroom On Toast
Recipe# 36056
05 Aug 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Combining the moist, subtle flavour of mushrooms with the tang of garlic and capsicum…. Make a light meal out of it, a snack, or simply an appetizer.
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Breakfast
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 on 21 Sep 19 03:46 PM


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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 on 30 Jun 19 11:22 PM


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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 on 21 Jun 19 12:28 AM


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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 on 01 Jan 19 11:46 PM


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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 on 31 Dec 18 08:10 PM


Thank you for providing the best and tasty recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    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 09:35 AM
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 on 14 Aug 18 06:52 PM


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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16 Aug 18 09:06 AM
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback.
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23 Jun 18 11:41 AM
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 on 17 Sep 17 06:00 PM


Wonderful site for awesome yummy and variety Indian dishes. Thanks Tarla Dalalji.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rashi, we are delighted you liked our collection of breakfast recipes.
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19 Sep 17 04:54 PM
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Jujoo, we are delighted you liked our collection of breakfast recipes.
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24 Jun 17 10:56 AM