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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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Methi Moong Dal Dhokla
Recipe# 33274
19 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Methi Moong Dal Dhokla, are generally healthy, no doubt, but this is an even more nutritious version, as the dal is used with the skin and a leafy vegetable is also added. Besan is added to bind the ingredients. Moong dal is rich in proteins, folic acid etc. , making this a nutri-scrumptious d ....
Scrambled Eggs with Mayonnaise and Cheese
Recipe# 40868
18 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This delicious dish of scrambled eggs enhanced with mayonnaise, cheese and herbs has a fabulous flavour and soft gooey texture, which is best enjoyed with toasted bread. In order to relish the perfectly soft texture of the Scrambled Eggs with Mayonnaise and Cheese, you need to make sure that y ....
Vagharela Bhaat ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 35788
13 Aug 20

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by Tarla Dalal
No waste, no haste! here is an easy and tasty dish that can be made in a jiffy with leftover rice. As a variation of this vagherala bhaat recipe, you can also add and sauté some onions after the tempering. Serve with fresh curds, to complement the spicy nature of this delicacy.
Adai, Protein Rich Adai Recipe
Recipe# 33240
14 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Adai, an all-time favourite South Indian snack , comprises a mix of different dals soaked and ground along with rice and spices to make a batter, which is cooked into thick pancakes. Add Adai to your meal to ....
Grilled Corn and Capsicum Sandwich
Recipe# 5224
15 May 20

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by Tarla Dalal
grilled corn capsicum sandwich recipe | Indian style corn capsicum sandwich | sweet corn capsicum sandwich | with 20 amazing images. Corn and capsicum make the perfect combination in Indian style ....
Paneer and Apple Grilled Sandwiches
Recipe# 5264
14 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Think beyond tomatoes and cucumber, and even beyond capsicum and carrots, for apples make a wonderful stuffing for sandwiches! In this irresistible snack, grated apples and crumbled paneer are combined with green chillies to make an amazing sweet and spicy filling, with a rich texture. Choos ....
Aloo Paratha,  Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe
Recipe# 37300
08 May 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Punjabi aloo paratha recipe | stuffed aloo paratha | aloo ka paratha | with 24 images. Punjabi aloo paratha is a dish wish a universal appeal! While North Indians like to have it any time ....
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
Recipe# 42488
05 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chilla, the Indian pancake, is so versatile that you can add any combination of ingredients to the basic besan batter to come up with something new that tastes different! This Lauki Chilla is one such version that you will definitely fall in love with. With the ....
Moru Moru Dosa
Recipe# 1685
01 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
moru moru dosa recipe | moru moru dosa with homemade batter | crispy dosa | restaurant style crispy dosa | with 27 amazing images. moru moru dosa is also known a ....
Cheese Paneer Paratha Recipe
Recipe# 42448
01 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An utterly cheesy paratha that combines cottage cheese and processed cheese into a flavourful stuffing. A thoughtful selection of veggies like capsicum and onions are included in the stuffing to complement the gooeyness of cheese with their crunch and pungency. A sprinkling of Kitchen King m ....
Ven Pongal, South Indian Breakfast
Recipe# 32896
30 Apr 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Ven Pongal is South India’s equivalent of the North Indian khichdi. Cooked rice and moong dal are flavoured with ginger, crushed peppercorns and cumin seeds, and garnished with ghee-roasted cashew nuts and curry leaves. Ven Pongal has a unique flavour and consistency, which are rich yet soothing ....
Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Farsan
Recipe# 2413
08 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Although several ready mixes are available to do the job quickly, these cannot match the taste of traditional Khatta Dhokla made with a homemade batter. Here, we show you how to make authentic Khatta Dhokla using a batter of rice and urad. Seasoned with black pepper and chilli powder, this steam ....
Batata Poha, Quick Kanda Batata Poha, Aloo Poha
Recipe# 38677
25 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
batata poha recipe | Maharashtrian style batata poha | aloo kanda poha | Gujarati style bateta poha | with amazing 18 images. An all-time favourite
Paneer Dosa, Paneer Chilli Dosa, Mumbai Street Food
Recipe# 33398
10 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
paneer dosa | paneer chilli dosa | Indian breakfast paneer dosa | Mumbai street food | with 28 amazing images. paneer dosa is a popular Indi ....
Palak Rava Idli Recipe
Recipe# 42500
19 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An instant idli recipe that requires no soaking and grinding, the Palak Rava Idli is a nice variant of the regular rava idli. It is made with a batter of semolina and curds, perked up with an aromatic tempering, and reinforced with a vibrant spinach paste. A pinch of fruit salt helps to give the ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42265
23 Nov 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
quinoa upma recipe | vegetable quinoa upma | veg Indian upma | how to make quinoa upma | with 26 amazing images. Quinoa upma recipe is a truly healthy recipe made ....
Masala Appe, Masala Paniyaram,  Made From Idli Batter
Recipe# 42039
17 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
masala appe recipe | masala paniyaram | masala appe made with idli batter | with 17 amazing images. Quick and easy snack made with idli batter, the Masala Appe is worth calling as Magic Ap ....
Semolina and Vermicelli Idlis
Recipe# 1514
16 Apr 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Semolina and vermicelli idlis are very popular in karnataka, where they make it in such big moulds that one idli will suffice for breakfast! the tempering adds to the aroma, while the cashews provide a crunchy respite in every mouthful. You can add some boiled veggies and coriander to the batter to ....
Veg Cheese Omelette, Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42144
14 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
veg cheese omelette recipe | Indian style veggie cheese omelette | healthy cheesy omelette | with 15 amazing images. The Veg Cheese Omelette is an Indian style veggie c ....
Spicy Tava Idlis
Recipe# 1669
02 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
tava idli recipe | spicy tava idli | South Indian tava vegetable idlis | with 20 amazing images. tava idli recipe is what the name means, leftover idlis cooked on a tava in butter with Ind ....
Oats Idli
Recipe# 38475
24 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
oats idli recipe | instant oats idli | healthy oats idli for diabetics | how to make oats idli | with 20 amazing images. Although the original idl ....
Bhaat Na Poodla ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 567
18 Apr 20

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by Tarla Dalal
bhaat na pudla recipe | Gujarati bhaat na poodla | gram flour rice Indian pancake | with 17 amazing images. Bhaat Na Poodla is a wonderful Indian
Corn Poha
Recipe# 38995
10 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
corn poha recipe | corn poha for a healthy heart | quick sweet corn poha | with amazing 16 images. Poha can be thought of as our desi breakfast cereal! All over India, it is a very popular breakfast choice. Cooked i ....
Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe Using Idli Batter)
Recipe# 38720
05 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
instant khatta dhokla recipe | khatta dhokla using idli batter | white dhokla using idli batter | with 20 amazing images. We have used idli batter to make the instant khatta dhokla recipe. ....
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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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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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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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