Weekends are for leisurely breakfasts and brunches, with daal baati, aloo puri, chole bhature, dosas, pancakes, lassi and paronthe. Find your favourites here.
Really easy to make and can be still be made successfully without self raising flour as I once tried it with plain flour unknowingly. They turned out fine but not as light and fluffy. May need to double recipe for hungry people.
This omelette is delicious and can be eaten hot or at room temperature. It is a very versatile recipe, as almost anything can be added to it – a handy way of using left over food. Serve with toasted bread and sliced tomatoes and/or a leafy salad for a hearty, healthy breakfast.
Eggy bread is always popular for breakfast or brunch on the weekends, plus it's something the whole family can enjoy! But if you prefer these for dessert instead, give them a light sprinkle of icing sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream.
Colourful and packed with flavours, this thick, flat omelette, called a tortilla in Spanish, tastes good served at any temperature. The classic recipe contains only potatoes, onions and eggs, but this version has extra vegetables and ham added. Serve with a leafy green salad.
This is a relatively easy paratha to make and tastes good with curd.
Steamed rice balls, usually served for breakfast and eaten with sugar.
This is one of my favourite sandwiches which I often have for lunch! You can make it the night before and it stays good!
When I was little, I used to love dosas for breakfast. You could roll them up with ghee and sugar inside and eat them while playing. It was dessert for breakfast! I still love plain dosas. Sometime I make aloo masala to go with, and other times they are great with just some milagai powder and chutney on the side.
This is a very simple yet delicious sabji. I love eating this with some rasam and rice on the side. You can use other vegetables such as plaintains or sweet potatoes too.
A twist to regular baatis. I like eating these with a little ketchup and a cup of hot tea.
A perfect breakfast or mid-day snack recipe.
This recipe is our favorite Sunday breakfast. I like eating it with a spicy pickle; you can also make any stuffing and serve it to kids like a dosa.
Here's my version of lassi, also used as a light dessert in summer.
This is one of my favourite kooras. I think we call it upma koora because the tadka ingredients are what we use for upma.
A colourful twist to the regular dhokla .
Healthy to eat and simple to prepare, I love these paronthas.
Paddu or Gundpangli could be called a cousin of idli. It's a common breakfast item in all parts of Karnataka. Enjoy!
Is there a home in India that doesn't start its morning with a steaming cup of kadak chai? Or have it after dopeher ka siesta? This is my mother's recipe for masala chai. You can easily multiply the ingredients to make your monthly stash. Masala Chai goes great with paranthas, aloo tikki, samose or mithai. The peppercorns and cinnamon are great for the throat and stomach.
This is the famous stuffed potato cutlet that you get at chaat haunts in Punjab. Good for a snack or as a meal with white chane, I can eat it any time of the day with Imli or Pudina chutney.
This is a very popular and flexible dish in Bengal as it could be eaten at breakfast with luchi/poori, or with pulao or rice at dinner or lunch. It can be cooked in many different ways and this is the way I make it when I want it for breakfast to go with loochi /poori or parantha.