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Here's Why You Should Start Your Day With an Indian Breakfast

Indian cuisine is so hot right now. More restaurants are popping up, and you can't turn around in a grocery store without seeing Indian-spiced snacks. If you've got a craving, lunch and dinner options are easy bets, but who would think of it for breakfast? On a recent trip to New York, my interest was piqued when I saw that Pondicheri, a modern Indian restaurant, had a breakfast menu.  It automatically got on my list as a must try.

If you're into a savory (and healthy!) breakfast, Indian cuisine should be a no-brainer. Pondicheri had a wide mix of dishes designed to wake up your palate.  I played it safe with a breakfast salad (I know, so boring), but when you're faced with greens, currants, black chickpeas, cucumber, yogurt drizzle, potato cake & fried eggs, you can't say no.  Other menu items included roti wraps, masala-spiced eggs, and paratha topped with jam. Here's how to create your own Indian breakfast!

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Try these tips for making better Indian food at home.


Create Your Own Indian Breakfast

Break out your Indian spices. Creating your own Indian-style breakfast is easy with a little creativity.

  1. Make some roti (chapati), and create breakfast wraps with your spiced protein of choice (eggs, chickpeas, lentils) and chutney.
  2. Top a paratha with fried eggs and spiced greens.  You could even make it Eggs Benedict-style with poached eggs and a yogurt sauce.

Here are some great recipes to get started!

Quick Whole Wheat Chapati

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Chana Masala (Savory Indian Chickpeas)

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Keema (Indian-Style Ground Meat)

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Authentic Saag Paneer

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