If you’re hosting a large brunch or simply want to introduce heartier breakfasts into regular rotation, consider diving into the world of Indian cuisine. For those unfamiliar with traditional Indian breakfasts, the meals might appear quite similar to a typical lunch or dinner – expect plenty of roti, naan, chutneys and spiced potatoes that will fill you up for a good portion of the day. From pani puri to kedgeree and papdi chaat, these new dishes will break you out of your breakfast rut.
This versatile vegetarian dish works for breakfast or lunch, and boasts an explosion of flavours that will appeal to all taste buds. Potatoes and chickpeas add to an overall heartiness, while the green chutney and yogurt sauce provide a satisfying jolt of heat. For dinner, check out these Indian recipes better than takeout.
Shortcut Palak Paneer
Breakfast shouldn’t be an ordeal, especially since it’s the most important meal of the day. This super-simplified version of the famous northern Indian Punjabi dish requires only one pan, while the pre-made paneer and frozen spinach act as the perfect shortcuts. Paneer – a fresh, soft cheese – also happens to be an excellent source of calcium and protein, so set yourself up for success with this tasty brekkie.
Kedgeree with Flaked Smoked Trout
This East Indian dish boasts flaky smoked trout, lentils, rice, fried onions, spices and ginger, and first made a splash in Europe after it was was adapted by the English in the 18th century. Now a popular British breakfast staple, it’s about time this traditional dish caught on in North America.
Indian Naan Bread
The perfect addition to any Indian breakfast, lunch or dinner, this mouth-watering variation crafted by Anna Olson is made even easier with the use of a cast-iron skillet (instead of the traditional tandoor oven). We guarantee you’ll want to make authentic naan from scratch every time.
Cool cucumber adds texture and a welcome crunch to this traditional Indian yogurt dip that is bound to brighten your morning. Serve it alongside a hearty meat or vegetarian dish or scoop it up with fresh homemade roti. Check out these quick and easy meals for one.
Instant Pot Saag Paneer
Fresh paneer cheese and baby spinach are combined in this spicy Instant Pot recipe that will fill your kitchen with the aromatic scents of onion, ginger and garam masala. Ready in 35 minutes, you can have this dish on your table in no time. Just don’t forget the naan!
Indian Spiced Potatoes
Potatoes are a popular addition to the table in traditional Indian breakfasts, and this simple side features Yukon gold potatoes mixed with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, coriander and garam masala. It’s a spicy upgrade from the usual hash browns. Find more inspiration with these standout sweet potato recipes.