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Hey there,

What is the best breakfast in India? In 2003 I travelled around in India for about 6 months. The stupid thing is that I only ate the "continental" breakfast.....that means the synthetic like sandwiches with the synthetic like jam with a little butter and an egg (damn I realise I was eating like a typical European.....bad, bad). The thing is that I can't eat dosa (like masala dosa) in the morning.

In january I am again off to India, to Kolkata to be precisly for several months, and I don't want to eat sandwiches with jam in the morning (and rather no dosa).........what should I eat?????? (some people would think.......damn what sort of problems he is talking about )

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Allez Khud


Mate you need to try the following

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PURI BHAJI - INDIAN BREAD AND A LOCAL PREPARATION OF POTATO
U WILL ALSO GET A TYPICAL ENGLISH BREAKFAST - IF U ASK FOR IT WITH PORRIDGE AND THE WORKS

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Parotha with sambar and pickle, Puri Bahji/paw Bhaji, iddli sambar, masala ommelette, all good to start the day with though pretty spicey. This takes a bit of getting used to but a spicey brekkie is a must for me now. Those bland porridge and egg breakfasts just don't cut it anymore.
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Thanks.........this will help me a lot, I will remember puri Bhaji!!!! No English type of breakfast for me anymore.........
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Try and mix it a bit with omelletes as Puris are deep fried and can become a bit much every morning though replacing the puris with chapatis isn't a big deal. Bhaji is a thin curried vegetable dish who's ingredients vary wildly from place to place, so it's always a suprise what your going to get! Also if it's available try Petha sauce with your bhaji, a kind of sweet/spicey pumpkin sauce Mmmm
In Mumbai and In Mumbai and Goa you'll get a bread roll with your bhaji this is known as Paw Bhaji, the rolls in Goa are especially tasty; like pistolets!

Parothas are also worth trying, both North and South Indian varieties. The North Indian Aloo Parothas are like the famous Scottish "tattie scones" they also can be had with other types of filling, I like the cauliflower filling!
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The best breakfasts in India I've had in a privat home, of course. But otherwise I prefer just alu parantha with a spicy raita for breakfast. Not too heavy and easy to eat. (I'm not much of a breakfast-person... )
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If you want bland then go for idli. A steamed rice cake, it is of very little flavour, though it soaks up the accompanying sambar (veg curry) nicely.

It is just wonderful if your stomach is upset and you can't face anything else, or if, like me, you are just not a breakfast eater but need to eat something simple before starting some early work or trip for the day.

I'm also fond of puri, especially with the same sort of onion/potato massala as is usually served with dosa. but it is fried, and if that is your objection to the dosa then you won't want it.
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Hi Chapati, I cant consider u as the best breakfast but will gladly for lunch or dinner. Please go through the links below and am sure u will find ur stomach full

FOOD for thought! (Kolkata (Calcutta))
Indian Breakfasts

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Thumbs up Kolkata

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Originally Posted by chapati .......In january I am again off to India, to Kolkata to be precisly for several months, and I don't want to eat sandwiches with jam in the morning
Hi,
In Kolkata:
Puri = Luchi
Potato = Alu
Curry = Tarkari
So ask the room service - “Luchi and Tarkari in breakfast”.

Another option is Kachuri, followed by some Jilipi. (what a combination !!!!)
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I'm not even going to suggest!!! Cyberhippie's breakfast menu is delicious and now I'm just sooooo hungry...........You're definitely right about the spicey brekkie Cyber.
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Originally Posted by chapati In january I am again off to India, to Kolkata to be precisly for several months, and I don't want to eat sandwiches with jam in the morning (and rather no dosa).........what should I eat??????
Hi chapati,

Welcome to Kolkata . In kolkata you will find lots of food to choose from, your option (other than Cont. BF ):-

1.Puri /Luchi / Paratha / Staffed Paratha - ( potato / cauli flower/ raddish / panir ) /kachori (staffed puri ) /chapati with sabji / curd / raita/ bhaji / fried potato / achar / dal / ommlette / egg bhujia etc.

2.if you dont like dosa in BF then can have idli , uttapam , upma , bara , with sambar & coconut chatney

3.Samosa & Gilipi - typical bengali sweet served/eaten hot .

4.End up with a big cup of TEA.

Typical bengali BF - Luchi & Aloo / begun / potol bhaja ( for transalation -ask somnath ) with any kind of sweet.

If you stay in kolkata for quite a some day try the Chinese BF . Everyday in early morning you will find typical chinese BF in a particular area in kolkata. The area is famous for this. You will get the food only for some hours, the local chinese people/family prepare this foods & bring it to sell in this particular place.
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I'll see you at your place tomorrow then ddutta!!
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OP:
Theres one breakfast dish that I can never get enough of called pongal. (not the sweet type but the saline type.) Its rices cooked with lentils and veggies... yum!!

But I reckon it may be hard to get outside of Southern India for a breakfast at least.

I think an easy (or low calorific) meal in India is slightly hard to find... but If it hepls you.. i've had samosa, paav bhaji , vada paau and vada in sambar + all sorts of snacking for regular breakfasts while I used to live in different parts of southern and western India and didnt turn into a pachyderm.
I think your safest (or not so) bet is a basic 'bread omellette' made right in front of you buy a kiosk walla.

Good luck!
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Crispy Dosa, Dosa and more dosa!!! with a couple of fried eggs!!

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