Breakfast is the first meal of the day. In India breakfast foods vary widely from region to region, so you have exciting options available, from simple eggs and toast to the elaborate regional menus. Breakfast as an entertaining option at home is normally chosen only for family gatherings or a business meeting. Depending on who your guests are and where they go from here you can decide on an exciting and unusual repast to start the day.

Breakfast business meetings are crisp affairs as your guests will have a whole day’s work ahead of them. In fact they may not even have the time to sit around the dining table and may prefer to eat while working in the home office. So you should plan your menu keeping this in mind. You can serve the breakfast on the trolley or nicely presented on trays.

Family breakfasts can be relaxed affairs and the menu could be more elaborate. To ease the rush in the morning, prepare as many things as possible the day before and lay the table in advance. If you plan an elaborate breakfast menu, supplement it from your neighborhood store or halvai.

Sample Menu 1 by Just :

  • Fruit Juice
  • Cereal and milk (or yogurt)
  • Eggs and toast
  • Sausages
  • Baked beans
  • Potato Finger chips
  • Sautéed mushroom
  • Jam, cheese
  • Tea and coffee

Sample Menu 2 by Just

  • Fruit,Stuffed parathas with dahi and achar (choose from these: potatoes/cauliflower/white radish/onions/keema)
  • Matar chhauka
  • Anda bhujia
  • Samosas
  • Jalebi
  • Halva
  • Tea and coffee and Lassi

Sample Menu 3 by Just

  • Fruit
  • Idli with sambhar and coconut chutney
  • Dal Vada
  • Aloo Bonda
  • Upma
  • Uttapam
  • Kesari bhaat
  • Filter coffee, buttermilk, Coconut water
Krishna Sahai
Krishna Sahai

Krishna Sahai took voluntary retirement as a senior Commissioner of Income Tax of the Indian Revenue Service to follow alternative paths. A multi-talented person, she is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer and has also published a book on the subject. Krishna has imbibed the old traditions of Avadhi culture from her family and is concerned about preserving the vanishing cuisines of India. She consults on financial and business matters apart from running a not-for-profit organization.

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