It doesn’t matter whether it is a weekday or a weekend, breakfast for me has to be hot, savory and fresh. I know it means I sometimes have to wake up an hour early to get everything together but with a little bit of planning, it is not a hard task. We ate savory meals as kids, and this is what my body recognizes, this is what it thrives on and most importantly this what my body craves for when it wakes up.
While Indian breakfast may seem heavy and a little bit of a chore to some, for us it is a way of life. Cornflakes, Muesli, Cereal, Green fruit smoothies was unheard of during my childhood. The only time we had Cornflakes was when my uncle would generously get it for us during his yearly trip to India. So we grew up oblivious to all these things.
In my head having an Indian breakfast means I am eating right; I am eating fresh and, believe it or not, if eaten in moderation, one is still consuming healthy and more nourishing food. And what I love is the fact that I can eat something different every day without ever getting bored.
Mind you I occasionally fall into the trap of the odd Muffin, Pancakes or other unmentionable things to start my day but I try and make those days far and few. I mean can you imagine a life that did not have a crispy Dosa that is eaten with a delicious Aloo (Potato) bhaji and Coconut Chutney or a steamed Idli threatening to drown in a bowl of Sambhar or a Paratha (flatbread) that is stuffed with so many possibilities, slathered with White Butter or Ghee?
Can you imagine a life that does not involve the guilty pleasure of having deep fried Aloo Pooris or Kachoris with chai? I almost have tears in my eyes at the thought of a life without my nashta (breakfast). God knows I can never get tired of eating it. Can you?
Recipes for different types of Breakfast options on the blog for Savory breakfast lovers like me.