Six Indian Street-Style Breakfast Ideas for the Weekend

By Sonali Sachdeva

Breakfast is referred to as the most important meal of the day. Why? Because as the name suggests, breakfast breaks the overnight fast and gives our body the required energy it needs. Due to our hectic schedules during the week, many of us skip breakfast or eat a very light meal. But why miss a chance to make ourselves a perfect Indian street-style breakfast over the weekend? Indian street food is known for its bold flavors and spices, and there’s no way one can say no to it. Since the weekend is just around the corner, we have got your breakfast plans sorted. Make a wholesome meal for you and your family and relish the taste of Indian street food with these recipes.

Here are six easy Indian street-style breakfast ideas for the weekend:

Pav Bhaji


Pav Bhaji is one of the most popular Indian snacks, especially in Maharashtra. It is a delicious combination of different vegetables cooked and mashed together, which is served with soft and fluffy pav bread. Just scoop in the tasty bhaji with pav and enjoy the zesty flavors.

This is a very popular recipe in India, liked by almost everyone. You may have to go to a nearby Asian Indian store to get the ‘Pav Bhaji Masala’ that is the special spice to bring the flavor. Pav is actually a bun. Bhaji is a vegetable cooked with spice.

Vada Pav


Another dish that is absolutely loved in Maharashtra is vada pav. This dish is so popular that you will find a vada pav vendor in every nook and corner in Mumbai and Pune. But if you haven’t got a chance to taste it, you can simply make it at home with pav bread filled with deep-fried potato vadas. Don’t forget to have a hot cup of milk tea with it.

It is a popular Indian street food recipe prepared mainly with pav bread and deep-fried batata vada stuffing. Most commonly, this snack is also referred to as Indian burger or Bombay burger because it hails from Maharashtra or Marathi cuisine. Generally, it is served as an evening snack, but can also be adapted to breakfast.

Aloo Poori


Don’t you love waking up on a weekend and hearing your mom say “there’s aloo poori for breakfast”? Yes, this street-style dish is much loved by many people. And even if you don’t have your mom around to make it, you can easily make it for yourself. This wholesome meal consists of a classic potato curry served with deep-fried pooris that are made from wheat flour. Eat this with boondi raita to balance the taste of spiced curry.

Aloo Puri is an incredibly delicious Indian deep-fried flatbread snack. It is a Punjabi snack that people make with potatoes, flour, and spices.

It is a popular breakfast dish. In some parts, it is served with a curry of mixed vegetables or just potatoes. A similar version of a food is Agra’s famous Bedai. It is also a stuffed Puri served with aloo ki sabzi. Eating it with curries will enhance your food experience.

Aloo Puri is an exciting version of the traditional simple savory puris. You can also add more spices or can twist them by changing the subsidiary ingredients.

Aloo Paratha


Nothing can beat aloo paratha for breakfast. This delicious flatbread is packed with different flavors and textures. The soft parathas are filled with delicious potato mash which is made with spices and herbs. It’s then pan-fried in oil to make the sides crispy. Make this tasty breakfast dish at home and tantalize your taste buds.

If you’re a fan of bread and potatoes, you’re going to love this Punjabi Aloo Paratha or Aloo ka Paratha. Sometimes spelled Alu Paratha, this potato stuffed flatbread is a popular Indian breakfast that combines two of my favorite starches in a single delectable package. Crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, this humble meal is as comforting as a hug. What’s not to love?

Aloo paratha can be eaten with chai or curd.



Poha is by far the simplest street-style breakfast dish that can easily be made at home. It doesn’t take much time to prepare. All you have to do is soak the flattened rice in water and further temper it in oil, spices, onion, and tomatoes.

Poha, also known as pauwa, sira, chira, aval or avalakki-in Kannada language, among many other names, is flattened rice originating from the Indian subcontinent. Rice is parboiled before flattening so that it can be consumed with very little to no cooking.

Street-Style Aloo Masala Sandwich


Potatoes are a go-to food for many. This simple and delicious Aloo masala sandwich is a popular street-style breakfast that you can prepare in minutes. It’s loaded with butter and spices which will leave you asking for more.

A toasty grilled Potato sandwich (or Aloo Sandwich) with a savory spiced mashed potato stuffing is comfort food for us. All you need to make these delish carb-loaded sandwiches are some boiled potatoes, ground spices, herbs, cheese, butter and bread of your choice. Grill them, toast them or enjoy them as is.


(Text Courtesy: NDTV)

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