Breakfast is the most important food for the whole day. If we do not have the practice to have good food for breakfast then we will never feel energetic throughout the day. That is why nowadays we often follow healthy breakfast food practices. We have adopted better food habit across the various cuisines in this world. So nowadays Bengali people also eat poha, sabudana khichdi, milk & corn flakes, idli etc as a breakfast food. But still, we often eat our traditional breakfast foods. Here is a short list of easy Bengali breakfast recipes for you.
5 easy Bengali breakfast recipes
1. Luchi & chholar dal/dum aloo
Luchi is nothing but North Indian puri which is made with maida (refined all-purpose flour) instead of normal wheat flour. It actually deep fried Indian bread. Soft all-purpose flour made ball is rolled to give flat circular shape and finally deep fried in vegetable oil. It is often served with chholar dal (split Bengal gram lentils) or dum aloo ( potato made spicy dish).
2. Parota & dum aloo
It is same as luchi but much more thicker and larger in size. It is not deep fried but slowly cooked in very less oil. Sometimes it is prepared with some stuffing items inside parota (like aloo parota, paneer parota etc). Those parota is served with dum aloo or any other sabzi.
3. Roti & sabzi
Bengalis do not eat roti in their main course meal (lunch/dinner), rather they prefer it in breakfast or sometimes weekend breakfast. Though nowadays many families prefer to have roti for dinner rather than having rice both times in lunch as well as dinner. Homemade plain tawa made roti is preferred. Mostly it is served with any vegetarian or non-vegetarian dish. This is one of the easiest Bengali breakfast recipes.
4. Bread omelette
Bread omelette is another great option for breakfast in Bengali families. Normally bread & omelette do serve as two different items, rather they prefer fried bread slices dipped in egg or cook both bread & egg with finely chopped onion, green chillies, tomatoes etc.
Radhaballabhi is not something that can be easily cooked, so it is not generally served on weekdays. It needs time to be prepared & cooked so it finds a place in weekend or holiday’s breakfast menu. Lentils made stuffing material is put inside all-purpose flour made small dough and then deep fried in vegetable oil. It is normally served with potato curry, dum aloo, chana masala etc.
Though there are so many other foods what you may often try for breakfast. If you find anything that is your favorite Bengali breakfast food what is not on this list then you can share that with us by leaving a comment below.