How India Eats: 9 Breakfast Delicacies Under Rs 50

How India Eats: 9 Breakfast Delicacies Under Rs 50
The Indian breakfast platter has something for everybody , Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Delicious and pocket-friendly. What more could you want?

Simrran Gill
December 12 , 2019
19 Min Read

India's breakfast options can make a foodie go ga-ga. Diverse, flavourful and pocket-friendly: we don't kid when we say you could travel almost every day in the year to taste something new. In the first part we brought you 9 breakfast staples, and here, we continue the journey across India bringing you 9 more options:

MISAL PAV

 
 
 
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Think Maharashtra, think misal pav. It's not vada pav, but similar with a little bit extra. Misal is a spicy curry that includes potatoes, sprouted beans, chickpeas and peas. The curry is garnished with lemon wedges, coriander, sev or bujia and onions. Served with a serving of buttered pav, the first bite is heavenly. It makes complete sense that the people of Maharashtra just gorge on this breakfast staple.
Pocket Pinch: Approx. Rs 30

LITTI CHOKHA

 
 
 
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If a spice and ghee combination is your thing, litti chokha is your calling. A traditional serve of dough balls heated over wood, served with a spicy chutney and a mashed relish, litti chokha, if made the right way, can never disappoint. Similar to baati (of dal baati churma of Rajasthan), the flavour and texture makes its unique. It is a common favourite among the locals of Jharkhand and Bihar and is slowly making its way to our hearts as well.
Pocket Pinch: Approx. Rs 30

CHOLE BHATURE

 
 
 
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Imagine a tangy plate of curried chole (spicy chickpeas) with a fluffy bhature (deep-fried bread) and a glass of lassi: instant happiness. Chole bhature may have originated in the northern belt and is a staple breakfast dish in those parts, but, slowly, we find it is becoming popular all over the country. Oh, and did we mention that you need a quick nap after eating a plate because the satisfaction is immense.
Pocket Pinch: Approx. Rs 40

GHUGNI

 
 
 
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Coming straight from the kitchens of Bengal, ghugni is an assortment of yellow or white peas and/or black gram soaked and curried with spices. One of the most indulgent delicacies from the eastern part of the country, ghugni’s homely flavour is a taste of warmth. It's often garnished with raw onions, coriander and lemon juice and served in a leafy plate by the roadside.
Pocket Pinch: Approx. Rs 25

SABUDANA KHICHDI

 
 
 
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🤤 December ki sardiyan or upar se barishðŸÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŒ§ï¸ÂðŸÂÂÂÂÂÂŒˆ Delicious and spicy Sabudana(sago) khichdi is ready for breakfast🍛 . . My mother prepared it in the cooker, if you ever want to eat sago, make instant khichdi in the cooker.🍽ï¸Â . . Like and comment Sabudana khichdi lover❤ï¸Â . . 📸;@hommi_esfood . . #food#eeeeeats #homefood #homemade #foodgram #sago #sabudanakhichdi #yummy #desikhana #delicious #tasty #photographyeveryday #picoftheday #photooftheday #cookforlove #instafood #indianfoodtales #indianfoodiye #breakfast #cookingram #cookwithlove #spicy#indiancooking #indianfoodrecipes #indianfoodiesquad #india #foodlover #hommies #love #gwalior_wale

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Sabudana or tapioca (as we know it) is an extremely adaptable ingredient. Whether chips or kheer or khichdi, tapioca in any form doesn’t disappoint. Savoured in the western part of the country, sabudana khichdi, generally spicy, is made with overnight-soaked tapioca. If you get a chance to be in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan or Gujarat, do not miss out on this delicacy. Did we mention it has fried potatoes as garnishing?
Pocket Pinch: Approx. Rs 40

MOMOS

 
 
 
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As opposed to common belief they are not just a snack. In the Northeast, it is a common full fledged breakfast with a side of soup. Popular across the country as a filling snack (sometimes even a full meal), we can safely say that momos equal happiness. Their dynamic nature allows for different filling options, right from meat to vegetables or sweeter variants. Just the thought of freshly steamed momos is enough to make us crave a full plate right now.
Pocket Pinch: Approx. Rs 40

EGG AND BREAD

 
 
 
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In a hurry? Craving comfort food? Looking for multiple options with a single ingredient? Eggs is the answer to all of these. Served generally with a side of bread on the roadsides across the country, eggs are nothing short of a wonder when it comes to breakfast options. Scrambled, fried, sunny side up, you name your dish of choice and the vendor will make it just the way you like it, always with a hint of masala. 
Pocket Pinch: Approx. Rs 25

BEEF PICKLE AND PAROTTA

 
 
 
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Kerala’s delectable meal platter is an underrated deal. The melt-in-your-mouth soft parotta is a carb everyone needs to eat at  least once. And what better than beginning your day with that down South? Add a quick serve of beef pickle and voila, a heavenly breakfast awaits. When it comes to putting spices to their best use, Kerala gets it right every time.
Pocket Pinch: Approx. Rs 35

MAGGI

 
 
 
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One word and a thousand emotions: need we say more? Maggi instant noodles have been a constant companion since childhood. Soupy, dry, with veggies, without veggies, spicy, with ketchup, without ketchup - everyone has a preference. In Indian hill stations or mountainous regions, Maggi is a breakfast staple and is eaten - without hesitation - for other meals too.
Pocket Pinch: Approx. Rs 40


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