6 Indian Sweet Dishes That Are A Part Of Hearty Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and most people around the world like to relish savouries, even in India. Whether it is puri-sabzi, sevai, poha, or sandwiches, you must have seen or read recommendations for these must-haves as your first meal. But Indians and Indian delights also go hand-in-hand.

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A few sweet dishes are commonly consumed during breakfast to make the meal more hearty, nutritious, and fulfilling. You must have also tried them without giving a second thought about how they make the entire meal oh-so-delicious. However, these Indian delights should be consumed when you have an off day because dessert with breakfast is surely going to make you lazy at work, and you will have no one to blame but your taste buds. 


The first on the list is halwa, preferably sooji or rava halwa. It is often made during Navratri and consumed for breakfast, but can also be eaten on any casual day. Many people like to pair a plate of puri sabzi with rava halwa to complete the meal. It creates a perfect meal that satiates your hunger and helps you give an energetic kick-start to the day.


Widely popular in Punjab, lassi is often consumed during breakfast. It is made with curd, fruits, and sugar. A glass of lassi paired with paratha, sabzi, and pickle makes for an irresistible meal that you cannot say no to. People who cherish a glass of lassi, consume it for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner. The curd-based beverage is nutritious and keeps the body hydrated.


If you live in or explore Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, you can spot people enjoying jalebi for breakfast (it’s true). The sugar syrup-immersed delicacy is a part of the first meal of the day, especially when you have kachori sabzi spread on the table. The potato curry is spicy, and jalebi helps to balance the hotness with this sugar syrup-dripping goodness. Try the dahi-jalebi combination with kachori-sabzi, and you will not want to eat anything else throughout the day.

Puran Poli

People in Maharashtra love their puran poli. It is a lentil-filled flatbread with added flavours of jaggery and cardamom. Though mostly consumed during festivals, many fans of this dish like to savour the delight on any day. It is often served with warm milk or melted ghee. With Holi celebrations only a few weeks away, you will find many households gorging on its delicious serving.

Aloo Paratha With Jaggery

You must have eaten delicious aloo paratha in which potato mixture is made tempting by adding spices like red chilli powder, cumin seeds powder, black pepper, mango (amchur) powder, and coriander seeds powder. However, in many parts of India, people add jaggery to it to enjoy both sweet and spicy notes. It pairs well with a bowl of curd. 


Malpua is a desi version of pancakes in which deep-fried round-shaped dough is dipped in sugar syrup. It is topped with pistachios, cardamom, and other few ingredients to elevate the flavours and nutrition quotient. Many people like to enjoy it for breakfast paired with other savoury delicacies.