6 Regional Non-Vegetarian Breakfasts You Should Explore

Who says you can’t savour some meat or fish during breakfast? Several cultures around the world are known for hearty meaty breakfasts. While Asian breakfasts primarily consist of chicken or pork buns and dumplings, Mexican breakfasts also tend to feature chicken or lamb tacos and burritos. 

Many foodies prefer to consume their protein-rich meals during the first half of the day, which helps keep a track of your carbs, If you’re opting for a hearty, nutritious non-vegetarian breakfast you may have sustained energy throughout the day. Let’s look at some regional non-vegetarian breakfasts you can explore this summer

Chicken Chettinad Sandwich 

A fusion of South Indian and Western flavours, the Chicken Chettinad Sandwich is a flavorful breakfast option. It features tender chicken pieces marinated in Chettinad spices, such as black pepper, fennel, and curry leaves, grilled to perfection and served between slices of bread with chutney and sliced vegetables. This hearty sandwich is perfect for those looking for a filling and satisfying breakfast.

Keema Paratha

This Punjabi pairing is a hearty breakfast option. It consists of a flaky, pan-fried bread stuffed with spiced minced meat (keema). The meat is cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and a blend of aromatic spices such as garam masala and coriander powder. Served hot with yoghurt or mint chutney, Keema Paratha is filling and may also help with mid-morning cravings.

Bengali Mutton Curry with Luchi 

One of the most widely popular breakfast options in Bengal is a spicy mutton curry (or kosha) served with luchi, a deep-fried bread made from refined flour. The mutton curry is cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and a blend of Bengali spices such as mustard seeds, cinnamon, and cloves. The tender mutton pieces are simmered in a rich and flavorful gravy, served hot with Luchi for a hearty and indulgent breakfast.

Appam with Egg Curry

Kerala’s Appam with Egg Curry is a popular breakfast combination that offers a delightful blend of flavours and textures. Appam, also known as hoppers, are soft and fluffy pancakes made from a fermented batter of rice flour, coconut milk, and a hint of sugar. They have a slightly crisp edge and a spongy centre, perfect for soaking up the rich and aromatic egg curry. The curry is made with boiled eggs simmered in a fragrant sauce of coconut milk, tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, and a blend of spices such as turmeric, coriander, and curry leaves. 

Akki Roti with Chicken Curry 

Akki Roti is a traditional breakfast dish from the southern state of Karnataka, made with rice flour, grated coconut, onions, green chilies, and cilantro. The dough is flattened into thin, round discs and cooked on a griddle until golden brown and crispy. It is often served with a spicy chicken curry made with tender pieces of chicken simmered in a rich and aromatic gravy flavoured with coconut milk, tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, and a blend of spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. This flavorful and satisfying breakfast is a staple in many households across Karnataka and is served with a side of coconut chutney or pickle.

Poha with Egg Bhurji

This flattened or beaten rice, is a popular breakfast dish enjoyed across India, particularly in the western states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. It is made by soaking flattened rice in water and then stir-frying it with onions, mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chilies, turmeric, and other spices until it is light and fluffy. 

Poha is often served with a side of Egg Bhurji, which is a spicy and flavorful scramble made with eggs, onions, tomatoes, and green chilies cooked together until soft and creamy. This simple yet delicious breakfast is often garnished with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice for added flavour.