10 must-try North Indian tiffins

Aloo Paratha

A popular breakfast item, aloo paratha is a whole wheat flatbread stuffed with a spiced mashed potato filling, often served with yogurt, pickles, or butter.

Chole Bhature

A delightful combination of spicy chickpea curry (chole) served with deep-fried leavened bread (bhature).


Flattened rice flakes cooked with onions, mustard seeds, curry leaves, peanuts, and spices.

Paneer Bhurji

Crumbled paneer cooked with onions, tomatoes, green chilies, and spices, served with bread or parathas.

Kachori with Sabzi

Kachori is a deep-fried, crispy pastry filled with a spicy lentil or onion mixture, usually served with a tangy potato curry (sabzi) as a popular breakfast option.


Triangular pastry pockets filled with spiced potatoes, peas, and sometimes other ingredients, fried until golden brown and crispy.

Chana Masala with Kulcha

Spicy chickpea curry (chana masala) served with soft, leavened bread (kulcha) makes for a fulfilling and flavorful meal.

Aloo Tikki

Fried or shallow-fried potato patties seasoned with spices, served with chutneys or yogurt and topped with chopped onions and sev (crispy chickpea flour noodles).

Matar Kulcha

Tangy and spicy dried white peas (matar) curry served with soft and fluffy leavened bread (kulcha), often garnished with chopped onions, green chilies, and lemon juice.

Rava Upma

Made from semolina (rava) cooked with onions, vegetables, and spices, upma is a quick and savory breakfast option that's both filling and delicious.

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