Pakistani Breakfast

In India and the neighboring countries breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There is saying have breakfast like King , lunch like a Prince and dinner like a Pauper. Yes this is true, start the day with a heavy breakfast and it's keep you going the whole day. Here I have presented a Pakistani breakfast Menu -- Khagina - Scrambelled Eggs., Aalu ki Subzi , Doodh Patti Chai and Tawa Klucha ( this klucha recipe will post later).

When I presented this breakfast on the table my hubby and daughter asked me are your friends coming for breakfast! They were so thrilled to see the spread and enjoyed it. By the way the remaining I, served for dinner. From the post you will notice that our way of cooking and theirs is the same except for the names.

Khagina - Scrambelled Eggs

4 Eggs - lightly beaten
1/4 Cup Oil
2 Onions - finely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
1/2 Teaspoon Red Chili Powder
2 Green Chilies - finely chopped
1 Tomato (de seeded ) - finely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoon Coriander Leaves - finely chopped


Heat oil in a pan, fry the onions well only till translucent.
Add the turmeric powder, chili powder and the green chillies, fry for a minute, and then add the eggs and stir well then add tomatoes and lightly fry for a minute or two. . Then add the coriander leaves.
Serve hot with bread or chapattis or like I did with Tawa Kulcha.

Do not cook the tomatoes till they turn soft and mushy or else the khagina will be soggy and start leaving water.

Aalu ki Subzi - Potato Subzi

250 Grams Potatoes
2 Onions - sliced
1 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Coriander Leaves - chopped
4 Green Chilies - finely chopped
1/4 Cup Oil
For the tadka:
1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
1/4 Teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
2 Sprig Curry Leaves

Boil the potatoes and peel them. Then cut them into small cubes.

Heat a tablespoon of oil in pan and add the mustard and fenugreek seeds, when they start popping add the curry leaves. Keep this aside.

In a another pan heat oil add onions and fry till onions are translucent then add garlic paste, turmeric and green chilies. Fry well. Add potatoes, salt and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes stirring it after a minute or so or else it will burn at the bottom.

Add coriander leaves along with tadka and serve.

Doodh Patti Chai

This is one thing we miss whenever we visit Europe. Last year during our long stay with my daughter I had carried a packet of tea leaves. I use to go the community kitchen to help them once a week wherein they requested me to prepare  Chai. They were so thrilled to have this. This how I make my chai...

1 Cup Water
2 Cups Full Cream Milk
2 Teaspoons Tea powder leaves
3 Teaspoons Sugar or according to taste


Take a saucepan add the water, keep  the pan on  medium flame. After 2-3 min the water will start giving out the bubbles (do not bring it to a rolling boil). Add milk when it starts coming to a boil, add tea powder. Now leave it to boil on low flame. Wait for 2-3 minutes and then add sugar. Boil the tea until it comes to a rolling boil. Turn off the flame, wait for the mixture to settle down. Pour it in the cup, filtering off the tea residue, using a strainer. Serve hot.

Labels : Breakfast, Pakistan, Asian Cuisine, Potato, Egg, Milk, Tea, Blogging Marathon

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sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Yes the basic style of both Pakistan and India is same..the names are different and perhaps some recipes are much more richer.

  2. Surely looks so festive and filling!..

  3. This is a big breakfast! As you said, the preparation is similar to Indian cooking. I am sure you daughter & husband were thrilled to have this feast all for themselves.

  4. Very filling and tempting breakfast.

  5. A filling breakfast. love scrambled eggs. very nice

  6. Just irresistible, wat a super inviting spread, especially that cup of tea is calling me.

  7. Wat a fulfilling breakfast..Love the platter

  8. Very filling and delicious Pakistani breakfast. Very inviting and tempting plate of food.

  9. I am surprised that they have different names for the dishes in the first place considering that Pakistan was a part of India and the dishes would have been originally Indian. That apart, this is one inviting spread. Bey your family had a scrumptious breakfast.