A lovely morning in the beautiful city of Calgary and a lovely cup of steaming coffee. Mornings like these are pure bliss especially when accompanied by a delicious breakfast. A good breakfast selection adds five stars to your morning and is usually the right way to jump start your day. Breakfast is indeed one of the most important parts of your day and choosing the right dishes to break that fast is super important. Now you might have tried several breakfast options in various cuisines, but have you ever tried the breakfast selections from Indian cuisine? With its variety of flavours, a range of dishes from different regions, tempting aromas, and a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, Indian breakfasts are a culinary adventure waiting to be explored.
Indian breakfast picks not only taste amazing but also offer several health benefits due to the wide range of herbs and spices used. The Cholle bhature from Northern India to the Sambhar Dosa of Southern India, every dish is a true masterpiece. In this article we will take you on a culinary adventure into the world of Indian cuisine and explore some of the best east Indian food in Calgary.
Why You Should Pick Indian Dishes As Your Ideal Breakfast Option
Indian dishes for breakfast offer a delightful blend of flavours, textures, and nutrition, providing a wholesome start to your day. The wide variety of herbs and spices used in Indian food preparation adds depth and flavour. Here are some reasons for picking Indian dishes as an ideal breakfast option:
- Diversity- Authentic Indian dishes include a range of legumes, grains, fibre, vegetables and dairy products. This diversity in ingredients makes up for multiple options to choose from.
- Antioxidant-Rich Spices-India is a land of some of the best spices in the world. The usage of turmeric, black pepper, cumin, coriander, and fenugreek infuse the food with antioxidant properties, essential for boosting immunity.
- Vegetarian Options-Indian vegetarian cuisine features a vast range of vegetarian options, from savoury classics like paneer tikka and vegetable biryani to lentil-based dishes like dal tadka.
- Customizable Spice Levels-The customizable spice levels in Indian breakfast dishes, from mild to hot, allow you to customize your meal to personal preferences.
Popular East Indian Dishes For Breakfast
Gate of India has earned its reputation as the best east Indian restaurant in Calgary due to several good reasons. We have one of the biggest menus comprising both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food choices. Below is a carefully prepared list of some of our most popular Indian breakfast options:
- Chole Bhature
Probably one of the most popular items from the Indian dish menu, the delicious and diverse Chole Bhature makes up for one of the widely consumed items in breakfast. The dish features Cholle ( Indian chickpeas) cooked in a tangy and savoury blend of onion and tomatoes and infused with authentic Indian herbs like turmeric, garam masala, dried mango powder, and coriander which gives it a unique taste. The Cholle is often served with fluffy bread called bhature, made from all purpose flour, yoghurt and other ingredients.
- Paneer Bhurji With Lachha Paratha
Our Paneer Bhurji with Lachha Paratha ranks among the best authentic Indian dishes in Calgary due to the amazing flavour profile it offers. This combo has been a part of Indian breakfast for ages. The protein rich paneer bhurji features minced paneer (Indian cottage cheese) cooked in a blend of finely chopped onions and tomatoes, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, and different herbs and spices. The bhurji is served with flavorful lachha paratha which is made out of wheat flour and is a form of Indian flatbread layered in seven parts.
- Chicken Keema Naan with Mix Raita
Chicken Keema Naan is a delicious Indian flatbread stuffed with flavourful, spiced chicken mince. It's a popular East Indian dish known for its savoury taste and soft, fluffy texture. The minced chicken is seasoned with a blend of aromatic spices and herbs, making it a delightful filling for the naan. This dish is often served with accompaniments like mix raita adding to its scrumptious appeal. The rice is made with yoghurt and shredded vegetables which is then seasoned with authentic Indian herbs.
- Chicken Samosa and Vegetable Samosa with Mango Lassi
One of the most loved dishes from the Indian appetiser menu in Calgary is none other than the Samosa. For a delicious and filling breakfast option, chicken and vegetable samosas are a great pick. Chicken Samosa consists of a crispy, triangular pastry shell filled with a flavourful mixture of spiced chicken, onions, herbs, and spices. Vegetable samosa on the other hand is a similar triangle pastry filled with a blend of mashed potatoes, peas, coriander, paneer, onion and different herbs and spices. The best way to enjoy samosas is with a thick and rich serving of mango lassi which is prepared by blending ripe mangoes with yoghurt, milk, sugar, and sometimes a pinch of cardamom.
- Chicken Bharta with Pudina Paratha
Chicken Bharta features tender chicken pieces expertly cooked and then finely minced to create a textured gravy. This dish showcases the aromatic magic of Indian spices, combined with a blend of yoghurt or cream. The result is a flavorful masterpiece that's best enjoyed with Indian flatbread such as pudina paratha. The paratha is prepared by adding finely chopped or blended fresh mint leaves into the wheat flour dough, resulting in a fragrant and vibrant green-hued flatbread.
- Aloo Paratha With Boondi Raita
Another popular item in the Indian food menu in Calgary is the delicious aloo paratha. This classic dish features a filling of spiced mashed potatoes, which are filled within a wheat flour dough and then rolled out into flatbreads. Herbs and spices like cumin, coriander, garam masala, and non-spicy red chilli powder are added to enhance its taste. The parathas are cooked until golden and slightly crispy. Boondi raita goes extremely well with the aloo parathas. Boondi raita features tiny, crispy, deep-fried chickpea flour balls called "boondi."
You can enjoy these delicious offerings by ordering Indian food online or dining in at Gate of India. We have a wide selection of options to choose from veg and non-veg items that will leave your taste buds craving for more. Every dish here is a testament to our dedication to quality and authenticity of flavours. If you are in the area, make sure you stop by and experience the best Indian restaurant in Calgary for yourself.