Food is consumed both in the day as well at night. The food which is taken at the beginning of the day or the first meal of the day is know to be as breakfast. Actually after the dinner, we sleep for about 7 to 8 hours in the night, almost like fasting, (because not consuming anything during that period) so, breaking that fast is considered as breakfast. It should be consumed within two hours of waking up. There are basically two types of breakfast –these are mostly followed in Restaurants &Hotels.
Continental breakfast &English breakfast
The continental breakfast originated in Europe. It is the light meal as the Europeans normally have a heavy midday meal. The English breakfast runs into six or seven courses.
Continental breakfast consists of bread rolls or toast, jam, honey or marmalade and rounded off with tea or coffee. Some may take brioches and croissants.
English breakfast is more elaborate &offers choice of juices, cereal courses, choice of eggs, meat courses, toast with jam & finally tea or coffee.
Breakfast in India:
In India there are many varieties of dishes and options available for breakfast. Traditional Indian breakfast is full with cereals, grains, pulses, curd, fruits & vegetables. Fried foods are also included – both deep fried & shallow fried items. The Indian breakfast may seem to be heavy, but the concept is it is taken before the start of the day’s work &they should be energised till noon.
Broadly speaking Indian cuisine can be classified into two types: North Indian &South Indian
A typical south Indian breakfast consists of Idlli, vada, dosa with chutney &sambar. Popular dishes are pongal, bisibella bath, upma, & poori. In Kerala -Appam parota, puttu & idiyappam are famous ones.
North Indian breakfast includes roti with vegetable curry, curd or pickles. Some also prefer paratha rather than roti. There are whole lot of stuffing are prepared for parathas. Popular break fast items are: poha & bhindi bhujjia.
Breakfast needs to fulfil all our nutritional requirements for the good start of the day. Never skip breakfast & try to have solid food that are seasonal & well suitable to your weather conditions. Do create space for ghee, nuts, grains &fibre rich foods along with fresh fruits &vegetable. Enjoy your breakfast so as to enjoy the whole day.