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Families परिवार/कुटुंब (parivaar/kutumb) begin their day with a hot beverage like tea, coffee, or milk, चाय, कॉफ़ी, या दूध (chaai, coffee, ya doodh) and a substantial breakfast that keeps you satiated until lunch time दोपहर का खाना (dopahar ka khana). Especially for school-going children, this is important since the practice of “snack time” in the mid-morning isn’t very commonly observed.
|Aloo Paratha आलू पराठा||Leavened flatbread stuffed with a spicy potato filling, and baked in a clay oven or on a griddle. It is served drizzled with ghee घी, and considered an all-time favorite across North India.||आलू (aloo) = potato
पराठा[ (paratha) = leavened flatbread
घी (ghee) = clarified butter
|Jalebi and Milk जलेबी और दूध ||Jalebi is an orange-colored spiral मिठाई (mithaai) made of flour, deep-fried and saturated in sugar syrup.||जलेबी (jalebi) = a sweet made of flour, deep-fried and saturated in sugar syrup.
और (aur) = and
दूध (doodh) = milk
|Poha पोहा||Flattened rice, soaked and softened and then tossed with seasoning (including turmeric, mustard, chopped green chilies, and crushed peanut).||पोहा (poha) = flattened rice
हल्दी (haldi) = turmeric
राई (raaee) = mustard seeds
हरी मिर्च (hari mirch) = green chilies
तड़का (tadka) = seasoning
मूंगफली (moongphali) = peanuts
|Poori-Bhaji or Aloo Subzi and Poori पूरी -भाजी or आलू सब्ज़ी -पूरी ||Dough rolled out into palm-sized circles, then deep fried to form pooris पूरी and served with aloo subzi/ bhaji आलू सब्ज़ी /भाजी, a spicy potato preparation.||आलू (aloo) = potato
सब्ज़ी /भाजी (subzi/bhaji) = a spicy vegetable preparation
पूरी (poori) = palm-sized circular flatbread, deep-fried.
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