During most of my time in India, I stayed at the Faculty Lodge on a university campus in Dehradun. They served three meals a day in what they referred to as the mess hall. The meal times were all a couple hours later than the norm in Canada, with breakfast coming out after 8am, lunch around 2pm, and dinner no earlier than 7pm (or often closer to 8pm).
I’ve gathered up some photos of my typical breakfasts at the mess hall — simple foods, but delicious. I have to say that the only issue for me was the heavy use of oil in just about every dish. After a while, though, I started asking the cooks to prepare whatever they could for me on the side, with no oil, and most of the time they very kindly cooked up some fresh, non-fry parathas (sometimes potato stuffed!). Indian hospitality at its best ^^