Breakfast is your morning fuel that energizes you after 6-7 hours of hibernation. Whether you admit or not, your breakfast may make or break your day. The 10 healthy Indian breakfast Recipes will help you in deciding your momentum for the rest of the day.
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While English breakfast options provide an easy way to address your breakfast needs, it may not appeal to most Indians who have grown up eating traditional Indian dishes that remind them of their roots. Milk and oats with apple and banana or say, cheese sandwich with omelets may make your task easy, but you cannot say that you will continue to like them days after days. Your mood and your taste buds are trained to appreciate Indian flavors since your childhood and you take pride in your customs. These Healthy Indian breakfast recipes involve fair amount of cooking- I admit it, but the outcomes are worth your effort if consider how the nutrient-laden Indian spices can boost your health and how the energy-packed meals can keep you high throughout the day.
Importance of Breakfast
These healthy Indian breakfast recipes may actually keep you in high spirit and allow you to accomplish your tasks faster and better whereas a bad breakfast may impact your daily activities in a negative way, leaving you in a bad state as you struggle to balance your body and mood and the moods of others around you.
However, today’s fast, modern life does not allow most people to have a healthy breakfast and many people even decide to skip their breakfast and end up eating unhealthy fast foods during the mid-day. Some people are pressed for time and are driven by hurry-worry factors during their breakfast time which compel them to complete their breakfast session within a few minutes and in a state of utmost worry that may prevent easy digestion.
Healthy Indian Breakfast Recipes :
We have selected 10 most healthy Indian breakfast recipes out of the entire lot. Our desi cuisine garners international repute for its wholesome dishes that not only ensure supply of vital ingredients, but also provide utmost delight to the taste buds. I admit that you need to put some effort to cook Indian dishes, but the outcomes are worth your effort when your family appreciates your contributions and when you are able to uphold the identity of your traditions.
Nothing can be as satisfying as seeing everyone in your family coming together during meal times. Your family is going to remember you for your efforts in making their mornings so special. Whether you prepare dosas, upmas, or idlis or you pamper your family’s taste-buds with peppy parathas in the morning, your family will thank you for your contributions that actually would help set moods and get all of you moving for the rest of the day.
The Indian cuisine offers sensational breakfast options that combine high nutritional value with the richness of Indian flavors. Here we present some incredibly delectable yet healthy and easy-to-make and quick-to-serve healthy Indian breakfast recipes that you can use to kick start your day with an energy boom:
Here is a list of top 10 healthy Indian breakfast recipes that will pep up your day.
Dal ka Paratha:
Have some dal left from last night’s dinner? Use it to make incredibly delicious parathas. Originated from the northern India, this paratha becomes a lifesaver when you have a hard time in deciding what to make for breakfast.
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Recipe – If you have left over dal , Take dal in a pan and heat it over high flame till it dries and becomes thick. if not , use overnight soaked mung or channa dal and grind it in a smooth paste. roast it in a pan till it becomes dry . Chop some onions and green chilies and mix them with the dried dal. Now, insert the dried dal in atta dough and roll the dough to make a paratha. Roast the paratha with little oil and serve hot with dahi raita.
Originated from the southern western India, vermicilly is one of the most healthy Indian breakfast recipes. it can be made from wheat , maida , rice , ragi and numerous other flours. This makes it easy for people with gluten intolerance to spice up their food and variety.
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Recipe – Boil some vermicelli till they become soft. Drain the water and allow the vermicelli to become dry. Chop some onions, carrots, beans, and green chili. Heat oil in a pan and add one dried red chili and half tablespoon of mustard seeds. Stir well. Next, add the chopped veggies. Stir fry them. Once they become tender, add the boiled vermicelli. stir . Add salt depending on your requirement. Serve hot with or without tomato sauce.
Poha / flattened rice , is one food i really cannot decide which cuisine it belongs to . Just like God , Poha is omni present in all indian cuisine. Gujarati’s call it Punva, it is called Aval / Avallaki in tamail , malayalam and karnataka. Poya in Marwari and Chiura in Central and Eastern India. And why not ? It is one of the most healthiest Indian breakfast.
Recipe – Wash poha thoroughly and soak it in water. Keep it soaked till it softens. Then strain the water. Chop onions, potato and carrots into thin, small cubes and keep green peas boiled. Now heat oil in a pan and add whole garam masala- elaichi, dal chini, long. When a distinct aroma comes out, add the chopped onions and other veggies and stir fry them. Once the onions turn light brownish and the veggies become soft, pour the softened poha into the pan and stir everything together. Add some ghee. Now add the boiled peas and cover with lid , let it cook for 5 mins . Then turn off the heat. Your poha breakfast is ready. This is a popular Bengali poha recipe and it tastes similar to ghee pulav. So it is known as “chirer pulav” (poha pulav) in Bengal.
For a more healthy version of poha , check this Fruit Poha Recipe.
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Recipe – Buy some dosa batter. Make sure you check the expiry date on the packet. Depending on the number of people you need to serve, take some batter and add some water to dilute it to some extent (since dosa batter comes in highly concentrated form). Add some salt to the diluted batter. Taste the level of saltiness to check if it suits you. Chop onions, cucumber, tomatoes, capsicum, green chilies, and curry leaves into very small pieces.
Now heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Take some dosa batter in a big round serving spoon and pour it on the heated oil in the frying pan in a circular fashion so as to create a round paratha-type shape. Pour some of the chopped veggies on the cheela on the pan in an even way and fry both the sides till the cheela gets properly cooked. Serve hot with chutney. For preparing the chutney, grind fried chana dal with raw ginger and a red chili in your mixer-grinder. Add salt to the paste.
Methi ka Paratha:
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Recipe – Sort out the freshest methi leaves from a bunch and wash them well. Now chop methi leaves into small pieces. Take some atta (depending on the number of persons that you need to serve) and mix it with chopped onions, grated ginger, green chilies, and the chopped methi leaves. Now add water and salt and mix everything together so as to form a dough. Make parathas out of this dough. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the parathas and serve hot with curd and green chutney .
Recipe – Prepare an atta dough and then roll it to make a paratha out of it. Whisk eggs and add green chilies, chopped onions, and grated ginger in it. Stir well. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and fry the paratha. When it is half-fried, add the egg on top of it. When the top portion settles a bit, turn it over to fry the other side. Remove only when you are sure that the egg and the paratha are properly cooked. Serve hot with a carrot-cucumber-beet salad.
Roti Sabzi (Mixed Vegetable):
Recipe – Roti sabzi has been a typical breakfast menu in most households and almost across all states. Chop veggies such as pumpkin, cauliflower, eggplant, beans, radish, and potato into medium sized pieces. Heat mustard oil in a kadai and add 2 split green chilies. Next, add a few kalanji (kala jeera or onion seeds). Once you get an aroma, add the chopped veggies. If you wish , you can add green peas as well. Stir well and fry the veggies for 3-4 minutes. Add water and allow it to boil.
Approximately, the veggies will take 25 minutes to get properly boiled. You may wish to thicken the gravy or you may keep it a bit light as well. Check the salt content. Before removing, add finely chopped coriander leaves. Remove from heat. A sabzi that contains the nutritional value of multiple veggies is ready. Make sure you consume atta rotis to make your breakfast optimally healthy.
Sali Par Edu:
Sali Par Edu is a popular Parsi recipe that reinforces the Parsi-egg connection. it simply is eggs on boiled potato.
Recipe – Heat oil in a frying pan. Saute green chilies, ginger-garlic paste, and chopped tomatoes, salt, and coriander leaves. Add in the Sali (fine grated potatoes that are pre-boiled and deep-fried) and mix well. Next, whisk eggs in another bowl and pour them into the mixture. Cook for 3 minutes and flatten the mixture. Add some water to the mixture and close the pan with a lid. Allow it to cook. The eggs may tend to accumulate at the center. Just move the pan to allow the egg to spread evenly throughout the pan. Serve hot with rotis or pav.
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Recipe – Add ghee/ butter in a kadai and heat it. Add suji (semolina) and fry it in ghee/ butter till it turnds brown. Now remove the suji and keep it separate in a plate. Add 2 tablespoon oil in the same kadai and add mustard seeds. Now add chopped onions, green chilies, and grated ginger and sauté for 2 minutes till the onion turns brown. Next, add chopped carrot, capsicum, tomatoes, and green peas. Sauté for another 2 minutes. Next, add water and allow the mixture to boil. When the veggies are cooked, add the roasted suji and stir constantly to prevent the formation of lumps. Cover the kadai with a lid and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes. Stir sometimes. Continue till the mixture becomes thick. Add curry leaves and cashew nut and serve hot.
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Recipe – Buy dosa batter and prepare plain paper dosas in your non-stick frying pan. Serve it with green coriander-lasoon chutney. In order to prepare the chutney, wash coriander leaves thoroughly. Take one green chili, salt and 3-4 lasoon pieces and grind everything together in a mixer grinder till it turns into a fine green paste. Enjoy! Nothing can be as simple as a plain dosa-chutney breakfast.
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Many people complain that Indian foods are calorie-laden and hence, unhealthy. However, the fact remains that most people do not have much time to allocate for processes that demand concentration, time and commitment. And they automatically switch to “healthy” oats, bread-butter-jam, boiled eggs, or even ‘extremely healthy’, celebrity-endorsed masala oats. I would suggest that try these healthy Indian breakfast recipes during holidays and weekends and enjoy quality family time while respecting your roots.