25 Popular Indian Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is not just the first meal of the day; it is by far the most important meal of the day that gives an instant energy boost to the body as well as the mind after a long over-night gap. Breakfast helps in boosting memory. The food you consume in the morning after a 8 to 9 hours long gap supplies energy to the brain and sharpens short term memory. And it is absolutely true that breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day, rather than lunch. This is because; whatever you eat at the start of the day will be burnt well throughout the day.

If we look at the generalized Indian eating habit, we will see that we Indians never under-estimate the power of a wholesome and filling breakfast. A balanced Indian breakfast contains carbohydrates, protein and fiber with a small amount of fat. Common Indian breakfast recipes such as poha, upma, idli, dosa and paratha are packed with carbohydrates. The proteins come from curd, milk and lassi that accompany the breakfast. The oil, butter and ghee used to prepare and glaze these foods make up for the share of fats. In this article, we have enlisted 25 of the most popular Indian breakfast recipes from different states that are enjoyed all over the country.

 

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25 Popular Indian Breakfast Recipes

1. Rava Idli

Total time – 50 minutes

Servings – 3 to 4

Cuisine – South Indian

Category – Breakfast/Snack

Ingredients –

  • Semolina/Rava
  • Salt
  • Yogurt
  • Cilantro
  • Water
  • Eno fruit salt
  • Powdered black pepper corns
  • Powdered cumin seeds

For Tempering:

  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Urad dal
  • Chana dal
  • Cashew nuts
  • Green chili
  • Grated ginger
  • Curry leaves

What better way to start the day than with a dish of soft and fluffy rave idli with delicious coconut chutney and sambar? Idli is an extremely popular South Indian breakfast that is prepared in almost each and every house and served at restaurants. Rava idli has a good shelf life and stays fresh for 1 to 2 days when stored in a refrigerator. It can be enjoyed as a snack or a light meal.

Idli is a non-spicy and low-oil recipe that does not require deep frying making it a healthy breakfast option. The use of rava instead of white rice helps to replace the simple carbs and makes it even healthier. The combination of lentils and nuts in the tempering not adds a nice crunch to the idli, but also adds some much needed fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals to the recipe.

Check out the full recipe at – spiceupthecurry

Rava Idli

2. Pori Upma/Puffed Rice Upma

Total time – 30 minutes

Servings – 4

Cuisine – South Indian

Category – Breakfast/Snack

Ingredients –

  • Puffed rice –
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Green peas
  • Peanuts
  • Green chili
  • Lemon juice
  • Chopped ginger
  • Salt
  • Coriander leaves

For Seasoning:

  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Split urad dal
  • Curry leaves

Pori upma also known as Maramaralu Upma is a simple and quick Indian breakfast recipe made with puffed rice. It is a healthier version of the common bhel puri which includes some vegetables, nuts and lentils along with the puffed rice. It makes a delicious and healthy breakfast as well as tasty tea time snack. It is a low calorie breakfast recipe that can be enjoyed without any guilt.

The puffed rice used in this recipe has negligible amount of calories, total fat and saturated fat and zero cholesterol. Vegetables such as green peas and carrots included in this recipe are powerhouse of nutrition that add dietary fiber, beta-carotene, antioxidants and other nutrients to the dish which help to boost up energy and improve overall health.

Check out the full recipe at – subbuskitchen

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3. Onion Uttapam

Total time – 10 minutes

Servings – 4

Cuisine – South Indian

Category – Breakfast/Snack

Ingredients –

  • Dosa batter
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Green chili
  • Coriander leaves
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste

Uttapam is a famous South Indian breakfast recipe hailing from the state of Tamil Nadu. It is an extremely versatile dish that can be made with a variety of vegetables. Onions and carrots have been used in this recipe. Uttapam is a softer and fluffier version of the crispy dosa that soaks up the gravy and chutney. This delicious, spicy and wholesome onion uttapam tastes best with chutney and sambar.

This is yet another low-oil non-spicy recipe that is light and delightful. It requires no deep-frying or tempering that makes it an ideal breakfast for health-conscious people. You can include your choice of vegetables in the form of toppings to enhance the health quotient of the dish.

Check out the full recipe at – revisfoodography

Onion Uttapam

4. Maharashtrian Kanda Poha

Total time – 25 minutes

Servings – 3

Cuisine – Maharashtrian

Category – Breakfast/Snack

Ingredients –

  • Flattened rice
  • Turmeric powder
  • Water

For Tempering:

  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Urad dal
  • Ginger
  • Curry leaves
  • Green chilly
  • Peanuts
  • Boiled potato
  • Salt
  • Grated coconut
  • Lime juice

Kanda Poha is a famous Maharashtrian recipe that is served for breakfast or as a snack. It is a healthy low oil breakfast recipe that can be enjoyed even by diabetics and weight watchers. The inclusion of potato, peanuts and coconut adds a nice texture and delicious flavor to the dish. It is a versatile recipe and you can introduce other vegetables such as carrots, green beans, peas, etc. to it.

Poha is packed with nutrition and extremely light on the stomach, making it easy to digest. It does not make you feel bloated but keeps you satiated and energized. It is a rich source of iron and carbohydrates that supports the formation of hemoglobin and supplies dietary fiber to the body. It is a low-gluten food suitable for people with gluten-intolerance.

Check out the full recipe at – homestylevegfood

Maharashtrian Kanda Poha

5. Dosa

Total time – 3 hours soaking + 12 hours fermentation + 2 minutes for cooking

Servings – 15

Cuisine – South Indian

Category – Breakfast

Ingredients –

  • Raw rice
  • Idli rice
  • Urad dal
  • Toor dal
  • Channa dal
  • Flattened rice
  • Salt

The fine and crispy dosa is the most popular Indian breakfast recipe that is enjoyed in a number of states. It is a staple food for many Indians that is enjoyed with sambar and chutney. You can stuff the dosa with the filling of your choice – masala aloo, cauliflower, paneer, cheese and onion, or other vegetables. You can cook the dosa with oil or butter in order to enhance the taste and appetizing aromas.

Preparation of dosa does not require deep frying, tempering or seasoning. It is a no-spice recipe that is filling, healthy and tasty – all at the same time. It is extremely versatile and its health quotient can be enhances by adding nutritious vegetable and paneer fillings. The combination of rice and lentils in the batter adds a much needed protein, fiber and nutrient punch to the recipe.

Check out the full recipe at – rakskitchen

Dosa

6. Medhu Vada

Total time – 2 hours 45 minutes

Servings – 4

Cuisine – South Indian

Category – Breakfast/Snack/Appetizer

Ingredients –

  • Urad dal/White lentil
  • Green chilies
  • Grated ginger
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Asafetida
  • Rice flour
  • Oil for deep frying

Medhu Vada, also known as Ulundu Vadai is a delicious South Indian snack that is served by itself or with idli for breakfast. These fried vadas are crispy from outside and soft and fluffy from inside. This recipe makes minimal use of spices and although it is deep fried, you can soak the excess oil by paling the vadas on tissue paper. The Vada tastes best with coconut chutney and a steaming cup of coffee.

Ural dal or white lentils forms an important part of Indian cuisine and is widely used in recipes. This lentil is a rich source of protein, healthy fats, carbohydrates and vitamin B – all of which are required for healthy functioning of the body. Urad dal is especially beneficial for women because it is a good source of iron, folic acid, calcium and magnesium.

Check out the full recipe at – priyakitchenette

Medhu Vada

7. Ven Pongal

Total time – 40 minutes

Servings – 4-5

Cuisine – South Indian

Category – Breakfast/Meal

Ingredients –

  • Rice
  • Split yellow moong dal
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Ghee
  • Cumin seeds
  • Cashew nuts
  • Green chilli
  • Ginger
  • Pepper
  • Curry leaves

Ven Pongal is a combination of pongal, sambar, coconut chutney and Medhu Vadai that makes a complete dish for breakfast. Rich and creamy pongal is made from a combination of cooked white rice and yellow moong dal. It is an extremely nutritious and wholesome dish that supplies a considerable amount of carbohydrate, dietary fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals to the body. The seasoning of ghee, cumin, chilli, ginger and curry leaves makes it extremely flavorful and appetizing.

Although most health conscious people despise white rice because it is a simple carb, but white rice is extremely easy to digest and is suitable for those suffering from digestive disorders. Split moong dal is a good source of protein and dietary fiber that increases satiety, lowers cholesterol and aids weight loss. It is a potent source of potassium, calcium and B-complex vitamins as well.

Check out the full recipe at – yummytummyaarthi

Ven Pongal

8. Kerala Style Puttu

Total time – 30 minutes

Servings – 4

Cuisine – South Indian

Category – Breakfast/Meal

Ingredients –

  • Puttu rice flour
  • Grated coconut
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Puttu maker

Puttu is a traditional breakfast dish of Kerala that is prepared with special puttu rice flour and coconut. It is served with kadala curry, Cherupayaru curry and papad or with small ripe bananas and sugar. It is an amazing comfort food that fills you up and keeps you satiated till the next meal. As for the taste, it is absolutely scrumptious with curries as well as ripe bananas.

The combination of steamed rice flour and coconut creates a wholesome dish packed with fiber, protein and healthy fats. It is a gluten-free recipe suitable for people with gluten-intolerance. Rice flour is a great source of protein and dietary fiber, specifically insoluble fiber that improves digestion and regularizes bowel movement. The medium-chain triglycerides in coconut promote weight loss, provide sustainable energy, improve heart health and curbs hunger.

Check out the full recipe at – padhuskitchen

Kerala Style Puttu

9. Kerala Appam

Total time – 1 hour 5 minutes

Servings – 18

Cuisine – South Indian

Category – Breakfast/Meal

Ingredients –

  • Raw rice
  • Grated coconut
  • Cooked rice
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Baking soda

Appam is a spongy and white lacy pancake made with rice and coconut and it tastes delicious. It is an extremely popular recipe from Kerala that is served for breakfast or for lunch and dinner with variety of side dishes ranging from chicken or vegetable stew to egg curry, korma, chutney or sweetened coconut milk. It is an easy and simple recipe that uses 3 to 4 basic ingredients.

It is an absolutely non-spicy and non-oily recipe that can be enjoyed by health conscious people and weight watchers. You can consume it on a daily basis without any pinch of guilt. White rice is easy on the stomach and suitable for people with digestive problems. Coconut is a potent source of healthy fats that support weight loss, improve heart health and reduce inflammation.

Check out the full recipe at – sailusfood

Kerala Appam

10. Sabudana Khichdi

Total time – 2 hour 15 minutes

Servings – 4

Cuisine – Western India

Category – Breakfast/Meal

Ingredients –

  • Sabudana or pearl tapioca
  • Peanuts
  • Oil
  • Green chili
  • Turmeric
  • Salt
  • Asafetida
  • Urad dal
  • Onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Onion
  • Curry leaves
  • Tomato
  • Coriander leaves

Sabudana Khichdi is a light and flavorful recipe that is usually prepared during fasts and festivals, but it also makes a delicious and wholesome breakfast. Sabudana or pearl tapioca is soaked in water for a while and then cooked with spices, herbs and vegetables and seasoned with nuts and lentils in order to give it a nice crunchy and creamy texture.

Sabudana Khichdi is a rich source of carbohydrate that helps to supply sustainable energy to the body so that it can function efficiently throughout the day. The addition of peanuts and lentils to the recipe adds to the protein and fiber content of the recipe and turns it into a balanced meal. Potassium found in sabudana helps to keep blood pressure under control while calcium, iron and vitamin K strengthens the bones and improves flexibility.

Check out the full recipe at – therecipebucket

Non Sticky Sabudana Khichdi | Simmer to Slimmer

 

11. Green Peas Kachori and Alu Sabzi

Total time – 2 hours

Servings – 3-4

Cuisine – North Indian

Category – Breakfast/Meal

Ingredients –

For Kachori Dough:

  • All purpose flour
  • Pinch of baking powder
  • Salt
  • Ghee
  • Water
  • Oil for deep frying

For Kachori filling:

  • Fresh/frozen green peas
  • Chickpea flour
  • Coriander powder
  • Grated ginger
  • Green chilies
  • Red chili powder
  • Chaat masala
  • Amchur powder
  • Garam Masala
  • Cumin seeds
  • Asafetida
  • Salt
  • Ghee

For Alu Sabzi:

  • Potatoes
  • Coriander Powder
  • Red chili powder
  • Mango pickle gravy
  • Green chilli
  • Coriander leaves
  • Grated ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Fennel seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Asafetida
  • Salt
  • Ghee/oil

Green peas kachori or matar kachori with aloo sabzi makes a complete meal that is ideal for the elaborate weekend breakfast or brunch. It is an extremely popular breakfast recipe that is widely consumed in Delhi, West Bengal, Punjab and other parts of North India. It is a delicious, flavorful and spicy recipe that can be served for lunch or dinner as well. Although, the kachori are deep fired; but you can soak up the excess oil by keeping them over a layer of tissue paper.

The green peas used for the stuffing are a powerhouse of nutrients. They are low in calories but high in protein, fiber and micronutrients. The antioxidants in peas have anti-aging effect and they help to boost up the immune system and supply energy to the body. Fiber and protein in peas help blood sugar regulation, prevent constipation and improve digestive health.

Check out the full recipe at – chefandherkitchen

Green Peas Kachori and Alu Sabzi

12. Aloo Paratha

Total time – 20 minutes

Servings – 6

Cuisine – North Indian

Category – Breakfast/Meal

Ingredients –

  • Whole wheat flour
  • Boiled potatoes
  • Onion
  • Green chilies
  • Ginger
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice
  • Dry mango powder
  • Kashmiri red chili powder
  • Coriander powder
  • Fennel seeds
  • Dried fenugreek leaves
  • Clarified butter/Ghee
  • Water

Aloo Paratha or the Indian flatbread with spicy potato filling is the perfect breakfast that is enjoyed by people all around the country. It is the ultimate comfort food that makes you feel good and gives and instant boost to your mood as you bite into the soft and crunchy parataha and the flavorful taste of potato filling spread into your mouth. Aloo Paratha is best served with fresh sour curd and mango pickle.

The use of whole wheat flour instead of plain all purpose flour enhances the health quotient of the recipe and adds a fiber punch to it. Potatoes used in the filling are a storehouse of energy and nutrition. It is a rich source of potassium that improves muscle functions and reduces high blood pressure. Potatoes contain easily digestible carbs that are ideal for people with digestive disorders. Potatoes relieve internal and external inflammation thanks to its vitamin C content.

Check out the full recipe at – lapetitchef

Aloo Paratha

13. Besan Chilla

Total time – 30 minutes

Servings – 12

Cuisine – Rajasthani

Category – Breakfast/Snack

Ingredients –

  • Besan/Chickpea flour
  • Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Bell peppers
  • Carrots
  • Onion greens
  • Green chilly
  • Turmeric powder
  • Cilantro
  • Cumin seeds
  • Carom seeds
  • Chaat masala
  • Asafetida
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Water

This quick fix savory besan chilla is a delicious breakfast that does not take up a lot of time. It is bursting with flavors and nutrients and can be served for breakfast or packed for lunch on weekdays. The soft and fluffy vegetarian crepes taste as good as an omelette. The combination of fresh vegetables such as carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions add a nice crunchy texture to the chilla.

The besan chilla is a delicious and fun way to add more fresh vegetables to your breakfast. Chickpea flour is an absolutely gluten-free versatile ingredient that is packed with protein and fiber. The dietary fiber in chickpea flour improves satiety, aids digestion, balances blood sugar levels and promotes weight loss. The fiber also reduces unhealthy cholesterol levels and helps to maintain healthy blood pressure levels.

Check out the full recipe at – aromaticessence

Besan Chilla

14. Khaman Dhokla with Green Chutney

Total time – 30 minutes

Servings – 2

Cuisine – Gujarati

Category – Breakfast/Snack

Ingredients –

  • Besan/Gram flour
  • Semolina
  • Lemon juice
  • Eno fruit salt
  • Green chili
  • Grated ginger
  • Curd/yogurt
  • Salt
  • Water

For tempering:

  • Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • Asafetida
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Coriander leaves
  • Sugar

For Green chutney:

  • Mint leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Green chilies
  • Garlic flakes
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice

The Khaman Dhokla is a renowned recipe from Gujarat that is served as a breakfast as well as snack. The soft, spongy and fluffy dhokla is made by fermenting the chickpea flour and Semolina mixture and then steaming it for some time. This recipe involves minimal use of oil and spices which helps to keep it light and simple. The dhokla is usually served with green mint chutney and baked green chilies.

The healthiest aspect of this recipe is that it does not require any deep frying. It makes minimal use of oil for tempering and the rest of the cooking is done through steaming. Gram flour is a low-glycemic and gluten-free food that helps to lower diabetes and aid digestion. High soluble fiber content in gram flour supports heart health. Semolina is a slow-digesting food that helps you feel fuller for longer. Potassium in semolina improves kidney function, while vitamin E and B-complex vitamins boost immunity. Semolina is also a great source of energy.

Check out the full recipe at – jopreetskitchen

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15. Methi Thepla

Total time – 1 hour 15 minutes

Servings – 10

Cuisine – Gujarati

Category – Breakfast/Snack

Ingredients –

  • Whole wheat flour
  • Chickpea flour/Besan
  • Quinoa flour
  • Oats flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Flax seed meal/Flax seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Baking soda
  • Asafetida
  • Salt
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Coriander powder
  • Onion powder
  • Red chili flakes
  • Dried fenugreek leaves/Kasoori Methi or Fresh chopped fenugreek leaves
  • Cilantro

Wet Ingredients:

  • Oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Yogurt
  • Water
  • Ginger
  • Hot green chili

The Methi Thepla is a traditional Gujarati recipe that makes a filling and wholesome breakfast. This is a healthier version of the classic Methi Thepla which makes use of multigrain flatbreads. The combination of spices, Methi and cilantro enhances the flavors of the Thepla. The Thepla can be served with dal, curries, sauces, chutney or pickles.

The combination of flours – whole wheat flour, chickpea flour, oats flour, quinoa flour and flax seed meal makes it a nutrient-packed recipe loaded with vitamins, menials, fiber, protein and healthy fats. The fiber and protein in the Thepla increases the feeling of fullness and helps you to stay satiated till the next meal. It also supports the formation of lean muscle mass and aids weight loss.

Check out the full recipe at – veganricha

Methi Thepla

16. Bread Upma

Total time – 20 minutes

Servings – 2

Cuisine – South Indian

Category – Breakfast/Snack

Ingredients –

  • Bread slices
  • Onions
  • Tomato
  • Red chilli powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Mustard seeds
  • Urad dal
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Coriander leaves
  • Oil

The delicious, savory and spicy bread upma is a quick and easy breakfast recipe that you can prepare in less than 20 minutes. The main ingredient of this recipe is bread which is readily available in the kitchen. If you are bored with the same old buttered toast or sandwiches then you can add a spicy twist to your breakfast with the bread upma. The flavorful and appetizing seasoning of mustard seeds and curry leaves enhances the taste of the dish.

This recipe makes use of oil only for tempering the mustard seeds and curry leaves; it does not involve any deep frying. The bread pieces are almost dry roasted along with the spices. Using wheat bread or multigrain bread instead of white bread enhances the health quotient of this recipe. This recipe is extremely versatile and open to innovations, so you can make it even healthier by adding vegetables and nuts of your choice – such as carrots, green beans, cauliflower florets, peas, cashew, peanuts, etc.

Check out the full recipe at – umaskitchenexperiments

Bread Upma

17. Missi Roti

Total time – 15 minutes

Servings – 4

Cuisine – Punjabi

Category – Breakfast/Meal

Ingredients –

  • Whole wheat flour
  • Gram flour/Besan
  • Grated ginger
  • Coriander leaves
  • Red chili powder
  • Carom seeds/Ajwain
  • Oil/Ghee
  • Water
  • Salt

Missi Roti is a delicious and wholesome Indian flat bread made from a combination of whole wheat flour and gram flour. It is a spicy variation of the plain flat bread where ginger, coriander, leaves, salt, chilli powder and carom seeds are added to the dough. No oil is required for frying the flat bread, it is dry cooked on a tawa. Missi Roti tastes best when it is glazed with butter and served hot with fresh crud and pickle.

Minimal use of oil for preparing this recipe enhances its healthful aspects. Using whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour for the dough adds a power-packed fiber and nutrient punch to the recipe. Whole wheat flour has high fiber content that prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol levels in blood and even aids in weight loss. Being a low glycemic index grain flour, it prevents rapid blood sugar spikes and crashes after a meal which is extremely beneficial for diabetes management. Whole wheat contains several vitamins such as folate, riboflavin, B-complex vitamins, etc.

Check out the full recipe at – indicuisine

Missi Roti

18. Kuttu Ki Khichdi (Buckwheat Khichdi)

Total time – 3 hours 15 minutes

Servings – 2

Cuisine – North Indian

Category – Breakfast/Brunch

Ingredients –

  • Buck wheat
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Cumin seeds
  • Green chilly
  • Ginger
  • Potato
  • Asafetida
  • Peanuts
  • Turmeric
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt

Buckwheat Khichdi is a light and low-spice recipe that is usually prepared for festivals and religious fasts, but it also makes a wholesome breakfast for weekends. When cooked to perfection, buckwheat develops a nice chewy texture. The peanuts add a nice nutty flavor and crunch to the Khichdi. The flavorful spices enhance the aromas of the dish and make it all the more appetizing.

Buckwheat is a gluten-free nutrient-rich seed that is widely consumed in Asian countries. Anti-inflammatory property of buckwheat lowers inflammation and unhealthy cholesterol levels in blood. The antioxidants and phenolic compounds in buckwheat helps fight cancer, supports brain, liver and digestive health by neutralizing free radical damage. High fiber and protein content in buckwheat supports energy, growth and muscle synthesis and improves digestion. Being a low glycemic index seed, it helps to prevent and manage diabetes.

Check out the full recipe at – premascook

Kuttu Ki Khichdi (Buckwheat Khichdi)

19. Semiya Upma (Vermicelli Upma)

Total time – 15 minutes

Servings – 2

Cuisine – South Indian

Category – Breakfast

Ingredients –

  • Semiya/Vermicelli
  • Water
  • Onion
  • Green chili
  • Curry leaves
  • Fresh grated coconut (optional)
  • Coriander leaves (optional)

For seasoning:

  • Peanuts
  • Mustard
  • Cumin
  • Channa dal
  • Urad dal
  • Asafetida
  • Oil

Semiya upma is a regular breakfast that is prepared in South Indian homes. This light and delicious vermicelli upma can be considered the Indian version of noodles. The flavorful and crunchy seasoning of lentils and peanuts add a nice texture to the dish. It is a versatile breakfast recipe and you can introduce your choice of vegetables to it to enhance its healthful aspect. You can add carrots, green beans, peas, etc.

Vermicelli or Semiya is a low-fat carbohydrate option that makes a filling base for your breakfast or meal without adding too much fat. Vermicelli also contains considerable amount of protein and dietary fiber that helps to increase satiety. It is a gluten-free food that is a great choice for people suffering from celiac disease or having gluten sensitivity.

Check out the full recipe at – indianhealthyrecipes

Semiya Upma (Vermicelli Upma)

20. Chole Bhature

Total time – 1 hour

Servings – 3-4

Cuisine – Punjabi

Category – Breakfast/Meal

Ingredients –

For Bhatura:

  • All purpose flour
  • Rava/Semolina
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Yogurt
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying

For Chole Masala:

  • Chickpeas
  • Oil
  • Cumin seeds
  • Bay leaf
  • Cinnamon
  • Onion
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • Tomato
  • Chole masala powder
  • Red chili powder
  • Salt to taste

Chole Bhature is an extremely popular Punjabi dish that is consumed all over North India and makes a complete breakfast or lunch. The recipe consists of spicy chickpea curry or chole masala that is eaten with crispy and fluffy Bhatura. It makes a mouth-watering combo. It is extremely easy to put together and you can try it as a weekend breakfast or brunch. Chole Bhature is served with fresh onion slices and tangy pickle.

Although, Chole Bhature is a spicy and oily recipe that involves heavy seasoning and deep frying, but the use of nutrient-rich chickpeas in for the curry makes up for it. Chickpeas are a rich source of protein and fiber. The proteins support muscle growth and development while the fiber helps to increase satiety and aids digestion. Chickpeas are also rich in manganese and folate which supports bone development, speeds up wound healing and supports important chemical reactions related to metabolism.

Check out the full recipe at – tastyappetite

Chole Bhature

21. Bengali Chirer Pulao (Flattened Rice Pulao)

Total time – 15-20 minutes

Servings – 2

Cuisine – Bengali

Category – Breakfast

Ingredients –

  • Flattened rice
  • Potato
  • Red onion
  • Cauliflower florets
  • Green chilies
  • Green peas
  • Cashew nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Raisins
  • Fresh coriander
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sugar
  • Salt

Chirer Pulao or Flattened Rice Pulao is a classic Bengali recipe that will take any Bengali back to his or her childhood memories. It is an extremely popular snack recipe that is served for breakfast as well as during the evening. The combination of flattened rice with nuts, raisins and vegetables creates a layer of chewy and crunchy texture. This is a quick and easy breakfast recipe that is healthy and filling and tasty at the same time.

The combination of nuts, raisins and vegetables in this recipe provides a power-packed nutrient punch of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Flattened rice makes a wholesome and filling base for the recipe that is easy to digest and a potent source of sustainable energy that helps you to stay active throughout the day.

Check out the full recipe at – preeoccupied

Amader Barir Chirer Pulao, Flattened Rice Pulao from a Bengali ...

 

22. Bread Besan Toast

Total time – 25 minutes

Servings – 2

Cuisine – Indian

Category – Breakfast/Snack

Ingredients –

  • Besan/Chickpea flour
  • Cumin seeds
  • Turmeric
  • Salt
  • Asafetida
  • Water
  • Onion
  • Coriander leaves
  • Green chilies
  • Garlic cloves
  • Bread slices

Besan toast is yet another quick and easy Indian breakfast recipe that can be put together in less than 30 minutes. Bread, the main ingredient of this recipe is readily available in the kitchen. Besan toast is the Indian vegetarian version of the French toast. It also makes a mouth-watering tea-time snack. The savory and crispy besan toast taste best when served hot with coriander chutney or tomato sauce.

Although, besan toast is a deep fired recipe, but the chickpea flour used in it is a versatile, gluten-free and high-protein substitute for all-purpose flour. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber as well that helps to increase satiety and reduce the risk of diabetes, colon cancer and weight gain. The total and soluble fiber as well as the resistant starch in chickpea flour makes it a low-glycemic index flour which prevents constipation and fills you up easily, thereby preventing overeating.

Check out the full recipe at – kannammacooks

Bread Besan Toast

23. Kappa Vevichathu (Mashed Tapioca with Coconut Masala)

Total time – 25 minutes

Servings – 2

Cuisine – Keralian

Category – Breakfast/Snack/Meal

Ingredients –

  • Tapioca
  • Grated coconut
  • Turmeric
  • Green chilies
  • Cumin seeds
  • Peppercorns
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves
  • Dry red chilli
  • Oil

Kappa Vevichathu is a traditional Dish from Kerala that is served with spicy curry as a snack or breakfast. It is made by mashing up boiled tapioca and seasoning it spices, chilies, garlic and curry leaves. It is a healthy and wholesome breakfast recipe packed with fiber, proteins and other nutrients. The flavorful spices, coconut and seasoning enhance the taste of this rich and creamy tapioca dish.

Tapioca is a filling and wholesome food packed with fiber and nutrients. The dietary fiber in tapioca supports digestion, relieves constipation, bloating and intestinal pain and reduces the risk of colorectal cancer. Tapioca is a wonderful vegetarian source of protein that aids muscle development, growth and healing. Vitamin K, calcium and iron in tapioca improves bone health and reduces the chances of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and weakness.

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Kappa Vevichathu (Mashed Tapioca with Coconut Masala)

24. Kachori

Total time – 30-40 minutes

Servings – 20 kachori

Cuisine – Rajasthani

Category – Breakfast/Snack

Ingredients –

For Dough:

  • All purpose flour/Maida
  • Oil
  • Salt

For Masala filling:

  • Gram flour/besan
  • Oil
  • Red chilli powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Citric acid
  • Chopped coriander
  • Ground green chilies
  • Garam masala
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying

Kachiori or Khasta kachori is a popular Indian recipe hailing from Rajasthan. It is a crispy and flaky pastry filled with spiced gram flour or spiced lentils. There are a wide variety of kachori in different regions of India. Kachori makes a delicious snack and it can also be served as an appetizing breakfast with green coriander chutney or peas curry.

This is another deep-fired breakfast recipe that can be enjoyed occasionally. You can notch of the health quotient of this recipe by using refined oil for frying the kachori and using a few tissue papers to bloat the excess oil. The gram flour or lentils used for the filling adds some protein and fiber punch to the recipe and makes it a wholesome and filling dish that will keep you satiated till lunch.

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Kachori

25. Idiyappam

Total time – 20 minutes

Servings – 4

Cuisine – Keralian

Category – Breakfast/Meal

Ingredients –

  • Rice flour
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Grated coconut

Idiyappam is a Kerala style sevai recipe made from steamed rice flour noodles and grated coconut. It is a popular breakfast that is frequently prepared in homes in Kerala. The inclusion of freshly grated coconut adds an appetizing tropical aroma to the recipe. Soft, creamy and wholesome Idiyappam taste best when served with potato stew and coconut chutney.

This is a healthy and wholesome Indian breakfast that does not require any oil or spices for preparation. The entire cocking is done through steaming which gives it a beautiful soft texture and keeps it light and simple. Rice flour used in the recipe is a good source of carbohydrates that makes it a filling recipe. It is easy on the stomach and can be digested effortlessly.

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Idiyappam

Prepare these delicious and wholesome Indian breakfast recipes in your kitchen and try to get at least 25 percent of the day’s calories from your breakfast in order to improve overall health and maintain healthy body weight.

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