8 recipes to start your day with healthy Indian breakfast

Arpita Chatterjee
·6-min read
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As you probably know, breakfast is the first and most essential meal of the entire day. So what are some healthy Indian breakfast recipes that you can try today? Here are some options that are filling and healthy.

Oats idli

Idli is a traditional South Indian food eaten during the day. With all this quick to make and exceptionally healthy low carb oats idli, brighten up your light breakfast.

Two Cups of Oats

Curd of 1/2 litres (a bit sour)

Mustard seeds 1 tbsp

1 tbsp of urad dal dal

1/2 tablespoon of Dal Channa

Oil for 1/2 tbsp

2 tsp of thinly sliced chillies

1 cup of diced carrots

2 tbsp cilantro, thinly minced

1/2 tbsp of ground turmeric

Two teaspoons salt

Eno (a pinch)

Roast the oats on a Tawa before the oats turn mildly brown and then powder them in a blender. Put oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal in a saucepan and let the mustard splutter and the dals turn golden. Apply and cook the turmeric powder for a minute. Apply this spice to the mix of grounded oats and add the curd to create a batter. Spray the idly steamer plates with oil and plop the batter into every other steamer area. For fifteen min, cook the idles in steam. Prick the idly with a spoon and check whether the idly is baked. Start by removing the idles to serve with onion chutney once cooked.

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Moong Dal Cheela

Here are one healthy Indian pancakes filled with protein. Stir up a batter consisting of moong dal, cottage cheese and vegetables loaded inside.

Moong dal 200 gms

Paneer of 4-5 pcs (diced)

Mixed 1 tsp of crushed paneer with Chaat masala

Cabbage with 1 TSP capsicum, chopped

Onions, 1/2 tsp., chopped

One teaspoon of cashew nuts

Salt for tasting

Ghee for frying

Soak the Moong Dal overnight and pound it into a consistent running batter mix with some salt. Dab it on top with ghee and keep flipping it over in a few minutes until fried.


A treat of your much-required breakfast fuel, lavished with discreet flavours, is easy to execute.

One Poha/chivda cups (pressed rice)

Oil 1 tablespoon

Hing of 1/8 teaspoon

One teaspoon of mustard seeds

1/2 cup thinly sliced onion

8-10 curry-leaves

2-3 Whole Red Chillies

1/2 of a cup of potatoes (diced small)

1/2 tsp of Haldi powder

2 tsp of salt

One teaspoon of green, finely chopped chillies

1 cup of Lime Extract

One tablespoon of cilantro berries, minced

Lemon wedges for topping up

Poha is a traditional Indian dish traditionally served with a curry. The recipe calls for turmeric, turmeric and onions. The potatoes are fried through over low heat and then filled with lemon juice and cilantro. The dish is also served with cilantro and lemon juice wedges for a unique twist on the classic dish.

Also read: 10 creative ways to include poha in your meals

Banana and Almond Porridge Recipe

With this porridge recipe, you have the goodness of Chia seeds, oats, banana and lots of nuts and dried fruits. The conventional oats recipe gets a nutty and fruity twist.

1/4 of a Cup of oats

Chia seeds 1 tsp

One bottle of milk

1/2 minced banana

Dates for 1 tbsp, diced

Almonds, 2 tsp, cut

Cinnamon powder 2 tsp

1 Line Saffron

Honey for 1 tbsp

Gather all of the ingredients. Wet the oats in water for a few minutes, then moisten the chia seeds in water in another bowl for 10 minutes. Heat the milk in a saucepan and add the pineapple, dates, almond and cinnamon. Place a saffron cord in the milk. Then, after 30 seconds, add the oats, honey and serve.

Quinoa Lentil Salad Recipe

Balanced salad made with superfoods such as quinoa, asparagus, pomegranate, and lentils. Drizzle to complement the flavours with some tangy-sweet lime juice and mustard dressing.

Quinoa one Cup

2-3 small Carrots

Shredded Broccoli



1 Cup of Lentils•

Pomegranate 1 cup

2 Spring onions



1 Sweet lime (juiced)

One teaspoon Mustard

Two tablespoon Olive oil

Lemongrass - shredded

1/2 Green chilli, chopped

4-6 Basil leaves

For the vegetables, add salt to the boiling water and par-blanch for about 45 seconds. Tie a cup of soaked quinoa with it. Connect lentils to it, too, and pomegranate seeds. Chop the cilantro and the spring onions properly. Add blanched vegetables to the lentil and quinoa mix.

Stir in the fresh lime juice with the mustard, lemongrass, minced green chilli, basil leaves and some olive oil. Put the salad on top of it.

Masala Omelette Recipe

The Masala omelette with a slice of bread and butter on top is an ideal breakfast choice to enjoy.

1/2 onion, chopped

One tomato, chopped

Two green chillies, chopped

3 tbsp olive oil

3 Eggs

Salt and pepper (to flavour)

2 tbsp butter

A handful of fresh coriander leaves

A handful of spring onions, chopped

A handful of cheese, grated

Burger bun

Olive oil, tomatoes, green chillies, onion and tomatoes are added to a saucepan. Crack three of the eggs, whisk them nicely, and then add salt and pepper to flavour. Sprinkle the fresh coriander leaves, spring onions and grated cheese on top of the mixture. Serve with a toasted bun and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Scrambled Eggs and Chicken Sausages

Scrambled eggs tossed with chicken sausages with gentle spices. A tasty and nutritious spread for breakfast.

1/2 Onion, chopped

1 Potato, chopped

2 Chicken sausages (sliced)

3 tbsp olive oil

6 Eggs

To flavour salt and pepper

2 tbsp cheese, grated

A handful of spring onions, chopped

Butter (to spread)

Burger buns

1/2 cup milk

In the pan, heat the olive oil. Place and cook the potato in the saucepan until it becomes golden brown. Place the chicken sausages in the tub and throw them in. Spread the butter on the buns and grill them for 4 minutes in the oven. Garnish them with seasonal onions.

Also read: Craving for momos? Here's how you can make it at home

Masala Chicken on Toast Recipe

It is a delectable breakfast of marinated bits of chicken, consumed on hot buttered bread, folded in with a host of flavours!

1/2 Kg of Chicken Boneless (diced or minced)

Hung Yogurt 50 grams

Kashmiri Mirch 1/2 Tbsp

Garam masala 1/2 tbsp

Garlic Paste 1/2 Tbsp

Ginger Paste 1/2 Tbsp

2 tbsp juice of a lime

Oil 1 1/2 tbsp

Two Onions (diced)

Coriander powder 1/4 Tbsp

Chilli powder 1/4 Tbsp

Salt & pepper for flavour

4 (Seeded and chopped) tomatoes, peeled

2 Tbsp of cilantro, diced

Marinate the chicken with hung curd, chilli powder, garam masala, ginger and garlic. Set aside for 1 hour. Sauté the onions until they are golden, then add the spices and the majority of the garlic and ginger. Simmer until it is covered with the chicken. Stir the coriander back. Serve softly on hot buttered toast.


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