31 Popular Indian Breakfast Recipes
Breakfast is an important part of our daily routine. It’s very essential for us to have a good healthy breakfast that will give us energy for the whole day. This is the first meal of the day.
Well, this is called “breakfast” because it breaks fast of 8 hrs.
“Eat Breakfast Like a KING, Lunch Like a PRINCE and Dinner like a BEGGAR”.
Why Breakfast is an important meal of the day:
- Kick starts metabolism & thus helps to burn calories throughout the day
- Restores glucose level to perform optimal brain function
- Helps in improving concentration level
- Boosts energy level for the day
- Reduces weight-gain and hence controls obesity
- Controls high Blood Pressure, Diabetes & Heart Diseases
Read it more here: Transformation from fat to fit
Here is a collection of 31 everyday Indian breakfast recipes that are easy to make and also equally healthy at the same time.
Amongst all Indian breakfast recipes, this one is more commonly made at my home as this is an easy, quick and healthy option. Kanda poha is a traditional Maharashtrian dish that is made from poha or puffed rice. Kanda or onions, peanuts, and potatoes are shallow fried and mixed with soaked poha. This is an easy and quick breakfast recipe.
Vegetable upma is another common and healthy breakfast recipe. Semolina or suji or rava is the key ingredient in making upma. However, you can always add variation to upma ad add whatever veggies you want to add.
This is one good food for kids as well. It’s rich in protein and fiber also. So it keeps us full for a long time. It’s again low in carb and hence really healthy breakfast item for us.
This is one of the most common types of sandwiches that I make quite often at home. This is a kid-friendly dish that you can make for your kid’s tiffin box also.
In this recipe, I have taken boiled and mashed potatoes for stuffing. Again you can add spices to these mashed potatoes or you can saute with spices for 2 minutes. Both way it’s equally tasty.
I add a slice of cheese for my kid to make it a little cheesy.
Tomato omelet is basically our vegan omelet which is made from gram flour or chickpeas flour. This is also equally delicious and easy to prepare. Not much of preparation required in fact to make this breakfast dish. This is also another great tiffin box recipe for kids.
Normally we add onion tomatoes green coriander leaves, chilies to this. But to add variation you can add some grated or blanched veggies or shredded greens to this chilla.
Bread pakoda is popular street food in North India. These are normally potato stuffed slices of bread coated with gram flour batter. These are deep-fried snacks. Normally we stuff spiced potatoes in this. But to make it a little more healthy you can also add grated paneer and other sauteed vegetables.
Daliya khichdi is my all-time favorite. Though I don’t like daliya much, This one has stolen my heart. This khichdi is extremely easy to prepare. Load it with whatever vegetables you want to add. I use pressure cooker to make this. However, you can make this very conveniently in an instant pot or electric cooker or in stovetop pan.
Vermicelli pulao or semiya pulao is a savory dish made from vermicelli. These are sauteed with vegetables and aromatic spices. Again this is an easy breakfast recipe and kids friendly dish as well.
Vermicelli upma is similar to upma recipe except for semolina, we are adding vermicelli here. Load it will carrots, cauliflower, peas, potatoes and other vegetables of your choice. Extremely easy to make this delicious breakfast recipe.
Onion uttapam is one of the South Indian dishes like dosa and sambar. This is easy to prepare if you have the batter ready. Once you make the batter, you can store this in the refrigerator for 5 – 7 days.
This batter is made from a mixture of rice and lentils. Also, you need to ferment the batter for some time to get fluffy ones. But I do make from fresh batter also.
Masala uttapam is my favorite one too. This is similar to plain uttapam or onion uttapam. But here in place of onion and tomatoes, mashed potatoes are used as a topping layer.
Sandwich uttapam is another variation to masala uttapam. I love making this uttapam. In this recipe, potato is stuffed between two layers of batter. This is not that difficult to make as it seems from the name. Also, this is really filling one. You can make this for your kid’s tiffin box also for a change. They will also love this.
Masala Dosa is a South Indian food made with the batter of rice and lentils mixture. Mashed potato is basic stuffing for this masala dosa.
This is one of the best street food in Mumbai. Every street you will find one or two street-side vendors selling these South Indian food.
Palak Moong Dal chilla is a savory Indian crepe that is made with lentils paste and some finely chopped spinach leaves. This is fluffy and soft chilla. For this dal chilla, I’m using yellow moong dal or yellow dehusked gram. You can take any other lentils or mixture of 2 /3 lentils together.
This is an instant dosa made with semolina in place of rice and lentils. To make rice and lentil batter you need to soak them overnight and ferment the batter for 6 hrs. But in case you don’t have the batter ready you can make the batter using semolina and curd or buttermilk. Also, you can add some finely chopped or grated veggies to add some more nutrition to your pancake.
Though I have made this in a smaller size as mini dosa you can make the same in regular uttapam or pancakes. This is an excellent kids’ tiffin box recipe also.
This is vegan savory french toast. Normally french toast is made with eggs. but gram flour or chickpea flour is the best to substitute for egg. This is easy to make and an easy kids tiffin box and breakfast recipe. Serve this with some crumbled paneer or tofu to make it complete menu.
This is a cheesy Mumbai street style sandwich. It’s basically has stuffing of peppers, onion, and cheese. This is very easy to prepare and takes less than 10 minutes to make this sandwich. Serve with some extra cheese.
This is my kid’s favorite sandwich. So I make this very often. Well in this sandwich major ingredient is pizza sauce and cheese that gives the taste of that of the pizza. You can also add some veggies of your choice like bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, etc. Otherwise, you can simply add a cheese slice to make it even quick and simple.
Chilli cheese toast is an open face cheesy toast. This is again kids favorite. Here I have added some corn kernels, peppers as the topping. Add cheese on top and sprinkle some oregano and chili flakes. This doesn’t take more than 5 – 10 minutes at maximum.
Aloo paratha is an authentic Indian recipe especially in North India like UP and Punjab. This is one of my family’s favorite breakfast recipes. In this recipe, mashed potato is stuffed in dough and then shallow fried with ghee or butter. Serve this with curd or raita or with tea. You can make this for your kid’s tiffin box as well.
This is again similar to aloo paratha but instead of potatoes, you need to take grated and spiced cauliflower for stuffing. Well, this is an equally delicious and tasty authentic Indian breakfast recipe. This is a winter special recipe as you will get the best quality fresh cauliflower in winters. Another season just be careful of bugs and insects in gobi or cauliflower.
Methi paratha is made with fresh fenugreek leaves. This is also a winter special recipe. If you are in the metro and getting fresh methi leaves all season you can make any time. Clean methi leaves well before adding to the dough. Knead freshly chopped leaves with wheat flour. To make it little more crispy add little gram flour to this.
Originally this is a popular street food of the eastern part of our country where they use egg and meat as stuffing in paratha. But this is a vegetarian version. Here we use paneer for stuffing. Also for this paratha, I have taken whole wheat flour which is healthier than refined flour. This paratha is super soft and yummy that melts in the mouth with a first bite only.
Pav bhaji is another popular street food in Mumbai. I make this on weekends as we love the variation on holidays and weekends. Preparation takes little more time but it’s worth as the final output is delicious pav bhaji.
This is excellent street food and makes a complete menu.
Masala Pav is another popular street food of Mumbai. This tastes similar to pav bhaji as ingredients are almost similar for these two items. Only difference is There is no veggies added to this masala pav. Pav Bhaji masala is used to spice it up.
In this Maggi masala, I add lots of vegetables to make it healthier. This is quick and of course, Maggi is one of our favorite dishes since childhood. Well, this comes under junk food that means not good for every day. But who eats this every day. Once in a while, we can make this veggie loaded Maggi masala for our breakfast. Let e tell you this is irresistible for all Maggi lovers.
This is again a North Indian delicacy. Aloo kachori is a potato stuffed poori. This is a deep-fried snack. I still believe my mother in law makes the world’s best aloo kachori. Well, these are deep-fried ones. And hence you can make them on any special occasions or once in a while. This is also kids friendly food. So this is a great tiffin box idea.
This is again another healthy breakfast recipe you will just love. We use spinach and sweet corn and cook it to a creamy texture before stuffing in bread. Spinach Corn Sandwich is one of my all-time favorite sandwiches and I can make this any time. Serve this with some hot sauce or cilantro dip. Also a great kid’s tiffin box recipe.
Sabudana khichdi is especially a fasting recipe in India but you can definitely make it on any other days as well. Well, this is made with sabudana or tapioca pearls. This is gluten free and rich in the carb. So if you are targeting low carb food you should avoid this. But since this is a great source of carb, this is excellent baby food and kids tiffin box recipe. This is my baby’s favorite dish as well. So I make this quite often for his tiffin box.
Now add some mashed potatoes to soaked sabudana. shape them to patties and deep fry them. These make excellent tea time snack options and fasting food. Read more details about how to make perfect sabudana vada.
This is our childhood favorite breakfast. This is also an instant dosa. we make from whole wheat. but to make it crispy you can add some other flour to this as well.
Bread roll is an easy breakfast option. This is similar to bread pakoda but the only difference is no flour is used to coat the stuffed bread. This is a quick and easy recipe that is kids friendly. Serve these bread rolls with green chutney for taste. Traditionally we use potato stuffing but you can use crumbled paneer or other veggies as well.
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