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Breakfast Recipes, Veg Indian Breakfast Recipes

We all know the common saying ‘Breakfast like a king, lunch like a common man, and dinner like a pauper!’ but have you ever wondered why? We do not eat anything through the night, that is, we fast all night. In the morning, we need to break this fast with nutritious and energy-packed food. Breakfast is like fuel for our body and mind. Having a good sumptuous breakfast can keep you cheerful, energetic and attentive all day long. It can also help you manage your weight better, because breakfast kick-starts your metabolism the right way and avoids binging on calorie-laden snacks in the mid-morning. In short, breakfast makes you beautiful inside and out.
 

5 Facts about Breakfast

1. Breakfast must be had within two hours of waking up.

2. Apart from energy, your breakfast should be rich in nutrients like calcium, iron, B-vitamins, protein and fibre. So try to include lots of veggies, fruits and nuts in your breakfast.

3. If you are to take five cups of fruits and veggies each day, try to include at least one cup during breakfast.

4. Research shows that those who have breakfast regularly are more likely to be in the ideal weight range as their metabolism is better. Weight-watchers – take care never to skip breakfast again. It’s the tastiest way to good health.

5. As breakfast provides the brain with glucose at the right time, it improves cognitive function. Those who breakfast regularly have good memory and concentration. They are also able to lead a happier, stress-free life as a well-fuelled brain manages moods better!
 

How to plan your breakfast...

1. Plan your breakfast menu for the whole week in the weekend itself so that you can finish your shopping at one go. This will also give you enough time to prepare batters, masalas, etc.

2. At least make sure you decide the previous evening, so that you can do the soaking, grinding and other preparations earlier.

3. Choose items that you and your family will enjoy having, so that your day will start on a cheerful mood.

4. Ensure a good variety. You will get bored if you have the same cereals, idlis or parathas every day. So pick flavourful breakfasts from different cuisines, so there is a delightful surprise on the table each morning.

5. Try to have breakfast together, so that the family gets some time to bond before diving headlong into the busy day.

6. If any of you have to leave early, plan to make breakfasts that can be had on-the-go or packed in a tiffin dabba, so that they can still have their breakfast on time. No compromise!

7. On oh-so-busy days, work in at least a milkshake or a smoothie to make sure you do not step out on an empty stomach.

Multigrain-Roti
Multigrain Roti

Veg Breakfast Recipes

Indian cuisine offers a mind-boggling variety of vegetarian breakfast recipes. There are so many that you can have a different Indian breakfast every day of the month, or for even longer! Each region has specialties, and they taste different from others, so by experimenting with different regional cuisines you can really expand the variety in front of you.

  Veg Breakfast Recipes
1. Multigrain Roti
2. Oats Upma
3. Ven Pongal
4. Methi Thalipeeth
5. Mixed Dal Chillas
6. Uppu Urundai
7. Rava Chilla
8. Quinoa Veg Upma
9. Multigrain Methi Thepla
10. Aloo Paratha
11. Sweet Punjabi Lassi
12. Chole
13. Nylon Khaman Dhokla
14. Cabbage Jowar Muthias
15. Vada Pav
16. Rava Sheera
17. Kanda Poha
18. Idli
19. Dosa
20. Ragi Bhakri Chivda
21. Misal Pav

South Indian Breakfast Recipes

Idli
Idli

We don’t need to tell you much about South Indian breakfasts because that is how popular they are. Idli, Dosa or Ven Pongal and Vada, enjoyed with Sambhar and Chutney, is like one of the most sumptuous breakfasts you can think of. Made of rice and pulses, these dishes provide you with ample energy and protein to run the day. Have a go at some all-time favourites like…

Ven-Pongal
Ven Pongal

1. Idli
2. Dosa
3. Ven Pongal
4. Vada
5. Sambhar
6. Coconut Chutney
7. Filter Coffee

Popular Maharashtrian Breakfasts

Batata_PohaBatata Poha

Think of Maharashtrian breakfast and Poha is one of the first options that come to mind, but there are many more delightful treats like Upma, Sheera and Thalipeeth, enjoyed with delicious accompaniments.
1. Batata Poha
2. Kanda Poha
3. Sabudana Khichdi
4. Thalipeeth
5. Upma
6. Sheera
7. Green Chilli Thecha
 

Gujarati Breakfast

Khaman-DhoklaKhaman Dhokla

Like the idli is to a South Indian, dhokla is to a Gujarati. Indeed, it is one of the most versatile Gujarati snacks, which can be enjoyed for breakfast or as an evening snack. There are several varieties of dhokla made with different cereal grains and pulses, so you can enjoy different options each week. Other Gujarati favourites are thepla and muthia. The thepla is also a traveller’s delight. Made the right way, it lasts for a few days, so it can be carried along on a train journey to ensure you have a tasty and timely breakfast!
1. Khaman Dhokla
2. Rava Dhokla
3. Doodhi Muthias
4. Cabbage Jowar Muthias
5. Thepla
6. Methi Thepla
7. Methi Thepla without Curd, for Travel

Zesty Punjabi Breakfast

Aloo-Paratha
Aloo Paratha

Punjabis like to have sumptuous meals, and the same rule applies – quite strongly – to breakfast too. A Punjabi would traditionally have a couple of parathas with a luscious lassi for breakfast. By adding various ingredients to the whole wheat flour dough or by stuffing the parathas with various fillings, you can make a large variety of tasty parathas, which are yummy and wholesome too.
1. Aloo Paratha
2. Gobi Paratha
3. Mooli Paratha
4. Kulcha with Chana
5. Puri with Chana
6. Chole
7. Lassi
 

Easy breakfast recipes

Tomato-PohaTomato Poha

Agreed, all of us need to have breakfast, and there is a great big variety out there too, but have we forgotten the hustle-bustle of the morning hours? With a few hours and a great many tasks, breakfast tends to go down the priority chart! We all wake up hungry, and we all deserve to have breakfast, irrespective of how busy we are. However, there are some recipes that can be made without fussing and sweating in the kitchen for too long.

Oatmeal Almond Milk just needs you to mix the ingredients together and it is super healthy too. If you have the dough ready, making Masala Puris is as simple as rolling and frying. If you have just 10 minutes, you can comfortably make the Tomato Poha! These are more recipes of this kind will ensure you never skip breakfast again…
1. Oatmeal Almond Milk with Oranges
2. Masala Puris Served with Curds and Chunda
3. Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
4. Tomato Poha
5. Curd Upma
6. Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti
7. Muesli
8. Bread Upma

Kids’ Breakfast Recipes

Methi-Thepla-WrapMethi Thepla Wrap

We can’t send kids to school with just a glass of milk or a banana and expect them to be top performers! A sumptuous breakfast is a must to improve the child’s cognitive skills. Memory, concentration, happiness – all these and more depend on the quality of breakfast. Yet, we understand your problems.

Most moms are busy. They need to finish a huge line-up of chores before rushing off to office themselves. Some kids can also be so fussy that moms just give up trying to make them eat breakfast. We’ve thought up some tasty and quick dishes that moms can prepare in a jiffy, and kids will wipe out faster because they are super yummy. Dishes like Coriander Upma, Quick Vegetable Appe and Khakhra with Sprouted Moong are just right for kids!
1. Coriander Upma
2. Quick Vegetable Appe
3. Instant Oats Dosa
4. Khakhra with Sprouted Moong
5. Bournvita Milk Recipe
6. Corn Poha
7. Methi Thepla Wrap
8. Vanilla Milkshake
9. Tomato and Cucumber Open Sandwich
10. Paushtic Parathas
11. Green Peas Sandwich

Microwave Breakfast Recipes

Upma in A MicrowaveUpma in A Microwave

Many households have microwave ovens these days. A busy morning is just the right time to put it to good use, to churn out a tasty breakfast. Imagine those days when there is milk on one burner of your stove, lunch dishes on other burners, and ultimately when you are done with all that you realise there is no time to make breakfast. Let your appliances come to your aid. Pop some ingredients into your microwave and go get ready for work. When you are ready, so is your breakfast. Sit with your family, enjoy the meal, and head out with confidence.
1. Microwave Rava Idli
2. Batata Poha
3. Atta ka Sheera
4. Green Peas Dhokla
5. Semolina Upma
6. Apple Jam
 

Breakfasts for busy days

Apple and Oats MilkshakeApple and Oats Milkshake

Despite all that planning, there are days when you just don’t have time for breakfast. Keep some stuff ready on hand to aid on those days. Keep a jar of homemade jam handy so that you can spread some on your toast and gulp it down. Make yourself a quick milkshake or smoothie. Keep some tasty khakhras in stock – it is as filling as having a chapatti. Khakhras are also handy when you need to have breakfast on-the-go.
1. Oats Methi Multi-flour Khakhra
2. Masala Khakhra
3. Khakhra with Sprouted Moong
4. Nachni Sesame Khakhra
5. Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie
6. Apple and Oats Milkshake
7. Oats, Coconut Milk, Peanut Butter Healthy Smoothie
 

Quick breakfast cereals

Healthy Peanut Almond Milk OatmealHealthy Peanut Almond Milk Oatmeal

Although having cereals for breakfast is not a native Indian habit, it is one of the practices we have imbibed from continental, American and other cuisines. Sure, it might not be as chatpata as our desi breakfasts, but it definitely comes to our aid on a busy morning. A bowl of cereals topped with milk or curds and loads of fruits and nuts is not only tasty but also sumptuous and super healthy.

Though different commercial brands of cereals are readily available in the market, it is healthier and tastier if you make it at home. So, whenever you find time, you can make a batch of muesli or other cereal mix and keep it handy in a jar. When you do not have time, just fill a bowl with cereals and enjoy a nutritious breakfast.
1. Muesli
2. Banana Apple Porridge
3. Chocolate Oatmeal Recipe
4. Healthy Instant Oatmeal
5. Healthy Peanut Almond Milk Oatmeal

Healthy Vegan Breakfasts

Oats Upma
Oats Upma

Vegans, you are not short of choices in any way! There are loads of Indian breakfast recipes like Poha, Upma, Idli, etc., which do not use any milk products, honey or other animal products. However, when it comes to smoothies, shakes and cereals, vegans think they do not have much to choose from. Have a look at what we have in store for you…
1. Oatmeal Almond Milk with Apples
2. Rice and Moong Dal Idli
3. Strawberry Steel Cut Oats with Tea Masala
4. Chocolate Almond Milk
5. Oats Upma
6. Protein-Packed Poha
 

Breakfast Beverages

Masala ChaiMasala Chai

There are some beverages like smoothies, milkshakes and juices that can be your breakfast itself. And then there are some that make breakfast a complete experience like coffee, tea, chaas or lassi. South Indians cannot think of breakfast without coffee, while North Indians like their cup of tea. A Punjabi breakfast is incomplete without lassi while a glass of chaas or jaljeera would make breakfast more palatable in the summer!
1. South Indian filter coffee
2. Indian tea, chaai
3. Masala Chaai
4. Jaljeera
5. Chaas
6. Mango Lassi
7. Carrot Spinach and Parsley Juice
8. Healthy Guava Drink
9. Red Capsicum, Carrot and Apple Juice
10. Coconut and Papaya Drink

Armed with so many mouth-watering recipes, some so quick, some so tasty, and some both, you can never again give a valid excuse for skipping breakfast. Let breakfast be a time for your family to bond. By making recipes from different regions, you can also make it a window into different cultures! Start each day on a wonderfully peppy note, and see how beautifully the day progresses.

Happy Cooking!
 

Try Our Other Breakfast Recipes…
44 Breakfast Dhokla Recipes
153 Breakfast/Idlis/Dosas/Appe Recipes
117 Breakfast Pancakes/Chilas Recipes
162 Breakfast Sandwiches Recipes
106 Breakfast Theplas/Parathas Recipes
78 Breakfast Upma/Poha Recipes
51 Breakfast Using left-Overs Recipes
43 Jain Breakfast Recipes
58 Low Cal Breakfast Recipes
203 Quick Breakfast Recipes


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Stuffed Cauliflower Puris
Recipe# 7563
21 Nov 07

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
What a wonderful way to eat cauliflower! When combined with peanuts and coconut, cauliflower sheds its unpleasant smell and comes across as a gourmet ingredient.
Vatana Bateta No Rotlo ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 559
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Just combine all the ingredients, pat them into pancakes, and cook them on a tava. These spicy potato and peas pancakes are so simple to make, but nothing short of a heavenly treat, especially on a cold rainy day! you can enjoy vatana bateta no rotlo just by itself or with tomato ketchup or green ch ....
Minty Green Peas and Cabbage Paratha
Recipe# 22360
22 Feb 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Staying fit is mainly about understanding your body and eating foods that suit it. Consuming the right ingredients can be quite exciting if you add them to tasty foods. Mint, for example, is a great acidity reliever. Fresh mint juice had early in the morning can do wonders, but you can also cons ....
Sindhi Koki, Koki Recipe with Whole Wheat Flour
Recipe# 189
08 Mar 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
On days when you yearn for something quite different from what you have everyday, go for the Sindhi Koki. Koki is a fabulous Indian bread from the Sindhi repertoire, which is made of a whole wheat flour dough perked up with crunchy onions, peppy coriander and a other ingredients. The cumin see ....
Mini Green Theplas ( Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35076
18 Oct 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A completely nourishing breakfast that will keep you active through the day – these mini theplas are a great alternative if you want a change from the regular oats porridge. Fortified with millet, ragi and soya flour, they are fibre-rich and extremely enjoyable.
Semolina Corn Pancakes, Rava Corn Chila
Recipe# 1599
12 Mar 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Yummy, sumptuous pancakes with the juicy crunch of sweet corn, these Semolina Corn Pancakes will make a convenient and tasty breakfast or snack. Common but well-chosen ingredients like onions and green chillies add a touch of crunch and spice to the pancakes, while curds in the semolina batter g ....
Broken Wheat Upma (  Fun Food For Children)
Recipe# 1855
31 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Break out of the routine! reach out for the wheat dalia jar rather than for semolina when you make breakfast tomorrow. Wheat has ample protein, calcium, fibre and other nutrients essential for an energetic and healthy lifestyle. You can make the broken wheat upma attractive to kids by adding their f ....
Potato Tikki Sandwich
Recipe# 5267
11 Jan 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
The desi answer to pre-fabricated burgers! Lightly buttered bread plays host to crisp and sumptuous potato tikkis, crisp lettuce and juicy carrots, with a splash of tomato ketchup too, making the Potato Tikki Sandwich a delicious meal-on-the-go. The use of green peas adds streaks of its nutty te ....
Cheesy Paneer and Parsley Toast
Recipe# 5263
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This delectable treat has an unmistakable Italian touch, with its herby topping and olive garnish. The preparation is quite simple too – you just need to mix cheeses with herbs, lay it upon toast, top it with olives and enjoy. You will find the Cheesy Pane ....
Idli Curry
Recipe# 1673
15 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A multi-flavoured delicacy prepared with fresh or leftover idlis, the Idli Curry has a pleasing texture and a tongue-tingling flavor, thanks to tangy tomato pulp, peppy spice powders and pastes, and a pinch of sugar to highlight all other flavours. You can prepare this as a quick
Corn and Paneer Bhaji
Recipe# 1662
25 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you wish to break away from the standard coconut or potato-based accompaniments, try this corn and paneer bhaji with your dosa! of late, innovatively stuffed dosas are featuring on menus across the world. So, why not try one stuffed with this subzi?
Coriander Parathas,  Kothimbir Paratha
Recipe# 37753
08 Mar 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Plenty of fresh coriander together with besan and spices go into these Parathas making them irresistibly tasty and aromatic too! Easy and quick enough to prepare on a rushed morning, these Coriander Parathas will mean a good star ....
Veg Stufffed Idlis
Recipe# 3541
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious snack that combines the sumptuousness of idlis with the great taste and goodness of mixed veggies. The idli batter for this recipe is relatively easy to make, as you just need to soak and blend all the ingredients together and ferment. This batter is steamed with a stuffing of mixed ....
Cheese and Spring Onion Sandwich
Recipe# 5231
11 Jan 11

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by Tarla Dalal
Every bite of this sandwich offers a burst of flavours, and nothing short of ecstasy! Cheese spread and mayonnaise make an exciting stuffing for sandwiches together with crunchy capsicums and spring onions, held together with milk, and flavoured with garlic and red chilli flakes. This Cheese ....
Soya Dosa
Recipe# 3514
13 Dec 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tasty and satiating, the Soya Dosa is also quick and convenient to make without requiring any fermentation. Perfect proportions of soya flour and urad batter are combined to make delicious, golden-brown dosas that taste simply awesome, especially if served with coconut chutney. You can also ....
Stuffed Potato and Green Peas Paratha
Recipe# 4679
29 Sep 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The highlight of this paratha is its stuffing, which is quite unique despite using common ingredients. The combination of slightly mashed potatoes and green peas gives the mixture a unique texture and a special, mealy mouth-feel, which is made all the more enticing by the addition of myriad spic ....
Quick Soya Uttapam
Recipe# 1677
26 Nov 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Semolina always lends itself to quick dishes as it cooks easily. Here, it combines with protein-rich soya milk and a bouquet of other handy ingredients to make instant soya uttapam. You can add more value to this dish by tossing in a few more grated veggies if you find time.
Panch Ratna Uttapa
Recipe# 36418
11 Jan 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
An uttapa with a difference! using variety of vegetables substantially increases the calcium and fibre content. With zero-oil, the uttapas make a great low-cal evening snack.
Paneer Parathas, Punjabi Paneer Paratha
Recipe# 30912
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer also known as cottage cheese is used in a variety of dishes world over. It forms a part of salads, main course dishes and even desserts in the form of cream cheese. Known as the Indian cheese, paneer is one of the most versatile ingredients available f ....
Bajra Khakhras
Recipe# 2941
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
During your first trimester, it is better to have dry carbohydrates for your breakfast to ease morning sickness. If you are fed up of regular biscuits and breads, try these crunchy khakhras instead. Make these in large batches so that you can have them in the mornings whenever you have the urge to ....
Green Peas Dhokla, Microwave Dhokla Recipe
Recipe# 4884
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ever wondered if it is possible to make succulent and satiating dhoklas within minutes? Your dream comes true, with this Green Peas Dhokla. A quick batter of crushed green peas and besan pepped up with lemon juice and ginger-green chilli paste is cooke ....
Palak Methi Dhokla
Recipe# 33272
16 May 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A batter of chola dal is fortified with a couple of tasty greens and cooked into yummy dhoklas that have a tempting aroma and nice flavour. Since spinach and fenugreek leaves are used, this non-fried snack also imbibes the characteristic flavour of fenugreek, which is very appetizing. A dash ....
Spicy Moong Dal Dhokla
Recipe# 4673
11 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A quick and appetizing breakfast. All you need to do to make this dish in a jiffy is to soak moong dal in advance.
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 on 01 Jan 19 11:46 PM


Super collection of breakfast. Such a nice n easy recipes. My family will b happy to hav healthy breakfast with lots of options now on..!! Me too!!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ankita, Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate it. Do try the recipes and let us know your feedback. Happy cooking :)
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02 Jan 19 09:32 AM
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Thank you for providing the best and tasty recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate it. Do try the recipes and let us know your feedback. Happy cooking! :)
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02 Jan 19 09:35 AM
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very good recipe for home style food and can get idea for restaurant menu...
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Vijendra, We are delighted you loved the recipe collection. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback about recipes you have tried. Happy cooking!
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Wonderful site for awesome yummy and variety Indian dishes. Thanks Tarla Dalalji.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rashi, we are delighted you liked our collection of breakfast recipes.
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