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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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Beetroot and Sesame Roti
Recipe# 39293
15 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
A colourful roti tinged by the pink shades of beetroot and the savoury touch of til, with coriander powder and chilli powder for added flavour, the Beetroot and Sesame Roti is an ideal breakfast to pack in your kids’ lunch boxes as it is non-messy, tasty and healthy too!
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla
Recipe# 40930
14 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Rava Dhokla is quick and easy to make, without requiring any grinding or fermenting, yet it is as fluffy and tasty as you would expect a dhokla to be, making it an ideal dish to whip up for breakfast or
Stuffed Paneer Bajra Roti
Recipe# 766
14 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Bajra is the staple diet in many parts of north-western india, where the locals enjoys it with garlic chutney, jaggery and homemade butter.
Palak Methi Muthia
Recipe# 4668
09 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Palak Methi Muthia represents perfection in flavour, nutrition and visual appeal. The flavours of spinach and fenugreek balance each other very well in these steamed iron and folic acid rich dumplings, which get a further boost in aroma from the tempering of mustard and sesame seeds. Palak Methi Mut ....
Varagu Upma
Recipe# 3509
07 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fibre is rich version of upma that is good for a diabetic breakfast. This recipe cooks varagu in yoghurt gravy that is tempered with urad dal and green chillies and other subtle spices. Varagu is not a very commonly used cereal. It resembles larger grains of rava (semolina), but is healthier than ....
Misal
Recipe# 33442
28 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
One of the best-ever favourite recipes served by Mumbai’s roadside eateries, Misal can even be considered a trademark dish of the city’s food scene! It is nice and spicy, and delivers the perfect pick-me-up effect. We have used only safed vatana here, as done by most eateries in Mumbai, but if yo ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42265
17 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Wondering what to make for breakfast today? Go for this healthy, vegan Quinoa Veg Upma. Loaded with the goodness of quinoa and veggies, this upma tastes awesome, is very filling, and nutritious as well. It is quite easy to make too. You just ....
Schezwan Paneer Cold Sandwich
Recipe# 41123
27 Dec 18

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by Tarla Dalal
The perfect sandwich for those who love Oriental cuisine! The Schezwan Paneer Cold Sandwich is marked by a really tangy and peppy flavour derived from Schezwan sauce, tomato ketchup and freshly-prepared sour cream. The tangy coating of sauces makes the otherwise plain paneer a zesty tidbit to bi ....
High Fibre Chilas
Recipe# 3546
26 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chila is a tasty and time-tested snack, perfect for breakfast. It gives a lot of room for innovation too, as you can add your favourite veggies, greens or other ingredients to make it as exciting as you want. Here, these scrumptious pancakes are made using buckwheat, which is extremely high in fibre ....
Veg Cheese Omelette, Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42144
21 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a sumptuous omelette to start your day on the right note! The Veg Cheese Omelette is made by pan-cooking (like pancakes) a mixture of eggs and chopped veggies, seasoned excitingly with dried herbs and green chillies. A topping of cheese adds a gooey dimension to the omelette, making it mo ....
Bajra Dhebra Recipe, Gujarati Tea-time Snack
Recipe# 42272
11 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Re-discover the joy of traditional tea-time snacks with these scrumptious Bajra Dhebras. This is a famous Gujarati deep-fried snack made with a dough of bajra and whole wheat flour flavoured d ....
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe, Eggless
Recipe# 4992
19 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
If you are used to local bakeries simply serving cinnamon-flavoured buns in the name of cinnamon rolls, you are in for a real, super surprise! These eggless Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are the real thing. Here, the dough is packed with a cinnamon-flavoured icing and then baked to perfection. As ....
Curd Upma, Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42195
18 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Upma made with semolina is one of the most famous breakfast dishes in India. We have tweaked the traditional recipe slightly, by cooking the roasted rava in a mixture of curds and water instead of just water. This gives a nice consistency and pleasant, rustic tang to the upma. This, in fact, use ....
Cream Cheese Sandwich
Recipe# 41344
07 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This cold sandwich is everything you could ask for – filling, refreshing, tasty! An intelligent combination of juicy and crunchy veggies with cream cheese, herbs and spices, makes this sandwich an enjoyable treat. It is also very easy and quick to make, and uses common ingredients that you will ....
Bajra Raab, Gujarati Bajra Raab Recipe
Recipe# 41736
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A porridge-like food made of ghee-roasted bajra flour, the Bajra Raab is very apt for lactating mothers. Sweetened mildly with sugar, it has a comforting taste and mouth-feel that kind of warms the body and soul! It is ideal to have during the winters, when it will not only make the new mother f ....
Oatmeal Almond Milk with Apples, Healthy Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42149
08 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Oatmeal Almond Milk with Apples is as easy as easy can be. Can you think of anything simpler than adding all the ingredients to a jar, mixing and refrigerating? Well, that’s all it takes to make this healthy vegan breakfast. You need to refrigerate it for 4 hours at least, but can comfortabl ....
Apple Cinnamon Muffins, Eggless Apple Cinnamon Muffin
Recipe# 2605
01 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Apple Cinnamon Muffin is so delicious, it will entice even those who are not very fond of apples. The fruity aroma of apples and the delicate smell of cinnamon fill the entire house with their magic even as this muffin bakes! Indeed, your kids and you will find it difficult to wait till it is ou ....
Delicious Apple and Carrot Sandwiches
Recipe# 1864
30 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Apple and cheese with a sprinkling of pepper and a similar spread made of carrots, make a yummy filling for fresh, soft bread slices. Alternate layers of apple and carrot spreads complement each other well, also making the sandwich soft and creamy. The delicious apple and carrot sandwiches can be ha ....
Moong Dal Dhokla
Recipe# 2874
24 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pucca traditional and perfect to the core, the Moong Dal Dhokla represents everything that dhoklas stand for – sumptuous, tasty and aromatic! A wholesome batter of soaked and ground moong dal is complemented by ingredients like besan, curds and fruit salt to get the ideal texture and flavour. To ....
Buckwheat Dosa
Recipe# 36424
17 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Um, you feel like having dosa today but no fermented batter on hand? Not to worry! Here is an easy and instant dosa prepared with buckwheat and urad dal. The twist here is that the ingredients are powdered, tempered and then mixed into a batter, which can be cooked immediately into yummy dosas. Serv ....
Muesli (  Healthy Breakfast)
Recipe# 4658
11 Sep 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Muesli is a balanced combination of cereals, dry fruits and fresh fruits. It is a complete breakfast by itself as it contains a good dose of protein, calcium, iron, fibre, vitamins and antioxidants. You can mix up all the dry ingredients and stock it in an air-tight container, so you just need to ad ....
Cabbage and Paneer Grilled Sandwich
Recipe# 5223
15 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Although both cabbage and paneer are bland ingredients, the hints of green chillies and coriander lace it with an enticing flavour, and the overall effect is rather pleasing to the palate. When had with a bowl of hot Spicy Tomato Soup , ....
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast
Recipe# 534
15 Nov 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of rice and mixed dals. It has the rich aroma of coconut oil and roasted dals, and a very rustic flavour as well. It is more satiating than regular dosas and makes a great Breakfast . Adai can be enhanced ....
Granola Bars  (  Fun Food For Children)
Recipe# 1895
12 Aug 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Is this crisp or chewy, sweet or fruity? It is this mixture of flavours and textures that makes the Granola Bars a treat for kids! It keeps them guessing with every bite, loaded with fibre and protein rich oats and cornflakes, nutritious dry fruits and nuts, all bound together by caramelised sugar.
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Breakfast
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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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 on 14 Aug 18 06:52 PM


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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16 Aug 18 09:06 AM
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23 Jun 18 11:41 AM
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 on 17 Sep 17 06:00 PM


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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19 Sep 17 04:54 PM
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Jujoo, we are delighted you liked our collection of breakfast recipes.
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