Healthy Indian Breakfast Recipes- Taste bhi Healthy bhi

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Breakfast is the first meal of the day. It is always advised, never to skip the breakfast. Also, breakfast should be full of nutrition and the foods that are rich in energy. But still, due to time constraint, we either skip the breakfast or end up eating items which are unhealthy. By the way, have you heard about the Paleo diet.  Here are 5 Healthy Indian Breakfast Recipes (Vegetarian) , that is not only healthy but tasty too.

1. Idli: Idli is one of the lightest and healthiest breakfast you can have.
Calories: 39-50/ idli
Cooking Time:30 Mins/ 12 Idlis

Semolina/ Suji
Curd-1/2 cup
a pinch baking powder
5-6 drops lemon juice
Milk- 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
water to make the batter

In a bowl mix suji, milk, curd and water to make thick water. Add salt, lemon juice and keep it to settle for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes check the consistency, if it is too thick, add water
Otherwise, add baking powder and pour it in Idli stand.
Steam it for 10-15 minutes and do a knife test.
If properly steamed, take them out and serve with chutney.

If you want them to be more spongy, can add Eno. Though I have prevented here using ENO as it may cause bloating and not healthy if used regularly.

2. Poha: During my recent visit to Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh, I realized poha is one of the specialties of this northern state of India. It is very much a part of the menu of every hotel to street food.

Calories: 200-300/ per serving
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Veggies- boiled peas, tomatoes (puree), chopped onions and beans,
chopped chilly
turmeric powder
coriander powder
Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
Sugar- one tsp

for Garnishing: Roasted peanuts and chopped green coriander

Soak poha for 5 minutes in water and then strain water from it and keep it aside.
In a pan add one tsp of ghee, and put Kari patta until and cook till it turns slightly brown.
Add onions, beans and cook them for 5 minutes
pour Tomato puree in it and once started to cook, add spices like coriander powder, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Cook them for 3-4 minutes.
Add soaked Poha and mix them well.
Now lemon juice, sugar to enhance the taste.
Serve hot after garnishing with coriander and roasted peanuts.

Poha, if cooked with more veggies and less beaten rice, can be the another healthiest option for breakfast.

3. Sprouts Salad: It is one of my favorite option for breakfast. They are kind of ready to eat food. No doubt super healthy and rich in nutrition.

Calories: 30-40/ per serving
cooking time: not involved


Overnight soaked and grown sprouts
Veggies: Chopped beans, onions, tomatoes, coriander, capsicum, cucumber and others- depending on what all you like
Salt to taste
lemon juice
black pepper powder

In a bowl mix all the veggies, sprouts, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper powder.

Garnish with chopped coriander and eat.

Sprouts are not only rich in nutrients but also prevent many diseases by increasing immunity.

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4. Mong Daal Chila:

Calories: 200-300/ per chila
cooking time: 30 minutes


Overnight soaked Mong Daal.
Chopped onion
Salt to taste
Lemon juice

Grind the overnight soaked daal in the mixer.
Pour it in a bowl
now add other ingredients and mix them well for few minutes and prepare a batter.

Heat a tawa and spread the batter on it. Cook it till turn brown and crispy.
Serve hot with green chutney.

5. Brown Bread veggie toast:

Calories: 300-400/ per toast
cooking time: 30 minutes

Boiled potatoes, chopped beans, grated carrot, chopped onions and others like cucumber, capsicum depending on veggies that you like.
Chopped coriander
Lemon juice
Black pepper powder
Salt to taste

In a bowl, mash potatoes, and other veggies and spices. Add coriander also. Mix them well.

Now apply this mixture on brown bread and toast it. I generally use the gas toaster to cook it, applying little ghee.

Serve hot with green Chutney.

Mostly, for cooking I use, ghee or mustard oil and prevent any kind of rice bran or refind oil. Also, lemon juice is one of the main part of almost all my recipes. These are few little healthy changes and easy recipes that you can make part of your daily diet, which are not only healthy but also full of benefits.

20 thoughts on “Healthy Indian Breakfast Recipes- Taste bhi Healthy bhi”

  1. OATS POHA: Oats are rich in proteins and making poha out of them will help bring in the Indian-ness to this western specialty. It is not necessary to only have them with water or milk. You can add your favourite veggies and even fruits and have for breakfast.

  2. These are all my favourites… Mung salad is something i love! Idli i love too, but never made at home… Will try using your recipe!

  3. Thanks Sapna for sharing some amazing and healthy breakfast ideas. Moong daal chilla and poha is one of my favourite breakfast meal.

  4. Who says health and taste don’t sync.
    Your post highlights the healthiest options in breakfast and really breaks this myth.

  5. Waao..these are some real good options for a healthy breakfast..I have never made moong daal chila…will definetly try it at home..


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