Breakfast is the most essential meal of the day. It works as an introductory fuel to our body, giving us energy to start the day. After completing 8 to 9 hours of sleep at night our body needs refuelling as it continues functioning within the sleep period and uses all the energy produced during the past day.
In today’s busy life nobody has time even to look after their diet. Skipping the morning meal has become common these days due to shortage of time. Skipping breakfast not only cause fatigue but also gives you untimely cravings and lead to overeating during other meals. People look for easy breakfast options like biscuits and sandwiches, that are not so healthy and does not keep you full for the day.
Here are some breakfast ideas that are not that heavy and are perfect for the summers. These chilling and healthy breakfast dishes will keep you fresh and full. Enjoy these wholesome, healthy, and no fat breakfast recipes that are a quick preparation of your own.
If one is looking for a quick breakfast option, first thing that comes to every North Indian mind is Poha. It is an Indian dish and is full of Indian spices and flavours. It is a light yet healthy breakfast option for people around the world. Poha is easy and quick to make recipe.
All you need is some Poha (Flattened Rice), water, oil, and some spices. Start with washing some poha and drain the water. Heat the oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, muster seeds, curry leaves and some veggies of your choice in it. Fry them for 2-3 minutes on medium flame. At last, add the poha and mix well. Here’s is your healthy quick breakfast ready to serve.
- Moong Dal Cheela
Cheela is also a very popular Indian breakfast item. Every second kid in India you ask must have had this for once in their lunchbox. Moong Dal Cheela is nutritious and healthy as lentils in it are an excellent source of nutrients and protein. It is a low calorie and a good breakfast option for the vegetarians and vegans.
Cheela is very easy to make and does not require much effort. All you need is some lentils, spices, water, oil, and vegetables. Soak the lentils overnight and grind them into a smooth batter. Add the spices and veggies and mix the batter well. Put little oil in a pan and heat it for a minute on high flame. Spread the batter in a circular manner and flip the cheela once it is hard enough to rotate. Serve it hot with coriander chutney or ketchup.
- Oats Idli
Idli is a popular dish from South India. It can be eaten from breakfast to dinner. It is a light and healthy breakfast option. But what about making idli with oats. Oats are also eaten in breakfast and are considered to be very healthy and nutritious. So, making an oats idli could be a great idea to have a light, healthy, and nutrient-rich breakfast.
For making oats idli, grind rolled oats or instant oats in a grinder. Heat a pan add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, chopped coriander, ginger paste, and add the powdered oats. Fry until it turns aromatic. Take a deep pan and add the fried flour, dahi, and salt to prepare a thick batter. Now, put the batter in idli stand and steam for 10 to 15 minutes. While serving, pair the idlis with sambhar or coconut chutney to enhance the flavour.
- Namkeen Seviyan
Namkeen Seviyan is another flavorful recipe that will satisfy your taste buds as a healthy and nutritious breakfast option. This Seviyan recipe requires minimal oil usage and is a healthy option for breakfast.
All you need to do is, boil the seviyan and drain the water. Heat some oil in a pan and add curry leaves, onion, and some other veggies and fry them, then add the well-drained seviyan in the pan. Add the spices and mix the seviyan well. Your tasty, healthy, and desi flavoured breakfast is ready to serve.
Uttapam again is a south Indian dish which is prepared with the same batter used to prepare dosa and idli. It is prepared with the rice flour and urad dal batter. Uttapam is a delicate recipe which is filled with nutrients.
To prepare flavourful Uttappam, add cumin seed, chopped coriander, curry leaves, ginger paste in the idli batter and mix it well. Spread the batter in a circular motion on a dosa pan, keep it thicker than the dosa. Add the chopped veggies as toppings and sprinkle some spices. And your uttapam is ready, serve it with the fresh coconut chutney or sambhar for the best breakfast experience.
These finger-licking yummy recipes will surely provide you with a healthy start for the day. The nutrients in these dishes can keep you charged through the day.
Enjoy these nutrient stuffed Indian flavoured breakfast recipes this summer and give your day an energetic and refreshing start.