Simple Indian Breakfast Ideas for Busy Professionals

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Breakfast is a said to be the most important meal of the day, but it is also the most hurried meal of the day. To save time, many of us resort to packaged cereals with or toast with jam. These meals do not really appeal to our taste when we have them day in

 

and day out and the nutrition, they promise is questionable.

So, to help you stay healthy, we are giving away some healthy recipes, that can be scrambled up in no time at all and are extremely nutritious.

Vegetable Omelette

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Eggs are a rich source of protein and hence a very popular breakfast item. You can make your eggs healthier and more filling by adding vegetables to them.

Ingredients:

Eggs- 2

Onion – 1 ( small)

Capsicum – 1 tbsp., finely chopped

Tomatoes- 1 tbsp., finely chopped

Coriander-   A few sprigs, finely chopped

Green Chilly – 1 small, finely chopped

Pepper- According to taste

Salt- According to taste

Olive oil: 1 ½ tsp.

Method:

  1. Wash and chop the vegetables into fine pieces.
  2. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them for a while, until it turns frothy.
  3. Add in the onion, tomatoes, capsicum, coriander, green chilly, salt and pepper.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan; be careful not to overheat the oil.
  5. Pour the mixture of eggs into the pan.
  6. Wait till the base of eggs turn firm and then flip them over, cook till the eggs and the vegetables are fully cooked.
  7. Serve the omelette hot.

 

Milk Dalia

Cooking time: 30 minutes

This recipe should be a favourite with all people who have sweet-tooth; Dalia is an incredibly healthy food as it is rich in fibre. This dish is a popular North-Indian dish and can be made easily. It is not a dish that needs constant monitoring, so you can get ready, while the dish is cooking on the stove.

Ingredients:

Dalia (cracked wheat) –1/4th cup

Milk – 1 cup

Water- 1 cup

Sugar – According to your taste

Almonds- ½ tbsp., chopped (optional)

Green Cardamon- 1 crushed (optional)

Raisins-  ½ tbsp.

Ghee/ Refined oil/butter: 1 tsp.

Method:

  1. Heat oil/ghee/butter in a saucepan and fry the Dalia, till it turns golden- brown and starts giving a roasted aroma. Make sure the flame is medium.
  2. Pour water into the saucepan, stir in the Dalia until properly mixed. Cover the sauce-partially and let the Dalia boil. When forth build up and begins to spill out, you know that your Dalia is boiled. Once boiled, let the Dalia cook for another 10 minutes or so, till all water is absorbed by the Dalia.
  3. Add in milk and crushed cardamom and mix it properly. Cook on medium flame till it reaches your desired level of consistency.
  4. Add sugar and the chopped almonds and raisins and cook it on low flame for 2-3 minutes and turn off the flame.
  5. Serve the Dalia with a slice of bread or a parantha. If you like your Dalia cold, prepare it the previous night and store it in a fridge.

 

Kabuli Chana salad

Cooking time: 30 minutes

A breakfast that is as healthy as it gets, it’s fibrous and you can vary the taste by changing a few ingredients here and there and it is quite yummy. Here is the complete recipe.

Ingredients:

Kabuli Chana (chick peas) – 1 cup, soaked overnight

Sprouts- ½ cup, soaked overnight

Tomatoes- 1/4th cup, finely chopped

Cucumber- 1/4th cup, finely chopped

Onion- 1/4th cup, finely chopped

Green chillies- 1/4th teaspoon, finely chopped

Coriander leaves- a few sprigs, finely chopped

Pomegranate seeds: ½ cup

Flax seed powder- ½ teaspoon

Ginger: 1/4th tsp. julienne.

Lime juice- ½ tsp.

Olive oil (optional) – ½ tsp.

Chaat Masala- According to taste

Salt: According to taste

Method

  1. Boil the soaked Kabuli chana in a pressure cooker.
  2. Drain the Kabuli chana and keep in a large bowl.
  3. Add the vegetables, salt, chaat masala, lime juice, flaxseed powder, and pomegranate seeds and mix well.
  4. Serve with a smoothie of your choice.

 

Paneer Roll

A dish you can easily prepare using the dough you use for making roti, and one which will be liked by kids and adults alike. Paneer is a very good source of protein and this dish is a perfect recipe for a rainy weekday.

Ingredients:

Fresh Chapatti

Paneer:  1 cup grated

Tomatoes: ½ cup  finely chopped

Onions: ½ cup finely chopped

Ginger:  1 tsp., grated

Coriander leaves: 1 sprig, finely chopped

Cumin seeds: 1 tsp.

Dry red chilli powder:  According to taste

Turmeric Powder: ½ teaspoon

Coriander powder:  ½ tsp.

Garam Masala Powder: ½ tsp.

Oil/Ghee: 1 tbsp.

Tomato sauce: 1tbsp.

 Method:

  1. Heat oil/ghee in a kadhai, when the oil is hot add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the cumin seeds begin to splutter, add onions and fry till translucent.
  3. When the onions are cooked, add grated paneer and ginger and the cut tomatoes and green chilly. Cook till the tomatoes soften and then add turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and garam masala.
  4. When the oil begins to separate, turn off the flame and garnish with coriander.
  5. Prepare a chapatti and spread the tomato sauce on one side. On the same side spread the paneer filling evenly and then fold into a neat roll.
  6. Secure the roll, by wrapping the half of it with a piece of white paper.
  7. Serve hot with a cup of masala chai.

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