Breakfast Recipes: 14 Breakfast Ideas To Help You Jumpstart Your Day | Best Indian Breakfast Recipes
Top your breakfast game with our super delicious and easy breakfast recipes. Skip the ‘think what to cook’ part and go straight to to making a power-packed breakfast. Pick from a gamut of good old regional Indian breakfast recipes and favourites or a melange of egg recipes, and cook along with our Yummefy-ed breakfast recipes. Keep that tea kettle brewing and coffee pot on, and start your day on a winning note.
What is a good breakfast to make? Is it eggs? Is it vegetables? Is it rice? Or is it repurposed leftovers? The answer lies in the availability of ingredients and the time you have at hand. A good breakfast is energy-giving and nutritious.
Indian Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes | What is a traditional breakfast? | Indian Breakfast Ideas
The diversity of India ensures we have a variety of Indian breakfast options on our table from across the states each morning. Traditional breakfasts are those which are cooked in various regions of a state or country, and they ensure one eats local and seasonal. For example, a typical Maharashtrian breakfast comprises of an energy-giving Sabudana Khichdi, and our version is sans onion and garlic, so you could begin a fast day on a power-packed note with this dish. Overnight soaked tapioca pearls or sago is tossed in a tempering of oil, cumin, ginger, green chillies, and curry leaves. The mix is then topped with ground peanuts, and rock salt, along with grated coconut, lime juice, sugar and fresh coriander leaves. This nutritious breakfast dish gets an amazing texture from the tapioca pearls and a nutty flavour from peanuts. Add a side of freshly squeezed fruit juice and you will fly past the morning.
Another Maharashtrian recipe that makes for a great breakfast is the three-tiered Bombay Sandwich. Make the sandwich masala and reserve. Discard the sides of bread pieces. Slather bread with butter and green chutney, top with vegetables and sprinkle with the sandwich masala. Slice up and serve with your preferred beverage (masala chai in our case). You could even grill it with an additional slice of cheese.
Why is breakfast so important? Is it OK to skip breakfast?
These are the two main questions working professionals often ask. Breakfast is important as it breaks your long fasting period between your last meal the previous night and the first meal of the day. It replenishes your energy levels and makes your body and mind alert, besides providing you with the required nutrition. So whether you’re running out of time or are in not the mood to make any breakfast, it is not okay to skip breakfast.
For those pressed for time and on the lookout for easy breakfast recipes Indian style, our Indori Poha can be made in minutes. In a kadhai, temper mustard seeds in oil and add cumin seeds and peanuts, followed by chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves. Add fennel seeds, ginger, turmeric, chilli powders and then the soaked poha. Mix well, sprinkle with water and transfer to a serving bowl. Top with chopped onions, coriander leaves, fresh pomegranate pearls, and laung sev. The prepared poha tastes great and goes well with a cup of strong masala chai. On weekends add some deep fried jalebis on the side and you will have on your plate a traditional Indori breakfast, one that can be described as a healthy Indian breakfast recipe.
Is rice a breakfast food?
Yes, rice can easily be called breakfast food. South Indian breakfast recipes are often comprised of rice in some form or the other are a good example of the same. Kavanarisi, a sweet Chettiar breakfast staple, much like a pudding, can be made using overnight soaked black rice. The rice is cooked in a pressure cooker, and sugar and grated coconut are added later. A final touch of ghee and a sprinkle in cardamom powder finishes this easy dish which is very gratifying too.
When it comes to rice, breakfast recipes from across South India always have our heart. You could try our recipe for Ven Pongal or ghee khichdi with roasted moong dal and rice, cooked with a tempering of cumin, ginger, green chillies, cashews nuts, curry leaves, and asafoetida.
When served with a bowl of onion sambar and the trio chutneys (coconut, coconut-coriander, and tomato chutney), it makes for a lovely breakfast. You could even turn leftover rice from the previous day into dishes such as Lemon Rice, Tamarind Rice, Tomato Rice, and Coconut Rice. Each of these has common elements in the tempering such as mustard seeds, curry leaves, and dal, but get their distinct flavour from one principal ingredient. Eat them on their own or serve them with chutneys, they’re delicious and ensure you don’t repeat a breakfast for days.
Or make our one-pot Yummefy-ed Tomato Upma, or Tomato Rava Bath as it is also known, using rava or sooji. It has a delicious tang, is multi-textured and above all, it tastes divine.
Egg recipes for your breakfast calendar:
Eggs are a powerhouse of nutrients whether it is vitamins or HDL, the good cholesterol, or Omega-3 fatty acids. They are incredibly filling too. So why not move above and beyond the regular boiled eggs, fried eggs, sunny side up, and regular omelettes and make your egg breakfast recipes way more interesting.
Give the plain ol’ omelette some twists and turns and transform it into our cheesy and spicy Masala Cheese Omelette. Simply combine egg yolks with black pepper powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Whisk well. Whisk egg whites separately and fold into the masala yolks. Add oil and butter to a pan, pour in the egg mixture, sprinkle with onion, tomatoes, coriander leaves, green chillies, and grated cheese. Cook till done and serve. Or watch our Yummefy-ed video right here explaining each step in detail.
If you like potatoes then you must try our recipe for a rustic and hearty Spanish Omelette. Fry sliced potatoes and onions in olive oil and keep aside. Whisk eggs and season them. Mix with reserved potatoes and cook in a heavy pan on both sides till done. The Spanish omelette is delicious, easy and filling. It is also a great way to use up any leftovers – add cheese, vegetables, mushrooms, cooked sausages, and you have an unbeatable breakfast dish on your table. This traditional Spanish dish is served at room temperature in its country of origin. Legend has it that Spanish omelette or tortilla de patatas was invented as a means to overcome scarcities faced by the Carlist army during the Siege of Bilbao.
Scrambled egg recipes for breakfast:
Scrambled egg lovers will love the Parsi style scrambled egg dish called Akoori. No one loves their eggs like the Parsis do. Akoori is a fine example of the fact. To prepare Akoori, in a heavy frying pan, add chopped onions to some ghee, fry till translucent. Add garlic, green chillies, tomatoes, and sauté, add seasoning and coriander leaves. Cook and remove from heat. Add beaten eggs and stir to mix, place back on the stove and keep stirring to cook till the eggs are creamy and scrambled, adjust seasoning and serve with pavs (the traditional way) or milk bread and start your day on a spicy note.
You could even try making one of our favourite egg recipes for breakfast - Scrambled Eggs with Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon. This is an indulgent breakfast recipe, and should be made on days when you are in want of a big breakfast treat or you could make it on weekends with family in tow. To prepare this flavour bomb, you need to add cream and seasoning to eggs and whisk, add to a buttered pan and stir, throw in a handful of spinach leaves, add smoked salmon and cream cheese. Cook and serve with any artisanal bread of your choice.
If you like to spice things up right from the first meal of the day (our favourite meal), we highly recommend our fiery Shakshuka. Tomato based recipes have been a middle-eastern speciality and Shakshuka is eaten widely in the regions around North Africa, Spain, Yemen, Turkey, Palestine, Lebanon, Israel, and Morocco where it is served in a special earthenware pot called a Tajine. To make Shakshuka you need to prepare a rustic and spicy tomato sauce with tomatoes, onions, green chillies and spices, add a smidgen of apple cider vinegar, boiled spinach, and salty feta cheese. Mix with a light hand and make depressions in the pan to add your eggs without disturbing the yolks. Simmer till done to your liking. Serve with crusty bread.
Sweet indulgences | Instant Breakfast Recipes:
If you’d like to start your day on a sweet note, make our version of the French Toast with milk bread dipped in egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, castor sugar, milk, and cream, and butter fried. Top it with an equally sweet helping of caramelized banana rounds and wash it off with a cup of strong coffee for a quick breakfast and you’d be raring to take on whatever challenges the new day throws at you.
Kids will lap up our Chocolate Chip Pancakes. For an easy breakfast recipe, whip up these pancakes beginning with an easy peasy batter using flour, baking powder, salt, and castor sugar. Add eggs, milk, and butter. Whisk, and add chocolate chips. Place a heavy pan on the stove and start making your chocolate chip pancakes! It always amazing us that people but pancake mixes from the store when making pancakes from scratch at home is so ridiculously easy. Give it a try – you’ll be pleasantly surprised with this instant breakfast recipe.
Armed with these lovely recipes, head to your beautiful kitchens and whip up an amazing please-all breakfast in no time.
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