7 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Recipes – #1

Last week I started an Instagram project, #NoWhiteBreadBreakfast (follow the hashtag here), where I started posting quick and healthy breakfast recipes. The idea was to put together breakfast ideas that do not involve breads or maida in general. The recent tests done on commercial white breads have made it pretty clear that these breads are way too unhealthy to be included in our daily diet. I have been off white bread and maida since past six months and trust me I haven’t missed anything. I feel lighter after my meals, have better digestion and have lost considerable amount of weight.

This post is a collection of recipes that I have been posting on Instagram. There will be more posts as I create more healthy breakfast.

Jowar Pancakes
Jowar Pancakes

Jowar Pancakes
• Mix 3/4 cup jowar flour, 1/4 cup wheat flour, 2 tbsp milk, 1tbsp powdered sugar, a pinch of cinnamon powder, 1/2 tsp saunf
• Add water to give it a thin consistency
• Whisk them together
• Heat oil in a pan and make small pancakes
• Cook them on low flame on both sides till they are crisp and brown
• Eat with jam, butter or maple syrup

Quinoa and Beetroot Patty
Quinoa and Beetroot Patty

Quinoa and Beetroot Patty

• Boil 1/2 cup quinoa and set aside
• Crush 2 medium sized beetroots in a mixer
• Chop 1 onion and 5 cloves of garlic and sautee them in a pan
• In a separate bowl mix quinoa, beetroot mash, 2 tbsp oats flour (this you can make by grinding oats in the mixer), sautéed onions and garlic, 2 tbsp chopped walnuts, 1tbsp sunflower seeds
• Season with salt and pepper
• Make small patties and shallow fry them on a pan on both sides
• Eat with mustard and caramelised onions.

Indori Pohe
Indori Pohe

Indori Pohe

• Rinse 1 cup poha under running water and set aside
• Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan
• Add pinch of jeera, rai and saunf, let them splutter
• Throw in finely chopped onion, green chilli, sautee for a minute
• Add finely chopped potatoes (you can also use par boiled potato to fasten the cooking)
• In a separate bowl mix soaked poha with salt, sugar, turmeric powder and give it a good mix
• Add poha to the pan, add a dash of milk
• Cover and cook for another 2 mins
• Remove from the flame and squeeze some lime juice, top it with Indori sev and jeeravan masala.

Suji and Jaggery Halwa
Suji and Jaggery Halwa

Suji and Jaggery Halwa

• Roast 1 cup suji/rawa/semolina in a pan till it turns light brown
• Add about 2 tbsp of ghee and cook for another 10 mins
• Pour 3 cups water and let it simmer
• Add about 1/2 cup jaggery or more depending on how sweet you want it to be
• Cook till the water is soaked up and suji swells up
• Garnish with dry fruits

No Bake Masala Frittata
No Bake Masala Frittata

No Bake Masala Frittata

• Heat oil in a non-stick pan
• Sautee ginger-garlic paste, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped potatoes
• Add salt, red chilli powder, garam masala powder
• Cover and cook for about 8 mins or till the potatoes are done
• Beat 4 eggs in a bowl, mix in 1 tbsp wheat flour, season with salt
• Spread the sautéed vegetables in the pan and pour beaten eggs over it
• Grate cheese
• Cover and cook for 10 mins till the eggs are set
• Top it with sun-dried tomatoes or bacon bits

Moong Chilla
Moong Chilla

Moong Chilla

• Soak 1 cup green moong overnight
• Next morning, discard the water and grind the moong along with 4-5 cloves of garlic making a dosa like batter
• Add salt and jeera powder
• Throw in chopped onions and green chillies
• Heat a non-stick pan and pour the batter to make thin crepe or dosa
• Add oil from the sides and cook on both sides till slightly brown and crisp
• Eat with coconut or green chutney
• Add flax seeds to the batter to make it healthier

Rawa Uttapam
Rawa Uttapam

Suji/Rawa Uttapam

• Soak 1 cup suji/rawa/semolina water or butter milk to make thick idli like batter
• Add chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, green coriander
• Season with salt;
• Heat a pan and pour two spoonsful of batter on it and spread it to make thick pancakes
• Add oil from the sides and let it cook for 5-8 minutes on both sides
• Eat with coconut chutney or green chutney

Do you have ideas for healthy breakfast? Share it in the comments below and I’ll add them to my collection.

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