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30-minute breakfast recipes to kickstart your day

Last updated on: June 14, 2018 08:00 IST

Rediff reader Sangita Agrawal shares some healthy breakfast options to try from.

Moong Dal Chilla

Moong Dal Chilla

Serves: 4 
Prep time: 10 minutes + 4 hours soaking time
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup moong dal (split green gram) soaked for 4 hours
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped
  • ¼ tsp hing
  • 1 cup onion chopped fine
  • ¼ cup coriander chopped fine
  • 1 tsp jeera (cumin)
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for pan frying

Method

  • Strain the moong dal (split green gram) in a colander.
  • In a blender add dal, green chills, ginger and hing and grind to a paste.
  • Take the dal mix out in a bowl and add salt, chilli powder, jeera, chopped coriander and mix well.
  • Adjust the consistency by adding water if required. The batter should be of medium consistency.
  • Heat a nonstick skillet, pour 2 serving spoon of the batter in the center and spread it evenly with the back of the spoon to make as thick or thin chilla as per your taste.
  • Sprinkle onions on the chilla and gently press the onions with a help of a spatula.
  • Drizzle 1/4 teaspoon of oil all around the edges and roast till golden.
  • Flip to the other side and drizzle ¼ teaspoon of oil and roast.
  • Serve with green chutney and tomato ketchup.

Grilled Zucchini Eggplant Sandwich

grilled zucchini eggplant sandwich

Serves: 1 serving
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 slices of bread
  • 1 slice of baingan (eggplant)
  • 3 slice of zucchini
  • 1 tbsp sliced capsicum
  • 2 tbsp cheese grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp olive oil
  • 1½ tsp butter
  • 2 tbsp red pepper sauce

Method

  • Cut the bread with a round cutter into a circle.
  • Heat a pan; add olive oil, zucchini, eggplant and roast on high heat on both the sides till cooked. Season with salt and pepper. Keep aside.
  • Similarly roast the capsicum also.
  • Butter all the three bread slice on one side and grill.
  • Apply the pepper sauce on 2 slices.
  • Place the eggplant on the first slice on the sauce side. Arrange half of the capsicum and cheese.
  • Place the second slice with the sauce side up.
  • Place the zucchini and then follow the same order.
  • Place the third slice, butter side up.
  • Grill till the cheese melts.
  • Serve warm.

Moong Dal Ka Paratha

Serves: 5 to 6
Prep time: 10 minutes, Soaking time 4 hours
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup moong dal (yellow lentil) soaked for 4 hours
  • 1½ cup atta (wheat flour)
  • 1 tbsp dhania (coriander) chopped
  • 1 tbsp dhania powder (coriander)
  • 1 tsp lal mirch powder (chilli)
  • ½ tsp haldi (turmeric)
  • 1/3 tsp hing (asafoetida)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for smearing the paratha

Method

  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients well.
  • Make soft dough by adding water.
  • Cover the dough and rest for 15 minutes.
  • Take lemon size ball from the dough; roll with the help of dry flour.
  • Place on a hot griddle and flip after it is roasted a little.
  • Apply oil and flip again and apply oil to this side also.
  • Remove when roasted well on both the sides.

Mango Suji Halwa

Mango Suji Halwa

Serves: 4 to 5
Prep time: 5 minutes 
Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rava / suji (semolina)
  • 1 cup mango pulp
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp ghee
  • ½ or ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp elaichi powder (cardamom)
  • 1 tbsp almonds/ cashew chopped (optional)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • Food colour (optional)

Method

  • Mix water and milk and bring to boil. Set aside.
  • Heat 1/3 cup ghee in a pan; add suji and saute on low heat till golden.
  • Sprinkle 2 tbsp water and saute till the moisture evaporates.
  • Pour in the hot water and milk, stir till no lumps are there.
  • Add mango pure and stir till it thickens.
  • Add sugar and stir till the sugar melts and the halwa is thick.
  • Switch off the heat and add cardamom powder.
  • Add 1 tbsp ghee and mix.
  • Garnish with almond and serve.

 

Sangita Agrawal