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Simple breakfast recipes to power up your day!

Last updated on: September 25, 2013 18:52 IST

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It doesn't take a lot to toss up these breakfast dishes. Try them out! Kanchan Maslekar lists out some:

Have breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper -- goes the old saying, indicating the importance of breakfast. But with changing lifestyles there is little time to cook an elaborate breakfast. Here are a few easy but filling and healthy breakfast recipes:


Power Poha

Ingredients

  • 2 cup poha
  • 1 cup soaked gram dal
  • 1/2 cup soaked soya chunks
  • 4 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 2 chopped onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 2 tsp finely chopped green chilies
  • 2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Soak the Poha in the water and drain the excess water by pressing them with both your hands. Leave aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chilies and garlic and stir fry.
  • Now add onions, and saute for 2 minutes .Add turmeric powder and salt and saute for 1 minute. Now add the dal, soaked soya chunks, roasted peanuts and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the soaked poha. Stir and mix well all the ingredients. Cover and cook for another four minutes.
  • Serve hot.

Do you know of a breakfast recipe that can be made in minutes? We would LOVE to try it out! Email the recipe to getahead@rediff.co.in (Subject: Breakfast recipes). If possible, also send a photograph of the dish. We will carry the best recipes right here on Rediff.com and India Abroad.


Image: A version of the Poha, an easy-to-make breakfast dish
Photographs: Scott Dexter/Wikimedia Creative Commons

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Veggie Rice Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked rice (You can also use leftover rice)
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onions
  • 1/4 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp curds
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1/2  cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup gram flour
  • 1/2 tsp asafetida
  • 5 tsp oil to cook
  • Salt to taste 

Method

  • Combine the rice, vegetables, flour and spices in a mixing bowl.
  • Add water if required and mix well to form a soft dough.
  • Make small pancakes or cutlets using wet hands. Ensure that the cakes are not too thick.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and shallow fry the pancakes.
  • Cook on both sides till golden brown using a little oil. Serve hot with green chutney, tamarind chutney or tomato ketchup.


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Oats Khichadi

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Oats
  • 1/4 cup green moong sprouts
  • 3/4 cup boiled carrots, French beans and peas, cauliflower
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3-4 finely chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 4 sprigs of mint to garnish
  • 4 tsp ghee
  • Salt to taste 

Method

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and allow them to crackle for 30 seconds.
  • Add curry leaves, turmeric powder and onions and green chillies and cook till onions become translucent.
  • Add sprouts and cook for another minute. Add mixed vegetables, and mix and cook for two minutes.
  • Add Oats and water in the cooker and cover it. After one whistle remove from fire.
  • Garnish with a sprig of mint and chopped coriander and serve hot.



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Thalipeeth (with Veggies and Tofu)

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup jowar flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 1/4 cup gram flour
  • 2 tbsp semolina ( A readymade dry mixture of these flour is also available in the market with the seasoning)
  • 2 chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onions
  • 1/4 cup grated tofu, onion, chopped, 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tsps chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Take a big bowl and combine all the flour and vegetables. Now add chilli powder, cumin and coriander powder. Add onions coriander, vegetables, Tofu . Add salt and semolina and mix well.
  • Add some water and knead into soft dough. Rest the dough for 20 minutes.
  • On a greased plastic sheet take a small portion of the dough and flatten it with your hand. Heat oil in a pan and gently transfer the thalipeeth from the plastic transfer into the pan.
  • Make little holes on the thalipeeth and pour some drops of oil on it. Cook on both sides.
  • Serve hot with white butter or yogurt.


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Spicy Spinach omelette

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsps grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/4 tsp grated onions
  • 1 finely chopped chilli
  • A pinch of nutmeg powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  • Beat the egg whites and stir in the baby spinach, parmesan cheese and green chilly. Add the onion powder, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  • On a non stick pan cook the egg for three minutes until partially set. Flip with a spatula and continue the other side.
  • Serve hot. (You can also add vegetables of our choice to the omelettes in addition to the spinach)

Do you know of a breakfast recipe that can be made in minutes? We would LOVE to try it out! Email the recipe to getahead@rediff.co.in (Subject: Breakfast recipes). If possible, also send a photograph of the dish. We will carry the best recipes right here on Rediff.com and India Abroad.




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