Breakfast is rightly called the most important meal of the day. One should actually prioritize eating a wholesome breakfast, as it relates to good health in general. However, for times when you run late or have lesser time than usual, here are the Top 15 quick and tasty Indian breakfast ideas for you to try.
1. Veg. Sandwich
This one’s probably the easiest to prepare, with or without much cooking skills. The most basic version of a sandwich for breakfast doesn’t even require any cooking. Just bread, some butter, coriander chutney, and fresh salad that you find in your fridge. Super quick, easy, healthy, and tasty breakfast is ready.
Idlis are not just super healthy, but quite delicious as well. If you’re short of time, you can either prepare the Idli batter at the night before or simply get stuff from the market. You can get numerous readymade packets to prepare an Idli batter. Freshly steamed Idlis with coconut chutney makes for a warm, quick breakfast.
Poha or flat rice is quite popular as an ideal breakfast choice. It’s not just quick and easy, but delicious as well. There are multiple ways to make Poha. But the one with mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies, caramelised onions and a dash of lemon is the easiest & quickest. You can also add boiled potatoes. Makes for the perfect breakfast with some Chai.
Dosa is another such South Indian delight that tastes absolutely delicious as an all-time food. Even for breakfast, Dosa is quite a perfect choice. Because it’s tasty, light, fulfilling and quite on the healthier side. A plain Dosa or one with a potato filling (Masala Dosa) with coconut chutney is great as a quick breakfast.
5. Bread Pakoda
Bread Pakoda or bread fritters are the easiest kinds of fritters. For a quick breakfast, they make for a good option. Some slices of bread, salt and gram flour are all you need to make bread pakodas. Cutting the slices in halves, dipping in the batter and frying them out is the simplest recipe. You can also add chutney to the slices. They make for lip-smacking breakfast with some chutney or ketchup.
Uttapam is yet another food gift by Southern India. It basically has the same batter as Idli and Dosa. Spreading this batter on a non-stick pan like a pancake, and topping it with onions & tomatoes, some green chillies & coriander leaves (and a sprinkle of red chilly powder) makes Uttapam ready in minutes. Healthy, tasty and quick breakfast.
7. Semolina Crepes
Crepes are like really thin pancakes. Also referred to as Cheela. Semolina or Sooji (Rava) Crepes are a really nice breakfast choice. Semolina, finely chopped onions, rice flour, green chillies, coriander leaves, water and salt. These are all the ingredients needed to make the batter. Spreading on a pan with some oil just like a Dosa. Must try if you haven’t already.
Dhokla is a super popular Gujarati snack. It makes for a healthy breakfast option, as it is made with minimum oil. Dhoklas are steamed. You just need to have curd (a bit sour works better), semolina (Rava), a bit of baking soda, salt, water and turmeric powder. Mixed, rested, risen and ready to steam. Topped with a tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves & green chillies.
9. Masala Khakra
If you’re running too late, this one might come in handy. All you need to do is buy some packets of Khakra from the market. They’re easily available in dozens of flavours. In the morning, you can use them to make yourself a quick breakfast. Just top a Khakra with a mix of chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, coriander leaves and sprinkle some Chaat Masala in the end.
Paniyaram is also called as Appe. It’s an ideal breakfast option that you can make with a few basic ingredients. Quite like Dhokla’s batter (Dahi & sooji), with additional ingredients like onions, capsicum etc. It does require a special kind of a pan that you can easily get online or at a physical utensil store as well.
11. Lemon Vermicelli
Vermicelli or Seviyaan can be savoury as well. They’re super tasty, especially when they’re made out of semolina. You can get their packs almost everywhere. Just sauté some mustard seeds, sliced onions, curry leaves, green chillies and add steamed vermicelli to it. Mix well and add some lemon juice, coriander leaves. Relished super hot as a light, tasty breakfast.
12. Sooji Upma
Upma is a sure shot inclusion in any list of quick breakfasts. It’s not just exceedingly light and healthy, but also quite good in taste when made the right way. It can be basic with just onions, or with a mix of assorted veggies to make it all the healthier. With minimal oil and a lot of nutrition, Upma is an ideal quick breakfast choice.
13. Sabudana Khichdi
Sabudana, sago or tapioca pearls are journey undoubtedly a rightful addition to this list. When cooked with some diced boiled potatoes, green chillies, roasted peanuts; Sabudana Khichdi tastes all the more awesome. It is indeed a great choice for breakfast, being not too heavy as well. Taste & health, check.
14. Chana Salad
Highly nutritious, and full of protein. Kaala Chana or Black Chickpeas (Bengal Gram) is like a superfood. Soak these black chickpeas overnight, and boil them in a pressure cooker the next morning. You can even store the boiled ones in your fridge. Add finely chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, coriander, Chaat Masala, and lastly, lemon juice. Your power-packed quick breakfast is ready.
15. Aloo Paratha
Last, but certainly not the least is Aloo Paratha. It’s the last on this list not because of its taste, but due to its prep time. It takes a bit longer to prepare Aloo Parathas compared to the rest of the super quick breakfast ideas in this list. However, one trick to make this one quickly as well is to boil potatoes beforehand and refrigerate them. Then quickly roll out Parathas in the morning!
These were the Top 15 quick and tasty Indian breakfast ideas for you to try. Make sure you follow the right recipes and also try to add your own little twist to it! Once you try any of these, do share your feedback in the comments down below.