Healthy Breakfast recipes
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Indian Breakfast Foods

Healthy Breakfast Recipes are very important part of your recipe collection. A good breakfast should give you the energy to start the day.

Indian breakfast is varied and consists of steamed , roasted as well as fried foods.Take your pick from the breakfast recipes given below.

The recipes are easy to make. Most are quick recipes which will take you about 15-20 minutes to make. Even that time you can reduce by doing a little planning and preparation the day before.

The north Indian breakfast food differs a little from the south Indian food. Many South Indian recipes are made using rice whereas the north Indians use wheat more. 

South Indian breakfast consists of Idli , Dosa, Uttappa, Vade. All these are surved with chutney, mostly coconut chutney.

Apart from these, Upma - Semolina dish, Aval - Rice Flakes savory dish are also commonly made.

North Indian breakfasts are parathas(flat breads), served with different kinds of pickles or curries.

Many families also have bread toast and jam or marmalade, cereals and such ready items for breakfast. I prefer to make something different everyday. And why not, when I have such a large variety of healthy recipes to choose from.

I am sure you would enjoy these recipes too.

Indian Breakfast Foods

Bansi rava uppittu - Wheat rava Upma

Bansi rava upma or wheat rava uppitu is a South Indian Breakfast recipe.

It is made from Bansi rava which is made from Bansi variety of wheat. Bansi rava is considered healthier compared to rava/ semolina/sooji/suji.


Protein rich breakfast Yadni - Adai

Moong dal dosa or Adai / Yadni  is a protein rich South Indian breakfast recipe.

You may also make it as a filling snack or dinner.


South Indian Masala dosa

South Indian masala dosa is served for breakfast or a filling snack or as a dinner dish.


Rice sevai upma - Akki shavige uppittu

South Indian breakfast or a popular wedding breakfast / evening snack in Karnataka

Rava idli - Steamed Semolina cakes

South Indian breakfast or snack recipe


Soft steamed Idli

Soft idli with coconut chutney and sambar is a favorite healthy breakfast all over India though it originated in South India.


Aloo puri - Potato poori

Alu puri is a Indian breakfast recipe.

You may also serve it as a snack or take it for picnic. Indian snack recipe.


Akki rotti - Karnataka Rice flour rotti

This masala akki roti is a recipe from Karnataka state. It is a quick and easy breakfast item.

Made with rice flour, it uses ingredients available at home.


Instant finger millet ragi dosa

A finger millet flour pancake recipe.

Nachni / Ragi dosa is a healthy breakfast recipe and doesn't take long to prepare.


Beetroot akki rotti

Beet akki rotti is a variation of akki rotti. Akki rotti is a breakfast recipe, made with rice flour from Karnataka state.


 Sweet potato stir fry - Ratalyacha kees

Ratalyacha kees is a Maharashtrian grated sweet potato stir fry recipe.

Made for vrat / upvas or breakfast or a quick snack.

Winter foods recipes


Sabudana Khichadi - khichdi for vrat / upvas /fasting

- Made in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka.


Sago - sabudana vada

Sabudana  -  sago vada  for Navaratri fasting - Upvas - Vrat


Gujrati Dhokla

- Gujarati steamed dhokla - khaman dhokla.

A steamed snack made with chickpea flour.


Chapati - chapathi

Chapati - Chapatti - Chapathi- Indian flat breadChapati - Chapatti - Chapathi- Indian flat bread

Indian Flat Bread - made with whole wheat flour.

Most Indian households make this chapati everyday.


Rava idli - Steamed Semolina cakes

South Indian breakfast or snack recipe


Dalia sheera / halwa

 - Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat.

To make it vegan, use coconut oil / vegetable oil instead of desi ghee.

Aloo paratha - Alu - Potato bread

Potato stuffed whole wheat flour flat bread, a north Indian recipe.


Sheera - Semolina Halwa - Sooji Halwa

- A rava / Semolina / cream of wheat dish. Breakfast / snack / sweet. Known as sajjige, kesari, sanja in Indian languages.

Sorghum Jowar Thalipit

- Maharashtrian or North Karnataka recipe. Serve with homemade butter or with your favorite chutney, pickle, curry or a bowl or fresh yogurt.

Serve for breakfast or as a quick meal at lunch or dinner.


Ragi rotti - Finger millet flat bread

Ragi is also known as nachni.

Nachaniche thalipeet, served with desi ghee and coconut chutney .

Or with your favorite chutney, pickle or curry.


Potato Pancakes - Latkes

Potato Pancakes - Eggless

Easy, simple and quick potato pancake recipe.

Poori - Indian Fry bread

Poori is Indian fry bread, popular all over India. Poori is made with whole wheat flour or with plain flour/maida.

Served with potato subji or chutney and pickle.

Serve for breakfast, lunch, dinner.


Veg frankie - vegetable frankie

Mixed vegetable stuffed frankie - healthy and a favorite of kids and adults.

Palak Paratha - Spinach paratha

- Spinach and whole wheat flour flat bread


Appam / Gundponglu/ paddu

spicy appam - gundpangulu - paddu with coconut chutneyspicy appam - gundpangulu - paddu with coconut chutney

Paddu is made with idli or dosa batter and is cooked in a special pan with depressions.

You may also make instant paddu with mixed batter.

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Akki tari - Rice rava upma

Akki tari uppittu is made with rice rava.

It is a recipe from Karnataka, usually made for breakfast.

Vegetable Rava upma - Namkin halwa

vegetable rava upma. Easy south Indian breakfast recipe. Known as uppittu (Kannada), tikhat sanja(Marathi), namkin halwa(Hindi) etc.


Onion rava upma - uppit

Onion rava upma. Easy south Indian breakfast recipe.

Known as uppittu (Kannada), tikhat sanja(Marathi), namkin halwa(Hindi) etc.


Instant crisp rava dosa for breakfast or any meal or a quick filling snack.


Breakfast recipe from Karnataka, made with avalakki /rice flakes.

You may use buttermilk or fresh curd to make this easy recipe.


Aloo poha - batata poha - Rice flakes with potato - savory breakfast dish

Batata pohe or aloo poha is a popular breakfast recipe.

It is a quick cooking recipe.


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