Top 5 Healthy Indian Breakfast Recipes

by Mrunmayee on August 19, 2010 · 52 comments

Weight Loss Breakfast Recipes

Hi Everybody,

I am very bad at following diets. Though I followed Priyanka’s diet (and it worked.. :) ), I get bored very easily. I have very little self resolve when it comes to food. Though I don’t eat a lot, I always eat what I want. This sometimes creates a problem, as I have a great tendency to put on weight.

So today I am just gonna share with you some breakfast recipes, that are filling, tasty and yet will help you in weight loss and maintenance.

1.    Oatmeal Porridge:

  • 1 cup of Quaker Oats or any quick cooking or simple Rolled Oats
  • 3/4 cup of skim milk
  • Dash of Cinnamon/cardamom/nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp honey or jaggery

Calories: Around 250 depending on amount of honey/jaggery

Preparation:

  • Take oats and skim milk in a pot.
  • Add the condiments and honey/jaggery.
  • Let it simmer till oats are done.

Garnish:

  • Add chopped fruits and nuts.
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Enjoy hot, healthy and extremely filling breakfast!!

Benefits:

  • Oats will provide you with lots of fibre which fills you up and helps in reducing bloating and also cholesterol to some extent.
  • Honey and jaggery are good sweeteners as they have the goodness of vitamins in them.
  • Refined white sugar is a complete no-no.

2.    Fruit Smoothie:

  • 1 sliced apple
  • 1 banana
  • 5 strawberries
  • handful of raspberries
  • handful of blueberries
  • 1 sliced apricot (Fresh)
  • 1 sliced peach
  • 1 sliced orange
  • 2 teaspoons of honey

You can use any fruits that are available in the season and at hand.

Calories: Around 250 depending on the fruits used.

Banana and pineapple are the fruits with maximum sugar content.

Preparation:

  • Mix in blender.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy!
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Fruit Smoothie

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Benefits:
All the vitamins, minerals and goodness of fruits without excess calories.
Fruit smoothie retains fiber which is lost in Fruit juices. So a better and healthier option.

3.    Spicy and tangy Scrambled Eggs/Tofu:

  • 2 Egg whites (Vegetarians can replace eggs with 100g/1 cup crumbled tofu or low fat paneer)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste (Best avoided)
  • Chopped veggies (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (Any cooking oil will do)
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Calories without toast- Around 250.

Preparation:

  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Add chopped onion and garlic to the oil. Add the veggies if using.
  • Add the egg whites/tofu/paneer.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the ketchup and soy sauce with pepper and salt.
  • Serve hot with a Whole grain toast.

Benefits:
You get a really filling breakfast. Add another toast and you can make a brunch out of it.
Tangy and tasty without using excess oil and salt.

4.    Paneer Ka Chilla
For the batter:

  • 1 cup gram flour (Besan)
  • 1 tsp each red chill powder, dry coriander and turmeric powders
  • Salt, to taste
  • Water to make a batter (Dosa batter consistency)

For the filling :

  • 1/2 cup grated paneer
  • Chopped coriander
  • 1 Green chilly, finely chopped

Calories: Around 150 for each Poori-sized chilla

Preparation:

  • To prepare the chillas (or pancakes), heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  • Pour a ladle of batter and roll it around to spread it evenly. Cook on reduced heat.
  • When almost done, spread a tablespoon of the paneer filling on the pancake.
  • Turn it over and cook on the other side till done.
  • Serve hot with green chutney.
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Paneer ka Chilla

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Benefits:

  • Gram flour has fiber and most importantly proteins that are not present in atta or maida.
  • So with this, you are not piling on carbs but still eating a filling and nutritious breakfast. (And quite tasty too..)

5.    Methi Thepla with low fat yoghurt:

  • 1 cup Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Haldi (turmeric)
  • 1/2 bunch Methi Leaves (Finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to make dough
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multigrain methi thepla

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Calories: Around 125 per thepla with half a cup yoghurt.

Preparation:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl including the methi leaves. Knead it. Let it stay for 15 minutes.
  • Then make even size small balls of the dough. Roll them separately with a rolling pin into a round shape.
  • Heat the tawa and roast each of the rolled out theplas one by one.
  • When evenly roasted from both sides, remove it from tawa.
  • Use a non-stick pan to avoid using oil. Use a little amount if needed.
  • Serve them hot with low fat yoghurt.

Benefits:

  • Easy to make, no oil required.
  • There is something mentally satisfying about eating roti-like dishes.
  • Methi leaves are rich in Iron and vitamins.
  • Yogurt gives you rich dose of calcium. Yogurt is much easier to digest than milk and hence less fattening.

All the above recipes can be made really interesting and tasty by adding a generous sprinkling of Chaat Masala. Chaat masala is the best friend of any dieter!!! It has helped me immensely whenever I went on any diet.

Try the above recipes. All of them are meant to be healthier replacements to fattening breakfast options.

Strict breakfast no-nos include:

  • Sugary, chocolatey cereals
  • White bread slathered with butter
  • Cheesey, buttery omelettes
  • Pooris and paranthas
  • Anything that includes maida/refined flour as ingredient

Hope you find this useful!!!
Lots of love
Mrunmayee

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Aarthi August 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Looks yummy… Will try these :drool:

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Mrunmayee August 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm

He he.. Thanks Aarthi.. :-D :-D

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Insiya August 19, 2010 at 2:12 pm

nice recipes will try them out :yes:

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Mrunmayee August 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Please do, Insiya..

Hope you enjoy them!! :-)) :-))

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radhika August 19, 2010 at 2:31 pm

yummmmm…goona try them…really healthy options! O:-)

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Shyna August 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm

yummy yummyyyy…Mrun am gonna try these for sure..as such i have oats+milk+honey as breakfast most of the days…it is very filling and easy to prepare too :yes:

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Mrunmayee August 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Hey Radhika.. Would you mind if we call ypu new Radhika???

Thanks for the comment dear.. And yes Oats porridge is my fav breakfast too… :-)) :-D :-D

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Mrunmayee August 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Oops… Thanks Shyna… I love Oats porridge too… :blush: :-D :-D

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Radhika August 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Oops..there is another Radhika here…well I am the :alien: green faced one :D And Mrun…am getting hungry now :eat: :eat: :eat:

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Mrunmayee August 19, 2010 at 3:14 pm

YEah :alien: Radhika… I ate a lot after writing this post.. :-? :-? It’s the pics you see… they always make me hungry.. :pain:

One of the reasons I never follow Food blogs.. :P

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Vinitha August 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Great post! The thepla, scrabbled egg and Chilla looks so yum! :-D Not a big fan of oats though :-P

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Mrunmayee August 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm

He he… I love Oats Vinitha… I also wanted to add the Oats Upma but forgot..

Wll share it later…

Don’t you just loooovvve the Paneer Chilla????

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Gaea August 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Really like the last two, as they are the yummy indian ones…slurrp ;)

btw a totally indeginious one, a slight variant of the smoothie:
3-4 tbsp of any muesli (140cals in 40g, approx 4tbsp)
5-6 tbsp of Yoghurt (about 15 cals)
5-6 Strawberries (24cals; 1 medium is abt 4cals)
1/2 6″ Banana (50 cals)
50ml/2-3Oz Milk (36cals)and/or water
Sugar if needed, esp if the strawberries are sour (2tsp – 32 cals)OR Honey (better!) (1 tbsp – 64cals)

A crunchy, yummy, drinkable bfast in 360 cals, enough sugar and carbs, just enough fat and some vits! Eat some egg white (omlette or boiled; 1 egg white is abt 30cals) for protein – and u have ur king size b’fast and with all the ministers too ;)
.-= Gaea´s last blog ..MAC Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer vs Shiseido Corrector Pencil =-.

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Mrunmayee August 19, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Hey loovvved the recipe Gaea.. Will try it soon..

Lotsa people add eggs to the smoothie itself.. but I have never even DARED to do that!!!!

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Gaea August 19, 2010 at 6:17 pm

:) do try. its a stylish one to carry around drinking bfast as if u have no time in the world – and others staring at the pink colored thick ‘something’ thinking u r a hi-flying executive LOL

Gosh, tat will kill it :( i could never do that one.
.-= Gaea´s last blog ..MAC Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer vs Shiseido Corrector Pencil =-.

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Mrunmayee August 20, 2010 at 12:08 pm

:-D :-D

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Radhika August 19, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Eggs?? To the smoothie????? Ok…I am not saying anything – I know there might be someone who loves that :-|
.-= Radhika´s last blog ..Whats better than a Chanel =-.

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Gaea August 19, 2010 at 6:53 pm

someone who likes – ok! i’d say u respect others’ opinions.

someone who loves! :shock: :beatup: :quiet:
.-= Gaea´s last blog ..MAC Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer vs Shiseido Corrector Pencil =-.

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Mrunmayee August 20, 2010 at 12:09 pm

u know what, Radhika??? Sports people often add Eggs to smoothies to add protein you see… But I’ll stick to my fav scrambled eggs…

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Radhika August 19, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Hehehehee …people are sensitive, you know :evilgrin: :quiet: :quiet:

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Gaea August 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm

yeap yeap. now i will really shut up and go home :D :shutmouth:
.-= Gaea´s last blog ..MAC Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer vs Shiseido Corrector Pencil =-.

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Mrunmayee August 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Sensitive??? I don’t even know what that means…. :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

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Radhika August 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm

You still at work??? :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: Thats a baaaaaaad place you work at! :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

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Gaea August 19, 2010 at 8:19 pm

:footmouth:
wikid!

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Sonia August 19, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I like everything except the oatmeal.Just can’t stand the taste.My mum makes the best oat cookies though which I’ll substitute for your recipe.
.-= Sonia´s last blog ..My Take – Aroma Magic Peppermint Exfol Gel =-.

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Gaea August 19, 2010 at 8:19 pm

do she also do some packaging? ;)
love oatmeal and those Mc Vities biscuits thats full of them. its good on ur tummy…err cleaning it u c :D [my hubby calls them "tastes like mud" - whatever ;)]
.-= Gaea´s last blog ..MAC Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer vs Shiseido Corrector Pencil =-.

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Radhika August 20, 2010 at 11:42 am

Oat cookies…. :eat: :eat: :eat: Yup..agree with Gaea..does she send lil packages to hungry ppl in Bangalore?? :-D :-D

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Mrunmayee August 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Yummmm…. :drool:

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neha August 19, 2010 at 8:27 pm

yummm
mrun great and thanks

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Mrunmayee August 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Welcome neha… :cute: :cute: :cute:

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Priya August 20, 2010 at 10:32 am

Ethin looks yummmmmm :drool: :drool:

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Mrunmayee August 20, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Thanks priya… :laugh: :laugh:

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jomol August 20, 2010 at 10:56 am

Hey….Rads, who you talking about…. :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: . BTW, Mrun…..these recipes look so yummy that foodies like me will just try it for the taste quotient, never mind the dieting part… :-D :-D :-D . BTW, people, I want to tell you all and especially that itchy-witchy Rads that I have lost 3 kgs in the last 15 days by following my lifestyle modifications strictly….. :-D :-D :-D :-D

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Radhika August 20, 2010 at 11:18 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: Jomol..for today and today only I shall not fight with you…you awesome.

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Mrunmayee August 20, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Gr8 going Jomol….

You know, if only we could see you, we would be able to tell the difference you know… Boosts morale, that…

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jomol August 20, 2010 at 11:26 am

:smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: Hey Rads, but the tummy diameter is still intact :-( :-( :-(( :-(( :-((

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Radhika August 20, 2010 at 11:39 am

Aww…dont worry..it will reduce little by little..don’t know if tummies get flat, but there will be a difference. You should be :-D :-D :-D, not :-(( :-((

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Radhika August 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

Here…my special green face for you :alien: :alien:

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Radhika August 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

You should do a post some time..on what you did and what worked for you.. :-))

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sanat July 15, 2011 at 9:15 am

jst read out my soln.guarentee u’ll loose w8..i hav tested.

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sanat July 15, 2011 at 9:13 am

i dnt think these recepies gona put sme effort as they r prepared wid oil..best breakfast wd b sliced bread(4 pieces) wid chopped cucumber,onion,green chilly,tomato n carrot..

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Solachi Meyyappan September 25, 2011 at 11:29 pm

The Paneer ka chilas were very nice. Thanks so much for the recipe :)

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rekha March 2, 2012 at 1:18 am

luvly recipe :dance:

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pintu March 9, 2012 at 11:58 pm

wonderful & easiest recipe

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yukta April 21, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Thank you for getting the idea of sharing this with us they are very helpful for bad cooks like me simple,fast + non oily .I am planing to try will inform you results soon. It could be helpful if you can inform in how many days can we actually see the result . Thank you. bye

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Suchitra April 25, 2012 at 6:21 pm

The recipes are good but calories not accurate . Especially paneer cheela .

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