For many important reasons breakfast is called the most important meal of the day. The word breakfast means breaking fast, in-between dinner and breakfast there will be a lot of time gap so it is important that you have breakfast in the morning at the right time.
Morning times are usually very busy, and it is very difficult to find time to make a proper breakfast which is healthy and at the same time easy to prepare and should be tasty. So, here is a list of 7 Easy Dishes for a Healthy Breakfast.
1. Peanut Butter Banana Toast:
Take a slice of wheat toast, apply one table spoon of peanut butter and top it with banana slices. This is a perfect pack of lots of protein and fiber.
2. Bread Upma:
Upma is a typical south Indian breakfast item but you can bring a variation into it by using toasted bread instead of semolina.
Toast the bread, cut it into pieces and let it cool, heat oil in a pan and roast groundnuts / cashew nuts as per your choice and take them out. Then add urad dal (black lentils/black gram), chana dal (Bengal gram), mustard seeds, green chili, and curry leaves for tadka(tempering). and once it is done add chopped onion and cook it till it turns golden. Add ginger paste and cook till you get the flavor and then add tomatoes, salt and turmeric and cook it till it becomes paste. Add 5table spoons of water and cook for 2 minutes then add masala and chili powder according to your taste. Put all the bread pieces into this and mix well till the gravy gets coated well on the bread evenly and serve, this can also be served as a snack item.
3. Egg and Tomato Toast:
All you need whole wheat toast, boiled egg and tomato. Take whole wheat toast and layer it with sliced tomatoes and egg and there you go with a load of antioxidants and proteins.
4. Podi Idli:
Ingredients you require for this recipe Peanuts, red chillies, Bengal gram, black gram, sesame seeds, cumin and curry leaves. Dry roast all these ingredients in a pan keep it aside and allow it to cool. Then take all these ingredients add salt and make it into fine powder. Heat oil or ghee according to your taste in a pan and once the oil gets heated add some mustard seeds and Asafetida (hing). Swithoff the flame and then add idli (You can use regular or mini idli) sprinkle the powder on idlis and mix till the powder gets coated evenly on all the idlis. You can add some ghee if you like and powder according to your taste.
Ingredients you need for this include one banana and two eggs. All you need to do is blend them and cook. Banana is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, and eggs are rich in nutrients, vitamins, iron, iodine and phosphorus. What more do you need for a power packed breakfast ?
6. Akki Roti (rice flour roti) :
This is a recipie from the state of Karnataka. To make this you need Rice flour, salt, cumin, chili, coconut, cumin, coriander leaves, and finely chopped onions. You can add grated carrot if you want, keep adding a little water and mix well all the ingredients make it like dough, them make balls. Take a tawa, grease it with oil keep a ball on the tawa and flatten it evenly with your hand like roti you can wet your hands with water if you want. You can make it thin or thick according to your taste. Once you are finished with flattening keep the tawa on the stove and cook it on both sides till it turns to golden colour. This tastes best with chutney.
Oats Idli: Take one cup of oats and make it into a coarse powder, heat oil in a pan and add black gram, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and finely chopped curry leaves and chillies and cook till it turns to golden colour. If you like you can add cashew nuts (roasted), and hing. Sauté this and add half cup rava and continue sautéing till you get flavor, then add powdered oats, mix well and cook till you get aroma. Lastly add salt mix well and leave it cool. Once it is cooled you can add one cup of water and 1/4th cup of curd and keep aside for 10 min, then add ½ tea spoon of baking soda mix well, if batter becomes thick you can add a little water to get the required consistency. Then you can use this batter to make idlis.
These are 7 easy dishes for a healthy breakfast. These are power packed with all the nutrients, proteins and vitamins that you need to start a day. So go ahead and try each one a day.