Tasty And Healthy Breakfast Treats
Breakfast, the most important meal of the day gives your body energy required to go about your day, accomplishing various tasks. But in our fast-paced lives, we are always on the run, most often giving no importance to breakfast and end up eating any readymade food or junk to relieve our hunger. A healthy nutritious breakfast can make your day, make it a regular habit and you will experience the difference from within.
Look out for these easily made breakfast options that are nutritious and helps you kick-start your day the right way!
1.Vegetable Oats Idli
Serves 2, Preparation time 15 minutes, Cooking time 25 minutes
Idli made from oats will surely make a fitness freak happy. A fibre rich cereal, loaded with vitamins, minerals and proteins oats provides the needed energy to keep one active throughout the day. A low carb healthy oats-idli helps in weight loss and in maintaining optimum health.
- 2 Cups Oats
- 1/2 Litre Curd (slightly sour)
- 1 Tbsp. Mustard seeds
- 1 Tbsp. Urad dal
- 1/2 Tbsp. Chana dal
- 1/2 Tbsp. Oil
- 2 tsp Green chillies, finely chopped
- 1 Cup chopped vegetables (carrot, beans, onion, peas)
- 2 Tbsp. Coriander, finely chopped
- 1/2 Tbsp. Turmeric powder
- 2 Tbsp. Salt
- Dry-roast oats until it turns slightly brown and then powder the oats.
- In a pan, add oil to season it with mustard seeds and dal, once done add the chopped vegetables, green chillies and sauté it for few minutes.
- Add turmeric powder, salt and fry it for few minutes.
- Add the seasoned vegetables to the powdered oats, blend it well with curd to the required consistency like that of idli batter.
- Grease the idli cooker with oil and pour the batter and steam the idli for 15 minutes.
- Once done remove the idly and serve with tomato chutney.
Poha, blended well with onions, potatoes and seasoning like chillies, lemon and curry leaves make up for a nutritious and a perfect breakfast food. Rich in fibre, it keeps you sated and prevents blood sugar spikes.
- 1 cup poha (pressed rice or aval)
- 1 Tbsp. oil
- 1/8 tsp asafoetida
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 cup onions-chopped fine
- 8-10 curry leaves
- 2-3 whole red chillies
- 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 2 tsp salt or to taste
- 1 tsp green chillies-finely chopped or to taste
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. chopped coriander leaves
- Clean and wash poha with water and drain it completely, not allowing it to get soaked.
- Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, onions and red chillies.
- When the onions turn light brown, add mashed potatoes, turmeric and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
- Now add the poha, add salt, mix it well and cook in low flame for 3-5 minutes until the poha blends with all the ingredients.
- Turn off the flame and mix in chopped green chilies, coriander leaves and lemon juice.
- Tasty, yummy poha is ready to be served.
Servings: 2, preparation time: 10 minutes, cooking time: 30 minutes.
Steamed healthy dhoklas are a nutritious delight made with fermented dal that adds to the fibre and protein content of the dish. A low glycemic food, less oil content makes it a perfect choice for weight loss and an easy option to manage diabetes.
- 1 Cup Gram flour (besan)
- 1 Tbsp. Citric acid
- 1 Tbsp. Sugar
- Salt to taste
- A pinch of Turmeric
- To make batter Water
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder (dissolved in water)
- For the Seasoning
- 1 Tbsp. Oil
- 1/2 Tbsp. Mustard seeds
- 1 Dried red chillie
- 7-8 Curry leaves
- In a bowl combine besan flour, citric acid, salt, sugar and turmeric, add water and make it into a thick batter consistency.
- To this dhokla batter add baking soda mixed with water and blend well.
- Grease the steaming cups with oil and pour the mixture and steam for about 20 minutes.
- In a pan add oil and season with mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies and pour it over the prepared dhokla.
- Cut into pieces and serve.