Time and again our elders have reminded us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is because a proper breakfast helps to kick start your metabolism so you can start burning calories for the day. North Indian cuisine has plenty of delicious options to meet your breakfast needs.
Here are 10 north Indian breakfast recipes to provide you with the necessary fuel to help you focus at work or school.
Poha is delicious light weight flakes of rice that have been flattened. When mixed with Indian spices like red chilli powder, mustard seeds and turmeric, these flakes turn into a very healthy breakfast that can be prepared within 15 minutes. If you are looking for some healthy breakfast recipes, do try some poha. You can also top them with roasted peanuts and bhujia for an extra crunch!
Khichdi has found space in our lists of comfort foods. Our recipe combines the goodness of barley with healthy vegetables to give a delicious variant to the traditional recipe of khichdi which uses dal and rice. Barley pearls are a rich source of fibre and help to clear your intestines and keep your digestive tract healthy. Further barley is known to benefit patients who are obese or have high cholesterol. If you are having a lazy day but want to fill yourself with something both delicious and nutritious, try this easy breakfast recipe. You can prepare barley khichdi within 30- 40 minutes.
A steamy plate of golden crusty bhaturas served with spicy chole is a treat for eyes. The mouthwatering spicy chole are made using ginger, garlic and chickpeas which are fried using chana masala. Chole bhature is a typical north Indian breakfast recipe that is loved across the country. You can serve this dish along with your favourite pickle and a refreshing cup of lassi for breakfast. Chole bhature can be prepared in about 40 to 50 minutes.
A delicacy of the Punjabi cuisine, Amritsari kulchas are a go-to if you are in the search for authentic desi breakfast ideas. These kulchas are unique as they are crispy and soft at the same time. These kulchas are stuffed with boiled and mashed potatoes which are mixed evenly with herbs and spices. Besides stuffing kulchas with potatoes, you can also add cottage cheese to the mix. This north Indian breakfast recipe can make for a fulfilling breakfast and help to kick start your day with a flush of energy. To prepare these delicious kulchas, make sure you have ample time as it can take up to two hours to finish.
Nothing is more delightful than biting into Kachoris that are stuffed with delicious fillings. Many seek to satiate their cravings for a yummy breakfast through dal kachoris. The mixture used to make kachoris has healthy ingredients like urad dal, flour, besan and sooji. You can serve these kachoris with aloo ki sabzi or gulp them down with a steaming cup of tea. It would take nearly an hour to be ready with some mouth-watering kachoris.
Some might say that aloo paratha are a staple breakfast for north indians. They are healthy and a must have for vegans and vegetarians. These parathas are stuffed with a delicious stuffing of mashed potatoes which are laced with coriander, red chilly powder, green chillies and other spices. Aloo parathas are best enjoyed with butter, pickle and yoghurt. It is an easy vegetarian breakfast recipe that can be prepared within 10 to 15 minutes.
Cheelas are very popular in North India, Rajasthan and Gujrat regions. Made with moong lentils, this north Indian breakfast recipe is known to have numerous health benefits. You will need besan, moong dal and some ginger to make healthy moong dal cheelas for breakfast. Cheelas could be crusty or soft. It depends on how they are made. If you want crispy cheelas, you should spread the batter evenly once it’s poured in a hot pan. Whereas, if you want soft cheelas, spreading of the batter should be avoided. To add more nutritional value to your breakfast, you can serve cheelas with paneer or add vegetables of your choice into the batter. It takes a few hours to soak the lentils and only 20 minutes to cook steamy and delicious cheelas.
Eggs are major sources of protein in one’s diet. Egg bhurji is nothing but scrambled eggs that are tossed in Indian herbs and spices. You can add diced vegetables like capsicum, onion and tomato to the spicy mix to make a healthy breakfast recipe. This dish can be made in a jiffy and also pairs up well with rotis, buns or parathas. You can get your hands on some fiery and spicy egg bhurji within 15 to 20 minutes to kick start your day.
Here is a popular north Indian breakfast recipe that serves poori with a tangy and spicy sabzi. Commonly known as aloo poori due to the heavenly combination of the sabzi and golden pooris, our recipe is very easy to follow. It can be served on lazy sunday mornings and even on special occasions. Aloo poori is a favourite among both children and adults. You can make aloo poori in about 40 minutes using split black urad dal which has been soaked for three to four hours.
These are some popular munchies for breakfast ardently adored in north India. The pakoras are slices of bread laced with a batter of besan and stuffed with spicy and tangy potato mixture. You can enjoy bread pakoras with green coriander chutney or red tamarind chutney. Our recipe is very easy to follow and takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Now you can enjoy the most adored and delicious north Indian breakfast recipes at home. We hope the above recipes find spaces on your breakfast tables so you can have a yummy experience and joyful beginnings to your days.