Top 5 Indian ‘hatke’ breakfast recipes:

As people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and with few limited options it becomes boring. So here I am, giving you few twisted and tweaked (basically ‘hatke’) breakfast options which is easy to make and healthy too.

1. Dahi Chura (Rice flakes):

A healthy, traditional, wholesome Indian breakfast and very easy to prepare.

Rinse 1/4 chura under running water and mix it well with half bowl of curd, you can add sugar or honey based upon your preference.

Tada! Your healthy breakfast is ready in just a minute. This recipe will keep you full till lunch time and it is a very healthy alternative of oats, muesli or corn/wheat flakes.

You can also add fresh fruits or dry fruits to this dish.

2. Banana peanut butter sandwich:

Ok, so this is my personal favourite. This recipe needs 2 slices of bread, some butter or ghee, peanut butter and bananas.

Step 1: Toast bread with butter or ghee

Step 2: Cut bananas into thin round slices

Step 3: On one of the toast, spread peanut butter and place cut banana pieces on them

Step 4: On the second bread slice, spread peanut butter and place it over the first slice.

Step 5: Press the sandwich gently with hand and it’s ready to eat. :)

I generally do this recipe over the weekends and whenever I wish to indulge over some butter/peanut butter. You can also prepare this over evening snack with coffee.

3. Roti/Paratha roll:

You can prepare this with the leftover roti from the night before or can prepare a fresh one.

Step 1: Heat your roti with some oil, butter or ghee based upon your preference.

Step 2: Filling — Now for preparing the filling chop some onions, thin slices of carrot, capsicum, beans and mushroom. Sauté these vegetables on the frying pan (preferably non-stick granite finish pan) with little oil and add salt, red chili powder and black pepper powder as per taster.

Step 3: Grate some cheese over the roti (middle section)

Step 4: Once the filling is cooked properly place it over the roti (on the grated cheese) and gently roll it.

Your Roti / Paratha roll is ready. You can try so many varieties with the filling based upon your taste and preferences. If you are a non-veg you can add some boiled egg with the vegetable filling.

4. Idli poha:

Yes, you heard it right. If you are a south Indian and are bored of eating simple plain idlis then this recipe is for you.

Step 1: Cut idli into 4 small pieces

Step 2: Chop some vegetables like onions, capsicum, carrot, beans, tomatoes, mushroom etc.

Step 3: Add oil, mustard seeds, cut vegetables salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and a pinch of black pepper powder in a frying pan and sauté well. As the vegetables are cooked add cut idli pieces to the mixture.

Mix it well, add coriander leaves for garnishing. Your dish is ready.

You can use bread pieces instead on idlis. It’s delicious, trust me!

Note: Avoid adding tomatoes to the above recipe as this will make your dish soggy

5. Bean and broccoli curry / Soup:

This is again super easy and healthy recipe. For this you have to soak the beans overnight

Step 1: Boil bean until they are soft (like very soft), don’t forget to add salt while boiling

Step 2: Blanch few broccoli is a container

Step 3: Heat little olive oil in a pan add some chopped onions (if you like onions in your dishes) and blanched broccoli, toss the vegetables until crunchy. Now pour boil bean into the mixture and mix it well, adjust the consistency of the soup as per your preference.

Step 4: Sprinkle some salt and black pepper as per your taste. You can also add fresh coriander leaves and your dish is ready.

This is one of the healthiest and filling breakfast options. If you have a long day ahead then this is the best option.