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25 Best Indian Breakfast Recipes That You Should Try

Most people believe that all Indian dishes are spicy, which is not true. There are a lot of Indian dishes that contain few or no spices at all. 

The best part of Indian breakfast recipes is that most of their dishes are very healthy, which is one of the reasons many people love them.

Blow Minding Indian Breakfast Recipes: Quick Table

RecipesCalories (Per Serving)Total preparation time
Appam99 10 Minutes
Medu Vada72 4 Hours
Oats Uttapam204 30 Minutes
Oats Kheer547 5 Minutes
Sindhi Pakwan729 1 Hour
Idli Fry81 1 Minutes
Thepla Recipe120 7 Minutes
Oats Chilla60 10 Minutes
Oats Dhokla 275 30 Minutes
Egg Bhurji152 5 Minutes
Rava Idli35 5 Minutes
Maharashtrian Poori Bhaji686 20 Minutes
Poha Recipe264 15 Minutes
Namkeen Seviyaan12610 Minutes
Sali Par Eedu Recipe176 10 Minutes
Aloo Paratha440 15 Minutes
Oats Idli 62 25 Minutes
Andra Style Coconut Flavored Rice Upma25210 Minutes
Barley Rava Idli Recipe134380 Minutes
Buckwheat Dosa92 10 Minutes
Tomato Poha With Peas272 10 Minutes
Togarikalu Akki190 5 Minutes
Dosa With Rice Flour And Urad Flour456 10 Hours
Rava Pongal253 10 Minutes
Potato Onion Cheela72 10 Minutes

1. Appam

Appam is a delicious Indian breakfast, also known as palappam. They are very fluffy and tasty pancakes. In addition, they are crispy on the outside with a very soft center. 

Appam is gluten-free, so anyone with gluten allergies can enjoy it. Vegetarians can also enjoy it since it’s vegan.

Ingredients used to make these recipes are rice, yeast, poha, coconut, sugar, salt, and butter. You can use rapid-rise yeast or dry yeast when making this Indian breakfast, depending on what you have.

You should know that the fermentation of rapid-rise yeast is significantly less than that of dry yeast. You can enjoy this delicacy with vegetable stew.

Calories Per Serving: 99

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

2. Medu Vada 

Medu vada is a south Indian breakfast snack also known as uzhunnu vada or sambar vada. They are donut-shaped, crispy, fluffy, very soft, and delicious. 

In addition, they are perfectly spiced to give them a mindblowing deliciousness. Ingredients used to make these recipes are urad dal, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, curry leaves, onions, asafoetida, ginger, coconut pieces, coriander leaves, and oil.

When making medu vada, you should heat your oil over medium heat and slide your medu Vada gently into the hot oil. 

It would be best to wear long sleeves or an apron to protect your body. In addition, you should never overcrowd your pan with batter. You can serve this meal with coconut chutney or with sambar.

Calories Per Serving: 72

Preparation Time: 4 Hours

3. Oats Uttapam

What is better than starting your day with this delicious Indian breakfast? It is simple and quick to make the recipe. 

Ingredients needed to make are readily available as well, and they are sooji, oats, salt, powdered pepper, ginger paste, plain yogurt, baking soda, oil, chilies, coriander leaves, and chopped vegetables.

When oats are cooked, they become slimy, so you must add sooji to them to prevent that. Furthermore, it would be best to use sour yogurt when making oats uttapam or add some lemon juice to it. 

Make sure there are no lumps when stirring your mixture, and cover your bowl for about 20-30 minutes. You can serve it with coconut chutney.

Calories Per Serving: 204

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

4. Oats Kheer

Oats kheer is one of the best Indian breakfast desserts that can be prepared in less than 20 minutes. If you are in a rush, don’t worry, you can prepare it quickly. 

The ingredients are also readily available and include cooking oats, ghee, milk, sugar, cardamom powder, saffron strands, cashews, and raisins.

When making oats kheer, you should not boil it so much since it will make the kheer very thick. 

In addition, when you let your oat kheer cool down, it thickens more. You can enjoy this dish with any fruit of your choice, like mango fruit.

Calories Per Serving: 547

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

5. Sindhi Pakwan

It is one of my wife’s favorite Sindhi breakfast dishes that she tries to make every weekend when she is not going to work. 

It’s simple to make, and the ingredients used are all-purpose flour, ajwain, wheat flour, cumin, salt, black pepper, water, and ghee.

You will mix all the ingredients in a bowl, knead to make a dough, make dough balls, roll them in circles, and deep fry them in hot oil until the pakwans are golden and crispy.

You can store pakwans in an air-tight container and place them in the fridge for up to five days. You can enjoy this dish with Sindhi dal or ginger chai.

Calories Per Serving: 729

Preparation Time: 1 Hour

6. Idli Fry

What better way to use idli leftovers than making a quick fried idli snack

Idli fry is a favorite dish to most people of the southern side of India, more so in the city of Mumbai. Ingredients needed to make these recipes are idli pieces, masala, salt, and oil.

It would be best not to use fresh idli but instead go for refrigerated idli or one-day old idli since fresh idli will absorb a lot of oil and also break in the oil. 

You can pan-fry or shallow fry your idlis if you don’t want deep-fried idlis. You can enjoy and serve your idlis with tomato sauce or coconut chutney.

Calories Per Serving: 81 

Preparation Time: 1 Minutes

7. Thepla Recipe

Thepla is an Indian flatbread that is very delicious and lightly spicy. Your dough should be perfect if you want to make a mouth-watering methi Thepla

It is easy to make this recipe. The ingredients used are wheat flour, coriander, methi, yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt.

If you want to prepare soft Theplas, your dough should be smooth and soft. For your Thepla to have a delicious flavor and taste and even be softer, you should apply ghee or butter to one side of it while still hot. 

Theplas will stay good for about 2-3 days at room temperature. You can serve this Indian delicacy with onion raita or jeera aloo.

Calories Per Serving: 120

Preparation Time: 7 Minutes

8. Oats Chilla

What is more delicious than oat chillas? These oats are fluffy, nutty, savory, and mildly spiced. They are very nutritious and provide the energy to carry you through busy days. 

It would be best if you tried it out, and I promise you won’t regret it. This recipe is simple and easy to prepare. 

The ingredients used are readily and easily accessible. They include besan, oats, salt, chili powder, turmeric powder, ajwain, ginger, coriander, carrots, tomatoes, capsicum, and oil. 

To make the best oats chilla with the best texture, you should use coarsely ground oats. In addition, grate your veggies so that they cook faster. You can serve this dish with tamarind date chutney.

Calories Per Serving: 80

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

9. Oats Dhokla 

This kind of dhokla is my best friend’s favorite, and I have to make him anytime she comes over to my place.

It takes a few minutes to prepare since it doesn’t require fermentation, grinding, or soaking compared to the traditional dhokla. Ingredients used are oats, salt, sooji, ginger paste, coriander, plain yogurt, Eno fruit salt, and oil.

If you want to know if your oat dhokla is ready, you should put a knife into the dhokla, and if the knife comes out clean, your dhokla is ready, and you can serve it. 

You can enjoy this dish on its own or with any chutney.

Calories Per Serving: 275

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

10. Egg Bhurji

Egg bhurji is a delicious Indian spiced scrambled egg you can have for breakfast. It is also known as Anda Bhurji. You can make this dish when you are short on time. 

This dish requires minimal ingredients, and you don’t have to be a world-class chef to make it. 

The ingredients needed to prepare this dish are eggs, oil, cumin seeds, chili pepper, onions, tomatoes, and spices.

To prepare the best egg bhurji, heat your pan over medium heat, then add oil and cumin seeds when the pan gets hot. You can serve this Indian, tasty delicacy with toasted bread.

Calories Per Serving: 152

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

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11. Rava Idli

The southern Indian restaurants are known for their nutritional, healthy recipes, and Rava idli is one of the best south Indian dishes loved by almost everyone.

The best part is that it is fast and straightforward to make. Nowadays, You can find ready-made Rava idli packs in the supermarket, which only need adding water and steaming. However, nothing beats homemade idli, which is preservative-free.

Ingredients for this meal are mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafetida, chana dal, urad dal, chili, cashew nuts, thick yogurt, carrot, ginger, and coriander.

For variation, you can add onions and cabbage. This perfect breakfast dish can be served with sambhar or coconut chutney.

Calories Per Serving: 35

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

12. Maharashtrian Poori Bhaji

It is one of the most famous street foods in Mumbai. A lot of Indians and tourists love it. It is easy to prepare and the ingredients used are easily accessible. 

Ingredients used are potatoes, oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chili, ginger, curry leaves, turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt, lemon juice, and coriander leaves.

It is best not to use dry flour for dusting when rolling poori since the burnt black flour particles stick to the poori. 

In addition, you should make the bhaji first, but your poori dough should be ready. You can serve your delicious poori with mango pickle or kachumber. 

Calories Per Serving: 686

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

13. Poha Recipe

My son loves to have this for breakfast. He is now 28 years and still loves it. It is straightforward to make and will not take much of your time. 

The ingredients used to make this recipe are poha, onions, peanuts, turmeric powder, mustard seeds, curry leaves, sugar, chilies, oil, and salt.

To make your poha extra nutritious, add grated carrots and boiled peas. It would be best if you always rinsed your poha flakes under running water, and you are not supposed to soak them. 

You can enjoy this dish with ginger tea, just like my son. 

Calories Per Serving: 264

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

14. Namkeen Seviyaan

It is a very delicious meal that is easy and quick to prepare. If you don’t love a lot of oil in your breakfast, then Namkeen Seviyaan should be your go-to breakfast since it is very low on oil. 

What makes it more incredible is that it contains crunches of peanuts. The ingredients used are readily available and affordable as well. 

They include seviyaan, salt, onion, potato, peanuts, curry leaves, mustard seeds, garlic, ginger, and oil. 

To prepare, add mustard seeds and curry leaves to the oil and ginger and garlic when they splutter. You will add onions and cook until pink. 

Later, you will add potatoes, salt, and roasted peanuts. Serve it with fresh fruit, and you will not have enough of it. 

Calories Per Serving: 126

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

15. Sali Par Eedu Recipe

Do you want to have a delightful day? If yes, you should start your day with this traditional, delicious Parsi breakfast packed with lots of flavor and aroma. 

Ingredients used to prepare these recipes are; potato, eggs, tomato, coriander, salt, black pepper, and ghee. 

Always cook Sali Par Eedu on low flame until the egg whites are thoroughly cooked. If you love runny eggs, you can also keep your eggs runny. 

You can air fry your potatoes using an air fryer if you want a healthier option. You can serve this dish with a hot masala chai. 

Calories Per Serving: 176

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

16. Aloo Paratha

Who doesn’t love aloo paratha? If you haven’t tried this Indian dish, you are missing out. I promise you won’t regret having it as it is delicious and easy to make. 

Ingredients for making aloo paratha are readily available and include white flour, salt, water, oil, potato, coriander, ginger, masala, carom seeds, and chili powder. 

It would be best not to replace ginger with garlic since garlic won’t cook out. You can substitute white flour with whole wheat flour if you are on a low-carb diet. 

You should make sure your paratha is cooked on both sides. You can enjoy this dish with fresh mango fruit. 

Calories Per Serving: 440

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

17. Oats Idli 

This Indian breakfast is effortless to make, delicious, fluffy, soft, healthy, and light. If you love meals that contain oats, then you should try oats idli. You can make idli without vegetables and make it to suit different diets and tastes.

Ingredients used are oats, Rava, yogurt, Eno, baking soda, carrot, coriander leaves, and salt. 

To prepare, put oats into the blender, blend, grate the carrot, and chop the curry leaves, ginger, and chilies into the mixture. You can have oats idli on its own or with yogurt.

Calories Per Serving: 62

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes

18. Andra Style Coconut Flavored Rice Upma

It is a spicy and tangy coconut-flavored upma that is famous in India and is always served as breakfast. It is loved a lot due to its flavor. 

You can prepare it easily if you follow the recipe’s instructions. The ingredients used are idli rice, fresh coconut, chili, salt, tamarind paste, jaggery, and water. 

To prepare, grind soaked rice with grated coconut and chilies. Then heat your pan, then add coconut oil. When oil is hot, add chana dal, urad dal, and groundnuts. 

You can enjoy Andra-style Coconut flavored rice Upma with high protein peanut chutney or south Indian filter coffee.

Calories Per Serving: 252

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

19. Barley Rava Idli Recipe

This recipe should be a must-try for everyone. It’s incredibly delicious, and I know anyone who has had this Indian breakfast loved it. 

This recipe is very healthy, and a perfect choice for people with diabetes since it contains barley which helps control blood sugar levels. It is also rich in fiber.

Ingredients used to make the barley Rava idli recipe are sooji, barley, yogurt, Enos fruit salt, mustard seeds salt, urad dal, chana dal, and oil. 

You can add finely sliced vegetables like carrots, beetroot, and beans to your idli to make it more nutritious and colorful. You can enjoy this dish with Horse gram chichame chutney.

Calories Per Serving: 134

Preparation Time: 380 Minutes

20. Buckwheat Dosa

Buckwheat Dosa is a very healthy Indian breakfast dish that is easy to prepare, delicious, and uses inexpensive and easily accessible ingredients. This dish is gluten-free and can be enjoyed by anyone with gluten allergies.

Using buckwheat regularly helps in weight loss, digestion, regulation of blood sugar levels, and healthy skin. 

The ingredients used to prepare this delicacy include buckwheat flour, rice flour, urad dal, oil, salt, asafoetida, chilies, mustard seeds, and coriander leaves. 

It is advisable to ferment and grind your butter to make the best dosa. You can enjoy this fantastic Indian breakfast with south Indian coconut chutney.

Calories Per Serving: 92

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

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I love to have tomato poha with peas for breakfast every time I am planning to travel. It is quick and easy to prepare and also very nutritious. 

This dish regularly prevents iron deficiency since every 100 grams of rice flakes contain 20 mg of iron. It also helps in weight loss and digestion.

Ingredients used to make tomato poha with peas are poha, green peas, onion, tomato, chili, garlic, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder, coriander powder, curry leaves, and oil. 

You can skip adding the green peas, but it’s encouraged because it makes the dish more nutritious. You can serve this delicacy with a cocoa banana almond date smoothie.

Calories Per Serving: 272

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

22. Togarikalu Akki

It is a very delicious food in India. More so, it is trendy in the state of Karnataka. It’s easy and quick to make breakfast. 

The ingredients used are very cheap as well. Ingredients used to prepare this Indian delicacy are rice Rava, fresh green Toor dal, coconut, mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, asafoetida, chilies, curry leaves, and oil.

The peas in Togarikalu Akki are essential as they contain many vitamins and minerals. In addition, they are a great source of proteins that are highly needed by our bodies. 

You can serve this delicacy with a hot cup of masala chai.

Calories Per Serving: 190

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

23. Dosa With Rice Flour And Urad Flour

It is straightforward to make this Indian breakfast. Like other dosas, you should let your dosa soak, grind and ferment your batter. People with gluten allergies love it since they are gluten-free. 

The ingredients used to make this recipe are readily available. They include rice flour, urad flour, oil, and salt.

They do not have the flavor and sour taste like dosas made from lentils and ground rice. When preparing, make sure both sides of the dosa are cooked uniformly. 

Both sides of the dosa will be golden-brown when done. Serve this delicious Indian breakfast with vegetable sambar or coconut chutney

Calories Per Serving: 456

Preparation Time: 10 Hours

24. Rava Pongal

You will wake up as early as possible when you know this mouth-watering dish is waiting for you. It doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare. 

The ingredients used are affordable and accessible. Ingredients used are; moong dal, peas, Cumin seeds, ghee, oil, mustard seeds, peppercorns, turmeric powder, chilies, ginger, carrot, curry leaves, salt, and Corian powder. 

Ensure the peas and carrots are cooked nicely, and all lumps are broken when stirring the mixture. You can always roast the Rava and cook the dal ahead of time if you are busy. 

Store them in the fridge. You can serve it with coconut chutney and coriander.

Calories Per Serving: 253

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

25. Potato Onion Cheela

If you are bored with preparing the same breakfast recipes, potato onion cheela will put you in the mood since they are simple, fun, and fast to make.

In addition, they are also incredibly delicious. If you are having those busy or lazy mornings, potato onion cheela is the perfect dish to prepare

This delicacy mainly contains potatoes, onion, and gram flour. 

You will also include whole wheat flour, black pepper, red chili, water, cumin, oregano, and garlic. You can enjoy this delicious dish with Dhaniya Pudina or tomato chutney. 

Calories Per Serving: 72

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Types Of Breakfast Does India Have?

You can find two major categories of Indian breakfast recipes. One is North Indian breakfast, and the other is South Indian breakfast. 

The North Indian breakfast consists of Khakhras, Dhokla, Paratha, and Roti. On the other hand, South Indian breakfast includes Idli, Upma, Dosa, Chutney, Pongal, Appam, etc. 

Are Indian Breakfast Recipes Healthy?

Most Indian breakfast recipes are healthy and provide our bodies with significant nutritional value. 

However, some focus more on sweetness other than on health. Some healthy Indian breakfast recipes are Idli, Poha, Upma, Methi Muthia, etc. 

What Are The Best Indian Breakfast Recipes?

So many Indian breakfast recipes are excellent and healthy. The one you decide that you want will depend on what you like. 

Some Indian breakfast recipes you can try are oats dhokla, egg bhurji, oats kheer, oats Utappam, medu vada, etc. 

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