Top 10 Indian breakfast recipes that are simple, delicious and quick to make. Breakfast is a meal commonly eaten in the morning to break a over night fast and rejuvenate our body and mind. After a over night fast our body needs a good nutritious breakfast to keep us going good through out the day. I have shared about 150 breakfast recipes on the blog , but these top 10 easy Indian breakfast recipes may help you to quickly plan your next morning’s meal.
Indian cuisine has a wide array of breakfast varieties that differs from region to region. In south India, idli, dosa, upma, poori, vada are some of the most commonly eaten foods while in North India parathas, cheela and puri are most commonly eaten.
For each recipe I have also given some alternates for a better choice.
Top 10 Indian breakfast recipes
Poha recipe : Poha is made with flattened rice and other basic ingredients. It is one of the most easiest to make even on a weekday and just takes about 20 mins to make 2 servings. You may also like this no cook milk poha recipe to make under 10 mins.
Upma recipe : Upma is made with semolina & is one of the quick fix breakfast recipes when you are running short of time. It can be made just under 15 mins. To make it a bit more nutritious you can also try this variation tomato upma. If you are looking for a healthier option, you can try this healthy Oats upma under 15 mins.
Egg paratha – A filling, nutritious and healthy breakfast made with eggs and whole wheat flour. This takes about 30 minutes. If paratha is not your thing, then you may try this 8 mins egg bread toast. If you are a vegetarian and do not eat eggs, you can try this besan bread toast.
Wheat dosa or atta dosa – These instant crispy dosas are made using whole wheat flour or atta and can be made just under 15 mins. You can have these even without chutney if you use enough chilies and onions. For a change you can also try these Crispy oats dosas.
Dosa recipe – Traditional South Indian breakfast recipes made with ground lentils and rice batter. Though preparing dosa batter takes some time, making them is super quick and easy. This post shares 4 basic dosa recipes from plain dosa, crispy dosa, masala dosa and healthy high protein dosa. You can also check this post on 10 dosa recipes for a wider choice.
Soft Idli recipe : Idli is one of the most healthiest breakfast dishes from South Indian cuisine as they are naturally fermented and steamed to retain the nutrients. These take just about 15 mins to make if you have the batter ready. For a change you can also try these instant oats idli or ragi idli.
Paratha recipe : Making paratha does take some time if you are a beginner. They can be served with some quick to prepare sides like egg bhurji, paneer bhurji, palak paneer bhurji, some pickle or chutney. You can also have this with quick egg salad for a balanced meal. For a variation you can also make these vegetable paratha. I often make parathas for breakfast and lunch together. This saves some time as we don’t need to juggle between the preparation of 2 foods (one for breakfast & other for lunch).
Pongal recipe – One of the simplest protein packed dish made with lentils & rice. On occasions & some fridays, we also make Sweet pongal. First we offer to the Godess and then have it for our breakfast.
Rava uttapam : Usually uttapam are made with idli and dosa batter. But these instant rava uttapam are super quick and easy, no grinding and no fermenting. 2 servings can be prepared just under 20 mins. For a healthier option you can make these instant oats uttapam.
Veg sandwich recipe : Most people prefer recipes using bread for their breakfast to make toast & sandwich as they are quick to prepare. This veg sandwich recipe just takes 15 mins and can be made on a tawa. Another similar recipe is this paneer bhurji sandwich in 10 minutes.