10 Healthy And Easy Indian Breakfast Recipes For Kids

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A healthy breakfast is necessary to kick start your child’s day. Every mother tends to make it nutritious and healthy for their kids. We’ve got some super easy and healthy breakfast recipes that your kids will love.

1. Broken Wheat, Oats, and Fruit Porridge

Oatmeal by itself is not a pleasant idea. So, a sweet porridge sounds like a better idea, you can add broken wheat (Dalia) and fruits. You can choose from apples, bananas, berries, and raisins whatever your kid likes. This recipe is a combo of two power-packed bowls of cereal, prepared as a delicious meal. This will be a yummy and nutritious breakfast recipe. Kids will love its creamy and fruity flavour.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup broken wheat or Dalia
  • 3 tbsp oats
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp butter
  • Brown sugar to taste
  • ½ cup apples, peeled and diced

Steps:

1. Wash and soak the Dalia and oats for an hour.

2. In a pressure cooker add the soaked Dalia and oats cook them for three to four whistles.

3. Transfer the cooked wheat and oats into a saucepan and add the butter, your kid’s favourite fruit cubes, and cinnamon.

4. Stir in the milk and honey.

5. Once it reaches the desired consistency, transfer it to a bowl, top it with cut fruits and serve hot.

2. Bread Upma

Are your kids tired of regular bread toasts and bread jams? The Bread Upma is here for you to try something new this time. It’s a good way of using leftover bread and treat your kid with a fun recipe. You can use wheat bread as a nutritious alternative.

Ingredients:

  • 4 wheat bread slices chopped in bite sizes
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ cup chopped onions and tomatoes
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • Few chopped curry leaves
  • ¼tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste

Steps:

1. Heat oil and add mustard and cumin seeds to a pan. Once they pop, add the onions and sauté.

2. Add ginger and curry leaves and stir. Next, add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix well.

3. Once the mixture is well cooked, add in the bread and cook for five minutes.

4. Add coriander before serving.

3. Vegetable Masala Dosa

Dosas are Indian pancakes but they are not sweet. You can add to the nutritive value of this recipe by substituting potato with paneer, carrots capsicums etc.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups idli rice
  • 1 cup regular rice
  • 1 cup urad dal (split black gram)
  • Salt, as needed
  • 2 cups of chopped veggies – carrots, beans, cabbage, spring onions, spinach, beets
  • 2 teaspoons pav bhaji masala
  • Turmeric, a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup milk or non-dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Steps:

1. For the batter, wash the rice and urad dal properly. Soak them in water overnight.

2. The next morning, drain the water and grind the rice and lentils into a paste. Let it ferment for at least 12 hours.

3. For the filling, heat oil in a pan and add the cut vegetables.

4. Add half a spoon of sugar and sauté the veggies. Let them cook for two to three minutes and add turmeric and salt. Add the masalas and mix them properly.

5. Make the dosa by spreading the batter on a flat pan. Add half a teaspoon of oil around the dosa.

6. When it is half cooked, top it with the filling, while it is still in the pan. Let it roast for another minute and fold it in half for serving.

4. Stuffed Paratha

Getting your child to eat the veggies with chapati can be a challenging task! So, in comes the stuffed paratha. You can stuff the paratha with all the nutritious and healthy veggies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • Water as required
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • Boiled Vegetables of your choice
  • Paneer
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • Salt as required
  • Oil for roasting
  • Steps:

    1. For a vegetable paratha, boil the veggies and mash them. Add a little salt and garam masala, mix again, and set aside.

    2. For making paneer paratha, crumble the paneer, add chopped green chillies, garam masala, and salt.

    3. In a bowl, mix the wheat flour, salt, oil and water to make the dough. Knead the dough and let it rest for half an hour.

    4. Make small balls of the dough and roll them into flat circles.

    5. Take one of the rolled dough sheets and fill it with the paneer or vegetable mix, leaving some space along the edges.

    6. Place another sheet on top and seal the edges by pressing.

    7. Heat a skillet and sprinkle half a spoon of oil on it. Place the paratha on it and let it cook.

    8. Keep flipping it to make sure both the sides are well-cooked.

    9. Serve with curd and pickle or raita.

    5. Paneer Rolls

    Ingredients:

    • Chapati
    • Finely chopped onions, tomatoes, capsicum, beans, carrots
    • Paneer cubes
    • Salt to taste
    • 3 tsp salt
    • 1 ½ tsp coriander powder
    • ½ tsp garam masala

    Steps:

    1. Heat the oil and fry all the vegetables. Add paneer, salt, and masala and cook for a little more time.

    2. Place the mix in the middle of the chapati and roll it up.

    6. Moong Dal Cheela

    A cheela is the north-Indian alternative of dosa. The recipe of moong dal cheela with the goodness of paneer is light and rich in nutrients for you and your kids.

    Ingredients:

    • 200 grams green moong dal (green gram)
    • 50 grams fresh green peas, chopped
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • Cilantro leaves, chopped
    • ¼ tsp baking soda
    • A piece of ginger, peeled and grated
    • 2 green chillies, chopped
    • 2 garlic pods
    • ¼ tsp turmeric
    • Salt to taste
    • Water
    • 4 tbsp grated paneer
    • 1 green chilly, finely chopped
    • ½ tsp chaat masala
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • Salt to taste

    Steps:

    1. Soak the moong dal overnight. Drain the water and blend the dal with ginger, green chillies, salt, turmeric, and garlic together. Add a little water to make a smooth batter.

    2. Add the chopped onions, cilantro leaves, and peas to the batter and whisk once. Set aside for an hour and add baking soda.

    3. In another bowl, add all the ingredients for the filling and mix them. Set it aside.

    4. Once the cheelais half-cooked, flip it. Flip it again and again until both the sides are properly cooked.

    5. Scoop a spoonful of the filling and spread it in the centre of the cheela. Fold the cheela or roll it and cut it into small pieces. Eat it hot or it will get soggy.

    6. Serve with sauce or chutney.

    7. Masala Omelet

    Omelet is a very common dish for all those who love eggs in their diet. This time you can try it with a twist which we are sure your kids will love plus it’s healthy too.

    Ingredients:

    • 3 eggs
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 1 tomato, finely chopped
    • 1 green chilly, chopped
    • Coriander leaves, a handful
    • ½ tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tbsp butter
    • 1 tbsp oil
    • 2 tbsp milk
    • Salt to taste

    Steps:

    1. Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk them and add milk, salt, and turmeric and whisk again for about a minute.

    2. Add the green chillies, coriander leaves, onions, and tomatoes and mix again.

    3. Heat a frying pan and add butter.

    4. Pour the egg mixture into the pan.

    5. Flip the omelette carefully and let the other side cook as well.

    6. It is a delicious omelette recipe jazzed up with tomatoes and crunchy onions.

    7. You can even serve the omelette with bread or pav to make it a balanced meal.

    8. Sweet Corn Salad

    A salad gives a light and healthy start to your day. Sweet corns will make your child devour it.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup sweet corn kernels
    • ½ cup diced cottage cheese
    • 1 tomato, chopped
    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
    • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
    • Garlic powder to taste
    • Salt and sugar to taste
    • Chilli flakes

    Steps:

    1. Boil the corn kernels and set them aside.

    2. In a pan, add the olive oil and sauté the diced paneer or tofu cubes.

    3. In a bowl, add the paneer, tomatoes, coriander, and boiled corn.

    4. In another small bowl, add the olive oil, vinegar, spices, and chilli flakes and whisk.

    5. Top the corn, paneer, and tomato mix with this dressing and toss to mix. You can sprinkle some chaat masala too for taste.

    6. Serve it fresh!

    9. Khakra With Sprouted Moong

    Ingredients:

    • l 1 cup whole wheat khakra (broken into small pieces)
    • l ? cup moong sprouts (boiled)
    • l ¼ tablespoon lemon juice
    • l ½ teaspoon chili powder
    • l ½ tablespoon fresh coriander leaves (chopped)
    • l Salt (to taste)

    Steps:

    1. Combine all the ingredients in a glass bowl.

    2. Serve immediately.

    10. Vegetable Poha

    Poha doesn’t need much cooking. It can be used to make a quick breakfast recipe for kids and adults. This simple dish can be enriched by adding a lot of veggies and nuts.

    Ingredients:

    • 1.5 cups flattened rice or poha
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 potato, diced
    • 1 carrot, finely chopped
    • 1 green chili, chopped
    • 8-10 curry leaves
    • Peanuts, a handful
    • ½ tsp chana dal
    • ½ tsp urad dal
    • ½ tsp mustard seeds
    • ½ tsp cumin seeds
    • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
    • Salt to taste
    • 2 tbsp
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice

    Steps:

    1. Wash the poha. In a pan, heat oil and add the peanuts. When they are slightly fried, and the seasoning: chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

    2. As they start to splutter, add the green chilies. Sauté for a minute and add the onions and curry leaves.

    3. Once the onions are slightly cooked, add the veggies, salt, and turmeric. Sauté for a minute.

    4. Cover it with the lid and let it cook for eight to ten minutes or until the veggies become soft and then add poha.

    5. Let it simmer for half-a-minute and add the lemon juice just before taking it off the stove.

    6. Serve hot.

    Published on: 19th August 2021