Easy Indian breakfast recipes for your busy mornings plus an Indian flavor inspired breakfast toast recipe. This round up includes breakfast ideas that are common in Indian households plus few new ideas to help you change up your breakfast routine!
This list of recipes are:
- Vegetarian, many vegan
- Easy recipes, don’t take a long time to make!
- Use basic Indian spices
- Many can also be served as brunch or lunch
While breakfast is the most important meal of the day it can be hard to come up with new ideas! I hope this list inspires you with some ideas for meals to help maintain a balanced diet.
Indian cuisine is so varied across the country, the best part is the ability to really experience new flavors and twists in each state. These easy breakfast recipes include many North Indian dishes as well as a twist on a favorite South India breakfast dish.
Chutneys are included to pair with items such as pudla and instant dosa and paneer bhurji. I also have a recipe for authentic chai masala because no Indian breakfast is complete without a cup of piping hot chai!
I have more coming such as methi theplas, instant idli recipes, quinoa dosa to name a few. Follow along my Instagram or favorite this page to check back!
Traditionally upma is made using semolina (rava), this version uses quinoa in its place. Add in green peas and lots of vegetables and you have a delicious breakfast.
Best Quinoa Upma Recipe – One Pot Meal
Pudla or Cheela
Pudlas are savory pancakes made of various flours or dals. This one is made of green moong dal. also known as moong dal cheela. Cheelas are a great way to use grains to make quick meals. Another version of cheelas is often made with besan flour (gram flour or chickpea flour).
Moong Dal Poodla or Pudla – Moong Dal Chilla – Childa
Khaman is a steamed savory dish, packed with protein (chickpea flour /gram flour). It is easy to make and a Gujarati favorite. Topped with coconut, green chillies, curry leaves and mustard seeds tempering or tadka. It tastes great with either a green chutney or garlic besan chutney.
Instant 30 Minute Khaman Dhokla Recipe – (Besan)
While this is made with chana dal, you could also use leftover khaman from the above recipe to make a similar dish. You simply tear up khaman pieces, add a tempering and some toppings like sev for crunch!
This instant dosa recipe is an easy way to add some more nutrition to your dosa. Tastes great with coconut chutney or tomato chutney for dosa.
Since chutneys are key to many Indian dishes here you will find a list of 12+ chutneys that you can make to eat with breakfast. Click through for links to full recipe.
What is Chutney? + 12 Chutney Recipes
A super easy to make toast for breakfast or brunch. Use up your leftover veggies to make this delicious cheesy toast.
A very popular dish made with tapioca pearls, potatoes and spices. Always a crowd pleaser and tastes great with a side of yogurt.
Moraiyo no Khichdi
This dish uses a grain, barnyard millet. It is also great for breakfast or brunch.
Moraiyo Ni Khichdi (Sama ki khichdi)
A crunchy snack or “naasto” that is delicious with a cup of chai.
Roasted Poha Chevdo
For many Indian households, there is no way to start the day other than a delicious cup of chai. Key to making an authentic cup of chai is chai masala.
These golden brown pancakes are snuck onto this list because they are divine!
Gulab Jamun Pancakes
Five ideas that include some to make Indian inspired toasts with seasonal foods (fruits). One uses methi masala which is found in the recipe card below!
Breakfast Toast – Summer Fruit
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Avocado Methi Masala Toast
- ½ avocado sliced
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- ½ tsp methi masala
- 1 slice toasted bread
- parmesan for topping
- Mix cream cheese with methi masala. Spread on toast
- Top with avocado slices. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and a pinch extra of methi masala.