Running late to office and you have no idea what to eat for breakfast? This is a very common instance for office goers or people who dont get the Maa ke haath ka khana delivered straight to the dining table; or in some other scenarios, people who skip breakfasts to lose some extra kilos. We have a great news, guys! Now you dont have to starve as we have come up with low cal, healthy and easy to prepare food guide for you. Get ready for some cooking classes!
#1. Uttapam So Yum
Ingredients: White Oats, Gram flour, yogurt, salt, Chopped green capsicum, onion, tomato and ½ green chilies, oil to fry.
Preparation: First, grind white oats to a coarse powder. To make a batter like consistency, add gram flour and mix it with water, salt, chopped onion, green capsicum, chilies, salt and yogurt. Sprinkle some vegetable oil (you can use olive oil or butter according to your taste and calorie preference). Cook each side for 2-3 minutes and your yummy Uttapam’s are ready!
#2. Rolls with a Twist
Ingredients: Soya chunks or Soya granules (soaked and drained), chopped onion, capsicum, tomato, chilies, salt, ginger 2 tsp, garlic 2 cloves, 2 eggs, cumin powder (a pinch), coriander leaves, tomato sauce or ketchup, cucumber chopped, 2 cups of wheat flour to make dough.
Preparation: To make rotis- Add water and a pinch of salt in wheat flour to make dough. Prepare roti. Add little oil in the frying pan. Beat the eggs and fry with the rotis so that one side of each roti is covered with fried egg. Now to prepare the soya filling, saute onion, capsicum with salt, ginger, garlic, cumin powder, chopped tomato, and chilies and then add the drained Soya granules. Stir occasionally till its cooked. Now fill the rotis with this masala soya and top it with chopped cucumber, onion, coriander leaves, and tomato ketchup, and roll them. The only work you are left with is, grab a bite of these yummy rolls.
#3. Hare Bhare Omelet
Ingredients: 2 eggs, salt, chopped green capsicum, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, chopped onion, chopped broccoli, spring onion, celery, milk powder 2 tsp, a pinch of baking powder, cheese of your choice- grated, olive oil or vegetable oil.
Preparation: Mix the eggs with all the chopped vegetables, salt, baking powder, and milk powder. Whisk slowly. Add 2 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil in the frying pan and transfer the entire egg mix till fried. Serve the fried egg on a plate with chopped celery and grated cheese of your choice. For a second, you mightbe fascinated by the beauty it oozes out, but then you know, you cant keep your taste buds wait for so long to have a bite of this scrumptious omelet!
#4. Poha Delight
Ingredients: Crumbled Brown bread, chopped onion, chopped capsicum, potato diced (optional), carrot diced, green peas, peanuts, chopped tomato, chopped green chilli, chopped spring onion, chopped coriander leaves, garam masala powder 1 tsp, salt, cumin seeds and olive oil or vegetable oil.
Preparation: Add a pinch of cumin seeds in the hot oil. Fry diced potatoes and carrots and keep aside. Add chopped onion, chopped capsicum, green peas and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes, carrots, crumbled breads, salt, green chilies, potatoes, carrots, peanuts, spring onion and stir fry for a couple of minutes. Add 2 tablespoon of water. Now add garam masala powder. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot. You will love this lovely breakfast.
#5. Cheesy Veggies
Ingredients: Green capsicum diced, Yellow and Red bell pepper diced, broccoli diced, carrots diced, green zucchini, boiled corn kernels, diced white onion-1/2, beans, baby corns- 3-4 diced, lettuce leaves, white sesame seeds, a pinch of thyme, chilli flakes, salt, brown sugar, black pepper powder- a teaspoon, apple cider vinegar (optional), olive oil, Amul or Britannia Cheese or any cheese of your choice.
Preparation: Add 2 tablespoon of olive oil in the pan and add all the vegetables. Stir fry for 3 minutes and add salt, brown sugar, chili flakes, apple cider vinegar, thyme, white sesame seeds, black pepper powder and stir fry for one more minute. Sprinkle grated cheese of your choice on the top and serve it hot on lettuce leaves. Now dont spend a second looking at this, just pounce on to taste the heavenly delight.
#6. Tofu Noodles
Ingredients: Vegetable Noodles, capsicum, beans, broccoli chopped, baby corn diced, button mushrooms cut into pieces, thyme, 1 onion, 3 garlic cloves crushed, ginger grated 2 tsp, sesame seeds, salt, soya sauce, brown sugar, tofu cut into small pieces, crushed chilies or chilli flakes, black pepper powder, apple cider vinegar.
Preparation: Put the noodles in boiling water, cook it for 5 minutes. Hold it on running water after straining. Heat 2 tablespoon vegetable oil or extra virgin olive oil in the pan and stir fry tofu. Once done, keep the tofu aside. Now add one more tablespoon of oil and add onion, garlic and ginger and stir fry till they give off a nice aroma. Fry the baby corn, button mushrooms in it and keep aside once they are done. Add chopped capsicum, beans, broccoli and stir fry for 3 minutes. Add salt, soya sauce, brown sugar and stir. Add noodles, chili flakes, black pepper powder, apple cider vinegar, tofu and mix it well. Sprinkle sesame seeds and your delicious Tofu Noodle is ready.
#7. Masala Dalia
Ingredients: Dalia- 1 cup, chopped green chilies, onion chopped, dry red chilies2, tomato chopped, chopped coriander leaves, potato diced, ginger paste 1 tsp, yellow moong dal stirred on heated kadai for 1 minute (you can use Toor dal as well), capsicum, beans, carrot diced, bay leaves- 2, cumin seeds- 1 tsp, turmeric powder- 1 tsp, ghee, asafoetida- a pinch, peanuts.
Preparation: Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds, bay leaves, green chilies, red chilies. When the seeds start to splutter, add onion, asafetida, ginger and sauté till fragrant. Add potato, carrot, capsicum, beans, moong dal and stir for 2 minutes. Add dalia, salt, turmeric powder, peanuts and water. Cover the lid of pressure cooker and wait till 2 whistles. Top it with ghee and coriander leaves and serve hot. Surprise your loved ones with this amazing dish.
#8. Rice Noodles with Veggies
Ingredients: Rice noodles soaked in hot water and strained, diced red, yellow and green bell pepper, baby corn diced, leaks- 1 stem, spring onion, broccoli cut into florets, red cabbage chopped, carrot diced, beans cut, onion- cut in cubes, soya sauce- 1 tbsp, apple cider vinegar- 1 tbsp, olive oil, 2-3 green olives, sesame seeds- 1 tsp, salt, black pepper powder, garlic 4-5 cloves chopped, chilli flakes, brown sugar, oregano, lemon juice- 1 tsp.
Preparation: Add oil in the fry pan and stir fry all the vegetables. Add salt, black pepper powder, garlic, onion, and sauté. Add soya sauce, oregano, apple cider vinegar, chilli flakes, and mix well. Transfer the entire vegetable in a plate and top it with rice noodles. Sprinkle sesame seeds, sliced green olives, lemon juice. This tongue tingling dish might earn you accolades if you ask your friends to join in for food.
These simple and delicious recipes can make any amateur cook a winner in culinary skills! Rich in nutrition yet low in calorie, easy to make and simply gorgeous to look at try these breakfast ideas at home to fall in love with food again and NEVER ever give yourself a reason to skip your breakfast! Happy Cooking!