6 Tasty Indian Breakfast Recipes For Healthy Kids

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Here are six delectable dishes — a winning combo of nutrition and taste — created by Chef Mohit Chotrani for your kids. Make mornings mouth-watering!

By Team ParentCircle

6 Tasty Indian Breakfast Recipes For Healthy Kids
A tasty and nutritious Indian breakfast

Rise and shine, it's morning time! And nothing quite as sprightly as beginning your day with a good breakfast spread. It gives you the right nutrition and the much-needed energy to face the day ahead. Be it school or office, starting your day energised keeps you going through the day! 

healthy breakfast is particularly important for growing children. It helps them to focus better in their studies and also, play to their heart's content without becoming over-tired. It also boosts their overall health.

For busy parents, cooking a homemade meal first thing in the morning, can be a hassle. On the other hand, it can be easy-peasy, when you have the right recipes. That's why Chef Mohit Chotrani of The Sindhi Kitchen is here to share six delicious recipes that are just right to be served at breakfast time.

6 Tasty Indian Breakfast Recipes For Healthy Kids
Image courtesy: Chef Mohit Chotrani Facebook page

Chef Chotrani uses breakfast staples in a totally different way. So, from soft, fluffy idlis to steaming upma, oats and ragi cheela to daalia, here are some recipes that use traditional nutrient-rich ingredients to transform your breakfast table – the good old Indian way!

1. Oats and ragi cheela

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup ragi atta
  • ½ cup sooji
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup grated carrots
  • 1 tbsp green chillies
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil as required
  • Water as required

Method

  1. In a mixer, blend together the oats, ragi atta and sooji along with a little water to make a smooth batter.
  2. Transfer the batter into a mixing bowl. Then, add the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, grated carrots, chopped green chillies and chopped coriander. Mix well.
  3. Season the mixture with salt and roasted cumin powder and mix well.
  4. Heat a non-stick tawa and brush with a little oil.
  5. Using a ladle, pour some batter on the tawa. Cook on both sides.
  6. Serve hot with chutney of your choice. 

2. Quinoa dalia

Ingredients

  • 200g quinoa
  • 50g diced carrots
  • 20g peas
  • 50g chopped onions
  • 50g chopped tomatoes
  • 10g chopped garlic
  • 10g chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chillies
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp jeera powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Water, as required
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Method

  1. In a cooker, pour oil along with chopped onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies. Saute till the onions become translucent.
  2. Add the tomatoes, carrots, green peas and cook for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add all the masalas and saute for a few minutes before adding the quinoa.
  4. Season with salt, add water and cover. Let cook.
  5. Once the quinoa is ready, garnish with chopped coriander, mint leaves and mix well.
  6. Serve hot, drizzled with lemon juice, if needed.

3. Mix vegetable mini idlis tadka

6 Tasty Indian Breakfast Recipes For Healthy Kids
Mini idlis tadka

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dosa batter
  • 2-3 tbsp of finely diced carrots
  • 2-3 tbsp sliced beans
  • 2 tbsp onions
  • 2-3 tbsp tomatoes
  • Handful of coriander
  • Oil, as required
  • Salt to taste

For the tadka

  • 10-15 curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp fenugreek seeds

Method

  1. Fill the idli steamer with water and let it come to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, brush idli moulds with oil and pour some dosa batter.
  3. Top the batter with the afore-mentioned vegetables. Steam it.
  4. Once the idlis are cooked, keep aside.
  5. Prepare the tadka by heating oil in a kadai.
  6. Add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
  7. Once the tadka splutters, add the idlis and give it a toss.
  8. Garnish with coriander and serve.

4. Mushroom and spinach uttapam with oats

Ingredients

  • 100g sliced mushrooms
  • ½ bunch spinach (roughly chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 4 cups dosa batter
  • Butter as required
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 cup oats

Method

  1. In a non-stick pan, melt some butter and add the chopped garlic and onions. Saute till translucent.
  2. Add mushrooms and spinach, and saute.
  3. Season with salt, cumin powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and mix well. The filling is ready.
  4. Blend the dosa batter with some soaked oats.
  5. Heat up the dosa tawa and brush with some butter.
  6. Pour the batter and then top with a spoonful of the prepared filling.
  7. Cook on both the sides till done and serve hot with chutney.

5. Palak and egg white frankie

6 Tasty Indian Breakfast Recipes For Healthy Kids
Palak and egg white frankie

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ bunch shredded palak
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • Salt, as required
  • ½ tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 3-4 tbsp oil
  • 2 leftover chappatis

Method

  1. In a non-stick pan, heat some oil and saute the onions and garlic till translucent.
  2. Add shredded palak, salt, cumin powder and coriander powder and cook for a couple of minutes.
  3. In a mixing bowl, take the egg whites, season with salt and whisk well.
  4. Then add the palak mixture and mix well.
  5. On a tawa, pour some oil and a ladleful of the egg mixture.
  6. Once it is cooked, take a leftover chapattis and place it on top and then flip the egg.
  7. Cook well on both sides. Make into a roll and serve.

6. Sooji upma with vegetables

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups sooji
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp diced carrots
  • 3 tbsp diced broccoli
  • ½ cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup sliced beans
  • 2 tbsp coriander
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves
  • 1 tsp chopped green chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 cup onions
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup water

Method 

  1. In a pan, heat some oil and then add chopped onions and cook till translucent.
  2. Then add sooji and cook for a couple of minutes. 
  3. Once done, add the rest of the vegetables.
  4. Season with salt, green chilies and coriander powder and mix well. 
  5. Add in the water and keep stirring to avoid any lumps.
  6. Add the required water and mix well. 
  7. Keep it covered on medium flame for a couple of minutes. Let it cook.
  8. Once done, garnish with coriander, mint and lemon juice.

If your kids are fed up of eating the same old breakfast every day, surprise them. These recipes are easy to follow and don't need too much prep — just what you need on busy mornings. What's more, these breakfast dishes are absolutely healthy as well. So, give yourself a pat on the back for making your kids' mornings flavourful and filled with goodness!

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