Do you like to spend less time in Kitchen and enjoy a Healthy Breakfast which keeps you full and satisfied till next Meal. 10 Healthy Indian Breakfast recipes and our family favorites . Some  Breakfast recipes are Instant and some need SOAKING  lentils and grains ( STEAMED BREAKFAST) for 3 Hours and GRINDING  for 5 minutes in regular Blender and FERMENTING overnight. The batter will stay good for 5 days in the refrigerator .  These Breakfast recipes are very easy to prepare in the morning with  15 minutes COOKING TIME if you do PREPARATION Day before for 15 minutes. These are HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPES which keeps you full and satisfied till next Meal.


1. MIXED DAL DOSA WITH LESS RICE  ( Brown Basmati rice) and Mixed Dal dosa with Daliya and Mixed dal Dosa with Quinoa. 

                   are Healthy Breakfast recipes to start your day . Prepared with Lentils and grains . SOAK for 3 hours , GRIND ( It will take 5 minutes in a regular Blender) and FERMENT overnight . Fermentation helps in Protein digestion and Dosa( Pancakes)  will taste good. The Batter will stay good for more than 5 days. You can prepare Dosa , Uttapam ( Vegetable Pancakes) and Spicy Onion Dosa. 

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/Mixed dal dosa 

QUINOA MIXED DAL DOSA prepared with Lentils and Quinoa. You don’t need to ferment because sometimes Quinoa turns bitter. Soak , Grind and prepare Dosa .

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/Quinoa Mixed dal dosa

DALIYA ( CRACKED WHEAT) MIXED DAL DOSA prepared with Lentils and Daliya ( Cracked wheat) . Soak , Grind and Ferment to enjoy tasty Dosa .



                            is an Instant Breakfast recipe and keeps you  full and satisfied till next meal. You can prepare with Red rice Poha or Brown rice Poha or Poha( flattened rice ) of your choice.

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2016/Rainbow Poha


                is a Steamed Breakfast recipe prepared with Lentils and Brown Basmati rice or Daliya( Cracked Wheat) or Quinoa. Soak for 3 Hours, Grind for 5 minutes in regular blender and Ferment overnight to enjoy Soft and Fluffy Idli’s for Breakfast . 

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/Mixed dal idli

4. GREEN MOONG DAL IDLI WITH BROWN BASMATI RICE OR DALIYA( CRACKED WHEAT) is a Steamed Breakfast recipe . Soak Lentils and Grains for 3 hours , Grind( it will take 5 minutes in a regular Blender) and ferment overnight to enjoy a Soft and fluffy Idli’s . Serve with Coconut chutney or Coconut Raita or Vegetable Sambar or Onion Chutney 


5. 3 INSTANT RED RICE POHA DOSA MIX POWDERS. Stays good for months if stored in a glass container. Comes in handy when you don’t have an idea what to Prepare for Breakfast. Just add water and Salt and finely chopped vegetables. or sprinkle Vegetables on top of Dosa. 

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/3 Instant 

6. RICE FLOUR MOONG DAL PATTIES is an Instant Crispy  Breakfast recipe prepared with 5 Ingredients . Just mix everything and prepare Patties. No need of resting the dough . My kids favorite Breakfast. 


7. 3 INSTANT OATS DOSA mix powders. They stay good for months if stored in Glass container . Just mix water and add finely chopped vegetables . Helpful for my family to prepare their own Breakfast as it is Instant . I tried 3 combinations and shared in the post. 


8. PICKLED WHOLE WHEAT VEGETABLE VERMICELLI is an Instant recipe . It is different from regular Vermicelli recipe. You are going to like the taste . My kids call it as Skinny  Pasta.

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/pickled vegetable vermicelli

9. SEMOLINA ( Sooji) RAGI UPMA is an Instant Breakfast  recipe and you are going to like the combination of ingredients I used and lot of vegetables. 


10. CAULIFLOWER PATTIES WITH OATS. If you are bored of eating Oats with Milk and Fruit try these Instant Cauliflower Patties with Oats. Kids won’t say no for Breakfast and easy way to sneak in Veggies .






Cabbage Balls – Not Deep Fried for Breakfast/ Kids Lunch BOX 

Pack for Kids Lunch Box with Ketchup or Dates Tamarind Chutney 

This weekend when I went for Grocery shopping I bought Paniyaram Pan ( Yes too late to buy.) By seeing so many Healthy recipes using this pan ( Which needs very little Oil ) I thought , need to try some recipes for Breakfast and Lunch Box. I don’t know the brand I bought will work or not. So want to try some easy  recipe. Took Cabbage as main ingredient as my kids are not interested in eating it as a Curry with Phulka .   Thought I would hide them along with other vegetables. I cooked  Grated Cabbage ( Bought a Grater too along with Paniyaram pan , I had small one.) and other vegetabes for couple of minutes in microwave . Cool and add other Ingredients and spices. After we finish eating for Yesterday’s Lunch ( Labor Day holiday and Kids are at Home. I try new recipes for Holidays and for weekend Lunch ) I saved couple of them to try for Breakfast. I warmed for a Minute and they said that it is really tasty . So all you have to do is cook the night before and just warm for a minute and serve for Breakfast or pack for Lunch Box . or ALTERNATIVELY prepare Balls and refrigerate and fry in Paniyaram pan freshly . It takes only 5 minutes to prepare BREAKFAST /KIDS LUNCH BOX . So you can Serve Or Pack fresh CAABAGE BALLS. Here is the Simple recipe with 5 Ingredients and spices.

Recipe for 10 to 12  .                  Preparation time: 15 Minutes Cooking time : 5 Minutes 

NOTE : You can prepare night before and refrigerate. Warm for 30 seconds and cook in Paniyaram pan or store all ingredients in a  Box and refrigerate. Mix everything in the morning and cook. It takes only 5 minutes to cook. 


One cup – Measuring cup 

1. Grated Cabbage – 2 cups 

2. Grated Carrots , Very finely chopped Vegetables of your choice 

3. Cooked and Mashed Green peas – 1 cup

4. Boiled and Mashed potato – 1 cup

5.  Semolina  – 1/2 cup or Oats ( will try with Oats and update)

6. Salt

7. Curry Powder – 1/2 to 1 tbsp

8. Green  chilli paste , Grated Ginger and Grated Garlic – 2 tbsp

9. Oil – 1 tbsp

10 . Finely chopped Coriander Leaves 


1. Cook grated Cabbage , Grated Carrot and Finely chopped Vegetables for 2 minutes .

2. To this add mashed Potato , Mashed green peas , Oats or Sooji , Salt, Curry powder, Green chilli paste , Ginger and Garlic and Finely chopped Coriander.

3. Mix well . Taste for salt and Spices and add accordingly . Divide into 10 equal portions and shape like Balls. Grease each Ball with little Oil .

4. Heat Paniyaram  pan on Medium/ Medium High heat. Place each ball in the cavity and cook for few seconds on four sides . Rotate the Balls with stick gently. If needed pour few drops of Oil on each ball . 

5. When Light brown on all sides transfer to plate. Cool and pack in Lunch Box with Ketchup or Dates and Tamarind Chutney .


3 Instant Red rice Poha Dosa mix powders . 

These Instant Poha ( flattened rice) Dosa ( Pancakes) mix powders will come in handy when you don’t have an  idea what to prepare for Breakfast or if you are looking for new Breakfast recipe you want to try and serve your family . Save the recipe . Will be useful  when you don’t feel like Cooking Lunch or Dinner. Just mix with Water and keep aside for 10 minutes. Mix finely chopped Vegetables or sprinkle on top . For a Complete meal serve these with some Salad and fruits. These powders stay good for months if you store them in Glass containers. I tried 3 combinations and shared in the Post . 

Recipe for 8 Pancakes or 2 Big Dosa’s  Preparation time – 10 minutes and Cooking time – 10 minutes 


First combination : Red rice poha or Poha( Flattened rice)  of your choice  + Chickpea flour+ Sooji ( Semolina) or Rice flour

Second Combination : Red rice Poha + Yellow Moong Dal flour + Semolina( Sooji) or Rice flour 

Third Combination : Red rice Poha + Urad Dal flour + Semolina( Sooji) or Rice flour


1. Red rice Poha or Poha ( Flattened rice) of your choice – 1/2 cup

2. Chickpea flour – 1/2 cup

3. Semolina ( Sooji) – 1/4 th cup

4. Yogurt( curd) – 1/2 cup

5. Water – 1 cup

6. Chopped Onions , Chopped tomatoes – 2 , Grated carrots , Bell pepper

7. Finely chopped Corainder Leaves

8. Salt

9. Chopped Green Chillies , Rasam Powder or Sambar Powder or Curry Powder – 1/2 tbsp

10 . Oil – 1 to 2 tbsp 


1. Wash Red rice Poha or Poha ( Flattened rice ) of your choice 3 to 4 times . Drain out all water and transfer to a Bowl. To this add Semolina( Sooji) , Chickpea flour , Salt , Ajwain ( Optional) , Curry Powder , Curd , Water . Mix without Lumps .

2. Keep aside for 10 Minutes . Meanwhile gather and Chop the vegetables .

3. Heat a Pan on Medium/ Medium high heat . 4. To the batter add Finely chopped Onions, Chopped Tomato , Bell pepper , Grated carrot and finely chopped Corainder.

4. When the Pan is warm enough grease with Oil and try small Pancake .

5. For second Dosa pour a big spoonful of Batter and spread in a Circular motion. Drizzle Oil over the edges. When the bottom is light Brown flip and cook the otherwise.

                                         SERVE WARM .

NOTE: You can prepare 7 to 8 Pancakes if the pan is wide enough .


Quinoa Vegetable fritters with Lentils  . Serve or Pack with Carrot Lime Rasam or with Onion Lime Salad.

I shared Quinoa Mixed Dal Dosa 4 years ago . Now and then I Prepare Fritters / Vada with same batter. This time I took Photo’s to share. The Ingredients are same . I added Vegetables, Spinach and Yogurt(Curd) for tangy taste. Grind the batter without water , so it won’t absorb Oil when you Shallow fry them. I prepare these fritters 2 ways Panfried for Weekend Lunch . If I want to Pack for Lunch Box , shallow fry with Minimum Oil ( One measuring cup) . They didn’t absorb oil . Added little chickpea flour and rice flour .So the Fritters stay soft and tasty even at room temperature. You can pack with CARROT LIME RASAM or with Ketchup or with ONION LIME salad( Older Kids like to eat with Salad) . 

Kids may not like Quinoa because of bitter taste and Pungent smell. But they won’t notice quinoa in these recipes . Kid friendly recipe .

Recipe link for CARROT LIME RASAM :

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/Carrot lime rasam

Preparation and Cooking time:30 minutes 

Soak , Grind ( 5 Minutes) and prepare fritters. Simple and Easy recipe prepared with 4 Ingredients and Vegetables. 


1. Quinoa – 1/2 cup

2. Channa Dal -1/2 cup

3.  Urad dal – 1/2 Cup

4. Green Moong Dal – 1/2 cup

5. Curd ( Yogurt) – 1/4 th cup 

6. Chopped Vegetables like Zucchini or Cabbage , grated carrots etc 

7. Chopped Onion – Medium and chopped Spinach 

8.  Semolina -1/2 cup for crispiness (optional and recommended )

9. Oil for Pan frying or Shallow frying – One measuring cup 

10 . Green chillies, Ginger and Salt 


Soak Dals and Quinoa Overnight and Grind without water like a thick Batter with Salt, Green Chillies and Ginger.

2. To this Batter add Yogurt ( Curd) , Chopped Vegetables, Onions , Spinach and Chopped Coriander .  Add semolina ( to absorb less Oiland for crispiness)  if needed. Check for Salt and Spices and add accordingly .

3. Heat a wide Pan with Little Oil for Pan frying  or Warm One cup measuring cup Oil for Shallow frying. or in PANIYARAM PAN .

4. Take a Lemon size batter and Slide slowly in the Oil and fry both sides till Golden Brown . or Pan fry them  or in PANIYARAM PAN .

5. Transfer to a Plate lined with Paper towel to absorb excess Oil . They didn’t absorb Oil because I grinded without Water.

                    SERVE  or PACK with CARROT LIME RASAM or with ONION and Lime Salad or taste they taste good on their own . 


https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/Quinoa – same batter 6 different recipes 

Quinoa Mixed Dal Dosa 

Quinoa Uttapam 

Quinoa Wraps 

Quinoa Mixed dal paniyaram


https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/Quinoa – same batter 6 different recipes 


Green Moong Dal Idli withDaliya ( Cracked wheat) /Brown Basmati rice( Less Grains )and Instant Vegetable Sambar . One go for Breakfast and Dinner . Shared 3 combination of Lentils with Grains to prepare Green Moong Dal Idli with well fermented batter .

 I tried Green Moong Dal idli with both Daliya( Cracked wheat) and Brown Basmati rice and with Less Grains. When we prepare Idli the ratio of Lentils to Grains will be 1 :2 or 3 I tried with equal parts of Lentils and Grains. They turned out Soft and fluffy.Recipe is for 24 Idli’s . When ever I prepare Idli we eat for Breakfast and for Dinner .  Breakfast with Curry Leaf powder and Ghee. The rest for Dinner with Instant Vegetable  Sambar. That is the reson why I like Steamed Idli’s. Less work and we can eat for any meal .  Waiting for Summer to try Steamed Idli’s with Different lentils and Grains. Why to wait for Summer . Idli need well fermented Batter. So we can enjoy Soft and Fluffy Idli’s  . You can enjoy soft and fluffy Idli’s if the batter is fermented properly . My batter is fermenting because of Summer and I leave overnight in the Oven and it will be ready for Breakfast. I like Idli for Breakfast because no need to stay in Kitchen to prepare Breakfast. Just pour batter in Idli moulds and Steam . Grease the plates with Oil before pouring the batter. So they come out Clean and you can wash in Dish washer. Recipe is for 24 Idli’s and I refrigerate the rest  for Dinner. Here is the Simple recipe with 3 Ingredients .

              Fermented foods are foods that have been through a process of lacto fermentation in which natural beneficial bacteria found on the starch and sugar in food creating lactic acid . Lactic acid producing bacteria are common in probiotic supplements which is why traditional fermented foods are also known as probiotic foods . Lactic acid producing bacteria helps acidify the digestive tract creating an environment conducive to the growth of all Healthy bacteria. Source : HM 


1. Green Moong Dal – 1 Cup , Channa Dal – 1/2 cup and Daliya ( Cracked wheat) or Brown Basmati Rice – 1 1/2 cup . Soak for 3 to 4 hours , Grind and Ferment overnight .

2. Green Moong Dal – 1 cup , Urad dal – 1/2 cup and Daliya( Cracked wheat) or Brown Basmati rice – 1 1/2 cup . Soak for 3 to 4 hours , Grind and Ferment overnight .

3. Green Moong Dal – 1 Cup , Yellow Moong Dal – 1/2 Cup and Daliya ( Cracked Wheat) or Brown Basmati rice – 1 1/2 cup . Soak for 3 to 4 Hours , Grind and Ferment Overnight .

Recipe for 24 Idli’s .

Preparation time : 5 Minutes Grinding Steaming time : 13 minutes

           NOTE : While grinding don’t add too much water. Green moong dal doesn’t need much water while grinding.


1. Green whole Moong Dal – 1 cup

2. Channa Dal – 1/2 Cup

3. Daliya – Cracked Wheat – 1 1/2 cup or Brown Basmati rice – 1 1/2 cup

4. Salt

5. Fenu greek seeds- 1/2 tbsp

6. Water for Grinding.


1. Soak Dals and Daliya( Cracked wheat ) for 4 to 5 Hours. Wash before and after Soaking.

2. Grind in the evening with Salt and very less water .

3. Ferment Overnight .

                  Fermented Batter: 

4. Grease Idli moulds or Plates with Oil . Fill  3 cups of Water in Pressure cooker.

5. Pour big spoonful of Batter in each mould .

6. Pressure cook without Steamer for 13 minutes.

6. After 13 minutes Switch off the stove .

7. Wait for 10 Minutes and remove the Idli stand from Pressure cooker.

8. Remove Idli’s from the Plates with a wet steel Spoon . Serve with Chutney or Curry leaf powder or with Yogurt raita or Instant Vegetable Sambar. 


1. Roast 1 tbsp Cumin seeds , 1 tbsp Coriander seeds, Black peppercons, Fenugreek and Mustard seeds – 1/4 th tbsp and 2 Red chillies . Cool the Spices and grind with 2 tbsp Dry coconut , Marble size Tamarind, 4 Cloves Garlic and Small piece of ginger into a Fine Powder . Add Chopped tomatoes ( 3 ) , 2 tbsp Brown Sugar , Salt and Turmeric – 1/4 th tbsp  with One cup Water.

2. Add 1/2 Cup Cooked Dal ( Toor Dal and Channa Dal) and Grind . Transfer to a Cooking Pot. Add One more glass water. Note : If you don’t have time to Cook Dal add 2 tbsp Chickpea flour and 2 tbsp Rice flour and Grind the Masala .

3. VEGETABLES : Add Chopped Green Squash ( One Big , Peeled and Diced)  , Chopped Carrots ( 15) , Potato – 4 ( Cubed) and Drum stick , Chopped Onion – 1 Medium( thinly sliced ) .

4. Bring to boil . Check for Salt and Spices and adjust accordingly . Add Curry Leaves and Chopped coriander.

5. Heat 2 tbsp Oil and Splutter Mustard seeds , Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp each , Black Split Urad dal – 2 tbsp , Red chillies – 4 Broken and a Pinch of Asfotedia( Hing) . Add the seasoning to  Vegetable Sambar.

                          Add 1/2 to 1 tbsp Ghee .


Lentils Vegetable  Upma with Scrambled Steamed Lentils Millets Idli and Vegetables for any Meal ( Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner) Kids Lunch Box with Plain Yogurt(Curd) 

If your kids trouble to eat their Lunch/Dinner try this One pot meal with Yogurt( curd). Healthy meal for those who want to Loose weight and for Diabetic people . A diet based on low GI foods may help with weight control and heart disease. According to the University of Sydney glycemic index database of foods all lentils are ranked as low GI . A 150 g of dried lentils  has a GI of 21. The Glycemic Index or GI is a ranking of carbohydrates rich foods on scale of 0 to 100 according to the degree they influence blood glucose levels after consumption. High GI foods have a score of 70 or great and cause a quick rise in blood glucose. Low GI foods are ranked 55 or low due to their slow release of energy. Most American diabetic association identifies vegetables has low GI with a ranking of 55 or less .Eating whole grains with lentils can help decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Lentils stabilize your blood sugars , Protects your digestive system because of high in fiber , protect your heart. The protein , fiber and carbohydrates that lentils pack helps slow digestion . This extends the feeling of fullness , delays hunger and results in low GI response – meaning lentils help your body regulate blood glucose and insulin levels. Source : Health magazines . 

                 Lentils vegetable   Upma is a Healthy One pot meal that you can serve for Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner or pack for Kids Lunch Box with Plain Yogurt ( Curd) . You can eat this as meal if you are on diet or trying to loose Weight or Diabetic people  as it is prepared with Steamed Lentils Millets Idli and lots of vegetables .  It Keeps you full and satisfied till next Meal. Even Kids who doesn’t like to eat steamed Idli , will definitely like this Version as it is soft and little tangy taste from raw mango , soft and sweet bite of Cooked Green Peas and easy to swallow for them with Yogurt. I love this dish and can eat every  day without feeling bored. Do try as it is Simple to Prepare with every day Ingredients from your pantry. 

Recipe for  4 People .

Preparation time : 15 Minutes Cooking time : 10 Minutes


            1..   Prepare these steamed Idli’s with Lentils( Urad dal , Channa dal , Green moong dal  Yellow Moong dal and  Daliya( Cracked wheat ) or Quinoa or Brown rice or Millets)

2.One  3/4 th cup Dals or Lentils to 1 cup Grains . Quinoa only One cup for One 3/4 th cup Lentils . Oats and Daliya Half  cup each for 1 3/4 th cup lentils  or Oats and Brown rice 1/2 cup each  for 1 3/4 th cup lentils. Same lentils with different combination of Grains.

3. soak lentils for 3 to 4 hours, Grind and Ferment .Steam idli’s for 12 minutes and cool , Scramble as shown in the Picture.

Pack for Kids Lunch Box with Plain Yogurt ( Curd) :


1. Steamed and Scrambled Lentils and Millets Idli – 8

2. Onion – Medium ( Finely chopped) and Grated Raw Mango – 1/2 or Small mango 

3. Grated Carrots and vegetables of your choice

4. Green chillies – chopped , Ginger – chopped ( small Piece)

5. Cooked green peas – 1 1/2 cup

6. Curry Leaves and finely chopped coriander leaves

7. Roasted Peanuts

8. Oil

9. Salt to taste and Turmeric – 1/4 th tbsp

10 . MTR puligore Powder – 1 tbsp or Curry powder or Rasam or Sambar powder – 1 tbsp

11. Seasoning – Black split Urad dal – 1 tbsp, Cumin seeds and Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp each , Red chillies – 2 


1. Scramble steamed  Lentils and Millets Idli . Soak 1/2 cup Urad dal , 1/4th  Channa dal , 1/4 th cup Green Moong and 1/4 th Cup Yellow Moong and  Cracked Wheat ( Daliya)  or 1 cup Quinoa or with Daliya and  Oats ( If adding Oats , don’t soak with lentils)  or Brown rice or Millets for 3 to 4  hours . Grind and ferment Overnight . Grease Idli plates with Oil and pour big spoonful of batter in each Idli mould as shown in the Picture . Steam in Pressure cooker without steamer for 13 minutes . When pressure comes down remove Idli’s with steel spoon . Cool them and scramble the Idli’s .

             Chop Onions. Grate Carrots . Grate Raw mango . Chop vegetables of your choice( Green Beans , Cabbage etc)

2. Heat Oil and splutter Mustard seeds followed by Split Black urad dal , Cumin seeds, Red chillies , Green chillies , Ginger and Curry Leaves .

3. Add Onions and fry till light Brown . Now add chopped Vegetables , Grated Carrot .

4. Once vegetables are soft , Switch off the stove and add Scrambled Lentil Millets Idli and Cooked Green peas. Season with Salt and MTR puligore Powder or Curry powder or sambar powder. Mix gently .

5. Add roasted Peanuts and Grated Raw mango .Check for Salt and Spices and adjust accordingly .

Serve with Plain Yogurt( Curd) .