The paucity of ingredients and managing household chores and work from home simultaneously, can make cooking your own food challenging, especially in the morning, when most of us are drowning under a barrage of emails. But as we all cope with the situation created by the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus crisis confined to our homes, it’s important that we keep ourselves well-nourished. And as we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
So, here are 8 scrumptious and easy recipes to help you get started. Plus, check out LF’s quarantine cooking ideas called #DontWorryEatHealthy on our social media handles, for many more cool recipes.
Raise your hands (or comment below), if you agree that egg is a versatile and delicious ingredient with oodles of protein. If you agree, check out chef Pallavi Nigam Sahay’s elaborate breakfast egg platter. There’s cheese omelette, egg bhurji, cloud eggs, and a masala omelette, too.
Trust chef Gautam Mehrishi to take Indian ingredients and create global dishes. Here, he makes guacamole, a creamy avocado dip, with apple gourd and avocados and serves them with cornmeal flatbread called arepas.
If you’re sick of your daily breakfast menu, try this savoury recipe. Rich in fibre and protein, palak dalia has broken wheat and spinach cooked with onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Serve with two poached eggs on top, and you’re set.
Chef Shazia Khan, on Mother’s Menu, gives a nutritious twist to South India’s favourite breakfast item: idli. Onion, broccoli, corn, coriander, and curd are added to the idli batter and then poured into mini idli moulds to steam. Once ready, serve it with this easy coconut chutney tempered with oil, mustard seed, chana dal, curry leaves, dry Guntur chilli, and urad dal.
Making pancakes on a weekday is more satisfying when you know it has a healthier ingredient like ragi (finger millet). Another one from chef Khan’s kitchen, this dessert-cum-breakfast recipe comes topped with a creamy white chocolate sauce, red currant and mint leaves.
Start your work-from-home morning with a bang with this protein-packed crisp. Chef Ranveer Brar makes a refined-flour pocket and stuffs it with scrambled tofu, chopped spinach and mushroom. He seasons the stuffing with salt, black pepper, soy sauce and lime juice. It’s a flavour bomb ready to explode in your mouth.
Whether you’re looking for a savoury recipe or just really like healthy breakfasts, thinai ven pongal is perfect for both. To make it, fox tail millet and moong dal is pressure cooked with turmeric powder and water. Once done, the mix is cooked again with water and a flavourful paste made using ginger, cumin powder, black pepper and curry leaf.
Looking for a creative way to ring in summer? Bring out nutella, Greek yogurt and fresh fruits out of the refrigerator and mix it all with granola. Now, pour the mixture into a popsicle mould and voila! You’re Nutella breakfast popsicles are ready!
Bookmarked your favourites? Now go conquer the kitchen. And don’t forget share your experience with us in the comment section below.
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