The 5 Easiest Indian Breakfast Recipes For Kids

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How special a feeling is it, to be able to conceive, maintain and deliver a baby? "Incredible!" would be the perfect exclamation.

As a mother, your world revolves around the baby right from day one. All of your thoughts are centred around the baby's well being. Even when they grow up into adorable play schoolers and toddlers, you want to make sure you provide the absolute best to them. In this regard, food and nutrition is definitely the core of your care guide. 

The breakfast your baby eats decides the energy during the entire day. We come up with some of the best Indian breakfast recipes for kids to make sure you do it right from the beginning of the day.

Easy And Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Kids:

Some absolutely wholesome easy breakfast ideas for kids you can switch to are:

Oats Idli Recipe

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One of the healthy breakfast a mother can provide to her child is oats Idli. Oats are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which will aid in baby's growth and development. When compare to other gains, fiber and protein content is higher in oats. Oats Idli will not only help to promote good digestive system in babies but also prevent acidity.

Ingredients:

  • Oats - 1 Cup
  • Rava - 1/2 Cup
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Black mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Chopped carrots - 1/4 Cup
  • Plain curd - 1 Cup
  • Turmeric & salt to taste

Process:

  • Dry roast the oats and process them into powder.
  • Add oil to a pan
  • Add mustard seeds and Chana Dal and stir till they begin spluttering.
  • Add Rawa and roast until they turned light brown
  • Add the Coriander, Carrots, turmeric, salt and fry for a minute.
  • Transfer this mixture to bowl.
  • Add curd and water and mix well.
  • Toss to make a batter.
  • Use the batter to make Idlis the way you do in the Idli steamer. 

Bread Upma Recipe

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Bread Upma is a South Indian dish or snack which is served hot and taste good if consumed hot. It is a quick and easy to make breakfast for kids. Bread Upma is a another variation of Upma which is made of bread, onion, vegetable of your choice and few spices. This is one of the Indian breakfast recipes for kids that can be quick and yummy for both, Sunday breakfast and school tiffin. Recipe of Bread Upma is quite easy and quick to make. 

Ingredients:

  • Bread slice - 3 or 4 (served 1)
  • Black mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Chopped onion - 1/3 Cup
  • Curry leaves - 6 to 7 leaves
  • Chopped ginger - 1 tsp
  • Green chill (Optional)
  • Chopped tomatoes - 1/2 Cup
  • Turmeric powder & salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp

Note: You can add any vegetable like capsicum or carrot or beans of your choice.

Process:

  • Heat oil and add mustard and cumin seeds in a pan.
  • Once they pop, add the onions and sauté till they turn translucent.
  • Add chopped ginger and curry leaves and stir.
  • Next, add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix well.
  • Once the mixture is well cooked, add in the tossed bread and cook for five minutes. 
  • Add coriander before serving. 

Pro Tips: To refrain from bread becoming soggy, you can toss slices of bread in a pan before anything.  

Palak Poori Recipe

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Palak or Spinach is not a popular green leafy vegetable amongst children. Palak is rich in vitamin A, manganese, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium and vitamin C which makes it a perfect choice for mothers to provide their kids with healthy breakfast. Palak Poori is not only a healthy dish but also a delicious one. Kids don't like Spinach but they will surely like Palak Poori, where blend of spices, wheat flour and Palak paste is used to make Poori. Now, lets look at the ingredients and step by step process to make Palak Poori

Ingredients:

  • Palak - 250 grams (serves 2)
  • Ginger - 1 Inch
  • Garlic - 3 to 4 pieces
  • Green chilli (Optional)
  • Whole wheat flour - 2 Cups (approx.)
  • Carom seeds/ajwain - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Clarified tutter or for dough- 1 tbsp (or any other oil of your choice)
  • Water as needed
  • Refined oil to fry the poori

Process:

  • Cut the spinach into small portions and blanch it in hot water.
  • Drain the water and make a paste with the leaves.
  • In a deep dish, add the wheat flour, spinach paste, salt, ginger and garlic paste, and green chilli paste.
  • Mix it well while adding water, to make a soft dough.
  • Add the clarified butter or olive oil and knead the dough.
  • Cover it with a lid and let it sit for ten minutes.
  • Make small balls, no bigger than a lemon, out of it.
  • In a deep pan, heat oil and fry the pooris until they turn golden.
  • Serve with mint chutney or dip. (I prefer pointed gourd chutney)

Poha

Poha is a very popular Maharashtrian dish which comes with many variations. It is a very simple and easy to make Indian breakfast which is made of beaten rice or flattened rice, spices, potatoes, onions and peanut. 

Ingredients:

  • Poha - 1.5 Cups (serves 2)
  • Finely chopped onion - 1 large
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Finely chopped potatoes - 3 tbsp
  • Black mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Peanuts or Peas (you can add any of them according to your taste) - 2.5 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 10 to 12 leaves 
  • Green chilli (optional)
  • Oil - 1.5 tbsp
  • Coriander ceaves for garnishing 
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Process:

  • Soak Peanut in the water for about 30 mins.
  • Wash the poha in a strainer and let it sit for a minute or two. It becomes soft and ready for consumption.
  • In a pan, heat oil and add the peanuts.
  • When they are lightly fried, add mustard seeds.
  • As they start to splutter, add the green chillies.
  • Sauté for a minute and add finely chopped potatoes.
  • When potatoes turned brown then add the onions, peas (optional) and curry leaves.
  • Once the onions are slightly cooked, add salt, and turmeric. Sauté for a minute.
  • Cover it with the lid and let it cook for eight to ten minutes or until the veggies become soft.
  • Add the drained poha to it and mix well.
  • Let it simmer for half-a-minute and add the lemon juice just before taking it off the stove.
  • Add coriander to garnish.

Masala Omelette

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Masala Omelette is a Indian style omelette recipe with a desi twist, made from Indian spices and herbs. One of the quicker breakfast recipe for kids.

Ingredients:

  • Eggs - 2 (or as required)
  • Onion finely chopped - 1 Small
  • Tomato finely chopped (optional) - 1 Small
  • Green chilli finely chopped - 1 
  • Fresh coriander chopped - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp 
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil or butter - 2 tbsp 

Process: 

  • Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk them.
  • Add salt, and turmeric and whisk again for about a minute.
  • Add the green chillies, coriander leaves, onions, and tomatoes and mix again.
  • Heat a frying pan and add butter. Let the butter melt and grease the pan entirely.
  • Pour the egg mixture and let it spread around the pan.
  • Cook it on high heat for ten seconds and then let it cook on a medium flame for around 45 seconds.
  • Flip the omelette and let the other side cook as well.
  • You can cook them until they turn light brown, or remove them from the heat if you like them yellow.
  • Serve the omelette with bread or pav!

These Indian breakfast recipes for kids surely would make your little one munch on mouth-watering nutritious breakfast with great enthusiasm.