New Delhi: Most of us do not have time to eat properly on weekdays. We have a habit of filling something quickly and going to work. But when it comes to the weekend, we all want something special. We are all more health conscious these days, but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice taste. A healthy breakfast can help you feel more energized and focused throughout the day, but it gets even better with some extra deliciousness.
Here are 4 healthy breakfast recipes to try on the weekend that will undoubtedly kickstart your weekend.
1. Oats Uttapam:
Uttapam is a delightful southern dish that is simple, quick and prepared without any fuss. When this recipe is cooked with oats, it turns into a healthy breakfast option that is filling as well as comforting. Oats are highly nutritious, containing high levels of fiber and other important minerals.
- 2 pinches baking soda
- 2 cups oats
- 2 tsp refined oil
- 1 medium onion
- 2 pinch asafoetida
- salt as required
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup semolina
- 2 cups curd (yogurt)
- Wash and chop spinach leaves, tomatoes, onions and ginger.
- Heat a pan on low flame and add semolina and oats. Fry the semolina till it turns light brown. Put the roasted mixture in a grinder and grind it finely.
- Add finely chopped ginger, salt, baking soda and asafoetida. Take out this powder in a bowl and keep it aside for 8-10 minutes.
- Fill the bowl with spinach leaves, onion slices and tomato slices. Mix them well with the dry ingredients.
- Place a pan on medium heat and heat oil in it. Spread 2 tbsp of the prepared batter in a rolling circle.
- Pour 2-3 drops of oil on the outer edges and top of the uttapam. To roast the uttapam, press down with a ladle. When the bottom side of the uttapam starts to turn light brown, flip it over and fry the other side in the same way.
- When cooked, take out the uttapam in a plate and serve it with coconut chutney or hot sambar.
2. Sausage and Egg Sandwich:
- 1+1/2 tbsp unsalted butter softened
- 4 slices bread
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 sausage patties
- 6 tbsp coarsely grated paneer
- 4 large eggs
- spread butter on a slice of bread
- Oil is heated in a skillet over medium heat to cook the patties until golden brown. Once they are cooked well, keep them on a tissue to absorb the excess oil.
- The prepared patties are then placed on top of the bread and cheese slices are added.
- Fry the egg and add salt and pepper to taste. Flip the eggs with a spatula and cook until the whites are set and the yolks are just set but still soft, 45 seconds to 1 minute more.
- The eggs are then transferred to the sandwich and covered with a slice of bread. The dish is ready to enjoy.
3. Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie:
The texture of this Vegan Oatmeal Smoothie is thick, creamy and deep pink in colour.
- 1 cup soy milk
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 14 Frozen Strawberries
- 1 banana, broken into pieces
- 1 ½ tsp white sugar (optional)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
In a blender, blend soy milk, oats, strawberries and banana until smooth. Also, blend in sugar and vanilla. It is then poured into a glass and garnished with sliced strawberries.
4. Millet Idli:
- 200 grams millet, broken
- 200 grams raw rice, broken
- 150 grams urad dal
- 2 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp jeera / jeera
- 3 tbsp gingelly oil
- 1 tsp mustard
- curry leaves
- salt to taste
- Bajra, rice and urad dal are soaked separately in water for 3-4 hours.
- The urad dal is then finely mashed to a cream-like consistency.
- Add rice to the soaked millet and grind it well, then add black pepper and cumin seeds.
- Now mix 1 tbsp oil with ground urad dal, bajra and salt and make a smooth batter.
- Keep it aside for 4-5 hours.
- Add a tempering of mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves in a little oil.
- Pour in idli batter; stir well.
- The batter is poured into the idli maker and steamed.
- You can serve it with coconut chutney and sambar.