Scrumptious Indian Breakfast Recipes For Kids

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Indian Breakfast Recipes For Kids

Breakfast is the most important meal of a day especially for kids. But in this age of globalization where both parents are working, the breakfast menu for kids has been reduced to a bowl of ready-to-eat cornflakes or muesli with milk and juices which also come packaged these days. These options are no doubt wholesome but they cannot replace the goodness of freshly prepared aloo parathas topped with dollops of homemade butter and other such treats that our mothers and grandmothers used to load us with in our childhoods. But whatever the reason we should not deprive our kids of memories of home made foods. So why not treat them with these wholesome Indian dishes as breakfast.

These Are Indian Breakfast Recipes For Kids

Stuffed Parathas

Stuffed parathas are an excellent way to start a day as they provide energy and satiate hunger for a longer period of time and there’s no need to prepare an accompaniment as they themselves are a complete meal and pair well with pickles, curd and butter. Here is a recipe to make scrumptious stuffed parathas for your little ones.

Stuffed Parathas

Ingredients

(For the stuffing)
1 cup boiled potatoes(mashed)/grated cottage cheese/blanched cauliflower
(grated)/cooked mince
1 tblspn chopped green coriander
1/4 tspn chopped green chilli
1/2 tblspn finely chopped onion
(For the dough)
11/2 cups whole wheat flour
A pinch of salt
Water for kneading

Ingredients

Procedure

In a large bowl, combine wheat flour and salt with a little water and knead into a soft dough. Keep it aside.

Take another bowl and mix all the ingredients for stuffing.

To make the paratha, make a lemon sized ball of the dough and divide it into two equal balls. Roll out each ball into circular disks not more than about 4″ in diameter.

Spread a tablespoon of the mixture on a dough disk and place the other rolled out disk over the filling and tap a little with your fingers to secure the edges. Now roll out the paratha a little more to spread the filling evenly.

Tip the paratha onto a hot greased griddle and cook on both sides.

Serve with butter and pickles of your choice.Take another bowl and mix all the ingredients for stuffing.

Bombay Sandwich

A popular street food from Mumbai City this sandwich is loved by kids and adults alike. Here is a recipe for making this drool worthy sandwich.

Bombay Sandwich

Ingredients

(for sandwich)
8 slices Bread
2 tblspns of butter
6-8 onion, tomato and capsicum rings
2 tblspn mint and coriander chutney
(for filling)
2 cups mashed potatoes
a pinch of asafoetida
1 slit green chilli
1/8 tspn red chilli powder
3-4 fenugreek seeds
1/4 tspn mustard seeds
3-4 curry leaves
1/2 tspn chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped tomato
1/8 tspn turmeric powder
salt as per taste
Cooking oil(as required)

Ingredients sandwich

Procedure

Heat some oil in a pan and add asafoetida, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves and let them sputter.

Now add chopped onions and cook for a minute. Then tip in chopped tomatoes with salt, turmeric powder and green chilli. Cook till the tomatoes are softened.

Now add mashed potatoes and cook on high heat till the potato mixture begins to char on the edges of the pan. Turn off the flame and keep the mixture aside.

Now take two slices of bread and smear them with some butter and green chutney on one side.

Spread the potato mixture generously on the buttered side and top with onion, tomato and capsicum rings. Close the
sandwich with the other slice with the buttered side facing down. Repeat the process to make more sandwiches.

Grill the sandwiches on a greased griddle and serve with green chutney.

Egg Bhurji

A must for kids, eggs are loaded with all essential nutrients that are required during their growing years. Indian cuisine is full of egg recipes that suit the likes of most kids. Masala egg bhurji is one such dish.

Egg Bhurji

Ingredients

4 eggs
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped green coriander
2 green chillies(chopped)
Salt as per taste
Cooking oil(as required)

Egg Bhurji ingredients

Procedure

Heat some oil in a pan and add chopped onions. Cook till the onions begin to change colour and add tomatoes. Cook till they become tender.

In a bowl, break the eggs and add some salt, chopped green chillies and coriander. Pour the eggs into the pan and stir continuously on low heat till the eggs swell up and look fluffy.

Remember not to overcook the eggs or cook on high heat as that makes them stiff.

Serve hot with buttered toast or parathas.

Carrots And Peas Rava Dosa

The ease with which rava dosa can be made makes it a preferred breakfast option for kids plus it’s packed with flavour and nutrition. Here is a recipe for making Carrot and peas rava dosa.

Carrots And Peas Rava Dosa

Ingredients

1 cup Semolina(soaked in water for 10 minutes)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup Boiled peas (shredded)
1/2 tspn chopped green chillies
1 tspn finely chopped onion
1 tspn curd
a pinch of asafoetida
salt as per taste
Oil as required

Carrots And Peas Rava Dosa ingredients

Procedure

In a bowl combine soaked semolina and wheat flour with water to make dosa batter. Mix the batter thoroughly so that no lumps are formed.

Add salt. grated carrots, peas, asafoetida, green chillies and curd into the batter and stir.

Add more water if required. The consistency of the batter should be thin but not very thin.

Heat a griddle and grease it with oil. Ladle the batter onto the griddle and spread it gently with the ladle making circular motions.

Cook for a minute and flip over to cook the other side. When cooked, roll up the dosa using a rice spoon while its still on the griddle the way it’s done in restaurants.

Serve hot with spicy sambar, tomato chutney or pickles.

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