7 Indian Breakfast Recipes That Are Under 150 Calorie


Creating Indian breakfast recipes under 150 calories can be a delightful challenge, focusing on low-calorie ingredients while maintaining the flavors and spices characteristic of Indian cuisine. Here are seven recipes to start your day on a lighter note:

Mix soaked and ground moong dal (split mung beans) with water to make a batter. Season with salt, turmeric, and asafoetida. Cook like a pancake on a non-stick skillet with minimal oil. Serve with mint or coriander chutney. 

Moong Dal Chilla (Savory Mung Bean Pancakes):  

Prepare a batter with idli rice and urad dal (split black lentils) soaked overnight, then fermented. Steam the batter in idli molds until fluffy. Each idli is roughly 30-40 calories, so you can enjoy 3-4 idlis. 

Idli (Steamed Rice Cakes):  

Lightly sauté mustard seeds, turmeric, green chilies, and curry leaves in a teaspoon of oil. Add soaked poha (flattened rice), salt, and a sprinkle of lemon juice. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve. 

Poha (Flattened Rice):  

Make a batter with gram flour (besan), water, salt, turmeric, and a little sugar. Ferment for a few hours, then steam until set. Season with a tadka (tempering) of mustard seeds, green chilies, and curry leaves in minimal oil. Cut into pieces and serve. 

Dhokla (Steamed Chickpea Flour Cake):  

1. Mix sprouted moong beans with diced tomatoes, cucumber, and onion. Season with salt, lemon juice, and a pinch of chaat masala. This refreshing salad is filling and packed with nutrients.

Sprouted Moong Salad:  

Cook oats with water until soft. In another pan, sauté mustard seeds, green chilies, curry leaves, and mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, bell pepper) in a teaspoon of oil. Combine the oats with the vegetable mixture, season with salt, and serve hot. 

Vegetable Oats Upma:  

1. Mix grated cucumber with low-fat yogurt, season with roasted cumin powder, salt, and a hint of black salt. Serve chilled. This is a great side dish with any of the above items for a refreshing finish.

Cucumber Raita