6 Vegetarian Options For A Heavy Weekend Brunch
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Do you slog all week long at your 9 to 5 and don’t have the energy to do anything on the weekends? Don’t worry; this is the case with most of the people these days. Nowadays, the best part about the weekends is sleeping and slouching in bed till late in the mornings. If the idea of your perfect weekend sounds like this, you can make a heavy brunch and forget about the worry of making breakfast early in the morning.

But whenever you try to explore some heavy brunch ideas, most of the recipes will involve the addition of eggs or meat. For vegetarians, this might be an issue. So, here’s a list of some mouth-watering heavy brunch options for vegetarians that you can make on a weekend whenever you wake up and decide to start your day.

Chole Bhature

One of the best brunch options you can have on a lazy weekend is chole bhature. The Punjabi dish is utterly flavourful and heavy, which will keep you full till the evening. You can make a savoury and spicy chole (chickpea gravy) with boiled chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, and a mix of spices like chana masala, red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder, hing, salt, etc, as per your preference. You can enjoy the rich sabzi with deep-fried bhature and relish your weekend brunch.

Poori Aloo

Poori aloo is one of the go-to brunch options for almost every Indian household. To make the dish, you can make a thick tomato-based potato gravy. You can make the tangy sabzi with chopped potatoes in a tomato and onion puree. Then, you can make deep-fried puris with a wheat-based dough mixed with some spices like salt, ajwain, etc. Finally, pair them with a raita and a side of mixed pickles.

Mixed Paratha

If you are looking for a quick but heavy brunch, parathas will be the best option for you. Based on your preference, you can choose a filling for your paratha. For example, you can make aloo paratha, paneer paratha, dal paratha, gobi paratha, mixed paratha, and so on. After deciding, you can knead a dough with wheat flour, water, spices like salt, red chilli powder, ajwain, garam masala, etc., along with chopped vegetables based on your filling. You can then pair your paratha with curd and pickles and relish your brunch.

Kachori Bhaji

Kachori bhaji is a North Indian street classic brunch that is both savoury and filling. You can make kachori by deep frying a maida dough with a lentil-based filling shaped like a sphere. The flaky kachori is paired with a potato-based bhaji. The tangy bhaji can be made with chopped potatoes cooked in a gravy of tomatoes, onions, ginger and garlic paste, alongwith your go-to spices. To further enhance the flavour, add tamarind or pudina chutney.

Masala Dosa With Sambar

For a South Indian brunch, you can make masala dosa with sambar. If you don’t want to eat something fried but need something healthier, a plate of fermented rice and lentil-based dosa with a nutritious bowl of sambar. With a filling of mixed sauteed vegetable filling, you can make thin and crispy dosas with sambar made with lentils and mixed vegetables. You can enjoy the combo with coconut chutneys and have a healthy brunch.

Bread Pakora

Bread pakora is another quick-to-whip but heavy brunch option to make on a weekend. All you need to do is make a batter with besan (gram flour), water, and a mix of spices. You can then take some bread and cut the pieces into triangles. Then you can fill the bread pieces with a filling of potatoes and onions and deep fry till you get a golden brown bread pakora.