Beat The Breakfast Rush With These 5 North-Indian Recipes Under 30 Minutes
Image Credit: From bread pakoras to egg bhurji, whip up breakfast in just half an hour.

Do you like to eat breakfast like a king but don’t have time for it? The hustle-bustle of work these days and the fast-paced life leaves us with no choice but to either order in or skip meals altogether. Since cooking is viewed as a tedious and time-consuming task, we often fear entering the kitchen right in the morning when a hundred other things are keeping our minds occupied. To prepare the presentation for the meeting that is to take place in a few hours or to chop tomatoes and boil eggs for a delicious club sandwich, the dilemma eats us up and we usually end up choosing the former. 

Now, you wouldn’t have to do that anymore. We just need you to take out 30 minutes from your morning schedule and your breakfast would be ready just in time. You can always do some preparation at night, but it wouldn’t be too much work because these recipes don’t want you to hassle over a meal. Here are quick and easy North Indian breakfast recipes to satiate the heart, tummy and mind. 

1.  Bread Pakora 

Does the sound of bread pakora make you tempted? You no longer have to wait for the weekends to indulge in this crispy delight now. This simple recipe requires you to boil a few potatoes, mash them and season with red chilli powder, dry coriander, cumin seeds and salt. Toss it all together and slather on triangular slices of bread. Dip them in gram flour plus water batter and shallow-fry on a pan with some oil. 

2.  Besan Cheela 

Cheela is the thin, crispy and desi version of pancakes. Not only is it a popular breakfast item in North India, it is also preferred as evening snacks. The batter of besan (gram flour), chopped onions, green chillies, salt and red chilli powder is mixed together. It is then evenly spread on a pan and cooked from both sides. Pair it with coriander chutney or tomato sauce. 

3.  Dadpe Pohe 

A classic Maharashtrian treat that involves almost no cooking and barely takes five minutes to be ready, dadpe pohe is a thinner version of regular poha, mixed with green chillies, coriander leaves, sugar, mustard seeds, peanuts, shredded coconut and salt. 

4.  Egg Bhurji 

Super filling and no-fuss breakfast almost always involves an egg recipe. Chop some onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves and toss the onions in oil. Break an egg and add the other ingredients along with salt, red chilli powder and turmeric. Scramble it all together and your delicious bhurji can be eaten with bread. 

5.  Sooji Dhokla 

Dhokla is a quintessential Gujarati delicacy that is eaten for breakfast as well as evening snacks. Semolina or rava is mixed together to prepare the dhokla batter and it is set on a tray. Once it is steamed, the dhokla is sliced into squares to be eaten with pickled green chillies.