Palak For Breakfast: 6 Spinach Recipes To Relish This Season

Winter is the season to relish some calorie-laden dishes without any guilt. From desserts like gajar ka halwa to spicy stews like nihari, in India, you can find numerous delicacies that can keep you warm in the chilly weather. Seasonal vegetables like cauliflower, peas, fenugreek leaves, and spinach are also important to boost your immunity during this season. 

Speaking particularly about spinach, this leafy vegetable is rich in vitamins (A, C, and K), iron, calcium, and dietary fibre. According to Harvard Health Publishing, it is very good for muscle strength, eye health, and preventing heart disease. We usually incorporate spinach into our lunch and dinner in the form of palak paneer, soup, dal palak, and so on. 

But this leafy green can also become a part of our breakfast. From paratha to dosa, here are six delicious ways to add spinach to your morning meal: 

Palak Paratha

During the winter, you can find a variety of warm and delicious parathas that can satiate your soul. Served with yoghurt, raita, pickle, or any homemade chutney, palak paratha is tasty along with being healthy. This unleavened flatbread is made using whole wheat flour, spinach, and a few spices like carom seeds and pepper flakes.  

Spinach Pancakes

Pancakes are one of the most popular breakfast choices all over the world. Prepared with a variety of ingredients, they can be made in both sweet and savoury flavours. This version of the iconic treat is prepared by combining spinach paste with other ingredients in the batter, which include eggs, curd, all-purpose flour, and seasonings.  

Spinach Toast

This is a simple yet delicious breakfast option for busy mornings. Prepared within half an hour, spinach toast consists of a creamy and moist palak filling layered on the toasted breads. You can use whole wheat or multi-grain bread to make the dish healthier. Top it with your favourite seasonings, like chilli flakes or chopped vegetables, before serving. 

Spinach Omelette 

If you are fond of eggs, then a spinach omelette can be a great choice for you. Made with the two most nutritious items, eggs and spinach, it is quick and very easy to prepare. To make this breakfast dish, all you have to do is beat eggs, boiled spinach leaves, onion, cheese, salt, and pepper together and cook as your regular omelette. You can also add your favourite seasonings to it. 

Spinach Smoothie

Many people have the habit of drinking fruit or vegetable smoothies for breakfast. Packed with the goodness of spinach, this recipe is high in vitamins and minerals and low in calories. You can enhance its taste and nutrition profile by adding your favourite nuts and seeds, like pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, etc.  

Spinach Dosa

Made with a batter of rice and urad dal, dosa is a thin and flaky South Indian crepe that is served with sambar and coconut chutney. You can give it a green spin by combining a cup of fresh spinach with the batter. Enhance its flavour by adding spices like pepper, ginger, and garlic, and your wholesome spinach dosa is ready to enjoy.