Say Paneer! 5 High-Protein Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes To Try
- Jasmine Kaur
Updated : November 13, 2022 03:11 IST
Paneer Masala Toast to Paneer Chilla, mash up the soft cottage cheese and make some delicious breakfast dishes today
Eating the same eggs and bread for breakfast every morning can get a little monotonous. Of course, eggs are known for their versatility, but there’s a vegetarian counterpart that can do the job too. Rich in protein just like eggs, paneer is a great addition to breakfast meals. The mashed up version can be stuffed in anything, from chillas to parathas and be served as tasty morning meals.
Made with curdled milk, the soft and mushy texture of paneer makes it ideal for filling. It can be spruced up with a variety of spices and ingredients that lend this cheese a distinct taste. Here are a few recipes that you can try at home for a high-protein breakfast.
1. Paneer Chilla
Chilla is a type of Indian crepe that is made with besan aka gram flour. The batter is mixed with spices like red chilli powder, jeera, kasoori methi and salt. Chopped onions are added to the batter too. Spread evenly on a pan, the batter is made crisp and cooked well from both sides. Finally, a mashed paneer filling is spread on the cooked chilla and it is folded into a wrap.
2. Potato Paneer Cutlet
These crispy roundels may work well for snacks but are a great breakfast option too. The usual potato cutlets are amped up with the addition of paneer. The sweetness of boiled potatoes, mixed with softness of paneer lends a creamy touch to the filling of the cutlet. Pair the crispy fried cutlets with slices of brown bread and some green chutney.
3. Paneer Paratha
Paratha is the most commonly eaten Indian flatbread. The dough is usually made with wheat flour. Rolled into small chapatis, paneer is mashed and filled with chopped onions, coriander leaves and spices like red chilli powder and salt, and this mixture is stuffed into the dough. Folded and rolled again, the paratha is tossed on a tawa and cooked until crisp on both sides. Serve it hot with a bowl of fresh curd and butter.
4. Paneer Roll
To make breakfast easy-to-eat and on-the-go, this paneer roll works the best. All you need to do is make some chapatis and keep them aside. Prepare a spicy paneer mixture, with addition of spices and onions, tomatoes, and coriander leaves, etc. Slather a spicy sauce on the chapatti. Spread the paneer mixture and roll it up. This can be eaten on the way to school or work and fills up your appetite well too.
5. Paneer Masala Toast
This is an open toast, layered with a masaledar paneer mixture on top. The bread is made crispy and crunchy. Then, the paneer masala, consisting of onions, capsicum, green chillies and garam masala is prepared. This hot mixture is spread on the base of the toast. Garnished with coriander leaves, you can drizzle some tomato sauce on top to add sweetness to the dish.