We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but are you not bored of your coco pops? Are pancakes driving you crackers? Does the smell of toast send you back to sleep? Or do you find you wake up with a bright brain, only for it to tinker to a complete stop by 10:30am?
Lots of breakfast dishes offer the illusion of healthiness while actually bombarding you with sugar. These tasty treats may make you feel energetic in the short-term, but then can cause a mini crash come lunchtime. Which is not what you want half way through Loose Women now is it?
Lured in by their colourful boxes, cereals are often stuffed with sugary substitutes, food colouring and additives. A full English breakfast may sound tempting on a hangover, but who knows how many calories that dish may set you back! Sausages, bread, bacon and beans – may be delicious for your mouth, but your belly will be bashfully bloated should you eat this every day.
Well fear not, for if you add a little spice to your life you will find less need for your morning coffee. You do not need to sacrifice your health for tastiness. Take a break from your regular breakfast habits and indulge yourself in these tasty Indian treats. Unlike many British breakfasts, they are designed around the core principles of ‘tastes good, does good’. Now pull up a chair as we take you on a gastronomical breakfast journey – but do not worry, we will be back in time for Jeremy Kyle.
Now this is a proper pancake. Popular in the southern states and made of a think, hearty rice and urad dal. Unlike its sweet western counterpart, this pancake is usually cooked with onions, chillies and tomatoes. A splash of jaggery or coconut may satisfy your sweet tooth though.
Dosa and Chutneys
If it’s not a meal to you without some carbs, why not try a dosa? Similar to the uttupam, only much thinner and resembling a crepe, they are made from fermented rice and dal butter – making them an excellent source of protein too! You can stuff your dosa with vegetables like potatoes, or dip them straight into your chutneys. Delicious – and you can keep your raspberry jam!
Masala Omelette and Pani Puri
Much healthier than a heavy, greasy dish of oily fried eggs, this omelette mixes all the best masala blends and brings a whole new dimension to your meal time. Adding pani puri on the side gives extra texture and will help fuel you to lunch time.
If all this talk of Indian breakfasts has left you craving a curry or dreaming of Delhi’s dishes, remember that it is still early! You still have lunch and dinner left, so why not visit one of London’s best Indian brasseries? Here, you can try all of the best snacks, street foods and recipes worthy of an Indian king’s banquette and from every corner of the country. With so many deliriously delicious dishes, soon you will be eating Indian food for every meal!