Make your Indian breakfast fun and colourful

Indian-BreakfastHow many times have you had your kids and family making faces at that steaming hot idli that you proudly displayed on your table with some yummy chutney or the crisp dosa, which you thought will make everyone happy? If a family that relishes the breakfast in an outing hates it when the same is served at home, then it’s time to re-think our strategy.
The Maharashtrian Poha
One of the simplest Indian breakfasts is Poha. To make it fun and interesting, try adding cashew nut and kishmish instead of peanuts (age-old Indian recipe of making food look richer). The street side Poha is served with a garnish of sev and grated coconut, you can try even that.
Dosa
It’s simple. Grate carrot, finely chop onions and one green chilli if your kids are grown up and can handle a bit of sharpness of the chilli and chop coriander. Spread the dosa batter on the tawa, and sprinkle the chopped mix generously on dosa. You may also grate some cheese on to it, and kids will love it.
Idli
There are numerous ways to make this small wonder happen. One of it is to make the tadka (taalimpu). Take little oil in a kadai, add half spoon of urad dal, mustard, red chillies and curry leaves, and a bit of haldi. After the mustard crackles, add idli cut to pieces, toss for a couple of minutes and sprinkle that favourite Karam podi (mom’s recipe) or just some chilli powder, and you are done.
Poori
Make a powder of sugar, a small cinnamon stick, and if you like one cardamom. As soon as you fry your poori, take it out on to a big plate, dust the powdered sugar according to your taste and serve hot. Inspired by the European Churros, this style of puri is extremely yummy, especially for those with a sweet tooth.
Upma
Make your upma colourful with some carrots, green peas, even finely chopped beans in addition to potato and fry the rawa in ghee for the flavour before making it. Add cashewnuts for those who like it rich. If you think this is too common a method. Try using some English vegetables instead – sliced capsicum, baby corn, or just corn. Eventually it is all about appealing to the popular taste in the family.

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