Top Healthy Indian Breakfast Recipes for Weight Loss (30 Ideas)

Healthy Indian breakfast recipes for weight loss

If you desire to lose weight through diet then it should start with the most important meal of your day and that is breakfast.

A lot of my readers keep asking me on what to eat in breakfast to lose weight and I keep saying anything that acts as a metabolism booster is good for breakfast, which I think is hard to find.

Therefore I have compiled a list of top 30 Healthy Indian breakfast recipes for weight loss.

But wait…

Before I could give you the list here are 4 things you should keep in mind.

  • Your breakfast should always be heavy
  • Replace tea with Fruit juices, Fruits and vegetable juices can help you to shed pounds quickly.
  • Your afternoon meal should be 70 – 80 percent of your breakfast.
  • Gradually you should reduce the food intake as the day progresses.
  • Make sure you have the last meal before 8.00 PM (well that’s a discipline issue, you need to pick up this habit if you want to live long).

Does this sound familiar to what others are saying… well they are right, but what they are not telling you is that you need to avoid Meat and Non-Veg at all times except Egg White when on a weight loss mission.

That’s the precise reason why my list of Indian Weight loss breakfast recipes are almost like an Indian vegetarian diet chart for weight loss.

Anyways…

Let’s get started with number one…

1) Simple Wheat Paratha

how to make wheat paratha for weight loss

Number one on my list is Simple Paratha.

Surprised paratha’s made it to my list of top Indian weight loss breakfast recipe? Well there is a reason to it.

Simple roti is healthy but when Cow Ghee is added it becomes even healthier.

Here is how cow ghee benefits you in various ways…

  • Cures constipation and improves digestion.
  • Strengthens Immune system.
  • Super effective in curing Thyroid related issues.
  • Kills Cancer Cells
  • Excellent Brain tonic
  • Excellent for building Endurance.
  • Cures Sinus
  • Increases good cholesterol and reduces bad one’s
  • Gives glowing skin
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Cures fatty livers and the list goes on.

Ghee benefits in many ways only if used in moderate quantity, I would recommend stick to 4 tea spoon ghee in an entire day.

Enough of reasoning why you should use ghee!!

Let’s learn how to make simple paratha using cow ghee for your breakfast.

Ingredients needed

  • Wheat Flour
  • Half Teaspoon salt
  • Cow Ghee 2-4 tea spoon

Once you have the above ingredients ready you can follow the below steps to make your paratha.

Step 1: Preparing the Dough

This is where it gets interesting as the Ingredients used to prepare the dough is key for your weight loss journey.

To make the dough we will use standard wheat flour.

  • For Kneading Dough Start by adding water to wheat flour in small quantity.
  • Then add ½ teaspoon Salt to it.
  • Use half teaspoon cow ghee to grease your hands so that Dough doesn’t stick to your hands.
    If you notice I am not adding any oil (Oil is not good for health).
  • Once the dough is prepared keep it this way for next 15 – 20 minutes, Let the dough settle down.

Step 2: Roll the Dough

  • Take little amount of Dough similar to a size of large Lemon.
  • Roll it in Triangular or Circle shape (Thickness depends on your taste and choice).
  • While rolling you will need dry flour so that it doesn’t stick.

Step 3: Roasting

  • Heat the Tava.
  • Put the rolled dough on Tava and let it roast.
  • After one side is roasted, turn it to the other side.
  • Once both the sides are half cooked add some ghee to it.
  • Don’t overcook after adding ghee.

Your Simple paratha is ready…

You can use Paratha’s in many different ways which I will show you below

2) Bharwa Methi Paratha

how to make bharwa methi paratha for weight loss

Next on my list is Bharwa Methi Paratha.

Bharwa methi paratha simply means Paratha Stuffed with chopped Fenugreek leaves.

Methi paratha is not only an excellent Indian breakfast for weight loss but it’s also an anti-diabetic food.

Interesting thing about this Indian Breakfast recipe is that you have a choice to make it as a zero oil dish or you can make it using cow ghee too.

So you have a choice here, if you are a heart patient already you can opt for zero oil fenugreek paratha and if you are a healthy individual whose only target is weight loss then you may add cow ghee to it.

This is how you make Bharwa methi paratha (Using ghee as well as No Ghee option).

Ingredients needed

  • Wheat Flour (You may add Soya flour, black chana flour, Jowar flour to make it even more healthier) – 25 Grams
  • One pinch Salt
  • Methi leaves 10 grams (Finely chopped)
  • Dry Flour (To help you roll the dough)
  • Chopped coriander leaves (about half teaspoon)
  • One pinch red chili powder

Steps to make Bharwa methi paratha…

Step 1: Preparing the Dough

  • Mix all the above ingredients with Flour
  • Prepare the dough by adding water in small quantity.
  • Once the dough is prepared, keep it idle for next 30 minutes by covering it.

Step 2: Rolling the Dough

  • Break the dough in small quantity, similar to the size of large lemon.
  • Roll it in round shape or shape of your choice (Use dry flour here, so that dough doesn’t stick)

Step 3: Roast It

  • Once the dough is rolled, put it on a pre-heated tava.
  • When Dough is half roasted, turn it to the other side.
  • Once both the sides are half roasted add some ghee to it.
  • Roast it for a while and your Bharwa methi paratha is ready…

Note: If you prefer no ghee option then instead of half roast, you can roast it until it’s fully cooked.

3) Palak Paratha for Weight Loss

Palak paratha in breakfast for weight loss

Palak Paratha is nothing but Paratha stuffed with Spinach. This recipe is specially targeted for weight loss at the same time providing the crucial nutrients that our body needs.

This Indian weight loss breakfast recipe is amazingly nutritious as well as super healthy. Furthermore, it’s very common in North India.

Let’s have a quick look at the ingredients needed make Palak Paratha.

  • Wheat Flour – 35 Grams
  • Besan – 10 Grams
  • Chopped Onions – About 20 grams
  • Red Chili Powder – 1/4th Spoon
  • Finely chopped Spinach around 35 grams
  • Garam Masala – around half tea spoon
  • Salt – Half Tea spoon
  • Chopped coriander leaves – around half tea spoon
  • Aamchoor Powder (Dried mango powder) – Half Tea spoon
  • Dry wheat Flour

How to make Palak Paratha for breakfast?

You can make Palak Paratha in 3 easy steps…

Step 1: Preparing the Dough

  • Mix all the ingredients above and start preparing the Dough.
  • To make the dough start by adding little water to the mixture.
  • Mix it slowly and make sure you make the dough nice and thick.
  • Once the Dough is prepared, leave the dough untouched for next 30 minutes.

Step 2: Rolling it

  • Make small pieces out of the dough (Similar to the Size of large lemons)
  • Start rolling it into round shape or triangle shape as per your preference (Use dried flour in case it sticks while rolling it).

Step 3: Roast It

  • Once the Dough is rolled, pre heat the tava (Flat Pan).
  • Put the rolled Dough on tava and start roasting it.
  • Make sure both the sides are roasted well
  • Your zero Oil/ghee Palak paratha is ready.
  • If you want to add ghee then add it once the paratha is half cooked.
  • Make sure you don’t overcook it once you put the Ghee as it will ruin the benefits of ghee.

4) Sprout Paratha for weight loss

Sprout paratha for breakfast and weight loss

When it comes to weight loss and nutrition there is no better food than sprouts.

Let’s us try to make Sprouts even tastier and healthier by eating it in Paratha Form.

Again this is a north Indian breakfast recipe targeted for weight loss.

So let’s take a quick look at the ingredients needed to make this amazingly healthy breakfast.

  • Wheat Flour (To make it even more healthier you can use Soya, flour, Black chickpeas flour as well) – 35 grams
  • Chopped Onions – 20 grams
  • Aamchoor Powder
  • Salt – One pinch
  • Garam Masala – ½ tea spoon
  • Coriander leaves – One teaspoon
  • 1 Chopped green chili
  • Boiled Sprouts followed by mashing it – 25 grams in total
  • Red chili powder – 1/4th tea spoon
  • Dry Flour (Wheat flour)

Here is How to Make Sprout Paratha?

Make Sprouted paratha in 3 easy steps…

Step 1: Preparing the Dough

  • Mix all the above ingredients and start preparing the dough.
  • To make the dough start by adding small quantities of water and keep mixing it, until it’s nice and even.
  • Make sure the sprouts that you are using is smashed and mixes well with the Dough.

Step 2: Roll it

  • Roll the dough in Triangular or circle shape (thickness depends on how thick you want it to be).
  • While rolling you should use dry flour if it sticks.

Step 3: Roast it

  • Pre heat the tava and start roasting the rolled dough
  • Make sure both the sides are roasted well and cooked properly.
  • Serve it with curd or any sabji of your choice.
  • Above is the No Ghee recipe, in case you want to add ghee you may add it once both the sides are half cooked.
  • After adding the ghee let it cook for a while and there you go, your healthy Sprouted Paratha is ready.

5) Bharwa Mooli Paratha

Indian breakfast weight loss recipe (Bharwa mooli)

Wow! It’s getting intense here, so many back to back Parathas and so much to cover.

Let’s get started with another Indian breakfast recipe for weight loss…

In this section we will learn how to make Bharwa Mooli Paratha in other words Paratha Stuffed with Radish.

Let’s take a quick look at the Ingredients needed to make this North Indian weight loss dish.

  • Wheat Flour – 60 grams
  • Garam Masala – ½ teaspoon
  • Aamchoor powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/4th tea spoon
  • Boiled Mooli (Radish) – 50 grams
  • Chopped Onions – 20 grams
  • Chopped Coriander leaves – one tea spoon
  • Red chili Powder – 1/4th tea spoon
  • Dry wheat flour

Got the required ingredients ready? Now let’s make it…

Step 1: Making a perfect Dough

  • Mix all the above ingredients.
  • Start making the dough by adding water in small quantity.
  • Mix it until you have a nice and even dough.
  • Make sure you have boiled the Mooli or radish, smash it and mix it well when making a dough.
  • Keep the Dough aside for next 30 minutes.

Step 2: Rolling the Dough

  • Once your Dough is ready, start rolling the dough by dividing the dough into small pieces.
  • Roll the dough into the shape of your choice.

Step 3: Roasting it

  • Roast both the sides of Dough evenly and if you are healthy enough then don’t hesitate to add Ghee to it.
  • So you have the option to make a zero ghee paratha here but I will suggest you to add ghee you are suffering from any heart ailments.
  • Serve the Paratha with Low fat curd or Green Chutney.

Mooli Paratha is an extremely heart heathy food if cooked without any oil, dalda or ghee. Use ghee only if you are healthy and not suffering from heart disease.

6) Green Peas Paratha for Burning Fat

healthy indian breakfast recipe for weight loss - Green peas paratha

Next on my list is Green Peas Paratha.

Again this is an extremely healthy Indian breakfast recipe for weight loss if used wisely.

The key to this recipe is Green Peas.

Green peas are loaded with Vitamin K, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Copper, Protein, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and many essential Phyto nutrients.

Let’s take a quick look at the ingredients needed to make this healthy paratha.

  • Wheat Flour – 60 grams
  • Garam Masala – ½ teaspoon
  • Aamchoor powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/4th tea spoon
  • Boiled green peas – 50 grams
  • Chopped Onions – 20 grams
  • Chopped Coriander leaves – one tea spoon
  • Red chili Powder – 1/4th tea spoon
  • One pinch Turmeric powder
  • Dry wheat flour

Now that we have our ingredients ready let’s learn to make it.

Step 1: Preparing the right Dough

  • Start by mixing all the above ingredients.
  • Make sure you smash the green peas well.
  • While making dough add water in small quantity so that you don’t mess it up.
  • Keep mixing the dough until you have nice and even dough ready.

Step 2: Rolling the Dough

  • Divide the dough into small parts (Size similar to large sized lemon).
  • Roll the dough to the shape of your choice.

Step 3: Roast it

  • Roast both the sides of rolled dough evenly.
  • Your Zero Oil paratha is ready.
  • You can add cow ghee if you don’t like zero Oil paratha as Ghee is healthy.
  • Notice that I have not added any oil in any of the recipes in this article as oil is unhealthy. Use Cow ghee instead.

You can serve this Paratha with Green Chutney, Tomato Sauce or Low fat curd.

7) Methi Makki Paratha for breakfast

makki methi paratha recipe for breakfast

Makki Ki Roti is a very famous North Indian dish, extremely common in Punjab region.

I have made it even better by adding Methi leaves on it, therefore making this dish name as Methi makki Paratha.

Methi and Makki combined together has that amazing fat burning properties, thereby making this dish the most preferred Indian breakfast recipe for weight loss.

Let’s go through the ingredients needed to make Makki Ki roti for breakfast.

  • Makki ka Atta (Flour)
  • Chopped methi leaves (Fenugreek leaves) half cup
  • One pinch Salt
  • One chopped green chili
  • 1/4th tea spoon Red chili powder
  • Chopped onions
  • One pinch turmeric powder

Follow the below steps to make Methi makki paratha.

Step 1: Making the dough

  • Mix all the above ingredients.
  • Start making the dough by adding water in small quantity.
  • Mix it well until you have a nice and even dough.
  • Keep the Dough aside for next 30 minutes.

Step 2: Rolling it

  • Divide the dough by making a laddu size of large lemon.
  • Roll the dough according to your choice of shape (Triangular or Circle).

Step 3: Roasting It!

  • Pre heat the Tava (Flat Pan).
  • Put the rolled dough on pre-heated Tava.
  • Make sure both the sides are baked well.
  • Your zero Oil Makki Ki Roti is ready.
  • If you want you can add Cow Ghee once the Paratha is half roasted and this way you will have Methi Makki Paratha with Cow ghee.

You can serve this paratha with “Sarso ka Saag”, Low fat Curd, Green Chutney or any Sabji of your choice.

8) Oats Pancake recipe for weight loss

Indian breakfast recipe for weight loss - Oats Pancake

Are you finding the information overwhelming? If so worry not as you won’t be using all at once.

Let us learn to make Oats Pancake now.

Oats can be an amazing addition to your diet when planning for weight loss.

There are hundreds of ways how you can use Oats to lose weight and one of the recipe is Oats pancake.

Oats is not an Indian dish however these days it’s trending a lot in Indian market therefore I have included Oats pancake in my list too.

To make Oats Pancake you would need the following ingredients…

  • 40 grams Oats
  • 60 grams wheat
  • 1 banana
  • Cinnamon Powder – 1/4th tea spoon
  • Honey to taste
  • Ghee as an option (if you are healthy)

Follow the below steps to make Oats Pancake.

Step 1: Make the batter nice and thick (Similar to Dosa batter)

  • Mix all the above ingredients except Honey.
  • While Mixing make sure the banana is smashed properly and mixes well with the mixture.
  • Add water in small quantity to make the batter nice and thick.
  • Add honey, honey should be the last thing that needs to be added.

Step 2: Oil Free Fry

  • Pre heat the Non-Stick tava.
  • Pour half cup batter on tava and spread it evenly.
  • Cook both the sides
  • Your Oats pancake is ready.
  • If you want the ghee version of it then fry it with Ghee.
  • Don’t worry this ghee won’t add weight, instead it will increase the good cholesterol and reduce bad cholesterol.

You can serve this pancake by adding extra honey over it for the sweetness.

9) Oats Idli

Oats Idli - An indian brekfast recipe for weight loss

While standard Idli made from rice batter is healthy Oats idli too can do wonders to your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Try this Oats Idli for a month and watch that weight drop like magic without any hardcore exercise.

To get the desired results have this healthy Indian breakfast in the morning for at least one month (Consume it twice a week for next 30 days).

So here are the Ingredients you would need to prepare Oats Idli.

  • Powdered Oats 2 cups
  • Semolina (Suji) 1 cup
  • Pinch of Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup curd
  • Some water

Make Oats Idli in 2 easy steps…

Step 1: Preparing the batter

  • Powder the Oats
  • Mix Semolina and a pinch of baking soda
  • Add one cup curd
  • Add some water and mix the batter
  • Make sure the batter is even and thick so that we can add it to the Steamer.
  • Rest the batter for 10 minutes
  • You can also add vegetables of your choice.

Step 2: Putting the batter in the steamer

  • Once the batter is prepared put it to the steamer and cook it for next 12 – 15 minutes.
  • Your Oats Idli is ready.
  • Remember that Idli may stick to the steamer, therefore you can use cow ghee to grease it as it’s a better alternative to oil (No Oil is good please ignore the advertisement that you see in TV commercial as Oil is the main cause of triglyceride and heart ailments).
  • Once your Idli is ready serve with Chutney.

Let’s take a quick look at the ingredients needed to make healthy chutney.

  • 5 curry Leaves chopped
  • 1 and 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 2 teaspoon Urad Dal
  • 1 tea spoon cow ghee
  • 2 tablespoon Dahlia
  • Half Teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 Green chilies
  • 3 Dried red chilies
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • Salt as per your taste

Now I will show you how to make the Chutney in 2 easy steps…

Step 1: Using the Blender

  • Add freshly grated coconut to the blender.
  • Followed by Ginger, Dahlia, Green Chilies, curry leaves and Ginger.
  • Add some water so that chutney can be made in Paste form.
  • Once it’s blended, put the chutney to serving bowl.

Step 2: Making the tadka

  • Pre heat the Pan.
  • Add 1 spoon cow ghee
  • Add Mustard seeds
  • Once it starts to crackle, add Urad dal, Red chilies and dry it for few seconds.
  • Add curry leaves and stir.
  • Your tadka is ready, add tadka to the chutney and mix it well.
  • Serve it with Oats Idli.

You can use this same chutney across any types of Idli’s.

10) Rice Idli – Typical South Indian breakfast recipe for weight loss

Healthy Indian breakfast recipe for weight Loss - Rice Idli

Just like Oats Idli, rice idli also has that hunger suppressing capabilities.

Have 3 to 4 Idli’s in the morning and you won’t get the hunger pranks until your lunch time.

Rice Idli’s when consumed thrice a week can produce astounding results. Apart from its weight loss qualities it’s beneficial for your body in many different ways such as.

  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Easing the digestion
  • Improves the cardiac output as it does not have any added cholesterol (Oil free ones).
  • Loaded with Vitamins and vital minerals.

Let’s take a quick look at the Ingredients needed to make rice Idli.

  • Idli Batter (easily available at food store)
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • You can also include veggies of your choice if you want

Here is how you make simple rice Idli…

Step 1: Put the batter in Idli Steamer.

Step 2: Steam it for next 12 – 15 mins.

Step 3: Serve the Idli with Chutney.

I have not included the steps to make Idli batter above since buying an Idli paste is convenient and there is no need for you to ferment it.

If you still wish to make the batter at home then follow the below steps.

Step 1: Take 2 cups raw rice, Half cup Urad dal, 1/4th teaspoon Methi seeds.

Step 2: Soak the above mixture in water for 4 – 5 hours

Step 3: Grind it fine

Step 4: Add 1 cup curd and mix it well.

Step 5: Let it ferment for next 8 – 10 hours.

Your Idli paste is ready.

11) Ragi Idli

Ragi idli breakfast weight loss recipe

This is similar to our Oats Idli that we covered above. The uniqueness to this breakfast dish is that it passes all the goodness of Ragi.

Ragj is loaded with Fibers and is a rich source of calcium, furthermore it has a strong anti-diabetic properties.

To make Ragi Idli you would need the following Ingredients…

  • 1 Cup Dry Roasted Semolina/Rava
  • Equal Quantity Ragi Flour
  • Salt 1 teaspoon
  • 1 Cup Curd
  • Water to make the batter
  • Half Teaspoon baking soda

Follow the below mentioned easy to follow steps to make Ragi Idli…

Step 1: Mix all the ingredients mentioned above

Step 2: Wait for 2 – 3 hours

Step 3: Mix it well again to check if the batter is nice and thick.

Step 4: Put the batter in Idli Steamer

Step 5: Steam for 12 – 13 minutes and your Ragi Idli is ready.

Serve the Idli with Green chutney.

You can use two teaspoon ghee to lubricate the steamer just in case the ragi batter sticks.

Consumption: You can have this dish twice a week to get the actual Fat Burning benefits within a months’ time. Having said that do not over consume it.

12) Rava Idli

How to make rava idli in breakfast for weight loss

Rava or Semolina is very common here in India.

We have seen Rava Upma, Rava Halwa and many more semolina Items in India but we can also make tasty fluffy rava idli too.

Rava is an excellent food item for losing weight and it gets more exciting when we can have our fat burning food by making is super tasty.

Here are the Ingredients needed to make Rava Idli

  • 1 cup dry roasted rava/Semolina
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda or fruit salt

If you have the above ingredients ready, you can make rava idli following the below steps…

Step 1: Dry roast the Rava until its mild brown and keep it aside to cool.

Step 2: Mix all the above ingredients except backing soda.

Step 3: Keep the mixture as it is for next 2 – 3 hours

Step 4: Add some water and make the batter nice and even.

Step 5: Put ¼ teaspoon of baking soda or you can use ENO and mix it well.

Step 6: Put the batter in Idli steamer and steam it for next 12 – 14 minutes.

Your Rava is idli is ready and you can serve it with green chutney or sambhar (I won’t recommend Sāmbhar as it will add few extra calories).

13) Rainbow Idli

rainbow idli recipe for weight loss

Don’t be confused or excited with the name ‘Rainbow Idli’

Rainbow idli is nothing but simple Rice idli that has colorful veggies mixed with it.

Idli itself is a healthy food and becomes an amazing metabolism booster when goodness of colorful veggies are mixed with it.

You can add any vegetab1les of your choice, having said that below ingredients works best for me.

Ingredients needed to make Rainbow Idli

  • Idli Paste (Easily available in the market or you can even make this at home)
  • One pinch Baking soda
  • 1 Cup Chopped Spinach
  • 1/4th Cup Chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4th Cup Chopped fenugreek leaves
  • 1 Grated Carrots
  • Salt to taste

Ok, now that we have the ingredients ready let’s make it.

Step 1: Preparing the batter

  • Mix all the above ingredients with Idli paste
  • Once you have the batter ready it’s time to put it in the Steamer.

Step 2: Steaming the Idli

  • Put the Batter in the steamer (Idli Steamer)
  • Steam it for 10-13 minutes
  • And you have your Rainbow Idli ready.

Serve this Idli with Chutney.

2 Pieces of this Idli contains approximately 145 Calories thereby, making this a low calorie Indian vegetarian breakfast.

14) Poha

Healthy indian breakfast recipe for weight loss - POHA

Poha in English means Flattened Rice.

There is hardly any individual in India who doesn’t know what Poha is.

You may have surely heard about this dish before and consumed it too, what you don’t know is that if you consume Poha consistently then weight loss is eminent.

Poha is an excellent source of Vitamin B, Iron, Proteins, Carbs and other amino acids that are essential for your body. In India Poha and curd is used extensively to cure stomach upset and stabilizing the digestive system.

You can give it a try yourself, be on Poha diet for an entire day and next day you will see a sudden boost in metabolism. Furthermore, your hunger levels will go up and speed of digestion will also improve many folds.

Having said that Poha has one more secret in it. That secret is its fat burning capabilities.

Here are the Ingredients needed to make Poha

  • 2 Cups Poha (Already soaked in water)
  • 2 Teaspoon Kachi Ghani oil or 3 teaspoon Cow ghee
  • Half Cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ tea spoon turmeric powder
  • Half cup boiled potatoes chopped into pieces
  • One and a half tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt as per taste
    1 chopped green chili
  • 10 curry leaves
  • One and a half tea spoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts

Let’s learn to make Poha for weight loss

Step 1: Check whether Poha is soaked properly or not, it should be soft.

Step 2: Let’s cook it.

  • Pre heat the Pan.
  • Add some mustard Oil or cow Ghee.
  • Once it’s hot add some peanuts and stir it until its mild brown.
  • Extract the peanut and keep it aside.
  • Next is to add some mustard seeds if you are using cow ghee to cook it (Mustard seeds are not needed if you are using mustard Oil to cook).
  • Once Mustard seeds start to crackle add curry leaves to it.
  • Wait for a minute and then add chopped onions.
  • Fry the mixture until its mild brown.
  • Add green chilies followed by turmeric and boiled potatoes.
  • Now add salt according to taste.
  • Add fried peanuts now followed by the Poha.
  • Put lemon water followed by chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mix it well, cover the lid and let it cook for 3 – 4 minutes.

Step 3: Serve the Poha with chutney

Sounds easy? But wait…

Once you are on a Poha diet avoid junk food at all cost. Let’s move on to next fat burning breakfast recipe.

15) Poha Curd with fruits and honey

Poha curd fruits and honey for weight loss

This is another quick and easy to make recipe that almost guarantees weight loss.

If you are searching for an Indian diet plan to lose weight in 10 days then it’s time for you to try Poha and curd. Consume it every alternate days for next 10 days.

Consumption of Poha and curd mixed with fruits for next 10 days will help you to lose anywhere from 250 grams to 1 Kilograms in 10 days’ time. Moreover it will improve the metabolism and strengthen the digestive system.

The goodness of fruits, Curd and Poha also helps to build immunity over a period of time.

Let’s take a quick look at the ingredients needed to make this nutritious breakfast.

  • 2 Cups Poha
  • 1 Cup curd
  • 4 teaspoon honey
  • Chopped apples
  • Sliced bananas
  • Grated Pineapple

Once you have the above ingredients ready you can make Poha and Curd in one simple step…

  • Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl
  • Stir it well
  • Serve it

If you are targeting to shed some pounds within 10 days then you must include Poha and curd in your diet.

When I say you will lose weight in 10 days that does not mean you need to be reckless on the other aspects.

What I mean is if you consume curd and poha in breakfast and consume tons of junk in lunch then it won’t serve the purpose. No matter what diet plan you follow discipline is the key.

16) Poha Dosa

POHA DOSA - An indian breakfast for weight loss

Since you already know how beneficial Poha is you can also have it in breakfast by making Poha Dosa.

Let’s take a quick look at the Ingredients needed to make Poha Dosa

  • Raw rice – 1 ½ Cup
  • 1/4th cup Urad Dal
  • 1/4th Teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • Water
  • 1 Cup Flattened Poha
  • 1 Cup Yogurt
  • Salt

Once you have the ingredients ready start making your Poha Dosa.

Here is how you make soft spongy poha dosa in 3 easy steps…

Step 1: Grind and Soak the Rice.

  • Take a bowl, Mix raw rice, Urad dal and Fenugreek seeds.
  • Pour some water and let it soak for next 7 hours

Step 2: Grinding the Poha

  • After 7 hours
  • Take 1 cup presoaked poha.
  • Mix it with 1 cup yogurt.
  • Put it in the blender and blend it fine.

Step 3: Mixing Poha and Rice Batter

  • Mix the rice with Poha batter.
  • Let it ferment for 8- 10 hours

Step 4: Making your Dosa

  • Pre heat the Tava
  • Mix the batter well by adding some salt.
  • Start by pouring the batter in the tava in small quantity.
  • Spread it evenly
  • Make both the sides cook well.
  • Serve it with chutney.

17) Oats Upma

how to make oats upma for losing weight

Oats is very common globally and doesn’t need any introduction.

Let me ask you a quick question…

What do you think when anyone talks about Oats?

I bet your answer would be weight loss, reducing cholesterol, Good for heart, good for blood pressure and many more.

How does this image or thinking come in your mind?

The answer is the results it produces when this super food is consumed over a period of time. Oats has already been proven to be a diet friendly food and it’s sold in market these days as a weight loss food.

Today I will show you how you can make this fat burning food super tasty.

The dish that we will make today is Oats Upma.

Here are the Ingredients needed to make Oats Upma

  • Half Cup Oats
  • Boiled vegetables (Green Peas, Beans, Chopped Carrots)
  • 3 Teaspoon Cow Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ Tablespoon Urad Dal
  • 7-8 Curry leaves
  • 1 Chopped green chili
  • One Tablespoon peanut
  • Finely chopped onions
  • Half cup semolina
  • 2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon curd
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4th Red chili powder
  • One pinch Garam masala
  • 1/4th cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

To make Oats Upma follow the below steps…

Step 1: Roast the Oats until its mild brown and keep it aside.

Step 2: Boil the Veggies and keep it aside

Step 3: Time to cook the masala’s

  • Add cow ghee.
  • Once the ghee is heated.
  • Add mustard seeds and let it crackle.
  • Now put ginger garlic paste, stir it for a while.
  • Add Urad Dal and let it change the color.
  • Now it’s time to add chopped onions, stir it for a minute or so.
  • Add Peanuts.
  • Include curry leaves followed by chopped green chilies.
  • Put turmeric powder and red chili powder now.
  • Make sure the onions are nice and brown.
  • Once the masala’s are ready it’s time to move to Step 4.

Step 4: Mix the masala’s with Oats and Semolina.

  • Add Half cup Semolina and mix it well
  • Add roasted Oats
  • Mix the boiled vegetables along with the hot water in which the vegetables were boiled.
  • Keep stirring it until the water evaporates and reaches the consistency.
  • Add some curd mix it well and after a minute or so add Lemon juice.
  • Include some salt to taste.
  • Put the chopped coriander leaves, mix it well and serve it with chutney.

18) Zero Oil Low fat Oats flakes

Oats Flakes recipe for breakfast

So now that we know how beneficial Oats can be let’s make another quick Oats recipe that will help you to lose weight really fast.

This is not a conventional recipe, I have made this dish at my home on my own. Furthermore, this recipe has worked for me amazingly well.

Let’s take a quick look at the Ingredients needed to make Oats Flakes.

  • Boiled Skimmed Milk
  • Organic Honey
  • Oats
  • Corn Flakes
  • Oats Granules
  • Chopped Apples
  • Sliced Bananas

Once you have the above ingredients available move to next step.

Step 1: Boil the skimmed milk

Step 2: Add 1 Cup Oats and mix it well

Step 3: Add 1 Cup corn flakes and mix it

Step 4: Put handful of Oats Granules

Step 5: Include sliced bananas and chopped apples

Step 6: Add some honey to taste (I have not included honey here because Oats granules are already sweeter).

In fact I have made a video tutorial of this recipe and you can watch the video below.

19) Brown Bread Toast Sandwich

Brown bread toast sandwich recipe for breakfast

When we talk about breakfast it’s hard to skip talking about sandwich.

Sandwich can be amazingly healthy and nutritious if made in a right manner.

Sandwich can be extremely high on calories if right ingredients are not used but there is an opposite aspect too.

We can make sandwich in such a way that if forces your body to flush out the toxins, thereby resulting in healthy weight loss.

Today I will show you how to make brown bread toast sandwich especially targeted for weight loss.

Ingredients needed to make brown bread toast sandwich

  • 2 Slice brown bread
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sliced beetroot
  • Sliced Potato (Boiled)
  • Green Chutney
  • Peanut Butter (Optional)
  • Chaat masala
  • Pepper powder

Preparing the sandwich

You make this sandwich in 2 easy steps…

Step 1: Stuffing the bread slice

  • Take one half of the bread
  • Start applying green chutney
  • On the other half apply peanut butter
  • Put the sliced stuffing’s one after the other
  • Add some chaat masala and pepper powder
  • Cover it with other slice

Step 2: Toast It

  • Toast the sandwich using the toaster or in Tava
  • Serve it with green chutney or tomato sauce.

20) Brown bread Sprout sandwich

Brown bread sprout sandwich recipe for breakfast

Next on my list of weight loss breakfast recipe is brown bread Sprouts sandwich.

Sprouts are very high on Anti-oxidants, Vitamin A, Folic, Zinc, Iron, Omega 3,6 and 9.

Regular consumption of Sprout keeps your stomach happy. Sprouts work as an excellent liver detoxifier and is very high on fiber content.

In order to lose weight you must have at least one cup sprouts a day. I have it in sandwich form so that I can have it in breakfast at the same time get the benefits of sprouts.

Let’s take a quick look at the Ingredients needed to make Sprout Sandwich

  • Half sliced banana
  • Boiled sprouts half cup
  • Sliced Cucumber
  • Paneer half cup
  • Sliced Capsicum

Steps to make Brown sprout bread Sandwich…

Step 1: Preparing to toast it

  • Take two slices of brown bread
  • On the one slice spread the chutney
  • On the other slice add some sprouts
  • On the slice where you have put sprouts, add sliced cucumber, tomato and paneer.
  • Add some black pepper
  • Put the sliced Capsicum
  • Add some chaat masala.

Step 2: Toast it

  • Once you have the sandwich prepared.
  • Toast it on tava or Sandwich toaster.
  • Open the toaster and slice the sandwich.
  • Serve it with tomato sauce or Chutney (I personally do not recommend tomato sauce, use chutney instead).

This breakfast recipe has around 340 calorie but it’s an amazing source of nutrients and fiber, this sandwich covers almost all the aspects such as balanced amount of proteins, fibers and carbs.

21) Brown bread Banana sandwich

Indian breakfast - Brown bread banana sandwich recipe for weight loss

This is the simplest type of sandwich.

This sandwich consists of only 4 ingredients and is amazingly healthy and nutritious.

The benefit derived from this sandwich mostly comes from Banana, peanut butter and cinnamon.

Banana: There is a common misconception that bananas increase the weight, true it increases the weight but that increase in weight is a healthy weight gain.

Banana fights free radicals and is high on antioxidants. Consumption of one banana a day can shed a lot of weight when done over a period of time.

Banana not only helps you to lose weight but also keeps your heart healthy as it has a very contents of Potassium, Vitamin B6 and essential amino acids. Furthermore it heals the internal digestive tract and ulcers.

So better your digestive system is better would be the fat assimilating capacity.

Peanut Butter: Peanut butter is truckloads of Potassium and Proteins in it.

The potassium content in Peanut butter keeps blood pressure and heart ailments away. Yes it has high fat content but that is an unsaturated fat which is used by the body to flush out free radicals and bad cholesterol.

Peanut butter has a strong healing effect especially your colons. It cleanses the colon and heals the ulcers. Please don’t be hesitant as research shows that peanut butter is safe and excellent for your heart.

Other benefits of Peanut butter include prevention of gallstones, Reversal of type 2 diabetes, reduction of bad cholesterol and the list goes on and on.

Cinnamon: I cannot emphasize how beneficial cinnamon is.

Out of all the ingredients in this sandwich cinnamon is the single most contributing factor when it comes to weight loss.

2 Teaspoonful cinnamon in an entire day in small doses can give you an astounding results.

Not only in this sandwich but if you are serious about weight loss then you need to consider cinnamon in your daily diet.

Enough of reasoning….

Let’s take a quick look at the Ingredients needed to make banana sandwich…

  • Two slice brown bread
  • One whole banana
  • Peanut butter
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon Powder

How to make banana brown bread sandwich?

You can make banana brown bread sandwich in 2 easy steps.

Step 1: Preparing the sandwich for toast

  • Take two slice brown bread.
  • On the once slice spread the peanut butter.
  • And on top of it put the sliced banana.
  • Add the cinnamon powder and now it’s ready to be toasted.

Step 2: Toast It!
– Once you have the sandwich ready, toast both the sides on tava or Sandwich toaster.
– Slice the sandwich in two half’s and serve it.

Don’t worry about the Peanut butter as it’s healthy in moderate quantity.

This recipe contains approximately 360 calories per serving and these are healthy calories.

22) Brown bread curd sandwich

Brown bread curd sandwich recipe for weight loss (Indian breakfast)

We all know Curd is a super food especially for your belly.

It keeps your intestines and healthy bacteria happy.

Have curd for 2 days and see for yourself how your digestive system functions.

The idea is simple with this recipe, keep you digestive system happy for at least 20 days and bang you will start shedding weight.

With this recipe you can’t expect to shed pounds directly like conventional Fat Cutting drinks, instead the idea here is to consume curd sandwich and strengthen your digestive system to flush out the toxins and unwanted fat.

Here are the Ingredients needed to make brown bread curd sandwich

  • 1 Cup curd
  • 1 Grated carrot
  • Sliced capsicum
  • Grated Pineapple
  • Finely chopped Lettuce leaves
  • Cumin seed powder

You can make this sandwich in 2 easy steps.

Step 1: Preparing the mixture

  • Mix the curd, grated carrot, Grated Pineapple and chopped lettuce leaves.
  • Add some Cumin powder and mix it well
  • Add this mixture to the one half of brown bread
  • Put sliced capsicum
  • Attach the other half and now it’s ready to be toasted.

Step 2: Toast It!

  • Now that the sandwich is ready to be toasted, you can toast it on tava or sandwich toaster.
  • Once it’s toasted, cut the sandwich in two half’s and serve it.

Calorie content in this sandwich is approximately 220 calories, it’s amazingly healthy for your stomach and contains tons of metabolism boosters.

23) Brown bread Fruit sandwich

Brown bread fruit sandwich recipe for losing weight fast

Sandwich in breakfast is naturally healthy when used decent veggies in it but it becomes a potent fat burner when we start using fruits in it.

Fructose in the fruits are beneficial for your health, having said that it also has lots of fibers too.

Different fruits have different specialties and benefits therefore I have used the best fat burning fruits in this sandwich.

Let’s look at the Ingredients needed to make brown bread fruit sandwich…

  • 2 Sliced brown bread
  • Half grated apple
  • 1/4th grated carrot
  • Grated pineapple
  • Green Chutney
  • Slice bananas

Steps to make Brown bread fruit sandwich…

Step 1: Preparing the mixture

  • Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl.
  • On the brown bread slice put the mixture
  • Attach the other half and now it’s ready to be toasted.

Step 2: Toast It!

  • Toast the sandwich on a tava or a sandwich toaster.
  • Cut it into two half’s and now your fruit sandwich is ready.

This sandwich has approximately 275 calories and is extremely rich in fiber contents. I you are maintaining a list of low calorie Indian food chart then this is the first thing that you should add.

The major benefit of this healthy Indian breakfast is that it suppresses the hunger and boosts the metabolism, furthermore it’s packed with all the goodness of Fruits.

24) Vegetable Oats Chilla

Vegetable Oats chilla recipe for breakfast

I have already discussed about the benefits of oats above.

Now I will give you a quick Indian breakfast weight loss recipe made from Oats, the name of this recipe is Oats Chilla.

Oats is not a traditional Indian food having said that Chilla is native to India. This recipe becomes Indian when we make chilla out of it.

Here are the Ingredients needed to make Oats Chilla

  • 1 Bowl oats
  • 2 Tablespoon Wheat flour
  • 1 Cup chopped Spinach
  • 1 Grated Carrot
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • 1 Chopped Green chili
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Half Chopped Onions
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • You can also add vegetables of your choice

Follow the below steps to make Vegetable Oats Chilla…

Step 1: Making the batter

  • Finely grind the Oats
  • Transfer the Oats to the bowl and mix all the above ingredients
  • Mix little water so that you can get nice and even batter
  • Once the Batter is ready it’s time to cook it.

Step 2: Cooking the Batter

  • Take a Non-Stick Pan and pre heat it
  • Take two to three tablespoon of batter and put it in the pan.
  • Once one side is cooked, turn it to the other side and make sure both the sides are cooked well.
  • Your zero Oil Oats chilla is ready.
  • If you don’t prefer the Oil free version you can use cow ghee to cook the chilla.

25) Paneer Paratha

Healthy Indian breakfast recipe for fat loss

I have explained earlier in this guide about the benefits of paratha when prepared the right way.

Let me show you how to make paneer paratha in breakfast for weight loss step by step.

Let’s take a quick look at the Ingredients needed to make Paneer Paratha

  • Wheat Flour
  • 100 grams Paneer
  • Desi Cow ghee
  • Grated Ginger
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • Red Chili powder one pinch
  • Aamchoor powder 1/4th cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Half chopped green chili
  • One pinch Garam masala
  • Chopped coriander leaves half cup

Ok so we have the ingredients ready let’s make our Paneer Paratha now.

Step 1: Prepare the Dough

  • Take the wheat flour in a bowl, add some salt and make the dough by adding water in small quantity.
  • Once the dough is prepared keep it aside for 10 – 15 mins
  • In the meanwhile you can execute step 2

Step 2: Making the Paneer Mixture

  • Take a bowl and crush the paneer
  • Add all the above ingredients excluding flour and cow ghee.
  • Mix it well
  • We have our mixture ready.

Ok Let’s move to step 3

Step 3: Stuffing the mixture in the dough and cooking

  • Divide the dough into pieces of large sized lemon
  • Stuff the dough with the mixture that you prepared

Step 4: Roasting the Paratha

  • If you want a zero oil option then simply roll the dough and put it to roast.
  • Make sure both the sides are roasted and there you have it.
  • In case you prefer the cow ghee option, then you need to roll the dough and put it for cooking.
  • Add cow ghee once the paratha is half cooked.
  • Serve the paratha with Curd or Chutney

26) Sprouted Poha

Healthy sprouted poha recipe for losing weight

Earlier in this recipe guide above I showed you how to make sprouted Sandwich that includes all the goodness of sprouts.

Now I will cover Sprouted Poha breakfast recipe for weight loss.

Sprouted Poha is also native to India and is considered to be an ayurvedic food for weight loss.

Ingredients for Sprouted Poha

  • 2 Cup presoaked Poha
  • 1 cup mixed sprouts
  • 1 Chopped Onions
  • 1 Chopped green chili
  • Half cup peanuts
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • ½ cup Chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • Pinch on Hing
  • One teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ Tea Spoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red chili powder
  • One pinch garam masala
  • Sal to taste
  • Cow ghee 3 teaspoon

Follow 2 simple steps to make this weight loss breakfast.

Step 1: Preparing the Masala

  • Put the ghee on nonstick pan.
  • Let it heat, post which add the raw peanuts and fry it.
  • Once Peanut is fried extract it and keep it aside.
  • Now Add Mustard seeds on the same ghee which is already heated.
  • Put some cumin seeds
  • Add some Hing
  • Cook it for 30 – 40 seconds
  • Once Cumin and mustard starts to crackle, add the chopped onions and cook it for 2 mins.
  • Once the onions turn mild brown add chopped green chilies.
  • After 10 – 20 seconds add Turmeric powder, red chili powder and Garam masala.
  • Simmer the flame and sauté it for a while.

Step 2: Time to mix sprouts and Poha with the masala

  • Once the masala is ready add the sprouts and mix it well
  • Add some water and let it cook for until water is absorbed.
  • Now add Poha followed by salt to taste.
  • Turn off the flame and mix it well.
  • Add peanuts, lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mix it well and serve it with chutney.

27) Boiled egg Excluding Yolks

Boiled egg without yolks for weight loss

Next on my list is boiled egg.

Technically this is the only non-veg and a healthy breakfast item that I have included in the list of weight loss breakfast recipes.

You can definitely have 2 eggs a day provided you exclude the egg yolk. Egg white is loaded with tons of nutrients that is beneficial for your body.

To make boiled eggs you simply need a bowl of water and 2 eggs.

Boil the egg for 15 – 20 minutes and the moment egg shell starts to crack you can take the egg and let it cool.

Your boiled egg is ready.

28) Corn Flakes with Honey and Milk

corn flakes with milk and honey for breakfast

This another quick weight loss recipe that you can consume once or twice a week.

This is the simplest recipe out of all the 50 fat burning recipes in this article.

To make this breakfast all you need it Corn Flakes, Honey and Milk.

You can make this recipe in two easy steps.

Step 1: Boil the skimmed milk.

Step 2: Add Corn flakes and honey mix it well and have.

For the flavor you can use cinnamon powder when boiling the milk.

Note: Don’t add sugar in this as it will spoil the whole purpose. If you notice none of the recipes include sugar as an ingredient, so it’s a point worth considering.

29) Sada Dosa with Chutney

Sada dosa breakfast recipe for weight loss

Dosa is a South Indian Dish and extremely good for health when prepared in a correct way.

The real secret of this south Indian weight loss recipe is in the batter and the ingredients.

You can easily ruin this healthy breakfast and convert it into junk when low quality oil is added. In fact I won’t suggest you to add any oil in it as Oil is a direct source of triglycerides.

With all the recipes mentioned here I have not advised any oil Instead I have advised to use cow ghee. So any food that you make try to cook without oil or if oil is a compulsion then replace it by ghee.

Let’s make our sada dosa in breakfast for weight loss.

Ingredients needed are

  • 1 Cup Urad Dal
  • 3 Cups raw rice (Preferably parboiled rice)
  • Salt to taste
  • Cow ghee

Ok so we have the ingredients ready now let’s make it…

Step 1: Soak the rice and Urad dal for approximately 7 hours.

Step 2: Grind it fine and make it into a paste (The paste should be very smooth and you should not be able to feel even the smallest granules).

Step 3: Ferment it for 7 – 8 hours

Step 4: Add some salt to the batter and mix it well.

Step 5: Pre heat the Dosa Pan.

Step 6: Put the dosa batter in small quantity and spread it evenly.

Step 7: cook both the sides well and your dosa is ready.

Serve it with Green Chutney, to make chutney you may refer Recipe #9 (Oats IDLI).

30) Oats and Corn Muesli

Oats and corn muesli recipe for losing weight

Oats and corn combined together makes a supremely healthy breakfast. These days there are ready made muesli sold in shopping malls and stores. But I would recommend you make this muesli at home.

Making muesli at home for breakfast is a healthy option since you have the total control on making it fresh.

The one’s available readily may contain preservatives and low quality sugar that simply won’t serve the purpose. Instead make muesli at home following below steps.

Here are the Ingredients needed to make Oats and corn muesli for weight loss

  • 1 cup Roasted rolled Oats
  • Dry fruits such as 2 large spoon chopped cashew nuts, raisins, chopped walnuts and almonds
  • 1 Cup corn flakes
  • 2-3 cups milk (You can add more or less depending on your preference).
  • Organic Honey for Sweetness
  • One pinch cinnamon powder
  • One cardamom
  • Half cup chopped apples
  • 1/4th cup chopped bananas

Do you have the above ingredients ready? Ok, now let’s make our Muesli.

Make Oats and Corn Muesli in 3 easy steps.

Step 1: Boil the low fat Milk with Cinnamon powder and cardamom.

Step 2: Mix all the ingredients above except the flakes and honey.

Step 3: Now add Honey and mix is well.

Step 4: Add flakes mix it well and have it for breakfast.

The reason I advised to add flakes last is because it will lose the crunchy feeling if you mix it in advance.

If you don’t like crunchiness then you can mix oats and flakes together.

Conclusion

Weight loss conclusion

Weight loss is all about patience and repeatedly doing things that are right in a disciplined manner.

You won’t be able to lose even a bit if you don’t maintain the discipline.

So in a nutshell even if I give you Indian diet recipes for breakfast lunch and dinner it won’t help unless you stop consuming junk.

Early morning when you wake up go for a brisk walk (at least 30minutes a day).

Additionally, Keep one thing in mind i.e. you should consume heavy breakfast and then you need to reduce the food intake quantitatively as the day progresses.

And lastly, stop eating anything after 8.

Follow these key points along with above mentioned Breakfast recipes for stable weight loss.

So now the ball is in your court and it’s up to you what best suits you.

I would like to hear from you in the comment box below on what recipes you liked and which one you would try.

I personally like recipe number 9 which one would you try?

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