10 Easy to Make Brunch Recipes

10 Brunch Recipes That Will Give You the Best of Two Meals in One

It is common knowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet for many reasons, most people skip or miss their breakfast and wonder what to prepare for lunch. At times like this, a hearty and healthy brunch can help you gain all the energy and nutrients your body needs for the rest of the day.

Scrumptious Indian Brunch Recipes

In case you are running out of ideas for what to make for brunch, here are some delicious Indian brunch recipes:

1. Uttapam

If this recipe from the southern part of India isn’t on your brunch menu, it should be. Here is how to make it.



  • Rice, 350 grams, parboiled
  • Chana dal, 90 gram, husked and split
  • Fenugreek (methi) seeds, ½ tsp
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon
  • Oil

How to Make:

  • Soak dal, rice and methi for around five to six hours.
  • Grid into a paste by adding water and salt.
  • Heat a tawa and drizzle oil over it.
  • When the pan gets heated up, sprinkle some water on it.
  • Now pour one cup of batter onto it.
  • When the edges begin to turn brown, pour oil around the uttapam and turn.
  • Let the other side also become brown.
  • Serve hot.

2. Poha

One of the easiest recipes you can make for brunch, poha is delicious too! Here is how to make it.



  • Poha, 1 cup
  • Oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Hing, 1/8 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon
  • Onions, ½ cup finely chopped
  • Curry leaves, 10
  • Whole red chillies, 3
  • Potatoes, ½ cup, diced
  • Green chillies, 1 teaspoon, diced
  • Lemon juice, 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves, 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Turmeric, ½ teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Lemon wedges

How to Make:

  • Put the poha in a sieve and wash it. Don’t leave the poha in water for too long.
  • Sauté the mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves, whole red chillies and mustard seeds.
  • When the onions start to turn brown, add the potatoes and continue to sauté.
  • Add turmeric and cook until potatoes are soft.
  • Turn up the heat, add some salt and then mix in the poha.
  • Once everything is mixed and cooked, take it off the heat and add lemon juice, coriander and green chillies.
  • Serve.

3. Aloo Paratha

This is one of the most favoured brunch recipes with potatoes. Here is how to make it.

Aloo Paratha


  • Wheat flour, 2 cups
  • Potatoes, 4, boiled and mashed
  • Green chillies, 2, finely chopped
  • Red chilli powder, ¼ teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder, ½ teaspoon
  • Dry mango powder, ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves, 3 tablespoons, finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Oil

How to Make:

  • Add the spices to the mashed potatoes and mix well.
  • Take two small circles of dough and roll them out well. Try to make them of the same size.
  • Place some of the potato stuffing on one of the discs and spread well. Leave an inch from the edges bare.
  • Place the other rolled disc on top of this one and press the edges well to seal the stuffing in.
  • Dust some flour on the dough and roll to a normal chapatti size.
  • Fry on both sides with oil.
  • Once cooked, serve with tomato chutney or green chilli pickles.

4. Namkeen Seviyaan

Low on oil and with plenty of nuts, this is one of the easiest kid-friendly brunch recipes.

Namkeen Seviyaan


  • Vermicelli, 2 ½ cups
  • Onion, 1, finely chopped
  • Potato, 1, chopped and boiled
  • Curry leaves, 10-15
  • Peanuts, ½ cup, roasted
  • Mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic cloves, 2, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil

How to Make:

  • Add mustard seeds and curry leaves to hot oil in a wok.
  • Once they begin to pop, add the garlic and ginger.
  • Add the onions and sauté until they turn pinkish.
  • Add the salt and the potatoes and cook well.
  • Add in the peanuts and boiled vermicelli.
  • Toss well and serve hot.

5. Rawa Upma

A favourite dish in south India, this brunch food is healthy and filling. Here is how to make it.

Rawa Upma


  • Semolina (rawa), 250 grams
  • Water, 650 grams
  • Ghee, 75 grams
  • Mustard seeds, 5 grams
  • Black gram (kala chana), 2 grams
  • Bengal gram (chana dal), 2 grams
  • Onions, 100 grams, sliced
  • Green chillies, 5 grams, sliced
  • Cashew nuts, 25 grams
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt

How to Make:

  • Set water to boil.
  • Heat oil in a wok and add mustard seeds.
  • When it starts to pop, add the dal and sauté till brown.
  • Add the curry leaves, onions, chillies and cashew nuts and sauté till the onions become translucent.
  • Add the semolina and mix well.
  • Add the boiling water to the mix and keep stirring.
  • Add salt.
  • When the water has been absorbed, the upma is ready.

6. Grilled Potato Sandwiches

Potato sandwiches are one of the simple and tasty Sunday brunch recipes. Here is how to make them.

Grilled Potato Sandwiches


  • White bread, 4 slices
  • Mashed potatoes, 1 ½ cup
  • Coriander, a few stalks
  • Ginger, 1 teaspoon, chopped
  • Green chilli, 1 tablespoon, chopped
  • Cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Mango powder, ½ teaspoon
  • Melted butter, 2 tablespoons
  • Cheddar cheese, 2 slices
  • Tomatoes, 8, sliced thin

How to Make:

  • Mix the ginger, green chillies, coriander, cumin seeds, mango powder and salt with the mashed potato.
  • Butter a slice of bread and spread the potato mixture on one side.
  • Place a slice on top of the first one.
  • Place the slices on a heated grill.
  • Let it cook for a few minutes till it turns golden brown.
  • Turn it onto the other side and again wait for it to turn brown.
  • Serve hot.

7. Egg Burji

This spicy scrambled egg recipe is great for brunch.

Egg Burji


  • Eggs, 4
  • Onion, 1, finely chopped
  • Tomatoes, 4, finely chopped
  • Green chillies, 2, finely chopped
  • Mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves, 4
  • Red chilli powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder, ¼  teaspoon
  • Coriander powder, 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Cumin powder, ½ teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder, ½ teaspoon
  • Dry mango powder, ¼ teaspoon
  • Coriander, chopped
  • Oil
  • Salt

How to Make:

  • Beat the eggs and set aside.
  • In a pan, heat oil and add the curry leaves and mustard seeds.
  • Once they begin to pop, add the green chillies and sauté everything well.
  • Fry onions for a minute before adding the tomatoes.
  • Add the turmeric and chilli powder and then salt.
  • Let this cook for a few minutes on low flame.
  • Keep mixing it well and once the oil separates, add the eggs.
  • Mix well for a few minutes and then add the coriander, cumin and garam masala powder.
  • Add a bit of water and mango powder and cover the pan for two minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.

8. Baida Roti

Healthy and delicious, this recipe will be a favourite with your family.

Baida Roti

Source: Pinterest


  • Eggs, 9
  • Chicken mince, 1 cup
  • Oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon
  • Onion, 1, finely chopped
  • Ginger-garlic paste, 1 tablespoon
  • Maida, 1 cup
  • Tomatoes, 2, finely chopped
  • Green chillies, 2, finely chopped
  • Turmeric powder, a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Garam masala powder, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander for garnishing

How to Make:

  • Mix 1 egg, maida, salt, oil and baking powder in a bowl. Add 1/4 cup of water and knead into soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.
  • Roll them out into 8-inch square rotis.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and fry till one minute.
  • Break remaining eggs in a separate bowl and mix well.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for one minute.
  • Add chicken mince and cook for two minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, green chillis, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and salt and mix well.
  • Add 3/4th cup water and garam masala powder and cook till mixture is dry.
  • Heat a tawa. Cook rotis for two minutes on each side.
  • Pour some beaten egg on top and cook for one minute.
  • Place a portion of the cooked chicken mixture in the centre, fold the sides to make a square.
  • Flip and cook till both sides turn golden brown.
  • Cut into squares and serve hot with coriander garnishing.

9. Onion Paratha

This is a delicious brunch recipe for your family.

Onion Paratha


  • Wheat flour, 2 cups
  • Turmeric, ¼ teaspoon
  • Green chillis, 2, sliced
  • Coriander leaves, one cup, chopped
  • Oil, ½ cup
  • Onions, 2, finely chopped
  • Red chilli powder, ¼ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder, ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt

How to Make:

  • Mix all the ingredients into the flour and form into dough.
  • Cover and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  • Chop the onions and green chillis and keep aside. This is for the filling.
  • Take out small balls and then roll those out one by one into flat circular discs of 3-4 inch diameter.
  • Add the chopped onions and chillis in the centre.
  • Sprinkle red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
  • Bring together all edges of the dough and press downwards.
  • Sprinkle more flour and roll to a paratha of 6-8 inches diameter.
  • Fry on a tawa till both sides are cooked.
  • Serve hot with yoghurt or pickle.

10. Idli

Idlis can be had with chutney, sambar and crisp vadas.



  • Idli rice, 1 cup
  • Urad dal, 1/2 cup
  • Cold water, 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds, ½ teaspoon
  • Salt

How to Make:

  •  Wash the dal and the rice separately.
  •  Soak separately for about six hours
  •  Soak the fenugreek seeds with the dal.
  •   Drain water and then grind using a wet grinder, using water when needed.
  •   Let the batter ferment for another six to twelve hours in a cool and dry place.
  •   Boil some water in an idli steamer or in a pressure cooker.
  •   Grease the idli moulds and then gently mix the batter a bit.
  •    Fill the moulds and place inside the steamer or cooker once the water is boiling.
  •    Steam for 10 minutes. The flame should be medium-high.
  •    Remove the idlis once they are cool.

Most people enjoy brunch, so the next time you are having one with the family or decide to invite some friends over to join you, try out some of the recipes above. They are sure to make an impression as they are very nutritious, delicious and a must-try for anyone who loves Indian food.

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