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Monday, November 4, 2013

Instant Breakfast Recipes-15 Quick Breakfast Recipes (Indian)-Cooking tips for working women

Are you a working women looking for healthy and instant breakfast recipes? If yes, you have come to the right place. I have compiled 15 quick and easy recipes which include bread recipes, poha recipes, South Indian breakfast recipes, Instant dosa recipes, oats recipes and upma recipes. These recipes will save you a lot of time in the morning and make your time in the kitchen, a pleasurable one. I know many working women who have to start from home early in the morning to reach the office at 9 am.They have very limited time to prepare breakfast for the family and also pack lunch for themselves and their family. In order to help them and to make their time in the kitchen less hectic, I just chosen 15 quick and instant Indian recipes and have also given few cooking tips for working women. 


Godhumai dosai

Instant Rava Dosa Instant Wheat dosaInstant Besan dosa

oats dosa


Instant Oats dosa Oats Banana Walnut smoothie Instant Oats Uthappam

Aval Pulao

Kande Poha

Aloo Poha
Aval Pulao Kande PoheAloo Poha

Tomato chutney toast

Veg sandwich

Tomato chutney Toast Veg SandwichBread Upma

Vermicelli Upma

Vegetable upma

ven pongal
Semiya UpmaVegetable Rava UpmaVen Pongal

Find more than 70  Breakfast Recipes

Cooking tips for Working Women 

1.Planning is very important. Plan what you are going to prepare for the next 4 or 5 days and keep everything ready. It makes the whole process much easier. 

2.Grind for idli batter every Sunday. You can make idli, dosa, uthappam and paniyaram with that batter.Add ragi flour to the dosa batter and prepare healthy ragi dosa one day. You can add chopped vegetables to the dosa batter and make vegetable uthappam.

3.Keep brown bread and a few chutneys like tomato chutney, green chutney etc with you, which will serve as a side dish for idly, dosa, pongal and can also be used as a spread for sandwiches and bread toast.

4.If you run out of time or get up late in the morning, instant oats will come handy.Oats with banana is not only filling but takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is also very healthy.

5.You can prepare stuffing for parathas on Sundays and keep it in an air tight container. It will stay fresh for 2-3 days. You can make stuffed parathas for dinner after you return from the office. You can have curd or any chutney as side dish.

6.Poha (aval) is very easy to cook and you can make delicious and healthy breakfast in less time using poha. Pressure cook potatoes the day before and put it in the fridge, the next day you can make aloo poha in just 10 minutes. It takes only 10 minutes to prepare Aval Upma. So keep poha/aval in stock at home. You can mix poha with beans carrot curry or potato capsicum curry and prepare breakfast in just 5 minutes.You can use leftover sabjis also. I used to prepare excess sabji/curry just for the sake of preparing some quick tiffin or breakfast with poha.

7.One pot meals are so easy to prepare and is also healthy. You can prepare one pot meals on week days and keep elaborate meals for the week ends.

8.Vathal kuzhambu, milagu kuzhambu, karuveppilai kuzhambu, puli kachal can all be stored in the refrigerator for a week.

9.You can invest in a food processor as it is very easy to shred and grate vegetables using that.

10. Grate coconut, keep it in an air tight container and put it in the freezer. Take it out 10 minutes before use. You can take required quantity and put it back into the freezer. It will be useful for you to prepare kootu or arachu vitta sambar or  just to add to poriyals. It saves you a lot of time.

11. Always have some podi at home. If you find time, you can prepare it at home or you can get it ready made from the shops.

12.Now-a-days, you get everything ready made, so do not be particular to prepare everything from scratch. You can buy certain things ready made and reduce your work load.

13.Most Punjabi gravies are onion tomato based. You can prepare onion tomato gravy and freeze it in an air tight container. When required you can take needed quantity and heat it. You can add cooked rajma or channa or even paneer to it and make a quick side dish for chapati. You can even mix rice with it and make a quick tomato rice.

Hope you find the recipes and tips above useful. If you have any suggestions or ideas or cooking tips for working women, you can add it in the comment section of this post.

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  1. This is exactly what I was looking for. Very useful post. I have tried many of your breakfast recipes and it came out really well. :) I got appreciation from my hubby , mom & in-laws as well. Thanks a lot for posting such easy & simple recipes..

  2. Lovely, Padhu..U seem to have all that I was looking for...of course I practice quite a bit of this..like you say planning is what matters....
    I have tried your instant wheat dosa twice and it works wonders....when I realize after getting home around 7 PM, realize that I have to dish out dinner from scratch for 10 people.....phew..!!!

  3. Padhu u are a savior, I tried out the pasta recipe as well worked wonder...

  4. Kudos to you for displaying so many breakfast recipes which are easy to prepare. Wonderful spread.

  5. Good post Padhu... Little tips are always handy

  6. Hi Padhu... doing a great job... thanks so much... Could u please suggest a food processor which is should be an ideal one for cutting all kinds of vegetables

  7. An extremely useful post for working women. Keep up the good work.

  8. Very useful info for working ladies...I frequently follow your blogs.

  9. the wheat dosa came out very well every one liked the taste.

  10. I am a working woman & I make a paste every 3rd day of onion , garlic ginger tomatoesand fry it in little oil . Cool it grind it to a paste and put curd . I also put garam masala, haldi, red cvhilli powder and storew it in fridge., It becomes very handy

  11. Great Padhu. All poha recipies are super.

  12. i luv this website..all the recipes are really gud and the pictorial representation of the dishes is the highlight..luv u Padhu..u r our savior.

  13. Can you give details about Onion-Tomato gravy and how to store them?


  14. i like ur website...this is very useful for every married women(some husbands who have true care on their wife)....

  15. Very useful tips... Thank you Ms. Padhu. I have a doubt., can we freeze and use potato based curries for a week or two?

  16. Yes, you can freeze for 3-4 days not for a week or two.

  17. Hi, the quick bf recipes are really tasty and easy to prepare. Am newly wed and this is of great use to me. I am trying many of ur recipes. Keep rocking with this good work. Cheers!!

  18. Thanks wonderful tips. I have a short cut for kootu and moorkulambu arachuvitta sambar. Keep coconut milk powder handy. One tsp dissolved in little water can be used as ubstitute for ground coconut. And the taste is much better than ground coconut.

  19. Fantastic blog! I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both informative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your blog is outstanding; the issue is something that not a lot of people are talking intelligently about it. I’m really happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

  20. HI Padhu. U are Great! :-). All dishes are very simple and mouth watering..

  21. Thank you so much .please also post tips for a working women who need to cook in the morning for breakfast and also for lunch box and to get ready for office.time saving tips like what to do first what to do simultaneously etc

  22. bread upma was awsome....... ummmmmmaaahhhh

  23. Heyyy ,tq for the recipe of gram dosa ,it was instant ,tasty ,easy ,yummy dish ,loved it

  24. Made oats dosa this morning, it was an excellent alternative to the porridge that I've had for years . It's also the tasty way to give oats to my son..

  25. Nice and easy dishes...loved it.thnx

  26. HI Padhu
    I'm a big fan of your blog. My friends are too... Continur your good job.
    Need one advise to choose the best processor to cut veggies.

    1. Thank you so much for liking my blog and recipes. Happy to know that you found it useful. Regarding food processor - there are many from Cuisinart, kitchenAid, braun etc .You can visit amazon and read the reviews of people who have used it and then make your choice.

  27. Hi padu
    Good job. Out of ur experience which food processor is best with minimum wastage for a small family of 3 people

  28. Hi Padhu... I have been following your recipes for quite some time now and have to say that I love them!!! Particularly, those simple recipes which are easy to make at home. I would like to share a tip with the readers. After I grate the coconut, I usually store it in 5-6 small containers ( say 1 coconut) as it is said that it is not good to put it back in freezer once you thaw the coconut. Hope this tip is useful to others.

  29. Hi Padhu
    Great website for reference. I seem to find anything I want. I have been using thsi for a short time andn wanted to say thank yiu and keep up the great work.
    Very usefull information

  30. Padhu, u r a saviour of working women. Thanx a lot for all the efforts u hv taken.

  31. U are simple awesome the tips will really reduce the work.load thanks ....

  32. Thanks a lot Padhu, have been trying your recipes from the time I got married.. 4 years and every time I follow your recipe it will be a hit..

  33. Hi..

    Helpful site...thanks..

    Can u suggest any vegetable cutter?

  34. Thanks alot padhu. U r a good role model. I have tried many of your recipes and they came out very well. I am facing a problem. BCS lunch is not hot kids are not eating at school. Suggest good hot pack. As I am a working mom, needs to pack by 6:30 to 7. Kids lunch time by 11:30. Waiting for your reply.

    1. Thank you so much Srivani. Glad you love my recipes. Regarding your query - why don't you try vaya tyffyn. It keeps food hot if you do not open in between. But I felt it was a little small but for school kids, it might be perfect. Check my review on vaya tyffyn. Use the search box to search "Vaya tyffyn review padhuskitchen".


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