8 Indian Breakfast Dishes To Eat If You’re Trying To Lose Weight

Chuck those greasy aloo parathas for breakfast and have these instead to lose those inches around the waist.

1. Masala omelette

Masala Omelette

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Calories: 225

To kickstart your day, always include an egg (preferably egg white) in your breakfast. A fluffy masala omelette with two slices of brown bread will keep you full until lunchtime.

2. Dalia


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Calories: 241

Dalia (broken wheat) is very nutritious, and is a good source of fiber and carbs. You can make a soup or a khichdi from dalia for breakfast.

3. Khichdi


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Calories: 250

The comfort food of the humble, a plate of khichdi will always keep a check on your waistline. Apart from being a low calorie breakfast option, it also keeps acidity and gastrointestinal problems at bay.

4. Poha


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Calories: 270

Poha (flattened rice) can also be a healthy lunch option for toddlers and working people. Poha is gluten-free and it prevents iron deficiency.

5. Dosa


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Calories: 50

The traditional south-Indian breakfast item is packed with healthy carbs. The low calorie dish provides you with ample amount of protein and keeps you adequately full till lunchtime.

6. Idli


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Calories: One idli – 54

Idli-sambhar is the most nutritious Indian breakfast. The rice and urad dal in idli provide proteins and vitamins. Have three idlis with sambhar and a filter kaaphi, and you’re all set for the day.

7. Moong daal chilla

Moong dal chilla

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Calories: 100

If you want to cut carbs from your diet, then moong dal chilla is a safe option for breakfast. It requires very less time to prepare and is recommended by dietitians for weight loss.

8. Upma


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Calories: 180

Made with semolina, upma, if prepared with less oil, can prove to be a good source of protein. Semolina is naturally low in fat and therefore makes for a good weight loss breakfast option.



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