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7 Amazing And Healthy Christmas Brunch Recipes

by Mary James on Dec 24, 2023

Christmas brunch

7 Amazing And Healthy Christmas Brunch Recipes

Christmas is a fun time of year when we celebrate with our loved ones by cooking delicious meals and giving them gifts. Typically, brunch is the meal that comes after breakfast but before lunch. 

This time, though, our emphasis will be on nutritious Indian brunch recipes that are designed to promote the well-being of those close to you. In this blog, we shall look at the top 7 Christmas brunch recipes.

1. Quinoa Upma With Vegetables

Christmas brunch

This dish is gluten-free and is rich in fibre, protein, vitamins, and minerals. It helps you maintain a healthy weight, increases vitality, and supports heart health, making it a great option for your Christmas brunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, bell peppers)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp gingergarlic paste
  • Curry leaves for flavour
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Fresh coriander

Instructions

  1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly and cook.
  2. Add curry leaves, cumin seeds, and mustard seeds to hot ghee in a pan.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilli after sautéing onions until they turn golden.
  4. Include the mixed vegetables, tomatoes, salt, and turmeric powder. Sauté the vegetables until they are soft.
  5. Stir in the cooked quinoa, making sure to distribute evenly.
  6. Add some fresh coriander as a garnish, and serve hot.

2. Spicy Chana Chaat

Xmas brunch

This dish makes a healthy brunch option. The chickpeas are packed with protein and fibre, which facilitate digestion and increase feelings of fullness. The spices have anti-inflammatory properties in addition to improving taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind chutney
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and green chilli.
  2. Combine the chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and green chilli in a sizable mixing bowl.
  3. Drizzle the mixture with salt, chaat masala, red chilli powder, and roasted cumin powder.
  4. To add a tart taste, mix in some lemon juice and tamarind chutney. Combine everything thoroughly.
  5. For a fresh look, garnish with chopped mint leaves.
  6. Refrigerate the spicy chana chaat for at least 30 minutes before serving to enhance the flavours.

3. Masala Oats Pancakes

Xmas brunch

This Christmas brunch meal option is packed with fibre from the oats, which keeps you feeling full. The mix of different spices also adds flavour and is low in calories.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup instant oats
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped mixed vegetables (carrots, bell peppers, onions)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ghee

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine oats, mixed vegetables, spinach, yoghurt, water, ginger-garlic paste, cumin powder, turmeric powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Give the mixture ten minutes to rest so that the oats can absorb the moisture.
  3. In a pan over medium heat, preheat the ghee. To make pancakes, spoon batter onto the pan.
  4. Cook for 4 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Then flip and continue cooking.
  5. Serve hot with your favourite chutney or yoghurt.

4. Crispy Cumin Potatoes

Poha is a filling and simple-to-digest Indian dish. It also promotes your general health, helps with digestion, gives energy, and is high in iron, carbohydrates, and vital vitamins, making it a great addition to your Christmas brunch.

Ingredients

  • 500g baby potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish
  • Lemon wedges for serving

How to Prepare

  1. Boil the baby potatoes until they are tender. On completing, let them cool and peel off the skin.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together cumin seeds, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, and salt and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add the boiled and peeled potatoes into the pan.
  4. Sprinkle the prepared spice mix over the potatoes. You can now toss the potatoes to coat them evenly with the spices.
  5. Cook the potatoes on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until they develop a crispy golden-brown exterior. This should take about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Once the potatoes are crispy and cooked through, garnish with fresh cilantro. Squeeze lemon juice over the top for an extra burst of flavour and serve hot.

5. Masala Toast

Brunch for Christmas day

This Christmas brunch option has protein and other vital nutrients. It provides your body with sustainable energy, helps facilitate digestion, and supports your overall well-being.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of whole wheat bread
  • 1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup boiled peas
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish
  • Butter for toasting

How To Prepare

  1. In a pan, heat ghee and sauté onions until golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and cook until the raw smell disappears.
  2. Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala, and salt. Cook until the tomatoes are soft.
  3. Stir in mashed potatoes and boiled peas. Mix well.
  4. Butter one side of each bread slice and spread the masala mixture on the non-buttered side.
  5. Toast the sandwiches until golden brown on both sides.
  6. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, and serve hot.

6. Methi Thepla Wraps

Methi Thepla Wraps provide your brunch with a combination of flavour and health benefits. It is enriched with the antiinflammatory qualities of fenugreek, which promote healthy digestion and blood sugar regulation while being lightweight and high in vitamins, fibre, and antioxidants.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup fenugreek leaves (methi), finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water, as needed
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, bell peppers, and cabbage)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee for cooking
  • Mint chutney and yoghurt for spreading

Instructions

  1. Combine whole wheat flour, yoghurt, chopped fenugreek leaves, oil, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Using water as needed, knead into a tender dough.
  2. Create thin theplas (flatbreads) by dividing the dough into small balls and rolling them.
  3. Preheat a pan and add a little ghee to cook the theplas until they turn golden brown on both sides.
  4. Sauté mixed vegetables in a different pan until they are crisp-tender.
  5. Spread mint chutney and yoghurt on the theplas, then add a generous portion of sautéed vegetables.
  6. Roll up the thepla and serve hot.

Takeaway

The recipes given above are a healthy way to celebrate your Christmas brunch with different Indian Christmas brunch recipe ideas and are also loaded with nutritionists that contribute to the overall well-being and development of your body. For a wide range of other healthy dry and baked snack options, you can check us out on our website at Healthy Master.

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