Today I’m happy to have Kimberly D’Souza of Helping The Homemaker, sharing a recipe and information on her new e-book, Good Morning Moms. Kimberly’s blog is full of useful articles on home and garden, cooking and baking, baby and kids, home remedies, online shopping, product reviews, recipes, health and beauty. Do visit her blog and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.
Breakfast Ideas For Busy Moms
I don’t know about you guys, but I love to start my mornings with a nice, big fat breakfast every morning.
Now, I know that mornings can be a crazy time for many moms. It’s also, often quite a task to come up with new and exciting ideas for breakfast every day.
But, the truth is that mornings don’t have to be so frenzied and your breakfasts don’t have to be boring.
My new e-book, entitled Good Morning Moms is aimed at helping you banish those Breakfast Blues. It contains 10 delicious and simple breakfast recipes and also a section of 14 simple and actionable tips – all aimed at making breakfast a hassle free meal.
As a sample, here is the recipe for my Cheesy Spinach & Egg Dosa (fermented crepes) which features on the cover page of Good Morning Moms.
1 cup MTR Dosa mix*
2 tbsp rava (semolina)
a pinch of turmeric
¼ tsp red chilli powder (optional)
water (as required)
curds ( yogurt -optional)
a bunch of spinach (palak)
1 cup grated cheese
oil/ghee for frying
Salt to taste
Cook the spinach with a little salt and chop coarsely.
Take the MTR Dosa mix in a bowl, add to it the rava, turmeric, chilli powder and curds and mix well. Add salt if desired. Add sufficient water to make a batter of dosa like consistency.
Brush oil onto a tava/griddle. Take a big spoonful of the batter and pour onto it. Spread out the batter in a circular manner to get a thin round dosa. Then turn on the heat and pour some oil in the center and around edges.
Cook on medium/high heat till the dosa just starts to brown, then flip and cook for a minute on the other side.
Then flip it over again and spread some of the cooked spinach on the dosa. Next, crack an egg onto the center of the dosa and sprinkle generously with grated cheese.
Cover and cook till the egg has set and cheese has melted. Sprinkle some salt and freshly ground pepper if desired.
Serve immediately with buttered and toasted bread and a nice hot cup of coffee/tea!
- As an alternative to MTR Dosa mix, you can also prepare the Dosa batter as per this recipe by renowned Indian Chef – late Tarla Dalal
Ideas and Tips
I usually just steam the spinach plain, with a bit of salt. If you want more flavour, you can cook it using herbs and spices of your choice.
It is important to get the batter right if you want thin, crisp dosas. There are some great video tutorials online that you can watch to get an idea of the consistency of the batter.
I find it simpler to spread the batter on a cool tava/griddle and then turn on the heat, because the other way round always ends up a mess! I’ve had 100% success at thinner, crispier dosas this way!
I like to have my eggs sunny side up. Hence I have cooked it that way (And it looks good too!). However you can even beat the egg and spinach together and then add, if you aren’t fond of runny yolks.
Alternatively, you can even scramble the egg and spinach with herbs and spices of your choice. Place this on the ready dosa, and roll up like a tortilla. Serve with any chutney or sauce.
In addition to this, the other recipes you will find in Good Morning Moms include:
- Simple banana pancake
- Savoury tomato-onion pancake
- My favourite burger recipe
- Shakshouka with a Goan twist!!!
- Deconstructed semolina pudding
- Simple and delicious, kid-friendly smoothie
- Savoury flattened rice breakfast
- Delicious fish patties
With every copy of the e-book you will also receive “100 Healthy Breakfast Ideas You Will Love”. This is a PDF document containing links to 100 wonderful and healthy breakfasts from all over the internet. (You will never run out of breakfast ideas anymore!!)
To get a copy at the special discounted rate of $1 click here . Buy quickly before they are all sold out!
Looks like a trip to Louisville is in my future. That’s the closest place for me to get some of those ingredients!
Thanks LuAnn. If you are feeling adventurous, maybe you could experiment by replacing the dosa with a plain old flour and semolina pancake or any other crispy crepe you normally prepare?
Sounds delicious but it would help to explain what certain ingredients are to those of us who not in the know! I love good breakfast recipes so this will help.
Thanks. I tend to forget that I need to to that! Sorry about that! Although I have taken care to do so in the book. (Hopefully I haven’t slipped up there too!! 😛 )
Rava = semolina, Curds = yoghurt
Dosa is a fermented crepe made from rice batter and black lentils. MTR Dosa mix is a ready made mix to prepare the same. (For those who can’t find any ready made mixes, the video link shows you how to make it from scratch)
Hope this helps.
Thanks Kimberley and Corinne for sharing this. Cheesy spinach and egg dosa looks yummy. Must try it. Wishing you all the best
Thanks Suzy. This recipe was a bit of a experiment and it turned out great. Even my husband (who isn’t too fond of spinach) enjoyed it and so did my 2 year old!! Hope you will try it and enjoy it too 🙂
this is perfect for me as I end up missing breakfast on most mornings. Thank you for sharing this.
You aren’t alone Rajlakshmi. I hope the book will help ensure that you never miss another breakfast.
The free PDF list of 100 healthy breakfast ideas will surely help 🙂
Dosas, eggs, and spinach. I have never tried this combination, but will certainly give this one a shot. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
It was a kitchen experiment, Shantala ;). But, turned out great. Do try it out. I’m sure you’ll love it.
The Tuna fish Burger recipe is another family favourite you might want to try. 🙂