Love a warm breakfast to set you up for the day? Minced fresh corn and green peas is a quick and easy vegan breakfast recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes. It is incredibly delicious and has two of the most loved ingredients - sweet corn and green peas (I mean who could resist this Indian green peas recipe, right?!) I welcome you to read on and try this super healthy and super easy breakfast/brunch recipe.
Love warm breakfasts? I do too!
Breakfast is, perhaps, the most rushed meals of the day but it is an important meal - especially if you are like me and feel drained (read grumpy!) when you skip it! There are days when I enjoy a bowl of my favourite cereal or a bowl of crunchy granola, however nothing can beat the comfort of a warm breakfast, right?! On the days when I have a warm breakfast, I feel like my engine is revved up even more that other days! On weekdays I do like to keep breakfast simple and quick, such as this super easy and fail proof vegan couscous salad or this vegan pancake. I keep the more time taking breakfast, such as this broccoli paratha for the weekend.
To be honest, I have had this as breakfast, lunch and dinner and loved it every time! Pair it up with this gorgeous and delicious Turmeric and Black Pepper Soup or this loaded with veggies, One Pot, Vegan, Mixed Vegetables Stew to make a filling meal!
What is your favourite warm breakfast? I would love to know. Please do let me know in the comments.
Why I know you will love this vegetarian breakfast recipe without eggs
- It is Vegan, Nut Free and super healthy (less than 200 calories per serving; high in dietary fibre and iron - see detailed calorie chart after the recipe card)
- This recipe is a good source of carbs which will fuel your body and keep your energized through the day.
- It is so easy to make and comes together on under 30 minutes.
- It is a mild, comforting and great tasting dish
- Your kids will love it too! Mincing it is a safer way to feed young children corn.
Key ingredients for the minced sweetcorn and green peas recipe:
Fresh Corn: I prefer to use fresh corn on the cob for this recipe. Canned sweetcorn works well too. Just make sure that you drain them off all the liquid and rinse them before mincing. I cut the kernels off the cob and then mince them in a food processor. You could use a hand blender if that is what you have. Another way to do this is to grate the corn while still on the cob. Use a box grater.
- Field corn Vs. Sweet Corn? While we are here, I though I might clear this question in case you had it too! Sweetcorn is the kind of corn that we eat. It is also called corn on the cob or fresh corn. Field corn is the kind of corn that is fed to cattle. Field corn is taller than sweetcorn and is also used to make food products such as corn meal and corn chips.
Ok, now more about the ingredients that we use for this quick vegan breakfast recipe:
Green Peas: When in season, I love using fresh green peas for this recipe. I have made this recipe using frozen peas and that worked perfectly too.
Semolina: The role of semolina here is to add bulk to the recipe and also bind the minced corn and peas together. I use the finer variety of semolina for this recipe.
Ginger: Add a lovely aroma to the dish. Ginger is also a great digestive. I use fresh root ginger and do not peel the skin in this recipe.
Green Chillies: The flavour of fresh green chillies is something that I love! I used mild green chillies that add the flavour but not the heat. If you do not want to use them feel free to omit them. Alternatively, you could use a small green capsicum.
Onion: I use red onion for this recipe. Feel free to use any other type of onion that you prefer.
Make sure that you cut the onion, ginger and green chillies into small pieces. If you do not like bits of ginger in your mouth, you may grate or mince the ginger.
Fresh Curry Leaves: You will find these in most Indian green grocers. If you cannot find the fresh ones, feel free to use dried curry leaves that are easily available in many Asian supermarket and health food stores.
Coconut Oil (or Ghee): Adding coconut oil adds creaminess and more flavour to the whole dish. If you not a strict vegan, then I recommend that you use ghee instead of coconut oil.
What are your favourite recipes using sweetcorn? Do let me know in the comments.
Approximate nutritive values of Fresh Corn and Green Peas Breakfast Dish
Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5.6g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 2.4g||12%|
|Total Carbohydrate 28.3g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 4.6g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.|
More easy recipes with vegetables and greens that I think you will love
- Aloo Matar Recipe (no onion, garlic)
- Baingan Bhartha (Chargrilled eggplant curry)
- Beetroot Raitha
- Bhindi /Okra Masala
- Bitter Melon Recipe - Vegan Curry
- Bottle Gourd Recipe
Recipe Card + Video
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