Just like all the other occasions and festivities in 2020, Fathers Day in 2020 is going to be different too… At home, no reservations, no fancy dress up, more time in the kitchen and fun ways to make your dad feel special. With things really, really REALLY bad in India right now, it is a pretty decent decision to actually spend fathers day at home instead of stepping out - having lots of fun in the kitchen cooking my dad’s favourite meals and probably a pretty decent cheesecake - which I am sure he will love.
If you are sailing in the same boat as me and looking for ideas for fathers day 2020 brunch, I have got some nice options for you:
Breakfast Ideas for Fathers Day Brunch
Sweet options for breakfast could include overnight oats, granola parfaits or a stack of delicious and fluffy cinnamon French toasts, but my dad always loves something savory for breakfast. While we know that he is going to enjoy a good serving of homemade vada pav for Fathers day Sunday, we are probably also going to make this delicious vegetarian quiche, that is so filling and so fun to make and just perfect for a spring or summer brunch (party!) Click here for all breakfast recipes.
More recipes from the blog to make for breakfast for Fathers Day Brunch:
More Toast Ideas for Fathers Day Brunch
If you and your family love mushrooms, nothing beats these delicious “fancy” mushroom toasts, that are so ideal for breakfast or these simple and yummy vegetable cheese toasts, corn and cheese toasts or indulgent sesame toasts. If you are too lazy to cook, then these garlic cheese toasts are made for you!
More Bread Recipe for Fathers Day Brunch
My dad loves this recipe for homemade soft and eggless dinner rolls, which we also use as sides for soups and salad. If you are too ambitious, try making these garlic bread sticks at home (copy cat version of Dominos) or these garlic and jalapeño cheese savory muffins that are perfect addition to any brunch menu.
Kebab Recipes for Fathers Day Brunch
Everyone gets a piece or two (or four) of these yummy kebabs. Try making these healthy and gluten free beetroot and carrot falafels or these indulgent aaloo tikki (Indian street food) or a mix of both: healthy and indulgent - spinach and pea kebabs aka hara bhara kebabs that are stuffed with cheese (skip cheese, if you want to turn this recipe vegan)
Appetiser Recipes for Fathers Day Brunch
Fill in your fathers day brunch table with some quick, easy and delicious appetiser recipes that are so much fun to make! These loaded potato skins or these delicious crunchy Asian style (chinese) spring rolls are perfect to add to your menu. Small bite sized samosas (filled with mushrooms) are my favourite, while my dad is a big fan of these cream cheese wontons that are so crispy. Click here for all appetizer recipes on the blog that are perfect for Fathers Day Brunch 2020.
Salad Recipes for Fathers Day Brunch
Time for some healthy additions to the Fathers Day brunch spread - this fresh and yummy arugula salad with crunchy chickpeas comes together so easily! Or a refreshing quinoa salad that is loaded with pomegranate, mint leaves and peanuts or a no-leaf salad: this easy corn and bean salad is so good, specially with the magic addition of pan roasted grilled corn that takes this simple salad to another level. Check out all salad recipes here.
Puff Pastry Recipes for Fathers Day Brunch
There it is - finally, my favourite ingredient to work with - store bought puff pastry that acts as a magic ingredient and ranks number one, when it comes to appetiser recipes. These mushroom vol-au-vents are so perfect, if you want to feel fancy (I know you do!) or these onion and brie puffs - so so good! You can also make your own caramelised onions (from this pasta recipe) or how about some chicken puffs made at home? What is your favourite?
Dips Recipes for Fathers Day Brunch
In my honest opinion, a brunch table is incomplete without dips and crackers. Healthy dip options could include my favourite roasted beetroot hummus dip, or yogurt based dips like lemon and garlic yogurt dip or a skinny/ lightened up version of french onion dip - click here for a delicious caramelised onion yogurt dip and click here for its sinful version made with mayo & sour cream.
Pasta Recipes for Fathers Day Brunch
Delicious penne vodka, or this caramelised onion blue cheese pasta gives you excellent reasons to add alcohol to your brunch (naturally) - if you are looking for easy options, try this brown butter spaghetti that is topped with toasted bread crumbs - SO GOOD. Or how about a yummy creamy mushroom sauce pasta or balsamic mushroom pasta or this one, that also has spinach in it. More tomato based pasta recipes: try this tomato garlic pasta with olives or this delicious cherry tomato & garlic pasta that comes together in simple steps.
Asian Inspired Recipes for Fathers Day Brunch
The most popular recipe on the blog: peanut sauce tofu and broccoli rice bowls - make a big batch and impress your dad! Or these soupy Thai red curry rice noodles (so flexible and easy) or a big serving of vegetarian Thai red curry (that my dad genuinely loves)
Noodle Recipes for Fathers Day Brunch
These peanut sauce noodles are ready in 10 minutes and so perfect to be served cold or warm - you do you. Or these mushroom ramen (or maggi) noodles which is 100 percent tested by my dad and he loves it. The recent addition to my noodle collection: sweet and spicy garlic noodles with crunchy oven baked tofu - give it a try, pretty sure you will like it.
Rice Recipes for Fathers Day Brunch
Adding a casserole full of rice, gives your brunch table a good, filling addition. Some interesting rice recipes from the blog:
- Ginger Garlic Fried Rice with Vegetables
- One Pot Garlic Butter Mushroom Rice
- Coconut Lemon Rice
- Tadka Rice
Indian Recipes for Fathers Day Brunch
If your father loves Indian food, this is your chance to really impress him with these easy, delicious traditional Indian recipes for:
- Quick and Easy Shahi Paneer
- North Indian Malai Kofta
- Rajma (Indian red kidney beans curry)
- Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
Dessert Recipes for Fathers Day Brunch
My favourite part of brunch - DESSERT! A big decent batch of homemade Tiramisu or some salted caramel cheesecake bars for the win. If your dad loves coffee, make this delicious no bake coffee chocolate cheesecake. Or another no bake option could be this simple banoffee pie recipe, which is tried and tested by so many! Click here to check out all dessert recipes on the blog.
More Chocolate Recipes
Chocolate deserves it own special section in the blog post. These yummy chocolate truffles are perfect no bake additions for end of the meal or this sinful no bake chocolate tart using this recipe that has my heart. Sweet and delicious end to a perfect Fathers Day Brunch.