For every urban woman, life is a rush from dawn to dusk! From sending kids to school, preparing breakfasts, lunches, rushing out to office, presentations, meeting deadlines and then back home to the vegetable vendor, grocers to the children’s homework and then dinner again. With all this there is very little time and thought that the lady of the house can put in for the health and nutrition needs of the family! But even if one can manage to go by the basic thumb rules, you can ensure that your family is healthy, energetic and fit!
One of the most important rules of eating proper is having a good breakfast, in keeping with the age old adage; eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper! So it is needless to point out here that your breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Ideally your breakfast should comprise of cereal, milk and fruits. But this may not be very interesting for children, for whom you may need to dish out varieties, which are nutritious, healthy and at the same time tasty!
Bearing this in mind we have this super quick moong chilla recipe for you and your family. Moong dal chillas are lentil pancakes that can be served with or without a stuffing with a chutney or pickle as an accompaniment.
Soak 2-4 cups of yellow moong dal overnight or for 3-4 hours. Grind it to a fine paste with green chillies and add asafetida and salt for seasoning along with finely chopped coriander. Heat a non-stick griddle with a little oil and spread a ladle full of the batter on it. Drizzle a little oil on the batter and let it cook for a while. Flip over once the base turns golden. You can also stuff it with pre-cooked veggies like carrots, cabbage, spinach or paneer and voila! You have your breakfast ready in minutes! You can also pack these nutritious chillas in your child’s tiffin or roll one for yourself as you rush out to work!
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