Protein is extremely important for kids’ overall growth. Being the multi-tasking parents, even we need this dose of protein to stay healthy. There are ample of vegetarian protein sources and one of them is lentils or dals.
Dal chawal has been our staple food that provides the required amount of carbohydrates and protein to Indians. And having the foods made with the mixture of dals can be more useful than having just one type of dal every day.
Mix dal chilla or uttapam one of my favorite health packed recipes which contain multiple dals (lentils). It is full of nutrition and become s more flavourful with added coriander, spring onions, and some mild spices.
Must try this recipe as an alternative to the regular uttapams or pancakes. This one can be called as a savory pancake and can be given to the kids as a healthy breakfast or snacks. It remains soft for a few hours, hence you can give it in the kids’ tiffins too.
half cup chana dal (Bengal gram)
1/4 cup moong dal (split moong bean)
1/4 cup urad dal (split black lentil)
Coriander – 3-4 tablespoons
Chopped Spring Onions – 3-4 tablespoons
Salt as per taste
Half teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder (Optional for kids)
1 teaspoon Cumin – coriander seeds powder.
Oil / Ghee for shallow frying (preferably ghee for toddlers and kids)
Wash all the dals and soak them in sufficient water for 6-7 hours (or overnight).
Next morning, wash the soaked dal again.
Now put this dal in a mixer grinder and grind until smooth or little coarse if you want. (Keep adding little water while grinding)
Take this mixture in a small vessel.
Add Salt, turmeric powder, chili powder and cumin-coriander powder. Mix Well.
Add more water if required and bring it to a dosa batter consistency.
Heat Tava / griddle.
Apply Oil / Ghee.
Pour the mixture and give it a round shape.
Keep a lid to close it.
Let it cook from both the sides.
Remove in plate & Serve hot with Coriander – Coconut chutney.