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Monday, February 2, 2015

EGG-BESAN CHILA


 This is a very healthy and innovative recipe for kids. It is a protein and calcium packed lunch box recipe for kids with goodness of protein in besan and egg with calcium in cheese.

Serves: 4-5 Rolls
INGREDIENTS
1 finely chopped onion
1 finely chopped tomato
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp turmeric powder
salt and chili to taste
1 tsp tomato sauce
1/4 cup grated cheese or cheese slices
1 cup gram flour (besan)
2-3 tbsp curd
4-5 beaten egg
water for making batter



METHOD
In pan take some oil, add chopped onions, saute till golden in color. Add chopped tomato and sauce. Add  salt and turmeric powder.Cover with the lid and cook till tomatoes get soft and tender.

Remove from fire and add keep aside.

In a bowl, mix together curd, besan, turmeric, salt, oregano and make thin batter using water.

In other bowl, beat one egg and add about 1 tbsp of onion-tomato gravy. Mix well.


Heat some oil in pan, add this batter and cook on low flame for 1-2 minute When it's cooked spread beaten egg with onion-tomato gravy.

Cover with lid to cook the egg. Once egg is cooked (test by touching with your fingers, it should not stick to your finger) add grated cheese.

Roll it. Increase the flame to medium to high and cook till crisp.

Cut and serve.

You can see egg-less besan roll recipe too in my blog.

NOTES:
1. Adding curd makes besan chila very soft and moist otherwise it becomes very dry. 

2. For making roll use a pan with edges as it will help egg not to overflow from chila.


Pictorial:







1. Saute onion and add salt and oregano.








2. Add chopped tomato and tomato sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                         





3. Cover and cook till tomatoes are soft and tender. Turn off the flame and keep aside.









4. In a bowl, mix together besan, curd, salt, oregano and turmeric powder.









5. Make thin batter using wate.








6. In other bowl, beat 1 egg add 1 tbsp of onion-tomato gravy.








7. In a pan, spread 2 ladles of besan batter.










8. Spread it all over the pan.








9. Now add onion-tomato gravy egg.








10. Spread it evenly.








11. Like this.








12. Add some butter or ghee on the edges for browning and crispiness. 








13. Cover and cook egg for a minute.








14. Sprinkle generously grated processed or Parmesan or mozzarella cheese








15. As cheese melts, start rolling.








16. It's done.








17. Let it come down to room temperature.









18. Slice like this. 

                                                                                                                                                            










19. For kids school lunch box. I packed no-bake brownie with it.


















20. Or slice into 2 pieces and enjoy for breakfast.