Beetroot and Oats Chilla

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Beetroot and oats chilla is a healthy and nutritious meal that offers several benefits for kids. . It is easy to make, tasty, and a great way to introduce kids to new flavors and textures. You can give them as evening snack / breakfast snack

Health benefits

  1. Rich in fiber: Oats and besan are both excellent sources of dietary fiber, which helps to regulate digestion and prevent constipation in kids.
  2. Packed with vitamins and minerals: Beetroot is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, iron, and potassium. These nutrients are essential for growth and development in children.
  3. Boosts immunity: Beetroot contains antioxidants that help to boost the immune system and protect the body against infections and diseases.
  4. Helps to maintain healthy weight: Oats are a low-calorie food that can help to maintain a healthy weight in kids. The fiber in oats helps to keep them feeling full for longer, reducing the risk of overeating.
  5. Provides sustained energy: The combination of oats, besan, and beetroot provides sustained energy for kids, helping to keep them active and alert throughout the day.

Recipe

Servings3

Prep :15 min

Cook: 15 min

Beetroot and oats chilla is a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack option that is easy to make. Here’s a simple recipe to get you started:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup sooji/ semonila
  • 1 small beetroot, steamed
  • 1 teaspoon besan (gram flour)
  • 2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • Water, as needed
  • Oil, for cooking
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 teaspoon grated carrot
  • 4 teaspoon red bell pepper
  • 3 teaspoon tomato

Instructions:

  1. Add one beetroot in steamer and steam it for 10 mins. Remove it from steam and add in grinder with green chilli to make it a paste.
  2. In another pan roast oats until they are lightly brown . Let them cool completely .
  3. In a mixer grinder add roasted oats and semolina and grind them to fine powder.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the oats &semolina powder, steamed beetroot paste , besan, coriander leaves, ginger paste, salt, and cumin powder.
  5. Add chopped onions, bell peppers, tomato and grated carrot.
  6. Gradually add water to the mixture to make a smooth batter. The consistency should be semi flowy batter.
  7. Heat a Cast iron pan or a griddle over medium heat. Brush the surface with some oil.
  8. Pour a ladleful of the batter onto the pan and spread it evenly in a circular motion.
  9. Cook the chilla on one side until it turns golden brown, then flip it over and cook the other side.
  10. Repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding more oil as needed.
  11. Serve the chilla hot with chutney or ketchup.

Enjoy your delicious and nutritious beetroot and oats chilla!

This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z challenge 2023

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