Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hawaiian beauty | Green moong sprout chilla | Kids Lunch Box Ideas

Hi Peeps..hope you are having a good weekend. We have  a long weekend here coinciding with hubby's bday..
I am also super excited to be part of the blogging marathon which is such a enthusiastic event in food blogging world! This being my first participation..I am nervous and happy both :)

I chose the easiest category - kids recipes. Though the category is easy but it is no easy task to feed a fussy eater..I am the witness to that..sometimes feel so sad and sometimes at my nerve's end. Sometimes when the little one displays a clean plate..then I feel like I have won an Olympic gold medal! I am sure this would be the case for most mum's out there. 

In one such pursuit of happiness, this is my humble attempt to entice my princess to gobble the beautiful Hawaiian lady! 
I made the face with the green moong sprout batter. The hair using lettuce. It has a big flower bow made of chilla. The eyes using carrot and cherry. Mouth made of carrot. The little one was excited to see what mumma was doing, had a go at the chilla..but there is a long way to go before I sleep! 

Do let me know how you liked it. do share the pics if you try this :) 

Recipe source : Tarla Dalal

1 1/2 cup sprouted moong (whole green gram)
1/2 cup besan (Bengal gram flour)
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp chopped green chillies
1/2 inch piece of ginger
2-3 cloves garlic
few curry leaves
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste
oil for making chillas

Grind sprouts, green chilli, curry leaves, ginger, garlic and coriander leaves into smooth paste.
Add besan and mix well.Add salt, turmeric and water to make smooth batter.
Heat nonstick pan and grease with some oil. Take a portion of the batter (abt 1/2 cup).
Put in the pan making a round chilla. Put some oil around the chilla.When one side is almost brown and gets easily removed from the pan, turn over the other side.
Cook for 2 to 3 mins. Turn it back you can put grated cheese on one side. Let the cheese melt for a min and then fold and remove the chilla from pan . (I did not add cheese for this version of mine)
Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#43
Sending this to Srivalli's Kids delight event,hosted by Harini with the theme - Healthy snacks.

Come, join us for Breakfast hosted by Valli


  1. Welcome to the BM..that's so creative and I hope your lil one liked it..I wish my kids would eat these veggies too..or maybe I got to be creative as you are..:)..very nice snack..

    1. Thanks srivalli..I have always looked up to stalwarts like you for my cooking experiments. .getting such a lovely compliment from you feels great ! I little one loves to eat veggies. .no fruits. ..

  2. Welcome to the BM. This is a great creative start! Looking forward to the rest of this series.

  3. Good start to the BM Lavina ! Welcome to the family :))

  4. welcome to Bm dear :) thats a cute hawaiian beauty :) and very healthy chilla there :) You are very creative !!

    1. Thank you so much Manjula for your sweet comment :)

  5. Wow, this chilla is damn cute, will definitely attracts the kids..Wat a wonderful way to feed healthy stuffs.

  6. Welcome to the BM.Lavina this food craft is awesome. .very very creative. If I remember correctly you used to participate in ICR too..

  7. Welcome to the BM family Lavina. wonderful.. I am just looking at your pic. one can make a simple chilla this much beautiful!!!! superb....

    1. Thanks so much padma for your encouraging words

  8. Cute Chilla ... Looks yummy..

  9. welcome to the group lavina!
    Lovely presentation for first day.

  10. Welcome to the BM family, Lavina. Very creative, attractive and healthy cheela! Thanks for sending it to the Kid's delight event.

  11. I totally agree with you about feeding the fussy eaters. Totally relatable :)
    This sounds good and healthy. Definitely going to try it.

  12. What cute looking chilas. Awesome presentation.


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