Besan is such a healthy flour with huge benefits specially for growing children. You can make both sweet and savory dishes with this amazing flour, starting from Besan halwa, Besan ladoo, Besan Bread, Besan Cheese Balls, Stuffed Besan Chila, Egg-Besan Chila, Stuffed Cheese Besan Roundels, Besan Cookies and many more.
This is a very innovative and very different lunch box recipe for kids. I made regular besan chila but added suji/ rawa/semolina, to give it a more healthy twist. Normally we serve it plain but here I made filling of paneer, you can make any filling of your choice (potato, mix veg), but children like more of paneer so I like to go for it.
I bet, your kids gonna love it. This roll doesn’t become hard or dry after cooling due to curd added in it, so if your preparing for later consume do add curd.
Try this super healthy and super yummy recipe today!!
1 cup Besan (gram flour)
1 cup suji/ Rawa (semolina)
1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi powder)
1/2 cup curd
2 cups water
1 tsp salt
2 medium sized finely chopped onions
2 medium sized finely chopped tomatoes
1/2 TSP chaat masala
1/2 TSP turmeric powder / haldi powder
1 TSP coriander powder
1 TSP kasuri meethi
1 TSP salt
1 tbsp tomato sauce
chili to taste
By the time batter is resting start preparing your batter. If you’re planning to pack this in kids school lunch box and get less time in morning for preparation you can prepare filling one night prior.
1. Add 2 tbsp oil in heavy bottomed pan, sauté on high to medium flame till it sweats. Here there in no need to turn it brown.
2. Add chopped tomatoes, salt, chaat masala, turmeric powder, coriander powder and sauce. Cook till it becomes soft.
3. Once tomatoes are soft add grated paneer.
4. Add roasted and crushed kasuri meethi and some freshly chopped coriander leaves.
5. Mix well. Don’t over cook paneer else it will become dry and hard.
6. Keep aside. Let it cool down a bit.
1. Mix besan, suji, salt and turmeric in a large bowl. Add curd. Whisk well. Add water. Mix well so all the ingredients are well incorporated.
2. Cover and keep the batter aside for 15-30 minutes.
3. Heat non-stick pan add little oil.
4. Pour ladle full of batter.
5. Spread it little bit, don’t make it to thin. Cook, flip and cook from the other side too.
6. Remove it in plate and let it come down to room temperature.
I forgot to take the pics of assembling. You can read the steps to get an idea.
1. Once pancake come down to room temperature, slice it into half.
2. Place filling over it and roll.
1. Thinner pancake will be easier to roll and will hold the shape.
2. Mix the batter well every time you pour or else suji will settle down.
3. Here non-stick pan is recommended.
4. Sometimes I spread cheese for kids to make more tastier and paneer mix get stick very well on cheese spread.
5. But I personally like to have it without cheese.
1. Heat some oil in heavy bottomed pan, saute onions till it sweats.
2. Turn them soft and sweaty.
3. Add chopped tomatoes.
4. Add salt, sauce and all the spices mentioned above except for kasuri meethi.
5. Once tomatoes are soft add grated paneer.
6. Don’t over cook paneer, turn off the flame and add kasuri meethi.
7. Mix well and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
1. Mix suji and besan well.
2. Add salt and turmeric powder.
4. Add water and mix well.
5. Cover and keep aside for 15-30 minutes.
6. This is the consistency we require.
7. I used 1/2 measurement cup for even size.
8. Spread it lightly don’t spread like dosa.
9. Drizzle little oil all around.
10. Flip and cook from the other side too.
11. Let it cool down a bit.
12. Using pizza cutter or knife cut into half.
13. Place paneer mix.
14. Press it with the spoon so that it can stick.
15. Starting rolling.
16. Like this.
17. Other tastier option of kids is spreading cheese spread.
18. Place paneer mix.
19. Press with spoon and roll.
20. All the roll are ready to be packed in kids school lunch box.
21. Or enjoy these healthy ones in breakfast.
22. Closer look.