Besan Egg Chilla: Besan chilla works as protein-packed breakfast recipe.
Besan, or gram flour, is one of the most common ingredients we find in every Indian kitchen. Besan comes from ground chickpea, or Bengal gram. Due to its rich nutty flavour, besan (or chickpea flour) is commonly used in variety of dishes – from pakoda batter to sabzi to dessert. The list does not end here. It can also work like magic when included in breakfast, most commonly in form of chilla. It not only tastes good but also boasts of a high nutritional value. According to consultant nutritionist Rupali Dutta, “Besan is very healthy flour and gives a protein-packed start to your day when included in breakfast.” Besan is high in protein content, and is often taken as a plant-based protein substitute for eggs. Now, imagine if we also add egg to this protein rich besan chilla? It will surely work as a booster to start the day with all the energy.
Eggs are a good source of quality proteins, and Rupali Dutta informs that an average sized egg (50 gm) contains 6.64 gm of protein. She further stated that egg whites are rich in potassium, niacin, riboflavin, magnesium and sodium, while the yolks provide vitamin A, D, phosphorus, iron and zinc. Some amount of calcium, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus, selenium and zinc are also present in the yolk. Hence egg works as a wholesome food for body’s nutrition.