Friday, April 15, 2011

Green Gram Lentils in Scrambled Eggs

What is the best way of making my daughter eat food she does not like?? Simple- Camouflage it in the food she likes !! I know a whole lot of mothers will nod in agreement to the camouflage routine - to make our kids eat healthy we don our creative caps daily ! Since my daughter is not too fond of the lentils, I ditched the dal routine and hopped on to a nice curry like dish with scrambled eggs! 
Voila - my kids loved it and even my 2 yr old son was happily munching away rotis with the lentils !

The best thing about this dish was I used cooking olive oil to make it and so was not soaked in butter/ghee and still tasted divine !

What goes:-
  • Green Gram lentils - 1 big cup (soaked for an hour and pressure cooked till soft)
  • Eggs - 2 or 3 (substitute with crumbled paneer/tofu if you want)
  • Cooking Olive Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic Pods - 3 to 4 (diced)
  • Curry Leaves - a few (chopped)
  • Green Chillis - 2 - to taste
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coriander leaves - a handful (for garnish)


In a kadai, add the olive oil and as it warms ,let the fennel seeds crackle up; at this point add the garlic, green chillis and curry leaves and stir for a few minutes.
(The heavenly aroma of garlic being roasted makes my hungry daughter scamper to the kitchen and drool all over ---) 
Now add the onions and saute well. Break over the eggs and scramble them fine. Season with salt and pepper (optional)....

Now add the cooked lentils and mix well. Garnish with chopped coriander !

Enjoy the dish with phulkas or rice ! I liked them as a sandwich filling too !

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  1. Nice post.. liked the idea of bean in egg.. its a different taste from the normal ones we have..

    new to ur blog n happy to follow for more wonderful recipes..

    do visit me when u get time dear..

  2. I know we have to be very creative to feed our teddies, very unique scrambled eggs Priya..awesome!

  3. Sounds healthy and creative dish..looks yummy!

  4. Indeed very novel and wonderful esp if you are an egg lover! Cannot get my little one to eat eggs - but then only one out of my 3 eats them....

  5. Wow, that's a nice side dish! Tastes great with rotis!

  6. That's a creative way to feed your kids. Looks yummy!

  7. Very unique and so healthy Priya. Good way to trick them. Btw can I take the cute teddy bear that welcomes me here? ;-)

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. @ Hamaree Rasoi - Deepa , he is all urs !!!!

  9. that look delicious Priya! adding green gram makes it interesting!
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  10. a lil liquidy and it also tastes super good as a side dish or filling for dosa..esp ghee roast...and there was a time i refused to eat moong dhal if it was not made the bhujia style..:D..

  11. oh this is healthy treat for sure, will def give it a shot

  12. Wow.. very creative Priya.. Will try next time when i make burji

  13. Wow a very innovative dish.I am sure it tasted awesome.

  14. Very different bhurji... Will surely try next time

  15. Superb.//...nice way of making food nutritious and balanced one...i loved this idea...

  16. Totally agree with camouflage idea!!! and eggs with lentils.. what an innovation! kudos to you.

  17. Green lentils in scrambled eggs looks awesome delicious. My hubby is expert in making them.

  18. Super and wonderful scrambled eggs !!

  19. Happy New Year Priya!!! This recipe looks nice and healthy!! Lots of protein for growing kids!!
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  20. Very creative solutions for healthy eating. It looks delicious Priya! I've missed you. :)

  21. What an interesting n delish combo !! Looks soo inviting :)
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  22. woow double protein treat in single dish..nice dish

  23. I was looking for a green gram recipe and guess where I reached :D I never made this gram before .. so thanks for sharing :)

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