What to pack in the lunch box for kids? This is a question every mother faces on a daily basis. We want to provide healthy nutritious meals along with variety to keep our kids interested.
Masala dosas are a healthy option for the lunch box and making something like a masala dosa wrap makes this simple Indian dish look interesting to the little ones.
Our grandmothers made a variety of dosas using nutritious combinations of grains that gave each bite that much needed boost. However, with our modern lives, we have moved away from many of these traditional recipes.
Enter Slurrp farm run by two young mothers that is now a leading Indian health food brand for children and families. It is their mission to provide a 100% natural alternative to junk food. All their recipes are high in nutrition from whole grain flours, millets, good fats like butter, real fruit and vegetables. They work hard to be low on refined sugar, flours and have no trans-fats at all. Their intention is to revive traditional superfoods like the vast variety of millets available in India.
Their current product range contains Baby Cereals made with organic ingredients; and Cookies with all-natural ingredients, whole grains, and no transfat. Recently they launched a range of Millet Pancakes and Millet Dosas which are made with lots of traditional super grains.
What is so special about millets?
Millets are grains that are rich in calcium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium, and antioxidants. Along with this, they contain protein and fiber. In fact, traditional Indian recipes used a lot of millets as a source of vegetarian protein. Millets are a forgotten food in this day and age since we have all moved on to using food products that are processed and easy to cook for lack of time. But if you look at the benefits of including millets in your and baby’s diet it becomes important to revive these traditional recipes. Millets are versatile grains to cook with. You can use them in pilafs, soups, porridge, and salads.
Brands like Slurrp farm are bringing millet back to the table in their baby cereals, dosa, and pancake mix so that the modern mom can still whip up these traditional recipes in half the time required to prepare them.
I was sent some of their dosa and pancake mixes to try. These are so delicious and easy to make. You can feel the love that has gone into designing each recipe.
I have made many pancake mixes with different types of millet flours as a quick healthy snack option for home but rarely do I get the flavor profile just right. That is why I appreciate the perfect blend of spices used in these Slurrp farm mixes.
We tried the Slurrp farm millet dosa mix with spinach. It contains:
- Foxtail millet (Navane/Thinnai/Kangni),
- Moong Daal (Green Dal),
- Toor Dal (Red Gram),
- Chana Dal (Bengal Gram),
- Urad Dal (Black Gram),
- Dehydrated Onion, and a blend of spices.
To add a fun twist, rather than using this mix for a regular masala dosa, I tried a masala dosa wrap with a broccoli and potato filling. Such a masala dosa wrap can be a breakfast, snack or lunch box option. It’s yummy and filling.
Masala dosa wrap with broccoli and potato filling
Masala Dosa Wrap
Yummy millet and spinach dosa with a broccoli and potato filling.
- 2 potatoes boiled
- 1 head broccoli florets steamed
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 3-4 curry leaves
- 2 garlic pods
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp groundnut oil
- 1 packet Slurrp farm millet dosa mix
- 1 cup water
- 1 egg
1. Add a cup of water to the dosa mix and stir. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
2. In the meantime heat oil in a pan and add tadka elements (curry leaves, mustard seeds, and jeera) let the seeds splutter.
3. Then add garlic, and onion and cook until the onion is golden brown.
4. Add the boiled and chopped potato and broccoli pieces. Mix well.
5. Add salt and turmeric and cook for about 10 minutes. The vegetable filling for the dosa is ready.
6. Now moving on to preparing the dosa for the wrap. On a hot pan pour out your batter in a nice round shape. Let this cook for about 5 minutes until you start seeing tiny aeration holes on the dosa.
7. Break an egg on the dosa and evenly spread it around the dosa. Let this cook for another 5 minutes.
8. Once you feel the egg and dosa are cooked thoroughly add in your potato broccoli filling.
9. Wrap it up and serve in 2 halves. Yummy Slurrpfarm Spinach Dosa Wrap ready!
Pictures of recipe in progress
My son devoured his masala dosa wrap in 5 minutes. He loves broccoli and potatoes so the vegetable surprise inside the dosa was exciting for him.
If you want to pack this masala dosa wrap in your child’s lunchbox cut the wrap in half and cover each individual piece in aluminum foil. There is no need for any dipping sauce or chutney in my opinion since the dosa mix itself is flavored with spices. But if you like something extra you can add a coconut chutney and peanut powder as sides with the dosa.
Best uses for the Slurrp farm dosa and pancake mixes
- These mixes are a great option for fussy eaters in order to meet their nutritional gaps.
- To have on hand at home on days you are busy and don’t have time to whip up a snack from scratch for your little ones. In fact, Slurrp farm dosas are a great snack option to cut out the unwanted sugary snacks.
- We practiced baby-led weaning, and if you read my post on traveling with a baby led weaning child you know how much preparation I go through before we leave for our trip just to ensure nutritious foods are available for my son to eat as we travel long distances in the car. This dosa mix is a great option to have on hand when you are going on a journey and want to carry homemade and hygienic food for your little ones. And it’s a bonus that these include healthy super grains.
- Millets are gluten free, so these can be enjoyed by people suffering from celiac disease, or gluten allergies too. Clean eating was never so easy.
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This post is sponsored by Slurrp farm. However, all opinions and views expressed are my own.