As the saying goes, “You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs”. But is that really true. We all know and love Besan Chilla, but did you know that Nepal has its own version too? And with this recipe, you can make your own Eggless Omelette.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so picking something that fuels you up and gets you through to lunchtime is important. High protein breakfasts are recommended since protein is the building block of energy and will help you stay full, energetic and satiated
For most parts of the world, a hearty and protein-rich breakfast means one thing, eggs. But for those committed to a vegan lifestyle, mornings get a little bit more complicated. There are of course a lot of cereals and readymade protein bars to help you meet your daily requirement, but if you’re looking for something hot and comforting, things tend to get a bit trickier.
That’s where the magic of besan (gram flour or chickpea flour) comes in. With 22 grams of protein per 100 grams of flour. It’s a rich source of the essential nutrient as well as a great source of fibre. In contrast, 100 grams of eggs contain only around 13 grams of protein. But the best part is that it’s so much more than just flour.
In Nepal, there’s a dish called Besan Ko Roti (which is very similar to our own, Besan Chilla), and many people enjoy this dish in the mornings as a substitute for eggs. You can add any fillings or mix of spices that you prefer, for a healthy, delicious start to your day.