Conscious Foods Moong Dal Chilla is SO Good! (2023)
The nutrition quotient impressed us. And so did the flavors, texture, and price point of Conscious Foods Moong Dal Chilla Mix.
Thanks to our fast-paced lives, we’re guilty of wolfing down more fast food than we’d like to. But what if this ‘fast’ was combined with taste and nutrition? Sounds unrealistic? It doesn’t have to be.
As more and more consumers are getting mindful about their eating habits, F&B companies aim at producing more convenient, simultaneously healthy foods. During our research for the same, we came across this ready-to-use mix by Conscious Foods. In this Conscious Foods Moong Dal Chilla Mix review, we tell you everything you need to know before ordering one for your home. Trust us, you will want to order one (or three).
Let’s dig in.
Crucial details are mentioned in this table.
|Conscious Foods Moong Dal Chilla Mix||Product Details|
|Net Quantity||200 grams|
|Buy Now||On Amazon|
Our Review Factors
What are we looking for? While reviewing Conscious Foods Moong Dal Chilla Mix, we kept parameters like taste, texture, nutrition (ingredients + caloric breakdown), and the overall quality, and convenience at the forefront.
Pre-seasoned mixes are typically seasoned in an undesirable manner. Either they are too heavy on salt or spice or are completely bland.
Under this parameter, we gauged the seasoning, how prominent the natural flavors of the flours were, and also if this was fresh or had some artificial tasting notes.
The thing with omelet, chilla, pancakes, and the likes is that if too much soda is added, they remain undercooked. If it is too less, they’ll be flat and dense.
On the other hand, grinding of the pulses and grains also plays a key role in the texture. How did it fare?
Were the chillas soft, light and fluffy or dense, hard and flat?
3. Nutrition Label
How much does one serving equate to? How many calories does it offer? Is the macronutrient distribution favorable?
Would we recommend this or would we rather stick to our homemade chillas?
Was water all we needed to prepare the batter? Oil? Curd? Does this mix call for something else? Did the seasoning need some adjustment? How long did it take to fully cook a cheela?
5. Other Parameters
The price, packaging, shelf life, and other non-tasting parameters were recorded here.
Conscious Foods Moong Dal Chilla Mix – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
This chilla mix is double packed. The mix is inside a sealed pack which is placed inside a fun-looking carton. This is a pink-red carton that looks quite vibrant with graphics that kids would find attractive.
It holds 200 grams of the mix and is priced at Rs 150/- The shelf life is nine months.
‘0% preservatives, 100% natural’ is a bold claim. Let’s scan the ingredient list to reveal the truth.
The ingredients are Roasted flours of (yellow moong dal, brown rice, black gram dal, red poha), Black salt, onion flakes, beetroot powder, Tomato powder, Roasted cumin powder, Coriander flakes, Coriander powder, Roasted carom powder, asafoetida, ginger powder and nothing else.
As stated, this is a very clean ingredient list.
Let’s dive into the serving size, calories, and macronutrient distribution.
A 200-gram pack holds 5 servings, which means one serving is 40 grams.
A 40-gram serving offers around 75 Kcal with approximately 4 grams of protein, 13.2 grams of carbohydrates, less than 0.5 grams of fat.
A 40-gram moong dal cheela would offer 71 Kcal, 4.2 grams of protein, 1.5 grams of fat, and 10.2 grams of carbohydrates.
A 40-gram besan cheela gives 62 Kcal with 6.2 grams of carbohydrates, 3.1 grams of fat, and 2.3 grams of protein.
Mishry’s PoV- though nutritionally it is similar to moong dal cheela, the convenience it offers, makes it a recommended product.
How did we make it?
Following the instructions on the pack, we took 100 grams of the premix, added 175 ml of water, mixed well until an even, flowy batter-like consistency was achieved.
Don’t add all the water at once, it can develop lumps.
Then we poured the batter over a preheated pan, let it cook from both sides, and served it warm.
Aroma + Appearance
This mix had a natural, savory aroma. The most prominent were roasted cumin, dal, and sulforuous aroma of black salt.
In the dry stage, this powder was pale yellow, but when we mixed it in water, it turned pink to a deep berry pink, gradually. Once cooked, there were many green bits on the surface- coriander and chillies.
Taste + Texture
This took around five minutes to cook evenly, properly from both sides.
The cheela mix was neither a fine powder, not full of lumps or coarse, it was semi-fine.
Once cooked, the cheelas had a soft bite, as is the case with homemade cheelas. What pleasantly surprised us was how these retained the softness after cooling down too. (makes them a great lunchbox option)
These have onion flakes, but the bite of this ingredient was not really noticeable. And so was the case with beetroot, we could not really taste the natural earthiness which would be great when you think of the target audience.
The salt was just perfect, and is low on spice, but you can add more, if needed.
- Full of fresh flavors
- Soft bites
- Clean ingredient list
- Truly pocket-friendly
- Very convenient to make
Breakfast, a protein-rich wrap, or a filling lunchbox option, these cheelas make for a flavorful, nutrient-dense meal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Conscious Foods Moong Dal Chilla Mix.
Not really, these have naturally rich fibrous ingredients and can be savored by children too.
Yes, these make for a filling meal option.
This is made with clean, natural ingredients only and the calories and macronutrients are also quite good.
Five to six medium-large sized cheelas can be made with a 150-gram pack.
No, this is made with flours of yellow moong dal, brown rice, black gram dal, and red poha.
If you were waiting on Mishry’s approval for the Conscious Foods’ Moong Dal Chilla Mix, you’ve got it. Not only does this have remarkable flavors, these are soft (and they retain the same texture after cooling down too), but they are also nutritionally commendable, and a value for money option.
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