Gladful Chilla Mix: A Convenient & Nutritious Breakfast Option (2023)
We tried Gladful Chilla Mix in Beetroot and Spinach variants and this is why it scores 4.6 on 5 Mishrys.
They say a substantial portion of protein is the best way to start the day. Why? Protein slows down digestion, ensuring stable blood glucose levels throughout the day.
And if you’re vegetarian or vegan who prefers a savory breakfast with a decent nutrition profile, you know the options are quite limited. In our quest to find a RTE meal that checks these boxes, our research team found Gladful’s premixes. For our Gladful Chilla Mix review, we ordered two variants- Spinach and Beetroot.
What sets the brand apart, do we recommend them or not- more such questions answered in the review.
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Gladful Chilla Mix – Quick Glance
All you need to know is mentioned in the table below.
|Gladful Chilla Mix||Mishry Rating||Buy Now|
|Sprouted Moong Beetroot||4.6||On Amazon|
|Sprouted Multi Lentil Spinach||4.6||On Amazon|
Our Review Factors
What are we looking for? We were looking for a convenient-to-use chilla mix with a clean ingredient list, toothsome flavors and a soft texture.
What factors did we take into account while reviewing Gladful Chilla Mixes?
Flavors, textures, and the nutrition profile were given equal weightage while rating these premixes.
As listed on the pack, the key ingredients are dals/millets, lentils, beetroot, and spinach. We checked the freshness, how pronounced the innate flavors were, and the balance of seasoning.
Soft bites with crisp edges- this is the texture we were looking for. These shouldn’t be too dense or grainy.
3. Nutrition Quotient
A fueling, nourishing breakfast must have 300-400 calories with a balanced distribution of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Carbohydrates being the highest followed by proteins and fats would be ideal.
Considering the target audience, a clean ingredient list will be a positive attribute.
How long does it take to cook the chillas? What ingredients are needed from the pantry? If there are too many ingredients needed from the pantry, it would take away from the convenience. Any particular drawbacks in this segment?
5. Other Parameters
All non-tasting parameters like the price, packaging, shelf life were recorded here.
Gladful Chilla Mix Flavours – Detailed Review
Our experience from batter-making to cooking to tasting both variants of Gladful Chilla Mix has been explained in the following section.
1. Sprouted Multi Lentil Spinach
The prepared chillas were appetizing with a well-rounded seasoning. Neither too salted or too spicy, it was fresh and flavorful. We could taste a desirable bean-like flavor of moong. This also featured a pleasing texture. It was soft and well-cooked in five-six minutes.
The batter-making process was seamless. There was no formation of lumps, plus the only ingredient we needed was water. You can add curd if you want, but it’s not compulsory. The batter spreads effortlessly on the pan, without any breakage.
Plus, the mix to water ratio suggested by the brand was spot-on, it needed no adjustments.
Mishry’s take on nutrition
- Sprouted lentils and millets are better as they are easier to digest and the assimilation process is lighter on the digestive system.
- Millets have a low glycemic index, they do not create a massive spike in sugar levels. Lentils are rich in fiber and protein, they also work to slow down the digestion, ensuring sustained energy.
- Clean ingredients, no additives, no preservatives, nothing artificial- full marks on nutrition.
This is made with sprouted lentils and millets (moong, moth, masoor, lobia, urad dal, jowar, kulthi), chickpea flour, rice, dried spinach, green chilli, garlic, turmeric, coriander, black pepper, aamchoor, ajwain, jeera, and rock salt.
A 40-gram dosa gives 143 Kcal with 25 g carbohydrates, 7 g protein, and 1 g fat.
A 200-gram pack is priced at Rs 200/- and has a shelf life of nine months.
- Fresh , natural flavors
- Rounded seasoning that needs no adjustments
- Soft bites (Tiffin-friendly)
- Quick-cooking/Time efficient
- Clean, nutrient-dense ingredients
Looking for a quick, filling, and healthy breakfast? May we recommend Gladful Chilla Mix?
2. Sprouted Moong Beetroot
Not just a favorable taste, the appearance was equally as appealing of these pink-hued chillas. Similar to the above variant, the seasoning was bang-on. Right off the pan, these had a desirable soft bite which was retained a few hours after cooling down too.
This also makes a considerable tiffin snack. The seasoning, batter making process, spreadability etc are similar to the above variant.
Although not necessary, you can add a portion of veggies and paneer to improve satiety and make this even more nutritious.
Sprouted moong flour, Chickpea flour, Rice, Beetroot, Green chilli, Garlic, Turmeric, Coriander, Black pepper, Aamchoor, Ajwain, Jeera, Rock salt are the ingredients used.
The price and net weight are identical to the above variant. This has an eight-month shelf life.
- Salt and spice in sync
- Soft chillas
- Fuss-free cooking
- Balanced calories
- Favorable macronutrient distribution
How to add color and vibrancy to a nutritious meal? Gladful Chilla Mix knows how.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Gladful chilla mix.
Yes, these are gluten-free.
Yes, you can add a potato stuffing, paneer, or other veggies. You could switch it with tofu for a vegan option.
Yes, for 1 cup of the chilla mix, add ½ cup of water (or ½ cup of dahi). Mix well, and spread it on a preheated tawa. Let both sides cook until brown. Make sure you cook on medium-low heat.
No, this is devoid of additives.
The cooking takes 5-6 minutes, whereas batter-making takes no longer than a minute.
Conclusion – Should You Buy?
Gladful Chilla Mix had us impressed. Easy to prepare, flavorful with a pleasing texture, and a commendable ingredient list. From breakfast to snacks, these are versatile.
Coconut chutney or pudina chutney, what do you pair chillas with?