Try this vegetarian protein and iron rich chana beetroot sabzi recipe to get the benefits of protein and iron which are often deficient in vegetarian meals.
You can make cutlets for your child's lunch box (tiffin) using this sabzi. To make cutlets:
Use a mixer to make a smooth or coarse paste of the sabzi, depending on the age of the child. (Older kids can handle chunks of beetroot and chana in the cutlet.)
Add boiled/pressure-cooked and mashed potato, and some freshly squeezed lemon juice, and mix well.
Add breadcrumbs to form a firm mixture. (Preferably use breadcrumbs of whole wheat bread.)
Make small balls of the mixture and flatten them.
Coat the flattened cutlets with bread crumbs or rava, and then shallow fry them on a flat non-stick pan (tava) them with a little oil.