Spinach Avocado Tortilla (Roti/Thepla)

49855633_10155865550071643_3521893317526683648_nSpinach Avocado tortilla/roti/thelpa take flatbread to the next level. Avocados make these roti very very soft and they stay that way for a very long time, which makes them perfect for packing for lunch. The spinach adds color, flavor, fiber, and nutrients. My kiddo loves eating colorful foods and he is obsessed with Peppa Pig.

When he sees Peppa Pig, he tries to copy Gorge. He loves how Gorge keeps repeating dinosaur to everything asked. Couple months ago when he was watching one of the episodes where they were at grocery store and he says he wants dinosaur juice. Dhyan started asking me he wants the same. He wanted dinosaur juice, dinosaur roti, dinosaur rice.. etc.. the list keeps going on.

My kid is also very picky eater. He will pick out most of the green veggies and eat everything else. Hence, I have to experiment with veggies and sneak them in his meals so he gets all the nutrition. This has been our fav on the go recipe since past couple of months. At times if I dont have avocado, I just make spinach tortilla. It tastes wonderful. You can serve these roti with yogurt, raita, pickles, curries, or use them as a wrap for your lunches.

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Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado, peeled and mashed

2 cups spinach

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 green chili (finely chopped- optional) – you can skip this if your child cant handle spicy foods

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

Salt, to taste

2 tablespoons oil

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Method:

Steam, boil, or sauté spinach until wilted. immediately put the spinach in icy cold water. This process keeps its bright green color. Grind to a paste along with the avocado and green chilis (optional). Combine the spinach paste, whole wheat flour, garam masala, salt, and oil in a mixing bowl. Add water slowly, Mix and knead into a smooth, pliable dough. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into 6 inch rotis. Cook on a tawa or non-stick heavy-bottomed skillet on medium-high heat until brown spots form on both sides, about 1-2 minutes per side. Brush some butter/oil on the roti. Serve with yogurt, raita, pickles, curries or use as a wrap.

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P.S. you can add shredded carrots or beets to this recipe to add different texture. It is DELICIOUS!!

 

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Beetroot Tortilla (Roti/Thepla)

50023921_10155864876606643_6835781304483577856_nI love making Tortillas using different veggies especially after having Dhyan. My child is a picky eater and does not really like vegetables at this stage so I try to sneak them in different foods. My child is very into eating colorful foods and at times he jokes asking me if he can have purple, green, orange roti.. Before I use to joke and tell him how silly he is for asking such thing, but when he asked multiple times, I realized it was possible using different veggies.  This is a perfect dish to pack for school lunches because they stay moist for 4-5 hours and are quite healthy and filling.

Last week he asked for purple roti, so I told him when I get time next week I will make it for him. I have been trying to sneak in beets in pasta, pizza, sandwiches, but he always picks them out and keeps them on the side. So was perfect opportunity to feed him beets and colorful roti. When I made this dish, he got very excited and ate it all in couple minutes. He did not fuss or waste anytime.. He even asked if he can have more tomorrow for lunch when he goes to school. I was so happy! My Kiddo loves eating these with yogurt/raita. You can also serve these with any raita, pickle, or curries.

Beets are packed with essential vitamins, minerals and plan compounds, some of which have medicinal properties. Beets support brain health, has anti cancer properties, fights inflammation, controls blood pressure, and improve digestive health. Basically they are super healthy and essential to have in your diet.

Ingredients :

1 Beetroot – peel and puree

2 cups of wheat flour

1 tsp of oil

2 tsp of salt

water for kneading – as needed

Oil for roasting tortilla

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Method:

Peel and grind the beetroot and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add salt, oil, wheat flour and mix well. Use water as needed to knead the dough. Knead soft dough which will be easy to roll it out into tortilla.

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Heat a griddle/tawa. Roll the tortillas using a rolling pin and roast them on both sides with oil.

49895469_10155864876651643_2952269693596991488_n.jpgP.S. At times If I have more time, I shred beetroot, and carrots and add them to them flour and make tortillas. You can add chili powder if you like it spicy.