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