Mexican burrito is usually made with a warm tortilla that is rammed full of a spicy filling made from either chicken, beef, rice and refried beans and salad too.They are a great lunch time filler and with all the spicy extras, they are really satisfying too. Did you know that the word 'burrito' translates to ‘little donkey’ because of the way the roll is folded to look like a donkey’s ear and stops the filling falling out? Well, there you go!
I love Mexican food and although it is very distinct with its classic use of mole sauces and specific spices, it did get me thinking that Indian roti and spice fillings would work really well as an alternative.
I have made these burritos using roti flour with a spinach dough as the tortilla, which is not only easy and looks great but makes you feel good too. The filling in this recipe is a classic Indian chicken chaat made with tangy tamarind, amchoor powder and chillies. I have added some yoghurt rice and extra spinach for that wholesome flavour that a Mexican burrito is known for. Now, I just need to work on my folding skills!
Serve this with a lovely crisp salad or mango kachumber on the side.
|Typical values*||per Serving|
|of which saturates (g)||0.6|
|of which sugars (g)||6.9|