Sunday, April 20, 2008

Zucchini and Carrot Chapati (Tortilla)

This was a preparation I came up for my daughter who refuses to eat her vegetables - Anita.

1 Zucchini
1 Carrot
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 green chili chopped
1 1/2 cup of Wheat flour
2 tsp of oil
1 Cup of water
1/2 tsp salt

Grate the carrot and zucchini with a fine grater. Add salt, cumin seeds, chopped chili (or you can use any spices you prefer) and 1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour. Mix the ingredients into a dough with 2 tsp of oil and 1 cup of water. You can add or reduce the water and/or whole wheat flour to make sure that the dough doesn't get too sticky. Roll the dough into small balls and shape them into a round thin tortilla (my daughter calls it a pitathi, a combination of pizza and chapati) and pan fry, with a little clarified butter for kids and olive oil for adults.

I have also tried pumpkin and carrots, and potatoes alone which has gone well with her. This can be eaten with plain yogurt, lentil or tomato soup, or by itself.