My family loves Mexican food and whenever we plan to dine outside, my daughter’s first preference is always Mexican food. Today in Nutrition niche, I am sharing the recipe of a Burrito which is not only healthy but also yummy.
Anything which is homemade is always better than outside food. The best part is we can give a healthy twist to the recipe.
Today, I am posting a healthy burrito recipe which can be easily made at home.
A burrito is like a roll which is made out of tortillas (similar as a big Chapatti) made into a roll with vegetables or chicken and sauces inside. Traditional Mexican burrito has mostly beans and vegetables or chicken but now different varieties are available.
Dietician mom’s healthy twist-
The outside part is called Tortilla which is actually the main part of the roll. Mostly tortillas we get outside are made out of white flour or cornflour. I included whole wheat flour to make them healthy.
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Other main ingredients in a burrito are sour cream and salsa which can also be made at home easily.
You can use hung curd instead of sour cream and add salt and pepper. For salsa, finely chop tomatoes, jalapenos, onion, coriander and little lemon juice in a blender. Add salt to taste.
Everything is available in the market. But why not try and make this at home if possible?
First I am sharing the healthy Tortilla recipe-
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- ½ cup white flour
- 3 Tbsp oil
- ¾ tsp salt
- ⅔ cup warm water
- In a bowl, mix together the flour, oil, and salt.
- Slowly add the warm water while stirring until a rough dough comes together. Add a little extra water if needed.
- Knead for about two minutes. Let it rest for 20 minutes.
- Divide dough equal sized balls.
- Roll each ball into a round like a chappati.
- Heat a pan over medium-high heat and grease lightly.
- Place it over the tawa and let cook until bubbles form (about 1 minute.)
- Flip over and cook another minute, pressing down with a spatula if needed. Repeat same with remaining dough.
- Use immediately or store in an airtight container.
Burritos are like rolls which include different ingredients rolled out into a complete dish in itself.
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 small onion Sliced
- 2 small tomato chopped
- 40 gm Cheddar or mozzarella cheese Grated
- 1 tbsp Sour cream or mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp Salsa
- 2 big Flour tortillas
- 1 cup Rice Boiled and sauteed
- 1 cup Kidney beans (Rajma) Boiled
- 1/2 small Lettuce chopped
- Little Capsicum and corns sauteed with salt and pepper, optional
- 20 gms Chicken or paneer (Depending on what you are making) cooked in oil with salt and spices)
- 1 tbsp Guacamole
Place the tortillas on a clean surface. Place some veggies.
Place rice and chicken or paneer on one side of the tortilla.
Put beans, guacamole, 1 tbsp salsa, 1 tsp sour cream or mayonnaise, few onions, and sprinkle some cheese.
Fold the two opposite ends of the roti over the stuffing.
Start rolling the roti from one open end over the 2 folded sides and wrap it tightly. Repeat step 1 to 3 to make 5 more burritos.
Serve it immediately
- It is a good idea to make a roll out of vegetables and other ingredients for kids.
- You can make it just with veggies without chicken or paneer.
- Do include little cheese and sauces to make it appetizing.
- The main thing in this recipe are the ingredients. Just add it in the correct amount and that’s it.
Guacamole is an avocado-based dip which is used extensively in Mexican dishes. See this yummy guacamole recipe by Rachna.
A burrito is a complete dish in itself. My daughters love it and I am happy as it contains everything healthy. Do try it and do let me know if you have any queries.
In Nutrition niche, I not only share recipes with a healthy twist but also some tips as a dietician mom. See previous week’s recipe here.
June 14, 2017 at 10:50 am
Thanks for this healthy recipe…I always run out of healthy ideas for his lunch…This is indeed helpful
June 14, 2017 at 10:54 am
Thank you ..do try it and let me know how they came out. 🙂
June 14, 2017 at 11:41 am
June 14, 2017 at 10:57 am
I love burritos and I like your healthy twist. I also tend to use whole wheat parathas as wraps when I make them at home. These are such hits with both adults and kids. Thanks for the share as well.
June 14, 2017 at 11:00 am
Thanks a lot Rachna for stopping by..glad you liked it. I loved your Guacamole recipe. 🙂
June 14, 2017 at 12:12 pm
Thanks for this recipe Deepa and for sharing the additional video for guacamole 😀 I have never tried burritos before, not even in any restaurants. So am thinking why not starting from home 🙂
June 14, 2017 at 12:49 pm
Thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked it 🙂
June 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm
I love burritos but have never tried making them at home. Your kids must be loving it. Awesome recipe.
June 14, 2017 at 5:51 pm
June 14, 2017 at 10:42 pm
I love burrito’s, but never thought of trying it at home! Guess this post has motivated my self to work out something special for family:)
June 15, 2017 at 10:51 am
June 15, 2017 at 5:49 am
Yumm! This looks so good! Mexican food needs to be homemade to make it the best it can be. I hate guacamole and salsa from the store, yikes! Nothing beats homemade. These burritos are making me HANGRY now hahaha
June 15, 2017 at 10:52 am
Thanks Laura..Glad you liked it 🙂
June 15, 2017 at 9:15 am
I totally agree that homemade is always better! Love this recipe and can’t wait to try it!
June 15, 2017 at 10:50 am
June 15, 2017 at 7:38 pm
Looks so good. Makes me so hungry! I don’t actually eat burrito a lot but I enjoy reading recipes because for me, even though I don’t actually eat, looking at it makes me happy 🙂 http://www.clairebearblogs.com
June 15, 2017 at 9:30 pm
June 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm
This recipe looks awesome. Burritos are a great easy meal too — everyone loves them and they include your fat, protetin and carbs as an all-in-one!
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June 15, 2017 at 11:29 pm
June 16, 2017 at 12:47 am
Looks delicious! We like Mexican food at our house, too!
June 16, 2017 at 7:47 am
June 16, 2017 at 7:41 am
Burritos are so amazingly good! One of my favorite Mexican dishes.
June 16, 2017 at 7:48 am
June 16, 2017 at 7:47 am
We love burritos. I love your recipe sounds great will give it a try.
June 16, 2017 at 7:48 am
June 16, 2017 at 7:48 am
OMG I love Burritos, thans for not only giving a step by step instrutions but a video!!! Because I will definetly be making burritos all the time now.
June 16, 2017 at 7:49 am
February 6, 2018 at 2:18 pm
Such a healthy way to eat something so delicious! Will be trying our your Burrito recipe and sharing it with friends too, Deepa.
February 6, 2018 at 4:08 pm
I am so glad I am able to read so many food posts and learn some new and healthy recipes! This one you shared is not just nutritious but quick and easy to make. That’s the kind of recipes I like! This is just my kinda recipe, Deepa!
Thank you for sharing it with us all!
February 7, 2018 at 7:43 am
Burritos are a favorite in the United States, but, as you point out, are too often made in an unhealthy manner. In our house, we are able to use storebought whole wheat wheat flour tortillas. We use reduced fat cheddar cheese, and don’t use any sour cream (I must admit, I miss it a little). We will also top with both guacamole and tomato salsa.
February 8, 2018 at 1:16 pm
I make my own version of roti rolls with plenty of veggies for my son’s lunch box and this sounds like something that I could use sometime in the future. Thanks for the great recipe. Loved the video with Rachna’s recipe for guacamole. Super easy to make, so will give it a shot for sure.