Monday 11 July 2016

Chickpea and Oats Burrito

The history of Mexican food is a long and diverse one. It is believed that authentic Mexican food might have been derived from the Mayan Indians. They were traditionally nomadic hunters and gatherers. Corn tortillas with bean paste were a common food item; but they also ate wild game, tropic fruits, and fish. The early natives of Mexico did not have ovens, instead they heated food over and open fire, using cast iron skillets and ceramic ware. Another method was steaming. Frying was also a popular method.

We all know that chili peppers play a big part in Mexican food.  These and salt were so important to the peoples of central Mexico that special religious fasts involved avoiding them. The Mexican staple, the tortilla, is still prepared much the same way as it was traditionally.  Maize, and lime, cooked on a stone slab.  Tamales, a type of corn cake sometimes accompanied by tomato, also survived.  But the favorite dishes evolved as new foods were introduced from Spain...Some key ingredients of Mexican foods are Onion, Garlic, Cheese, Rice and some meat and beef. Over the centuries, traditional Mexican cuisine was subject to the influence of other nations. While ingredients and cooking methods have changed over the course of history, the traditions of Mexican cooking have proven resilient, reflecting outside influences yet retaining distinct cultural characteristics.

There are some famous Mexican food like Salsa, Burritos, Quesadillas, Tacos and many more...A burrito is a type of Mexican and Tex-Mex food, consisting of a wheat flour or multi flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose the filling. The flour tortilla is usually lightly grilled or steamed, to soften it and make it more pliable. Here This Chickpea and Oats Burrito is a veg recipe to enjoy your meal with Apple and Chili Salsa and some sour cream, which makes this Burrito heavenly delicious and yummy!! This is our48th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop Event and we are celebrating this event with #MexicanCuisine recipes and I am contributing this Chickpea and Oats Burrito recipe which is inspired by chef Ajay Chopra's recipe. Check out the step by step recipe below and Enjoyy :)


4 Multi grain Tortillas
2 Tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Cup Onion chopped
1" Ginger Chopped
6-7 Chopped Garlic
1/2 Cup Green Capsicum
2 Big Tomatoes Chopped
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
1/2 tsp Mexican Seasoning
1/2 tsp Red chili Powder
Salt to taste
1 Cup Instant rolled oats (You can take instant Masala Oats packet too)  


1. Take a deep pan and heat it with Oil, and add Cumin seeds, then add chopped Onions, Garlic and Ginger and cook them until onion turns pink.

2. Next add chopped green capsicum and cook them until it turns bit soft, and then add chopped Tomatoes and let the tomatoes cook very well. (Note: You can take colorful Bell peppers too if you want to make the stuffing more colorful.)

3. After tomatoes cooked very well add all the spices including Mexican spices and salt, Mix well then add water in the mixture and add Oats in this mixture. Let the Oats cook perfectly. (Note: You can simply take the packet of instant Masala Oats packet, in which you don't need to add more spices in this, Though If you want to make stuffing more spicy you can always add spice powders.)

4. Finally add Chickpea in the Oats Mixture, Mix them all well and turn off the Gas. Transfer this mixture to another bowl.

5. Now Take some Tortillas, You can take Homemade too, heat them on Skillet for a minute or two to make them lil warm and pliable. apply some sour cream on it and place this Chickpea and oats mixture in the middle of the Tortillas like this, And roll it tight and properly. (Note: Any Tortillas can be use in this Burritos, I am using Multi Grain Tortillas, and they are frozen one,You can make fresh one too at home. )

Apple Chili Salsa


1 Cup Chopped Apple
2 Red Chili
3 Tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Lemon juice


 1. Cut the apples in small pieces and place them in a bowl, deseed the Red chilies so that your salsa will not be so so spicy, Mix them well, add salt and squi fresh lime and add chopped coriander leaves.

2. Mix all very well. Your delicious salsa is ready to serve.



  1. Burrito looks so colourful and yummy. Loved the apple salsa too.

  2. Yummy burritos.. love the apple salsa. Still got to make burritos someday.

  3. Burritos with Apple salsa ..interesting combination to try out for

  4. Lovely way of using rolled oats in a burrito. The apple salsa sounds interesting too Waagmi! Lovely clicks as always.

  5. simple and easy burrito...loved the addition of oats in it

  6. Lovely recipe and info about Mexican cuisine and use of masala oats too.

  7. This combo sounds interesting. Burritos look tempting.