Pimp Your Veg part 7: flatbreads aplenty – perfect for adding more vegetables to any meal..and great for kids! 

 I was only introduced to the concept of flatbreads with vegetables as part of the dough last year via various of your blogs, in particular, Indian food blogs like Simply Vegetarian 777 (these cauliflower and mixed grain roti for example), Cooking With SJ (like these roasted beetroot parathas) and many more, you’ll know who you are! I would read these great recipes, especially recipes for aloo parathas (spiced potato filled flatbreads) and think it would be difficult to make them and it was a while before I was brave enough to try it, but once I did, actually it really is pretty easy and definitely worth it 🙂 

A bit like the fritters/patties, there’s a standard set of rules to making flatbreads and including vegetables in them..you can use pretty much any vegetables really, you’ll see that from the various recipes below, and once you’ve tried and tested a few recipes and feel confident making them, you’ll find the key thing is to feel your way with how much flour you add to create a dough. Adding herbs and spices adds extra flavour, and you can cook them with or without oil, or even bake or grill them. 

How fab does this dough look, full of spinach and spices? And this was a great success with my son, and is the only time he has ever eaten spinach, I was so happy to see him eating and enjoying them. 

I’ve made these several times now, and this week also used the same dough as a pizza base..

I also played around with the dough and made a gluten free grilled version too..

Last week I shared my sweet potato onion bhaji breads..

I’ve also made other sweet potato breads too..

The breads below are tomato versions..gluten free and very tasty..

And these tortillas are made solely from cauliflower and egg..

I hope you find this collection of flatbread ideas of interest and that they are useful, and maybe they will bring some new ideas for adding vegetables to your households meals like they have mine 🙂 

For tips and ideas about making flatbreads, have a good look round Sonal’s blog, including this post, complete with photo instructions. 

I am bringing all of these flatbreads to this week’s Fiesta Friday, co hosted this week by the lovely Loretta and Petra – both great cooks and lovely ladies 🙂 

Have a great weekend xx

40 thoughts on “Pimp Your Veg part 7: flatbreads aplenty – perfect for adding more vegetables to any meal..and great for kids! 

  1. sallybr

    The more I read your blog, the more I believe you MUST be crowned The Veggie Queen Extraordinaire!

    I am a full blown omnivore, but would gladly sit at your table forever without missing the meat… you are so creative!

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  2. Loretta

    Welcome to Fiesta Friday, such an array of colorful, healthy dishes. This is definitely a good series you’ve come up with. I like that you’ve used rotis and parathas as a pizza base too, so versatile! Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. tentimestea

    What a great idea! I love all the colours and all the clever applications of the different flatbread. I think I’ve missed some of the middle ‘pimp your veg’ posts so I’ll have to go back and find them too! 🙂

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  4. Ginger

    I’ve been admiring these beauties on facebook, now I had to come over and check them out for myself! Gorgeous! You are just so imaginative, I cannot believe what you can come up with every week!

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  5. petra08

    Hi Elaine
    The flatbreads looks absolutely delicious! I love the addition of vegetables and the colour is so pretty! No wonder your son ate his spinach 🙂 Happy Fiesta Friday!

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  6. polianthus

    Oooh – how creative you are, sorry I’ve been such a stranger! These look delightful – speaking of delightful veggies – I made some pakoras with cabbage (trying to eat local ..but there is frankly not much growing in my neck of the woods right now and I don’t love cabbage, ok as coleslaw other than that, a bit strong in taste for me..) anyhow in order to mask the taste I made it into pakoras with chickpea flour and fried in coconut oil, if ever I manage to post a recipe again that is one on the list, I thought of you as I made it, figured you’d approve) – do you eat the flatbreads or just feed them to the boys?

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