Healthy Chickpea & Spinach Roti

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 2
Healthy Chickpea & Spinach Roti
Health Rating


2 tbsp Coconut oil (divided)
1 medium White onion (diced)
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
2 tbsp Tomato paste, canned
1 tsp Cumin
1 1/2 tsp Curry powder
1 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp Sea salt, fine
1 cup Coconut milk (divided)
2 cup Spinach
2 cup Chickpeas, boiled (or low-sodium canned)
1/2 cup Flaxseed meal (ground)
1/2 cup Tapioca starch
1/4 cup Water, filtered


  1. Heat half the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute your onion and garlic until soft. Stir in tomato paste, cumin, curry powder, garam masala and sea salt.
  2. Stir in half the coconut milk, spinach and chickpeas. Cook until spinach has wilted.
  3. Now make your roti. Whisk together the ground flax, tapioca, remaining coconut milk and water.
  4. Heat the remaining coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour the roti batter (about 3/4 cup per roti) and spread evenly into a thin layer using the back of a spoon. Cook for about 2-3 minutes each side. (see "Notes" below)
  5. Place each roti on a plate and scoop the chickpea and spinach mixture into the middle. Fold in the sides, then the top and bottom. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 1059
Calories from fat 560
Calories from saturated fat 331
Total Fat 62 g
Saturated Fat 37 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 14.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.3 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 632 mg
Potassium 1554 mg
Total Carbohydrate 97 g
Dietary Fiber 22.8 g
Sugars 13.8 g
Protein 27.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 2.8
Vegetables 3.6

Energy sources



The tapioca flour allows the roti to maintain a loose, pliant structure that is perfect for wrapping. 

It does become a bit gooey though so be careful when flipping that it doesn't fold onto itself and stick together. 

Parchment paper works well if you need to stack them.

The filling is slightly thicker than a curry to help hold its shape in the roti, but if you add a little extra coconut milk (or water or broth) then you've suddenly also got the perfect match for naan or rice.

If you want it spicy, add chili powder to taste. 

If you want to skip the roti, you can also serve the chickpea and spinach with naan, rice or cauliflower rice.

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