I usually cook fresh meals for my kids’ lunch. I do serve leftovers from the previous night’s dinner sometimes but since lunch is TJ’s best meal (as in, he gets really hungry especially on days he has early-preschool), I like to feed him something freshly cooked.
A few days ago, I had no idea what to make until I chanced upon some store-bought chapatis. I also had shredded carrots and some paneer and quickly concocted the following recipe. Just as I was figuring out what to make of these ingredients, I saw a container of hummus that was nearing expiration so I decided to add it in. The result was: Chapati Rolls with Carrots, Paneer, and Hummus.
Thankfully, TJ loves chapatis and rolls present a unique way to eat them so I knew he would like this and he LOVED it! He ate the equivalent of 2 whole chapatis with carrots, hummus, and paneer cheese so he got a lot of the good nutrition too. If you were to make chapatis from scratch, making these rolls will take time. Otherwise, this was one of the quickest meals I have made in recent times.
(1) Whenever I have time, I shred paneer and keep it ready to use in whatever I choose. I don’t make traditional Indian dishes with paneer so I don’t need them cut in certain sizes. Shredded paneer works well for quick meals for kids. I also pre-chop onion. Really saves time.
(2) You can get creative and place whatever you want on the chapatis before you roll them. Just make sure to include a lot of cheese to make the chapati/tortilla stick well.
(3) Using a clean and sharp bread knife to cut the chapati into rolls makes the process easier, quicker, and cleaner.
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