Burritos ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )

Burritos ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )

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With or without rajma, with one stuffing or the other, burritos are always a great option for a weekend snack as much as for a party – it is quite a meal in itself.

You can have a free hand with the stuffing and experiment with choices of your own – just ensure that they are healthy! You must always stuff the burritos as and when required to avoid sogginess; or to add an element of fun and freedom, you can let your guests stuff their own burritos! Cabbage and onions add crunch, while the mozzarella cheese enhances the flavour – every ingredient plays its part in making this a grand success.

Usually burritos are not cooked, but you can cook it lightly in the microwave to just melt the cheese a wee bit. And of course, don’t forget to serve with chilled tomato salsa!

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Burritos ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe ) recipe - How to make Burritos ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     8Makes 8 burritos
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For The Tomato Salsa (makes Approximately 1 1/2 Cups)
1 cup deseeded and finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions whites
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onion greens
2 tbsp finely chopped capsicum
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/4 tsp dried oregano
a few drops of tabasco
salt to taste

For The Stuffing
2 tsp oil
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup chopped capsicum
1 green chilli , finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup chopped and boiled mixed vegetables
2 tbsp crumbled low fat paneer (cottage cheese)
salt and to taste

Other Ingredients
8 nutri tortillas
1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage
1/2 cup finely spring onion greens
8 tsp grated mozzarella cheese

For the tomato salsa

    For the tomato salsa
  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and mash lightly with the back of a spoon. Keep refrigerated to allow the flavours to blend.

For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the onions, garlic and capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes till the onions turn translucent, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the green chillies, tomatoes, mixed vegetables, paneer, salt and pepper, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  3. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place a tortilla on flat, dry surface and place a portion of the stuffing on one end of the tortilla.
  2. Spread 2 tbsp of the tomato salsa evenly over the stuffing and top with 1 tbsp of cabbage, 1 tbsp of spring onion greens and 1 tsp of cheese.
  3. Roll up the tortilla tightly, starting from the end where the stuffing is placed.
  4. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 7 more burritos.
  5. Serve immediately with tomato salsa.


  1. It is highly recommended that this recipe be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per burrito
Energy114 cal
Protein4.4 g
Carbohydrates18.5 g
Fiber4 g
Fat2.7 g
Cholesterol0.9 mg
Sodium47 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Healthy Diabetic CookingBuy this cookbook

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