Meatless Monday: Kale and Oats Indian Flatbread

Meatless Monday: Kale and Oats Indian Flatbread: delicious and easy Indian flatbread made using kale and oats flour. It’s super healthy and refreshing change from everyday bread/sides.
Kale and Oats Indian Flatbread

I think I’m in love with Kale 😉 … .It’s one vegetable that I can’t get enough, it tastes great raw or cooked and with so many benefits…I can say it’s one real healthy affair. Here are some details on: Kale Benefits . I’m sure many of you would have tried kale in smoothie, salads, toast, eggs and the list is endless.

So I wanted to give you one more option and that is Kale and Oats Indian Flatbread. This Meatless Monday I’m sharing an easy recipe combining ‘Kale and Oats’ with some added ingredients to take Indian flatbread to a super healthy level.

If you are new to flatbread/paratha, they are traditional Indian flatbread that is usually triangular in shape, cooked over a pan with little oil. They can be made plain/sweet/savory as per choice.


For this particular recipe, I’m using turmeric and flaxseed as I love the flavor of both in this combination however you can omit this step as per choice (it won’t effect the ratio of any other ingredients).

I’m adding a little bit of whole wheat flour to the dough to give it a lighter soft or I can say melt in your mouth texture. They can be eaten plain or you can serve them with hot pickle (just the way I do).


These Kale and Oats Indian Flatbread can even be stored for upto 2 days in the fridge and I feel it’s a great way of using any extra raw kale that you are not able to consume right away and fear might go wasted.

Process of making the flatbread

Process of making the flatbread

If Kale is not available, you can use spinach or any other leafy vegetable of choice as a replacement.
I’m sharing this recipe on Meat free Mondays


Yields 12



Kale and Oats Indian Flatbread

2Prep Time

15Cook Time

17Total Time

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ToolsFood Processor or Dough Maker - for making the flatbread dough

Rolling Pin - to make flatbread

Large Flat nonstick pan - for making the flatbread

Spatula - to make flatbread

Ingredients2 Cups Plain Oats (I'm taking instant oats but any plain variety works)

1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (you can substitute with any plain flour/glutenfree choices)

1/2 Cup Kale (I'm using fresh, you may use frozen too)

1 Tsp Shredded Ginger (optional)

1 Medium Green Chili - Deseeded

2 Tbsp Flax Seeds Powder (optional)

1 Tsp Cumin Seeds

1 Tsp Salt

1/4 Flour (wheat or any other) - for making flatbread

Wet Ingredients for making Dough2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1/2 Cup Water


  1. In a food processor, add oats and pulse to form a fine smooth powder/flour consistency(Can take upto 2-3 minutes depending on the food processor)
  2. Now, add kale in the processor and pulse to form a smooth green mixture.
  3. Add all the ingredients except water and pulse to mix everything evenly.
  4. Add 1/4 cup water and mix everything to mix and start forming a dough.
  5. Add rest of the water and form a smooth dough.
  6. Turn off the processor and scoop the dough on a flat surface.
  7. Knead the dough for a minute to remove any cracks or uneven texture.
  8. Divide the dough into 12-14 equal circular balls.
  9. Place a nonstick pan over medium heat to make flatbread.
  10. Sprinkle some flour on a flat surface and roll the dough using a rolling pin make desired shape of flatbread (Could be round/square/triangle/anything)
  11. Now place the shard flatbread on hot nonstick pan and let cook for a minute.
  12. Turn the side and apply 1/4 tsp oil on the surface facing upwards.
  13. Turn the oily side down and cook.
  14. Apply 1/4 tsp oil on the side facing up and turn.
  15. Cook both the sides evenly.
  16. Follow the above procedure till all flatbreads are made.
  17. Serve hot with choice of veggie or any side.


Calories: 311 cal
Carbohydrates: 46 g
Fat: 10 g
Sodium: 400 g
Protein: 11 g
Fiber: 7 g

12 Replies to "Meatless Monday: Kale and Oats Indian Flatbread"

  • Razena | August 20, 2015 (9:22 am)
    Looks so amazing.
  • Preethi'sCuisine August 19, 2015 (10:16 pm)
    Healthy and Yummy!! Never tries with oats. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  • Jolly August 19, 2015 (5:56 pm)
    Oh wow! These look perfect! Lovely recipe too, thanks for sharing!
  • Sandhya August 19, 2015 (4:51 pm)
    Molly, Love the healthy recipe. It looks so delicious with that pickle with it- Yum!
    • Molly Kumar August 20, 2015 (3:50 am)
      Isn't it, pickles add so much to our Indian cuisine :)
  • Emily Leary August 19, 2015 (4:41 pm)
    They look fantastic. I love kale and love flat bread so will definitely be trying these.
    • Molly Kumar August 20, 2015 (3:49 am)
      That would be fantastic Emily - Thanks.
  • Insanely Roy August 19, 2015 (3:56 pm)
    Such an interesting combination Molly! Cheers!:)

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