Sunday, 5 December 2010

Wraps - A healthy and quick snack idea

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Sandwiches and Wraps seem to have become the norm for quick snacks all over the world but more so in the UK. I have never been a fan of sandwiches especially if they are bland or cold. In fact, I hate them so much that I would rather starve then buy ready made sandwiches.  I like to warm my sandwiches either in a sandwich toaster or a panini maker.   Last week, I didn't have access to either of these. So how did I cope? Here's how I russelled some tasty and hot wraps for lunch:


Ingredients to serve lunch for 3 people:

3 cups of a mixture of frozen vegetables. ( I used peppers, sweetcorn, peas, carrots and broccoli)
1 medium sized potato
1 medium sized Onion
2 fresh green chillies
small piece of fresh ginger
very small bunch coriander
half a teaspoon salt
half a teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the wraps:

6-8  wraps
2 tablespoons of oil ( I used spray sunflower oil as the healthy option)

Method:

1.   Wash and cut the potatoes and  onions into tiny cubes and add them to the frozen vegetables.


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2.   Finely chop the green chillies and grate the ginger and add to the vegetables.

3.  Add all the spices like salt, turmeric to the to the vegetables. As I am trying to be healthy, I do not do any tempering to the mixture.  If you like, you can heat  2 tablespoons of oil, add mustard seeds to the oil and then add the vegetables to the oil. However you won't miss the oil as you are adding all the lovely spices and flavours to the vegetables.   Mix well and cook them in the microwave for 5 minutes.  Stir and cook again for 5 minutes. 

4.  The vegetables should be cooked by now.  Add the coriander and lemon to the vegetables and stir.

5.  The mixture should be fairly dry. 

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6.   Warm the wraps on a hot griddle for about 20 seconds on each side.

7.  Spray some oil on one side of the wrap and turn it over.

8.  Add the vegetable mixture to the wraps, roll them and lay them side by side in a greased baking tray. Warming the wraps makes it easier to roll the wraps.


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9.  Damp a tea towel and cover the wraps in baking dish.

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10. Cook this in the oven for 10 -12 minutes at 190 Degrees Centigrade. By covering them with a damp tea towel, the wraps stay lovely and soft. If you like crispy wraps, you can grill them for a minute or two after you remove them from the oven.

11.  Cut the wraps into two or three pieces and serve them with any dip.  You can serve them with a salad or crisps as well. 

It's lovely to eat these hot and spicy sandwiches at any snack time.

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11 comments:

  1. Yummy looking wraps . We love them with keema sometimes .

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  2. Mina these wraps are wondefully tasty and healthy too Also perfect for picnics and sandwich boxes.

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  3. Great looking wraps, makes me drool..

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  4. Great post! My favorite website for healthy snack ideas is http://www.snack-girl.com/

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  5. Really an excellent idea. I do make wraps like this, but never tried to bake them as well. So, will surely give it a try.

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  6. Mina ji, these wraps are sooooooooo yummm...... love it .... im gonna try it for the kids.. sneak in those vegies into their tummies:) you are sooo talented, whenever i drop by i always see new amazing recipes here.... love it!!!

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  7. Looks like a perfect holiday appetizer. will try. thx

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  8. They look so pretty and colourful

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