Sunday, March 2, 2008

whole wheat veggie wrap

saturday mornings are meant to be savored slowly, lazily and of course hungrily. this weekend, i made a quick stirfry using red potatoes and a yellow pepper i had in the fridge. they came together in a whole wheat wrap. the kick to the dish comes from the jalapeno and cilantro.
whole wheat veggie wrap

serves: 4
prep time: 10 min
cook time: 15 min

  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 4 red potatoes, washed & chopped into cubes
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, washed & chopped
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, washed & chopped – use per your personal preference
  • few sprigs of cilantro, washed & chopped
  • juice of half lemon
  • pinch of mustard seeds & cumin seeds
  • tspn cumin & coriander powders
  • salt

the play:

  • heat a wide sauté pan and add 2 tbspn olive oil, add mustard & cumin seeds; let pop
  • add potatoes, bell pepper, onion & salt, stir & cover for 10-13 min on low heat until potatoes are cooked thru. The last 5 min, add the jalapenos.
  • add cilantro & lemon juice, stir and let cook 2 more minutes

to serve:
in a flat pan, add a drizzle of olive oil and cook the tortilla on both sides till lightly brown, add the potato mixture and roll like a wrap, serve warm.

Listening to: the soulful groove of India Arie; "ready for love" from, Acoustic Soul (2001)


Namratha said...

Healthy and perfect for any day, good one Alpa...thanks for the recipe:)

Trupti said...

These wraps looks very delicious and healthy. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

LG said...

Play was superb! Those wraps look delicious!

Dhivya said...

healthy and delicious wrap.....pic looks yummy

Aparna said...

I make these often with chapathis and whatever dry vegetable curries I have. My daughter will eat just about any vegetable (well, almost) this way.

Alpa said...

namratha - Thanks! they're pretty healthy with the whole wheat.

trupti, lg, dhivya - thanks for your sweet comments and for stopping by guys!

aparna - i think all kids (big & small) love wraps for some reason. is it just cause they're so darn cute? thanks for stopping by!

Prixie said...

oh yummy. being a vegetarian, i will definitely try it.

thank u for popping by!

Alpa said...

prixie - Thanks, give it a go!

Richa said...

hey, ur whole wheat tortilla has browned so well, saras lagey che :)
do u roast it for a long time? somehow mine remain limp even after i roast them, so i end up using the regular flour ones.

Alpa said...

Richa - thanks! we're lucky in texas we have access to great local tortilla companies who make them fresh to order. to get them brown, you really do need to use a little fat, either a nob of butter, squirt of olive oil or a spray of pam will do the trick. keep the gas on medium-high and don't touch it for a minute, do the same with the other side.

Richa said...

yup, i guess the freshly made ones make all the difference! thanks for the tips, will try.

Uma said...

Yummy wraps!

Alpa said...

Richa - try them out!

uma - Thanks!

Meera said...

Looks delicious!

Gattina said...

really look awesome!

Miri said...

I love wraps - and these look superb! BTW, I just happened to look over your profile (too busy looking at recipes at other times...!) and noticed that you are an FA too....didn't think there were many of us analyst foodies around ;)

Alpa said...

meera & gattina - Thanks guys! I appreciate you stopping by!

miri - i know -so boring, lol. we don't really have that glamorous reputation do we? well, at least they haven't called me "frumpy", LOL!

Mona said...

I love wraps, may they be veg or non-veg and love my weekends to be very lazy too :-) They look so appealing!

Cynthia said...

Can't talk. Can only type. My mouth is full with wholewheat veggie wrap.

Alpa said...

Cynthia - you're a hoot!

Mona - Thanks so much and welcome to my blog :)