Jul 17, 2008

Bottlegourd Wraps

I am too fond of burritos and wraps..I especially like the mexican ones..I had some bottlegourd and was too tired of making the same poriyal and kootu..So decided to try a variation..I cooked the veggie and wrapped it in a tortilla and had it with a dollop of sour cream and hot sauce..It tasted too too good..I liked the Indian touch of the cooked bootlegourd in the wrap..This can also be wrapped in chapathis..Here is how I made..

Ingredients

Tortillas/chapathis - 4

Bottlegourd (peeled and diced) - 1 cup

Kadalai Paruppu/Channa dhall - 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon

Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder -1/4 teaspoon

Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Coconut powder - 2 tablespoons

Asafoetida - 1 pinch

Salt to taste

Directions

Soak the channa dhall for atleast 30 minutes..Prepare the chapathis or tortillas..In a pan,add oil and season with mustar,cumin seeds and asafoetida..Once it starts spluttering,add the soaked and drained channa dhall..Allow it to cook for about 2 minutes..

Now add the diced bottlegourd,chilli powder,turmeric powder and salt..Add half a cup of water and allow it to cook for 5 to 7 minutes until the bottlegourd turns translucent and well cooked..Add the coconut powder and simmer for a minute or until the water evaporates..

To assemble:To one chapathi/tortilla place about 3 tablespoons of the vegetable and wrap it up from both sides..This can be had as such or garnished with sour cream and hot sauce..

Sending this off to Pooja's VOTW-Bottlegourd

Sending this to Food for 7 stages of life hosted by Radhika and Sudeshna

and Global Kadai event hosted in my blog.

22 comments:

  1. Divya, How mouthwateringly delicious these look!

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  2. Sounds simple and nice twist Divya...

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  3. Delicious entry Divya, very nice recipe and looks greattttt!!

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  4. Looks simple and easy tasty wrap Div :)

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  5. thats really one healthy wrap Divya :).
    thanks for sending this along .

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  6. looks great...excellent idea...what two posts in the same day..hehehe

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  7. what an innovative entry divya.. they look tempting re...

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  8. bottlegourd wraps huh!!!very different..used them to make only curries...looks yum...lovely entry divs :)

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  9. hey yummy looking gourd!!! Otherwise its something i dont like....but yours look lovely!! :)

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  10. Hi divya,
    nice recipe and good presentation...

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  11. those tortilla filled with bottlegourd look yum.....nice entry

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  12. I make a similar poriyal with bottlegourd - wrapping it in chapathi/tortilla is a fab idea.

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  13. I love the twist used here. Great idea, Divya! :)

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  14. hi divya..love the wrap,looks delish. I've already made my entry for Taste and Create. Check it out! :o)

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  15. what a neat way to eat lauki!!! i love the idea, anyways i love lauki - my husb.finds that strange though!!

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  16. Sometimes, its the indian taste that is the most satisfying despite having tried sumptous international cuisines. Burrito looks tasty.....

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  17. hey divyaaa... sorry da for missing out on so many of ur post... love all ur wraps... all i do with botlle gourd id typical indian sabzis this would b a good variation haan ... will let u know ehn i try it

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  18. hi
    great idea. i will try this and give to my daughter for lunch to school.

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