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..


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


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.


  1. Divya, How mouthwateringly delicious these look!

  2. Sounds simple and nice twist Divya...

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

  4. Looks simple and easy tasty wrap Div :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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


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