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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Spinach - Chickpea Wraps


My kids, especially my daughter loves vegetable wraps and sandwiches and so when Pavani posted these wraps in one of the earlier blogging marathons, I bookmarked them and tried immediately. She showed how these wraps were picnic friendly and so obviously I feel that they are opt ones for lunchbox as well. These wraps have a chickpea curry + a salad blend filling and are nutritious and yummy ones. The only thing to remember is to prepare a very dry filling. My filling was a little on the wet side since I made them for a weekend lunch. :)

Ingredients:
Tortillas (I used spinach ones. Even rotis can be substituted.)
A blend of lettuce, julienned carrot, sliced red onions

For chickpea filling:
2 cups chickpeas
1 Tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes
Salt & chili powder to taste
1/2 tsp chana masala


Preparing the filling:
* Soak chickpeas in water overnight and pressure cook until tender. Keep aside.
* Heat oil in a sauté pan, add cumin seeds and ginger. Once the seeds start to splutter add turmeric and onions. Sauté until they soften; next add tomato and cook until done.
* Then add the cooked chickpeas, channa masala, red chili powder, salt and mix well.
* Cook until the curry is almost dry. Take care that the curry is not watery since the wraps are going to be soggy.

Assembling the wraps:
* Microwave each tortilla for a minute.
*  Place chickpea curry filling and the salad mixture on the bottom half of the tortilla and fold the ends over the filling, roll and wrap to make the sandwich.

This is my Day 5 entry for the blogging marathon#10, with the "lunchbox" theme. Check here to find out what the other marathoners are cooking. This goes to Susan's MLLA, guesthosted this month by Simona.

Comments 

29 comments:

Prathibha said...

The contrast of red n green colors gives such a nice look to those wraps...absolutely yumm yumm

Hari Chandana said...

Healthy and delicious wraps.. looks too good !!
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vaishali sabnani said...

beautiful!!...they look v pretty..n I love these rotis v well cooked!!

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks healthy and delicious :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Wrap looks so filling and colourful...

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wonderful color combination love it..too good healthy one..

kitchen queen said...

awesome tempting and yummy wraps.

Kaveri said...

Lovely color combination, green tortillas and the orange filling...A healthy and filling meal.

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Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy and yummy wraps

Reva said...

The wraps looks awesome and the filling is just as yummy..:)
Very healthy lunch idea..:)
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Kalyani said...

great colour combo Suma ! loving it. bookmarked this healthy lunchbox recipe :-)


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Priya said...

Very catchy and inviting wraps, healthy and delicious.

PJ said...

Wow that looks gorgeous!Lovely color combo and so healthy too...

Srivalli said...

Those wraps are so pretty!..lovely combo..:)

Pavani said...

Wraps look so colorful Suma. Love the chickpea filling. Glad you tried and liked them :-)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

looks nice...

vidhas said...

Lovely wraps.Love the vibrant colour.

Spandana said...

Wraps look so appealing and colorful!! Nice combination. Very healthy!

the mad said...

what a delicious combo both in terms of colors and filling.
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Aarthi said...

wow..what a colour combo

sushma said...

Lovely Wraps.........

Chitra said...

Lovely.. Nice clicks . healthy filling :)

The Pumpkin Farm said...

very colorful and healthy, makes it both visually and gastronomically inviting

Sush said...

The color contrast is so refreshing & tempting.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I usually pack wraps and sandwiches for lunch! This wrap looks great!

Vardhini said...

I do this wrap with tortilla too .. love the green color.


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Nalini's Kitchen said...

Wow!!rolls look so delicious and a filling lunch.

rajani said...

Love the vibrant colors of the wrap. Great idea for a lunch box!

Anonymous said...

I had chickpeas, spinach, and a tortilla wrap in my fridge and this was a perfect fit for the ingredients. Thanks!
I added cucumber to the mix for a lil crunch.