Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Beet Wraps ~ Beetroot in disguise!

My experiments with Beet lead me to another lovely way of eating Beets. Well even though I have kind of come in terms to eating Beets, I still found I had some hiccups in terms of accepting it wholeheartedly! So wondering how best to camouflage the beets, stuffing them in wraps is the best alternative I could think up. Beets are mixing in onions and sautéed in Bengal gram. Well anything that comes in contact with beets, gets modified to Red! I remember Konda telling me about her classmate, who got Beetroot Poriyal along with Curd Rice. Gosh, she was saying Mummy, it was all so red, I couldn't see any curd rice in the box. It was so colourful that it prompted her to ask me for same combo, though I have not actually got down making a Beetroot Poriyal along with Curd Rice for her.Oh Gawd, I can't get myself think of the scene!

Talking of Konda, yea she said she did well yesterday. Quoting her words, 'Mummy, I was bold and said all the lines correctly without forgetting it. And my mam liked my dress, she made me wear it the whole day.' So I guess she enjoyed parading the school in a colour dress. That brings back memories of my own school days, when I had gone to school in colour dress, as we say. Uniform tends to be boring on daily basis, right, guess that's with every child. But I actually loved my uniform. It was a blue pinafore with white shirt. I enjoyed taking it out, ironing it neatly and the shining black shoes, were just the cream to add on! There I go rambling again...

Lets get back to the Beet Wraps, shall we? Ok, before that, take a minute to check out the Roman lapping himself in luxury!


Ingredients Needed

Chapatis/ Rotis - 2
Beetroot - 1 small
Bengal Gram - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 small
Grated Coconut - 1 tsp
Garlic - 3-4 pods small
Chilies - 2 small
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Curry leaves and Coriander leaves for seasoning and garnish.

Method to prepare:

Peel and cut Beetroot into small cubes. Pressure Cook till done. Keep it aside.

Soak Bengal Gram for 30 mins. Pressure Cook separately till done.

Prepare Chapatis in the regular way. Keep it aside.

Run the grated coconut and garlic in a mixer to get a coarse paste.

Heat a pan with oil, add the curry leaves, then add coconut garlic mix. Sauté well. Then add chopped onions and fry till they turn golden. Then add the chopped chilies, then cooked beets. Fry till the water absorbs. Simmer for 5 mins.

Then add the cooked bengal gram, all the powders. Mix well. Adjust salt and spice if needed. Since we add chopped chilies, adjust the chili powder accordingly. Simmer for 5 mins. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Then spread the Roti on a plate, fill the Beet filling in middle and roll the Chapati over it. Heat a pan, smear oil or butter if you want, place the stuffed wrap on it and let it get cooked in sim flame. Allow it to stand for 2-3 mins. The outer chapatis becomes crispy.

Alternatively, you can even bake this too. The beets can be served with Rice as poriyal. But this way it tasted awesome.

Left over chapatis can be best used this way, I think!

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24 comments :

Jayashree said...

That wrap looks so colourful and appetising....

Cinnamon said...

I see beets using by everyone these days in blogosphere :-)
The wraps looks too good!!

Arundathi said...

oh thats great! looks wonderful!

Nirmala said...

Thats a lovely wrap Valli, but I like the simpl beet poriyal and in the kurma!

jayasree said...

Nice idea of beet filled wraps

sunita said...

The wrap looks yummy...love the new header :-)

Shreya said...

healthy, colourful, and looks great!

SMN said...

Valli beet rap is really cool looks nice

shriya said...

The wrap looks very healthy srivalli. Thats a lovely combo of beetroot and gram dal. Unique recipe and its very nice.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Loved the beetroot recipe. Wraps looks so good. Healthy!...

Divya Vikram said...

I like the idea of having this veggie in wraps..I had the same unifom in school..Blu pinafore n white shirt..Love the uniform..:)

vb said...

So glad you are exploring beets! I love them. Have you tried roasting them? Peel and toss with olive oil salt and pepper. Often I toss in a few garlic cloves too and a few chunks of onion. Roast until tender. What a depth of flavor. Keep trying new ways. I love the wrap idea.

Maheswari said...

Going to school in color dress was a dream come true for me.We were allowed only on bdays.I would pray not to have my bday on weekends..:D.Wrap looks heaalthy and yummy..

Rachel said...

I'm in for eating this if they are disguised so...
Btw...neat header...

Shillu (Sireesha) said...

Yumm!! I love it! As of now I have to be contect with your beautiful pictures.

Unfortunately I cannot make this till I learn how to make chapatis first :( Whenever I make them they turn out like papads!

Thnak you for dropping by my blog & encouraging me :)

SriLekha said...

wow! its looking great!

Aartee said...

Hey Srivalli, u've been tagged, check it at my blog.

Simran said...

Gosh! I never liked my school uniform. We had maroon skirts in summer and dull grey ones in winter. It was fun to "fancy dress" whenever occasion allowed.

And they're such cute colorful wraps. I don't cook with beet much but I will...one day!

Jeena said...

This is really colourful and tasty!

Kalai said...

Nice use of beets, Valli! I must try this out sometime. :)

delhibelle said...

Nice disguise for the beets..your lil one must have looked so cute dressed as a rose. Hugs to her:)

Srivalli said...

Jayashree, Cinnamon, Arundathi, Nirmala, jayasree, Shreya, Sushma, shriya, Sukanya, SriLekha, Jeena, Kalai, thank you all for your lovely comments. Glad you liked the idea of wrapping it!

sunita, Rachel, so happy that you liked the new header!

Divya, oh another uniform lover!

vb, thats nice to know the way you prepare, next time shall try this for sure..thanks

Maheswari, hheeh..imagine that...

Shillu, thats really bad..but I am sure it would be so bad you say...with enough practise it will be a breeze...

Aartee, thanks..will check..

Simran, ehmm...the colours you say do sound dull..but I guess we dont have a choice...you know there were other schools which had better attractive uniforms...:)..but we can't choose based on dress right..hehehh

Reshmi, thanks...and she did...will pass them to her..:)

Roma said...

Delicious looking wrap! Love your site's image header too.

Srivalli said...

Roma, Glad you liked the new header!

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