Desi Twist: Spicy Indian Tortilla Wraps

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Craving a quick, delicious, and satisfying meal? Look no further than Indian-style tortilla wraps! These wraps are a vibrant fusion of Indian flavors and convenient portability, perfect for lunchboxes, picnics, or a fun weeknight dinner.

This recipe provides a basic framework, but feel free to experiment with different fillings and chutneys to create your own unique flavor combinations.

Cheesy Tortilla Wrap Indian Style  Chatpata Cheese Roti Wrap
Cheesy Tortilla Wrap Indian Style Chatpata Cheese Roti Wrap

Ingredients

4 large Roti or tortillas (whole wheat preferred)

  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint (optional)
  • Cilantro Chutney (store-bought or homemade – see recipe below)
  • Mango Chutney (store-bought or homemade – see recipe below)

  • Cilantro Chutney (Optional)

    1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1/2 cup chopped green chilies (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt to taste

  • Mango Chutney (Optional)

    1 ripe mango, peeled and diced

  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • Salt to taste

  • Instructions

    1. Prepare the Chickpeas: If using dried chickpeas, soak them overnight in plenty of water. Then, cook them according to package instructions until tender. Drain and set aside.

    2. Sauté the Vegetables: Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the cumin, turmeric, chili powder, and garam masala. Sauté for 30 seconds, releasing the fragrance of the spices.

    3. Add the Vegetables: Add the red and green bell peppers, and onion to the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until softened slightly.

    4. Incorporate the Chickpeas: Add the cooked chickpeas to the pan and stir to combine with the vegetables and spices. Season with salt to taste. Cook for another minute or two to heat through.

    5. Assemble the Wraps: Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave for a few seconds to make them pliable. Spread a dollop of yogurt (optional) on each tortilla.

    6. Layer the Flavors: Add a generous scoop of the spiced chickpea mixture to each tortilla. Top with chopped cucumber, cilantro, and the jalapeno (if using).

    7. The Chutney Touch: Drizzle your desired amount of Cilantro Chutney and Mango Chutney over the filling. Roll the tortillas tightly to enclose the filling.

    8. Serve and Enjoy: Cut the wraps in half diagonally for easier eating and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts (per wrap, approximate)

    Calories: 400

  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Sodium: 300mg (depending on added salt)

  • Conclusion

    These Indian-style tortilla wraps are a delightful explosion of flavors and textures. The combination of savory chickpeas, crisp vegetables, creamy yogurt (optional), and vibrant chutneys creates a truly satisfying meal. Feel free to get creative with your fillings and chutneys – the possibilities are endless!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I use different types of beans instead of chickpeas?

    Absolutely! You can substitute cooked black beans, kidney beans, or pinto beans for the chickpeas in this recipe.

    2. What are some other vegetables I can add to the filling?

    Great options include shredded carrots, chopped spinach, chopped cauliflower, or crumbled paneer (Indian cottage cheese).

    3. How can I make the wraps vegan?

    Simply omit the yogurt and use a vegan chutney or a dollop of hummus instead.

    4. How can I store leftover wraps?