With the month of Ramadan rolling in this week, we bring you easy recipes that you can enjoy with your family even when we are under lockdown. This Whip-it-up-Wednesdays we bring you the quick and snappy Paneer Veggie Wrap – a dish that everyone can make together and eat together!
Wraps or rolls are very popular street food and quick to make. It is made in just few simple steps – make the dough, make the filling/stuffing , make the flatbread (roti/chapati/paratha), make wrap/roll. We can use either wheat flour or all-purpose flour (maida) for the dough depending on your preference. I am using bell peppers, onion, and paneer (cottage cheese) for filling but any vegetables like carrots, cabbage, spring onions, peas, etc. can also be added.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings or 4 wraps
A. For Dough
1. Two cups all-purpose flour (maida)
2. Half teaspoon salt or to taste
3. Half teaspoon roasted cumin powder
4. Two teaspoons butter/oil/ghee
5. One cup water (or as required to make smooth soft dough)
6. One teaspoon butter/oil/ghee or as required for making or roasting flatbread (roti/chapati/paratha)
B. For Stuffing
1. Two cups paneer/cottage cheese cubes
2. One cup sliced bell pepper
3. One cup sliced onion
4. Half teaspoon red chilli flakes
5. Quarter teaspoon chaat masala
6. Half teaspoon tomato sauce
7. Half teaspoon green chilli sauce
8. Salt to taste
9. Two tablespoons oil
1. Add all-purpose flour, salt, cumin powder and mix well in a large bowl
2. Add butter/oil/ghee and mix well
3. Add water in parts and start kneading to a smooth soft dough
4. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
1. Take a pan and add oil in it
2. Heat the oil on low flame
3. Once the oil is hot, add paneer/cottage cheese cubes
4. Pan-fry the paneer cubes until they are soft
5. Take the fried paneer cubes out of pan and keep aside
6. In the remaining oil, add red chilli flakes
7. Add capsicum and onion and stir fry for around four minutes but do not fully cook them
8. Add fried paneer cubes
9. Add salt, chaat masala, tomato sauce, green chilli sauce
10. Keep stirring for one minute
11. Turn off the stove
C. Flatbreads (chapati/roti)
1. Divide the dough into four equal parts and make medium size balls
2. Roll the balls to thin flat roti (flatbread) using oil for dusting
D. Wrap your Wrap
1. Take flat pan (tawa) and heat it on medium flame.
2. Once the pan is hot, put rolled roti on it
3. Once it is one-fourth cooked from one side, flip the roti
4. Apply some oil and flip again when other side is half cooked.
5. Put stuffing on the roti in the pan
6. Roll both sides of the roti and make your delicious paneer veggie wrap!
7. Put the roll on the plate and serve with green chutney or tomato sauce
If you cook the roti on low flame then it will become hard, a medium flame is advisable.
If you do not wish to knead dough or make roti at home, you can replace it with frozen paranthas, tortillas wraps, or plain naan from your favorite store.
You can replace paneer cubes with diced or shredded chicken or meat of your choice.
Add your favorite dips inside your wrap as per your taste.
Shweta is an IT consultant and engineer by day. A cooking enthusiast, she loves experimenting with food. Usually found hooked to Netflix or crafting knick-knacks for home decor, over weekends.