Lettuce wrap

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Home Remedies | Tags: , , , |

This recipe goes to prove that healthy food can also be fun and interesting! Veggies are stuffed in small lettuce squares that are rolled up to make wraps.


Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes. Makes 6 wraps.

For the stuffing
2 tsp oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic
1 tsp finely chopped galangal/ ginger
¼ cup chopped spring onions with the greens
¼ cup chopped mushrooms (khumbh)
¼ cup finely chopped carrots
¼ cup finely chopped cabbage
¼ cup chopped bean sprouts
¼ cup chopped tofu (bean curd/ soya paneer)
½ tsp lemon juice
1 tsp soya sauce
Salt to taste
¼ tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)

Other ingredients
6 lettuce leaves
2 tbsp peanuts, roasted and coarsely ground
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil leaves for serving

For the stuffing
1.Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai, add the garlic, ginger and onions and sauté till the onions turn translucent.
2.Add the mushrooms, carrots and cabbage, mix well and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
3.Add the bean sprouts, tofu, lemon juice, soya sauce, salt and red chilli flakes, mix gently and cook for another minute.
4.Divide the stuffing into 6 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed
1.Wash the lettuce leaves, dry them on a towel and keep aside.
2.Place a lettuce leaf on a clean, flat surface and place a portion of the stuffing along one side of the leaf.
3.Add ½ tsp of peanuts and ½ tsp of basil over the stuffing, roll it up gently and secure the roll by inserting a toothpick or tie using a spring onion green.
4.Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 11 more wraps.
Serve immediately.

Nutritive values per wrap
Energy: 36 calories
Protein: 1.8 gm
Carbohydrates: 2.6 gm
Fat: 2.2 gm
Calcium: 36.2 mg
Iron: 1.2 mg


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