Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Easy Veggie Summer Tortilla Wraps with spicy Chickpeas and Feta


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Eating outside amidst nature is one of the pleasures of summer. With days getting longer and temperatures soaring high, picnics are on the rise. My little boy enjoys eating outside and insists that we do that everyday! We mimic a picnic in our balcony at times when we cannot go out. He is a big fan of sandwiches and wraps and they make a perfect accompaniment to our impromptu picnics. Throw in some cheese and he can eat it every single day.
These wraps can be made in a jiffy and make great a portable meal. The spice levels can be adjusted to suit your tolerance and make an ideal snack for kids too.

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Easy Veggie Summer Tortilla Wraps with Spicy Chickpeas and feta

Yield - Makes 4 wraps
 

Things you need -

4 flour or corn Tortilla wraps
100 gms chickpeas, soaked overnight and boiled or use canned ones
2 medium sized tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced fine
1 tsp chilli powder (adjust as per liking)
1 tsp cumin seeds
salt, as per taste ( remember feta is quite salty)
a pinch of sugar
1-2 tsp vegetable oil
100 gms feta, crumbled
half cup or 100 gms thick yoghurt
handful mint leaves, chopped
chilli flakes or chilli powder for garnish
1 spring onion, chopped
5-6 pitted olives, chopped, optional
a big handful of shredded lettuce
coriander leaves for garnish

How its done -

1. Heat the oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Once they start to splutter add garlic and cook for a minute. Add tomatoes, chilli powder and cook until mushy.
2. Add chickpeas, salt and sugar and cook for 2-5 minutes. The mixture needs to be dry with minimum moisture. Take off from heat, allow it to cool and keep aside.
3. Meanwhile whisk the crumbled feta, yoghurt and mint together in a bowl to form a smooth mixture. Garnish with chilli powder or chilli flakes if you can handle the heat.
4. Heat up a griddle or a non stick pan and warm the tortilla slightly for a minute. Allow them to cool down.
5. Place the tortilla on a board or plate and evenly spread a spoonful of feta-yoghurt-mint mixture. Now top with the chickpeas, spring onions, lettuce, olives if  using and some coriander leaves. Fold or roll the tortilla, secure with a string or napkin.
6. Stays crisp up to 2 hours. After that, the wraps might get soggy, but still tastes great though!

10 comments:

  1. That is a great idea! I love chickpeas and wraps. Perfect for taking on a picnic.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. That sounds like the kind of meal I would like to eat these days. It's light and easy!

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  3. Delicious summer wraps!! and I LOVE the colors, props and background used for this :)

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    1. Thanks Kiran! That background is new :)

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  4. Wow shruti !! I totally fell in love with the new background and pics.. keep gng :) I love tortillas.. urs so look so fresh and colourful :)

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  5. Pic in the porch sounds good. Looks yummy and the pics.

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  6. Wow these are the loveliest wraps I've ever seen, I love your photography!! Plus they must be super tasty, chickpeas and feta are such a perfect combination :-)

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  7. What a pretty food styling! My kids love tortilla wraps and I love how we can arrange the filling to make different kind each time. This looks delicious!!

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