Saturday, 12 December 2009

Weekend Brunch: Healthy Vegetable Wraps

This was an impromptu preparation for a Saturday brunch. Quick, healthy and tasty, and not to forget, quite filling.

I used whole wheat parathas, prepared with minimal oil. I made them in advance, and lightly heated them in a microwave before serving.
For the filling, I used whatever veggies I had at hand. You can add more variety based on your choice.


For the filling:
Cabbage, finely shredded (I used half of a small sized cabbage)
Capsicum: 1 medium, cut in thin strips
Carrot: 1 medium, sliced in 1 inch strips
Onion: 1 medium, sliced
Salt, pepper: to taste
Mixed Italian herbs: 1/2 tsp (approx)
Oil (Olive or Vegetable): 1 - 2 tbsp

For the wraps / rolls:
Tortillas / whole wheat parathas: 4 - 6

- Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and saute on high heat for a minute
- Add the cabbage and carrots. Reduce the heat to medium and stir fry for around 3 - 5 minutes. Do not cook the veggies completely or else they will lose the crunchiness
- Add the capsicum and saute for another 2 minutes
- Add the salt, pepper and Italian herbs. Mix well

To Serve:
- Take a paratha / tortilla. Heat it slightly in a microwave / tawa / pan
- Place the filling in the center (or slightly away from it)
- Roll it and secure it with a toothpick
- Enjoy it with your favourite chutney / ketchup

Note: I also used the leftover filling to prepare grilled sandwich. It tasted great too. Too bad that I could not take any pictures.


  1. Oh great idea! These look delicious!

  2. Those look great - love using paratha.

  3. i make these short cut wraps too n your's look lovely..the pomegranate raita on your last post i love...started making after seeing Nigella making these so beautifully...:)
    about the garlic greens , they are avilable for a short period of time n i got it from a weekly sabzi market here in delhi , the guys who keep the greens..lasun, adrak, hari mirchi n all...never seen the garlic greens in the flashy stores though...

  4. Wow! wrap looks soft outside with crunchy veggies inside:)

  5. Hi and thanks for joining Finely Chopped. This wrap looks like a healthy option for an afternnon snack at office too. Better control on cut veggies than what you get outside. Thanks for sharing it

  6. loved the pomegranate raita. Very unusual and a powerful mix of flavors. I found it when I was researching a pomegranate post for my blog.

    Janice from

  7. I love a yummy veggie wrap like yours

  8. Hi everyone,

    Thanks for your comments!

    @The Knife: Yes, it will work as a great office snack too. Esp since it can be eaten at the desk as well :)

    @ Janice: Thanks for the visit. I love the pomegranate raita. Works well with most dishes.

    @ Sangeeta: Will hunt for garlic greens in my next trip to the veggie market. Hope the stock is not over yet.

    @Cahide: Thanks for joining, and I am glad you liked this space

  9. these are perfect when I am at work great idea!


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