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Red Beans & Spinach Wraps

Wraps are famous in most parts of the world in several flavors. In India, red beans or kidney beans along with spinach leaves in a wrap or roll is a favorite snack for school going kids.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients for Red Beans & Spinach Wraps :

Sunflower Oil – 2 tsp

Onions (finely chopped) – 2 medium sized

Garlic (crushed) – 4 cloves

Ginger (grated) – 1 inch piece

Tomatoes (finely chopped) – 2 medium sized

Salt – to taste

Red Chilli powder – ½ tsp

Turmeric – ¼ tsp

Spinach (finely chopped) – 2 cups

Red/Kidney Beans (boiled) – 1 cup

Indian Flat Bread ( Roti/Chapati) – 4

Lettuce Leaves – 4


(Preparation time: 30 minutes; Serves: 4)

In a non stick pan, pour sunflower oil. When the oil heats up, add onions, garlic, ginger and sauté for about 8 minutes on low heat. Add tomatoes. Now add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and let it simmer for another 6 minutes on low heat till oil separates and tomatoes turn tender. Add kidney beans and mix. Cook it covered for 3 minutes till all flavors release and mix well with beans. Now add spinach leaves and cook for another 3 minutes. Keeping the Indian flat bread on a plain surface, line it with a lettuce leaf and pour in some mixture. Lettuce leaf will not let the bread get tender and will keep the crust crisp. Now roll/wrap and keep aside. Make 4 such wraps and then keep these wraps on a warm skillet to turn a little crisp.

Fresh Take on the Recipe:

You may add finely chopped vegetables like bell peppers/capsicum, carrots and peas for making the recipe more nutritious and flavorful. You may also add tomato sauce or chilli sauce for enhanced taste.

Crème Brulèe

Hey All!

Crème Brulèe is known to have originated in France according to the earliest reference of the dish in 1691. Besides France, England and Spain also claim to be the origin of Crème Brulèe.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients for Crème Brulèe :    

Fresh Cream – 1 lt.

Milk – Half lt.

Caster Sugar – 200 gms.

Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp.

Egg Yolks (whisked) – 12


(Preparation time: 10 minutes; Baking time: 28 minutes; Serves: 8 )

(Nutrition value- Energy:433 kcal; Protein: 15 g)

In a cooking pan, pour milk, cream, caster sugar and boil. Add vanilla essence to it. Add this boiled mixture to whisked egg yolks and mix well. Strain the entire mixture before pouring into greased moulds. Bake in a double boiler at 160 degree C for 28 minutes and post baking, let them be on standby mode for cooling. Sprinkle sugar on top of the dish and use torch to caramelize it very gently. If you do not have torch, put the dish into the oven for another minute to caramelize.

Fresh Take on the Recipe:

Add any flavor you want when boiling the mixture. You may choose some citrus lemon zest or strawberry essence, lavender essence, mango pulp or even cardamom, whichever suits your taste.

Enjoy the flavor!

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