Thursday, July 3, 2008
Lauki in pita pockets
Lauki In Pita Pockets
A quick nutritious recipe anyone can make. Don't have lauki/bottle gourd? Substitute zucchini. It's a low-fat, quick and healthy meal, with a nutritive mix of paneer/cheese and veggies. The whole wheat pita pocket, makes it low-cal and satisfyingly filling.
My entry for http://creativepooja.blogspot.com
This is also my entry for http://funnfud.blogspot.com. Fun and Food/Healthy Eating.
1 cup grated lauki/bottle gourd
1/2 cup grated paneer OR cheddarella cheese.
½ cup chopped tomatoes (I used a mix of orange heirloom tomatoes from my garden and red tomatoes)
½ cup chopped bell pepper
2 chopped green chillies (to taste)
½ medium red onion sliced.
Salt, pepper, chilli powder to taste.
Grate paneer and lauki in food processor.
Heat 2 Tbsps olive oil.
Fry sliced onion one minute, add bell pepper and fry one minute, add chopped green chillies and lauki and fry 2-3 minutes.
Add chilli powder, salt and pepper. Mix.
Add grated paneer, mix well and remove from stove after one minute.
Add chopped tomatoes.
Heat non-stick pan.
Heat pita bread on both sides. (This step is optional)
Cut in half…open each half and stuff with lauki mixture.
The crunch of the stir fried onions and bell pepper is a perfect complement to the soft lauki and paneer. I cut extra tomatoes, onions and bell pepper, stir fry the latter two, mix with tomatoes and serve on the side.