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
This is also my entry for 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.
Eat/serve immediately.
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.


Pooja said...

Wow , cush a lovely idea to consume Bottle gourd with :) .
I just love it.
Thank you Geeta for being a part of VOW-Bottlegourd. .
Change the link to my creative ideas to the following -

when you want to give a link to something paste the address of it which you see in the address bar of the browser. not the name of the blog. I feel as you are new to blogging , might not be knowing this stuffs.
I.e if yo want to give link to my blog write there when u compose a post - , not my creative ideas(as it is right now ).
Hope this will help.
Keep blogging :) .
Hugs to you.

M said...

Well done. The lauki in pita pockets was excellent. The dosa was SUPER. Though some experiments are disasters and you get impatient with yourself, it is great when you find the five star recipes and are so happy. Keep going.

Sujal said...

This is one of the BEST recipe ever written. I have tried cooking dozens upon dozens of lauki recipes with no success until now. SIL

Archy said...

Wow, so creative !! Lauki with panner in pita pockets, awesome !!
Thanks for visiting my site Geeta Aunty :)!!

Shilpa said...

Thats a very nice idea to eat a healthy veggie.
All the best to your new blog. Welcome to blogging.

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks geeta! that sounds healthy and inviting!:) said...

Pooja, thanks for the help. I appreciate it.
M,Suj, Archy,Shilpa, Mansi...thanks for the comments.
SIL, I know you are pulling my leg but thanks's not every blogger who gets a son-in-law to comment on her cooking blog.

Pallavi said...

This is cool. Will definitely try it with the fresh crop of bottle gourd from my garden :) Thanks for sharing..