Lettuce Wraps Recipe by Tarla Dalal

Lettuce Wraps Recipe by Tarla Dalal

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An idea that’s totally out of the ordinary, easy to execute but all set to please... get ready to try out our innovative Lettuce Wraps. A colourful and crunchy assortment of veggies, sautéed lightly and mixed into a stuffing, is wrapped in lettuce leaves lined with a herby plum sauce and pungent garlic sauce.

  

Recipe Description for Lettuce Wraps

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Makes 14 wraps
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Ingredients


For The Vegetable Stuffing
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped baby corn
5 tbsp finely chopped french beans
3/4 cup finely chopped cabbage
1 tbsp sesame (til) oil
a pinch of baking soda
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
salt to taste
1/4 cup finely chopped bean sprouts
2 tbsp roasted and powdered peanuts
2 tbsp pinenuts (chilgoza)

To Be Mixed Into A Sauce
2 tbsp readymade plum sauce
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried parsley

Other Ingredients
14 iceberg lettuce leaves
3 1/2 tsp red garlic sauce
7 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens

Method

For the vegetable stuffing

  1. Heat the sesame oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the carrot, baby corn, french beans, cabbage and baking soda and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the green chilli paste and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the bean sprouts and sauté on a medium flame for 10 seconds.
  4. Switch off the flame, add the peanuts and pinenuts and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the vegetable stuffing into 14 equal portions. Keep aside.
  2. Place a lettuce leaf on a clean, dry surface, put a little plum sauce in the centre and spread it evenly.
  3. Place a portion of the vegetable stuffing on it and spread it evenly.
  4. Finally spread ¼ tsp of red garlic sauce and sprinkle ½ tbsp of spring onion greens evenly over it.
  5. Roll it up tightly and seal it with a toothpick.
  6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 to make 13 more wraps.
  7. Serve immediately.

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