Are these dosas? Yes!
Are they wraps? Yes!
Are they yummy? Yes!
Can they be made within minutes? Yes!
I’m talking about these Cheesy Dosa Veggie Wraps that I created a while back, using simple ingredients that are easily available in the kitchen at all times. These dosa wraps are mostly healthy, with a filling made of assorted vegetables inside. I’ve slightly jazzed them up, using Harissa Dressing and Cheese & Jalapeno Dip from Veeba Foods, to make them taste yummier.
The Harissa Dressing adds a nice, hot flavour to the wraps, while the Cheese & Jalapeno Dip adds in some creamy cheesiness. Both, together, elevate the taste of the wraps.
These tasty wraps can be literally made in minutes – they are super simple to whip up. They make for a lovely snack, particularly suited to those days when you want slightly fancy food but nothing too elaborate.
Now, let’s check out the recipe for these cheesy dosa veggie wraps, shall we?
Ingredients (for 2 wraps):
For the wraps:
- 3 ladles of dosa batter
- 2 teaspoons oil, to make the dosas
For the dressing:
- Veeba Cheese & Jalapeno Spread, as needed
- Veeba Harissa Dressing, as needed
For the veggie stuffing:
- 1 small carrot, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
- A few stalks of fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
- A small piece of cabbage, finely chopped
- 6-8 beans, strings removed and finely chopped
- 4 tablespoons shelled green peas
- 1 small capsicum, finely chopped
- Salt, to taste
- A pinch of asafoetida
- Red chilli powder, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons oil
First, get the vegetable stuffing ready, and then proceed to make the wraps.
For the veggie stuffing:
- Heat the oil in a pan and add in the asafoetida. Let in stay in for a couple of seconds.
- Add in the chopped onions, carrots, capsicum, beans, cabbage and green peas.
- Cook on medium flame for a couple of minutes. Stir intermittently.
- Add in the turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder to taste, and the sugar. Mix well.
- Let the veggies cook till they are soft, but not overly done. Keep stirring intermittently. Sprinkle some water if the veggies seem to be sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- When the vegetables are cooked, switch off the gas. Add in the finely chopped coriander, and mix well.
- Let the vegetable stuffing cool down to room temperature before proceeding to make the wraps.
For the wraps:
- Heat a dosa pan on high flame, till water droplets dance on it.
- When the pan is nice and hot, reduce the flame to medium.
- Pour about 1-1/2 ladles of dosa batter in the centre of the pan, and spread it into a circle. Spread a teaspoon of oil around the dosa.
- Cook the dosa on low-medium flame, on one side. When the side on top begins to look cooked too (when no spots of raw batter are visible), spread a couple of spoonfuls of the vegetable stuffing in the centre of the dosa. Drizzle a little each of Veeba’s Harissa Dressing and Cheese & Jalapeno Dip, evenly over the stuffing. Wrap up both sides of the dosa, to make a roll. Transfer the roll to a serving plate.
- Prepare the other dosa wrap, too, in a similar fashion.
- Serve immediately.
- You can use any other vegetables that you have, to create the stuffing – babycorn, mushrooms, cauliflower, sweet corn.. I used the veggies that I had on hand.
- Any leftover stuffing after making these cheesy dosa veggie wraps can be used to make sandwiches.
- You will need to be a little quick while putting the stuffing into the dosa wraps, to ensure that the dosa doesn’t get burnt on the bottom side.
- Don’t make the stuffing too wet; it should be dry. Otherwise, the wrap will get soggy in no time.
- Since we are using dosas to wrap veggies here, you will need to make them slightly thicker than regular dosas so that they don’t get too soggy.
- You could add some garam masala or amchoor to the stuffing too, if you wish. I decided not to, so as to keep things simple.
- You could cut up the dosa wraps into slices before serving, too.
- You can add as much or as little of the Harissa Dressing and Cheese & Jalapeno Dip to your wraps, as your tastebuds dictate.
This recipe has been developed for Veeba Foods, who have kindly sent across a gift hamper of their products, for me to test and use.
You like? I hope you will try out this recipe too, and that you will love it just as much as we did!