I know I shouldn’t be abandoning the blog as much as I do… but that’s the pattern I seem to follow…
In august, WOW Hyderabad which is the number one local magazine of Hyderabad, did a cover feature on people from different walks of life rediscovering and enjoying the kitchen. They featured 12 people. There was an actor, a fashion designer, a hotelier etc… and your’s truly. I’ve been called a lot of things, but for the first time I was called Hyderabad’s most popular Blogger. Am not sure if I deserve those words of praise, but am humbled that this little blog got me featured in a magazine.
It was nerve wracking to pose for the picture… but I enjoyed the fun interview with a nice guy who has been reading my blog and so knew my dog by his name! Have just been plain lazy about posting this here. So now is as good a time as ever.
Its also been almost a year now that I write a bi monthly feature with recipes for a local English daily called The Hans India. I need to find the features and scan and post them in a different section of this blog I guess, now that there are so many.
On that note, I leave you with a simple recipe to make Tortillas
Tortilla Wraps (Makes 6 Tortillas)
All Purpose Flour (Maida) 11/4 Cup
Baking Powder ½ teaspoon
Salt to taste
Butter 1 tablespoon
Water (to knead the dough)
For the Filling
Lettuce 1 cup
Fresh Vegetable Sticks 1 cup (such as sliced avocado, red/ yellow peppers, tomato slices etc)
Cooked Shredded Chicken or cooked Paneer slices
Baked Beans (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix the baking powder and salt into the flour well and mix the butter to make it look like breadcrumbs. Add enough water to make a dough like chapatti. Knead it for a few minutes and leave it to rest for 20 – 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into six equal parts and roll out into rounds of about 6-7 inches. Heat a tava and lightly cook the tortilla on two sides till small brown spots appear and it is cooked. This is similar to making rotis but do not press down with the spatula or put directly onto the flame. Make all the tortillas and keep aside.
When the tortillas have cooled. Place the lettuce leaf in the middle of the tortilla, add a few vegetable sticks, few pieces of shredded chicken or Paneer and a few teaspoons of beaked beans, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roll up the tortilla tight and secure with a toothpick.
Repeat till all the tortillas are used up. Serve with a fresh salad, salsa and guacamole.