Friday, 24 September 2010

Shall we 'wrap it up?'

Oh don't panic, I'm not talking about wrapping up my blog, I'm talking about a chicken wrap which tasted so goddamn lovely and was so easy to prepare. See, being in London has its perks....there are so so many free festivals all over the place and if you are into cultural stuff, this is the place to be. I love London for all that and more...and now honestly I just cannot think of settling elsewhere...even a one month vacation to India makes me miss this place.

So whole of last year we did all the cultural stuff, the festivals, the food shows, the jazz concerts and everything London had to offer in Summer. This year, we did a selected few things only because we were super busy with guests and travelling- a weekend at home meant staying put and catching a movie or so. The last of the summer festivals here are the open air movies or 'Movies under the stars' as they call it..again free movie screenings and if you didn't go early enough, you'd be stuck in a very sad corner of the amphitheatre or park. We decided to catch three movies this time, since we'd seen all the others. Last week we saw 'The Kite Runner' and we loved, loved, loved it. Yesterday we saw 'North by Northwest,' an Alfred Hitchcock movie from the 1950's and next week we are catching 'Invictus.' I have always loved the old Hollywood movies, with Gone with the Wind topping the charts (after I had to do a presentation for my film studies class) and this one we loved for the hilarious one liners and of course the suspense thriller, Hitchcock was known for. 

A night out meant packing blankets, cushions (oh yes we did and we were the ones with the least obvious of them) and definitely food and wine. Last week we had sandwiches and so this time I decided to make some wraps with left over chicken roast. Smothered the wheat tortillas with some spicy yoghurt sauce, topped it with onion rings and shredded chicken, rolled it up and we were ready to go.
This chicken roast recipe is one that I learned just after coming to England. I was new to the whole blogging scene and this recipe was passed on by a friend and from then, its been a favourite of ours. It never fails and the flavours are just brilliant. I have posted the recipe here. It is definitely a meal on its own and I'm telling you, you'd love it if you try it once (now you gotta believe me, cos I very seldom say things like that about my dishes).

Yoghurt sauce (adapted from Sig)
Greek yoghurt- 3 tbsp
Red chilli flakes- 1/2 to 1 tsp (depending on your heat in take)
Garlic pods- 2, thinly sliced and crushed
Lime juice- 1/2 tsp
Salt- to taste

For the wraps:
Whole wheat tortillas- 6, small ones
Onion rings- as required
Lettuce or rocket - a few leaves (optional)
Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a ramekin and place in the refrigerator for the flavours to infuse..say for about 15 mins and shred the chicken in the mean time.

Assembling:
Warm the tortillas lightly and place on a chopping board.
Place about 1/2 a tbsp of the yoghurt sauce on to the centre of the tortilla and spread it out like how you'd make a dosa..ok that's irritatingly dramatic..just spread it out however you like, just make sure its goes out to the edges.
Place a few spoons full of shredded chicken on one side, followed by the lettuce (if using) and onion rings and roll it up tightly.
You can wrap it up with a foil paper or just leave as it is (I did) and for convenience, I sliced it in half.
Notes: You can use any filling, paneer and mushrooms would be a good option and you can use the exact same masala
If you have over done the sauce, it might ooze out which, if were having at home, would be awesome to lick, but since i was taking it out to a public place I made sure it wasn't a messy affair.
If I hadn't used the sauce, I would have gone for some shredded cheddar cheese.

31 comments:

Satrupa said...

Ahh this looks so frabjous ..... I am gonna make some soon.

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Gulmohar said...

A perfect dinner roll. Looks so tempting

Nithu said...

Looks so delicious and yummy with the yogurt sauce.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! So simple and delicious wrap.

GB said...

I checked the original chicken recipe...this looks delish! and really easy. I think I'll make these for luch tomorrow...that way I can marinate the chiken o/n. Thanks!

Tanvi said...

yummy....the chicken looks sooo tempting!

kothiyavunu.com said...

whoa, this looks incredible. I'm hungry and wish I had some right now.:)

Foodie Ann said...

Movies Under the star...kwellll....Im not sure if something like that happens here....

I too love both the book and the movie Kite Runner...
But whenever I think of classic I vote for Sound of music...

I love chicken wrappers....it tastes sooo good...I am completely in love with your wrapper....

I forgot tell u my mom Rtd as a Physics HOD from All saints in '00..

cheers ,
Ann

Sharmilee! :) said...

I luv wraps and this one is truely yummlicious....luv to grab it right away :) so tempting they look

Roshan said...

awesome photography and the write up...

Sayantani said...

I often make a chicken tikka tortilla wrap. this roasted chicken recipe is delicious. bookmarking this for occasions when suddenly guests come over.

Sayantani said...

I often make a chicken tikka tortilla wrap. this roasted chicken recipe is delicious. bookmarking this for occasions when suddenly guests come over.

Kairali sisters said...

Bookmarked..I loved that chicken by itself and wrap was a great thought Nisha...Looks perfect...

Silence Sings said...

You are really njoying the movie fest.....grt...I am just fallen over the wraps...you roll it so nicely and perfectly....you are a very neat cook..

Tamanna said...

*drooling*

aipi said...

Lipsmacking.. n yumm !!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious wraps love these tasty for anytime of the day

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

Oh wow! Movies under the stars reminded me of my childhood :-)
We lived in this small town and every saturday was movie night in a big stadium under the star. Those were the days!
Love Love Love your recipes and the photographs!

Pointblank said...

Now u do sound like an expert:) And u started liking onions eh?

Satya said...

i always prefer wraps ...those looks wonderful

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Monet said...

We just watched North by Northwest for the first time a few months ago...we enjoyed it too! I wish we could have watched it under the stars though...especially if we could have tried one of your delicious wraps!

Priya said...

Such a droolworthy wraps, feel like grabbing some rite, irresistible last click..

Pushpa said...

Easy chicken dish to make and is delicious to have it as a wrap.Beautiful clicks as usual

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Gorgeous pic, loved the last one, though wraps up sounds great, i don't think i have patience, i will eat chicken with roti just like that :) oh ya gone with wind is my fav too

Susan and Abraham said...

brilliant stuff.. reminds me of college days...

Nitha said...

A lovely "wrap up" :)

Maria said...

The wraps looks perfect and I liked the color of the chicken roast, great!

Sushma Mallya said...

Love any type of wraps and this surely looks delicious...

MaryMoh said...

I love chicken wrap. Yours looks very delicious...mmm

Yummy Team said...

Lovely wraps!! That chicken roast looks really yum!! Am drooling over the pics..Bookmarked both the recipes :)

archana said...

Wow,this wrap looks so inspiring,i am making one tonight, i have some left over chicken roast from the weekend. Thank you Nisha,your photos are truly shining these days.