Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Spicy Tortila Stir Fry Loaded With Vegetables

Spicy Tortila Stir Fry Loaded With Vegetables

Today’s recipe comes from inspiration of our visit to my beloved restaurant Sarvana Bhavan, love the fact that taste is always consistent and you get what you expect with no surprises, love the kottu parata, it’s a spicy concoction of roti’s made with Maida ,vegetables and spices served with a side of raita, portion size is so huge that its hard for one person to polish off the whole plate and not go to sleep the next moment. Had tortilla lying in my refrigerator for a while, decided to make the same with tortilla’s and taco seasoning must say it was as tastier in comparison to its original and since I added tons of veggies made for an healthy dish as well.

On a personal note mom left few days ago, seems like she left abruptly wish she stayed so more time or wish I lived close to her, had a ball of time with her. Miss the tea time sessions, her advice and above all just her presence added so much fun this summer, miss you mom !!
School is in service thank god for everything seems to fall into a routine, I am a person who gets very fidgety when things are not in order , I prefer to plan and know what’s ahead as much as I can in advance, openness as much as I love scares me and put’s me under pressure.

Without much ado her goes today’s recipe

Makes for about 3 cups serves 2-3 hungry stomachs
1 cup shredded cabbage
½ grated carrot
1 cup red onion finely grated
1 cup tomatoes cubed
½ cup scallions/green onion
1 cup spinach (optionally)
1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
½ cup finely grated chilies (adjust according to taste)
2-3 garlic chopped finely
ginger about an inch chopped finely
For seasoning

For Mexican flavor
2-3 tbsp taco seasoning 
1 tbsp of pepper flakes
2 tbsp of ketchup

For indian version
2-3 tbsp garam masala
2 tbsp cumin/corriander powder
pinch of chaat masala

salt according to taste
2-3 tbsp of olive oil

1. Heat a pan with tbsp of oil, when hot add garlic,ginger saute for few second, add tomatoes,red bell peppers , green onions and salt and saute for 3-4 minutes till all the ingredients are well cooked.

2. Now grind the above into a fine paste and keep aside.

3. Now heat a pan add 2tbsp of oil, when hot add the remaining vegetables and saute for 2-3 minutes till all the vegetables are well sautéed.

4. Now cut tortilla into thin stripes.
5.Now add the cut strips to the sauted vegetables and add your choice of either mexican or indian flavors and add the vegetable paste and saute till tortilla strips are well coated. Cook covered for about 2-3 minutes.
6. Remove from heat and sprinkle lemon juice and corriander leaves and top with toasted peanuts

Served spicy tortilla stir fry with my home made jalepeno guacamole .


elengenesseajm said...

I love how simple and delicious this looks, with so many fresh ingredients served in a different way to the standard taco or burrito!

Happy Cook / Finla said...

When i saw the pic first thing came to mind was looks like kothu paratha and then i read the post. Looks super yumm.

Vijitha said...

Ya reminds me of kothu parotta. Superb dish and lovely clicks!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

now, that is such a wonderful thing, love your stir-fry and avocado ensemble :)

Pavani said...

Absolutely delicious looking dish. Great idea on using tortillas i/o parathas.. Yummy fusion dish..

Rina said...

Nice fusion of American Tortilas with Indian Tamil Kuthu roti recipe..

kankana said...

I would have never thought of using tortilla this way . This looks very nice.

Nupur said...

Now that's a very clever fusion combination!

Now Serving said...

immensely appetizing platter - YUM!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I love how you've made a fusion between Indian and Mexican flavors. I would have never thought of using tortilla for such recipe. A very imaginative and delicious looking dish.

DEESHA said...

Mexican koothu parotta .. Very nice.

Kalyan said...

Tortilla is one of my favourites anytime...just looks delicious and mouthwatering.

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