Saturday, March 8, 2014

Cheesy egg wrap

Cheesy Egg Wraps 

(A healthy start a healthy you)

Over the years with this battle of eating healthy I have realized that while the wholewheat bread and multi-grain bread essentially take the numero uno position in the world of healthy eats the humble Whole-wheat flatbread is one of the most versatile ingredients for a wholesome meal be it lunch, dinner or breakfast. While most Indians associate a bowl of vegetable curry or pulse or non-vegetarian curry you can let your imagination flow to create some beautifully different and unique food items which are both easy to prepare, tasty to eat and healthy to satisfy the mind.

What you can basically do is make a stack of flat-bread from the night before or at any point of the day and then use it when and where necessary. Living in a family with a grandmother in tow we naturally are usually stocked with more cooked food than required and so flat-bread is always available in the house and so my healthy eating has started again after a few days of dining out from the day before so I was trying to come up with an idea for a satisfyingly salty breakfast when I came up with this idea for a wrap. Now why i call it a salty craving is because eating healthy sweet dishes for breakfast is easy and the options are unlimited. You can have muesli, wholewheat cornflakes, fresh fruits but for me a salty breakfast is the key to a happy day

So here is the extremely easy recipe

Serves 2

4 stale flatbread (made the previous day) You can of course make fresh flatbread
4 eggs
2 medium sized tomatoes de-seeded
1/2 cup chopped leeks
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt and pepper as per taste
80gm of grated cheddar cheese
Pinch of paprika
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp olive oil

Start by whisking the eggs with some salt, the paprika and the milk. When it forms a frothy mixture well its not time to stop and so whisk till its silky . Heat 2 tsp oil and saute the tomatoes and leek and add the oregano and then transfer this on a plate. Now heat the rest of the oil and slowly add the egg which has already been whisked. Now eggs are extremely delicate and the chances of the base burning is pretty high and so you need to adjust the heat continuously. What I personally do is use medium flame and once parts of my egg start solidifying I add  the cheese and then turn off  the heat and cover the pan and let stand for 3 minutes . In this case you want one side to be almost-set which helps the egg stick to the flatbread. Now simply transfer the eggs and then on medium flame use the chapati on the same frying pan and when it  becomes hot quickly add part of the egg with the almost set side facing towards the flatbread and quickly add a bit of tomato and leek and create an open wrap. make all 4 wraps and serve with a fruit. I usually avoid juices since in that case one misses out of valuable fibre. Enjoy this healthy breakfast which will keep you full for a good 3 hours or so till lunch time and so you do not eat unhealthy snacks and stay fit and is to everybody health . I wouldn't really suggest packing this for lunch for your children or husbands or yourself because eggs gone cold does have a fowl smell :) So enjoy it fresh and hot.

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