Recipe for a hummus and sprouts wrap – a good way to use leftover rotis
I can watch most movies, except science fiction. There are exceptions to the rule. Like attending the pre-release show of Star Wars III that started at 11.30 pm and ended in the wee hours of morning, when we were in the US. The things we do for love, I tell you. (This was in 2005)
(2016 Update: Star Wars VI The Force Awakens was also promptly watched before its release, for the Star Wars love of my 7 year old son. Some things never change)
I chanced upon Hasperat on the blog Vegan Yum Yum (food from the Star Trek), it looked anything but science fictional…instead it looked hearty, fresh and colourful and perfectly bite-worthy and was instantly tempted to try them out.
Hasperat is a spicy wrap, made with brine, that’s often talked about and enjoyed by inhabitants of the planet Bajor in the Star Trek series.
There were no tortillas on hand, but our roti is after all an Indian version of tortilla. With homemade hummus in the fridge, cucumbers peeled into ribbons and sauteed sprouts, I was all set to make my own version of the hasperat, heavily inspired from the Vegan Yum Yum blog
Rolled sandwiches with hummus, cucumber and sprouts
These go well for a hearty breakfast or a light lunch / dinner
Time taken – Under 15 minutes
Hummus and Sprouts Wrap
- 2 tortillas or rotis rolled out large and very thin
- 4 tbsps hummus
- 1 cucumber large , sliced thin with a mandolin or peeled into ribbons
- 1 cup mung bean sprouts salt chilli or any other , sauteed in a little oil with and flakes
- If using tortilla, warm them in microwave for 10 seconds, or on a skillet.
- If using rotis, first cook the rolled out rotis partially on the hot skillet, both sides and keep aside. Do not puff out the way it is traditionally done to make Phulkas.
- Spread a thick layer of hummus. Cover it with a thin layer of sauteed sprouts, followed by a layer of cucumber ribbons / slices.
- Roll up tightly.
- Brush with some olive oil and grill them on a grill pan or a hot skilled on both sides, for a minute each on low flame.
- Cut each roll diagonally across the centre, to make two pieces from each tortilla roll.
- Eat them hot.
We loved this for breakfast. Along with a few slices of apple, this breakfast provides the necessary carbs to kickstart your day, ample proteins from hummus and sprouts, cucumber for a serving of vegetable and sliced apple for one serving of fruit. Fibre is also abundant from the whole wheat flour, the hummus, sprouts and apple. Since the weather turned so warm here, we make it a point to have a glass of chilled chhaas or Masala Mor along with breakfast, that accounts for the dairy component. The other plus point for this is that it hardly takes any time to assemble, once you have the hummus, tortilla or dough for roti ready.