THE BOMBAY WRAP
I used an Ajwain Paratha for this wrap. I don’t find those large tortilla things found on the grocery shelves to be edible. It bewilders me how can something last that long on a shelf and still be good for you. Ajwain is not a seed though it looks like caraway and cumin, but a fruit pod. Its flavor is similar to oregano and anise and it’s used in a similar way as an anti-flatulent. I found some in the refrigerator of an Indian grocer in Albany, NY. Two come in a package. So this recipe serves 2.
3 scallions, white and green parts, sliced
2 carrots, grated
1 bunch lacinato kale, de-stemmed
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Black pepper, optional
Steam the kale leaves until they wilt with just the water on the rinsed leaves. Let cool slightly, then rough chop.
Heat a non-stick pan to medium-high and warm the olive oil. Add the scallions to sauté 1-2 minutes. Add the grated carrots, sauté another minute. Then add the chopped kale and sauté, stirring, until the kale is cooked through. You might need to add a bit more olive oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of zatar and a grinding of black pepper. You don’t need any salt because the feta is very salty.
Warm a cast iron pan and heat the paratha on both sides. Transfer to a plate. Place the kale mixture in the center of the paratha and sprinkle some crumbled feta cheese on top. Roll and serve.
|Paratha with Kale, Scallions, Carrot & Feta|
|I already took a bit out of it.|