Amazing Healthy Lettuce Wraps with Paneer

by Heart of Saffron
Healthy lettuce wraps with paneer

We want to eat healthy right? But can healthy food be also tasty and delicious? Oh yes!! In these amazing healthy lettuce wraps with paneer you can get that! Great taste and good for your health. How does it taste like? Well, really, really good! When you take a bite first you will encounter the crispy salad, then the juices from the tomato and capsicum will explode in your mouth together with the Indian masala and fried paneer. The sauce is also incredible with a wonderful flavor of curry leaves and mustard seeds. And the best of all it is really easy and quick to make. Make these amazing healthy lettuce wraps with paneer to impress your friends. 

Ingredients for healthy lettuce wraps

When I was a kid my mom used to serve Korean food together with whole lettuce leaves. We would eat rice, some Korean meat dish and sauce and we would stuff all of that into a lettuce leaf, wrap it and eat it. It used to be a weekly meal and I really loved it! Several years later I decided to stop eating meat and my taste changed somehow and my tongue started to crave Indian food. So I started making healthy lettuce wraps with Indian spices and paneer with funky twists to the lettuce wraps sauce like adding curryleaves and chilli to it.  It’s really, really good!

How to make healthy lettuce wraps with paneer?

So there are so many reasons to love these great and healthy lettuce wraps:

  • They are super healthy and super tasty!
  • They are gluten free and vegetarian!
  • They are so, so easy to make!
  • Only a few ingredients are needed!
  • They are made with paneer!

In general the vegetarians make lettuce wraps with tofu or just with vegetables and an incredible sauce. But it is so wonderful to eat letttuce wraps with paneer. There is just something about that milky and soft taste from paneer which in my opinion tofu can never replace. So I would highly recommend that you try it out! This is my edition to really great tasting lettuce wraps.

So here is how you make the healthy lettuce wraps! The paneer should be fried in little oil on medium flame until it is golden brown and crisp. Make sure to turn the paneer from time to time to prevent it from becoming too brown. Transfer the fried paneer to a bowl.

In the same pan add oil and add the cumin, green chilli and hing. Once the cumin has sizzled a few seconds and the chilli has cooked  a little then you can add the capsicum. When the capsicum is half fried add the tomatoes, turmeric and salt. 

Frying paneer

Cook everything until the capsicum is cooked but not overcooked and the tomatoes are tender. Especially the capsicum should still keep its shape to give you maximum juicy flavors when you eat it. Then add the fried paneer and cook it together with the vegetables for about 1 to 2 minutes. As easy as that.

filling for healthy lettuce wraps

How to make the curryleaves yoghurt sauce?

Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a grinding jug. Then make a simple chaunce from mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry chilli and add this to the yoghurt. 

Sauce for lettuce wraps
chaunce for sauce lettuce wraps

How to combine the lettuce wraps?

Combining the lettuce leaves with the filling is not difficult at all. Just have a lettuce leaf ready, scoop some delicious filling on it and pour over some delicious curryleaves yoghurt sauce. You might be like me though, I always put too much filling in my lettuce wraps, I somehow cannot control my greed when it comes to putting the filling in these healthy lettuce wraps. I really hope that you love my edition to healthy lettuce wraps with paneer and curryleaves yoghurt sauce. If you are like me and love exotic tastes and new things then you will love my Easy Frozen Cheesecake Bites with Pineapple. 

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Amazing Healthy Lettuce Wraps with paneer

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These healthy lettuce wraps are really worth trying. When you take a bite first you will encounter the crispy salad, then the juices from the tomato and capsicum will explode in your mouth together with the Indian masala and fried paneer. The sauce is also incredible with a wonderful flavor of curry leaves and mustard seeds. And the best of all it is really easy and quick to make. Make these amazing healthy lettuce wraps to impress your friends.

  • Author: Heart of Saffron
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 5 Wraps 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Cuisine: Asian
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Ingredients

Filling:

200 grams cubed paneer

2 red capsicum, diced

1 tomato, diced

1 tsp whole cumin

1 chopped green chilli

1/8 tsp hing

1/8 tsp turmeric

1 tbs chopped fresh coriander

2 ½ tbs oil

Lettuce leaves

Yoghurt sauce:

1 cup Greek yoghurt

2 sprigs curry leaves

1 green chilli

½ tsp salt

Chaunce for yoghurt:

12 tsp oil

½ tsp mustard seeds

1 red dry chilli, broken in 2

1 sprig curry leaves

Instructions

How to make the filling:

  1. Heat 1 tbs of oil and fry the paneer until golden brown. Remove the paneer from the pan to a bowl.
  2. In the same pan, heat 1 ½ tbs of oil, toss in 1 tsp of whole cumin and sizzle for a few seconds, then add the chopped green chilli and hing and fry until the green chilli is cooked.
  3. Add the capsicum and fry over medium heat. Once it is half cooked add the tomato, turmeric and salt.
  4. When the vegetables are cooked add the fried paneer and cook it for 1 minute.
  5. Sprinkle 1 tbs of freshly chopped coriander.

 

How to make the sauce:

  1. Put the Greek yoghurt, curry leaves, chopped green chilli and salt in a grinding jug. Pulse it until the chilli and curry leaves are nicely minced.
  2. In a small frying pan heat 2 tsp oil. Add the mustard seed and let them crack and pop.
  3. Once the popping is reducing add the curry leaves and 1 broken red dry chilli.
  4. Add the chaunce to the yoghurt and the yoghurt sauce is done.

 

Combining:

  1. Wash the lettuce leaves and place one by one on a plate.
  2. With a spoon add the filling inside the lettuce and place a few spoons of yoghurt dressing on top.
  3. Ready to eat!

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