We all have these lazy moments when we feel like cooking without a recipe. Moments when we just rummage our pantry and refrigerator for whatever’s available and rustle up something with those ingredients. And I think everyone will agree with me on this; these on-the-spot dishes are most often our most creative dishes and something we feel truly proud of
So the dish I am describing today came from one such lazy inspiration . In my refrigerator, I had some frozen peas, a packet of sweet corn, zuchhini and pomegranate.The zuchhini definitely needed some love and attention as it had been lying ignored for a long time. At the back of my head, I could vaguely remember some TV recipe for zuchhini wraps.This led me to the idea of zuchhini wraps with fillings of mashed peas and mashed corns. And I also decided to throw in some pomegranate seeds into the wrap for a fruity angle to the flavour.
For this recipe, first boil the corn and peas separately. Next mash the peas and grind the corns to form a coarse paste. Season both the mashed mixes with salt and pepper. Next cut the zuchhini into long rectangular slices using a suitable slicer. I must add here, that getting the perfect slices comes with practise, so don’t get disheartened if you end up with uneven slices. Now spread the pea mix on some slices and the corn mix on others. On top of this, spread a layer of cheese (use cheese with liquid or semi-solid texture). Throw in a few pomegranate seeds and roll the slice (just like you would roll a Roulade). Use some cheese to bind the free end of the roll. Shallow fry in a pan from both sides until they catch a light golden colour. Enjoy with cheese sauce
Zuchhini by itself is kind of tasteless. The primary flavour comes from the filling. If you are a non-vegetarian, you can also experiment with minced chicken or mutton stuffings.
All the best with your Zuchhini Experiments!!