Fire in the house! run! run! run!

I have lost count.. guess it is the 4th or 5th time V tried to burn the house down... and ofcourse this is the first time in the new den!! And another thing for the record this is the first time she tried this out so early in the morning!
5.00 am V decides it is going to be "black bean wrap" (recipe below) for breakfast. Humming to the stains of Kanda shasti kavasam she turns on the grill, and goes around doing the usual stuff, bring out the flat bread, take out cookie sheet, hunt for the new can of PAM, spray flat bread, open fridge, pull out tomato, wash, take out chopping board and knife, remember hummus is in fridge, remember it is time to put the bread in, into the oven goes the bread, open fridge, hunt for hummus, find pickled jalapenos, black beans, chop onions and tomato, humming along.. Suddenly!!! remembers flat bread in oven, opens the oven... first sight blackened flat bread and cookie sheet, the opening of the oven results in oxygen supply (hmm my science is getting better right?) and flames shoot out! V has sense to close the oven door, scream out for R, turn off the grill and turn on the vent fan all at the same time.. takes out the fire extinguisher, looks for instructions, doesn’t know what to do, calls out for R then runs up the stairs calling R and then back to the kitchen, opens the oven and mercifully the flames are out, pulls out the blackened mess from the oven (she remembers to put on the glove), beats out the flames from the bread and breathes a sigh of relief.. R is down, shaving cream still on his face... another adventure...fortunately nothing serious.. just hope V does burn the place down!
V calms down to make another flat-bread wrap for R and here's the recipe..

For 1 wrap:
1 pita/ flat bread (can substitute tortilla or chapatti’s)
Couple of slices of onions, tomatoes, pickled jalapenos (can be substituted by green chilies)
2 tablespoons of cooked black beans (red beans work equally well)
shredded cheese (V uses sharp cheddar)

For spread
Hummus: (My favorite spread, works well on bread and is healthy!)
1 can garbanzo beans (chick peas, cooked)
Couple of pods of garlic
Toasted sesame seeds soaked in milk
salt and water
Blend everything together. Can be stored in fridge for a couple of days.

For Filing:
Spanish Rice:
Olive oil
A table spoon each of black beans, corn
Cumin seeds
1 cup short-grain rice
Grind together 1 onion, 1 tomato, 2 pods of garlic, 1 inch piece of ginger, 2 green chilies
In pan, add a little olive oil, add cumin seeds and let it fry. Add the blended mix and let it cook. Add rice and enough water and cook.

Assembling the wrap:
Spray the bread with oil (butter tastes yummy too!), put it in the grill (please don't burn down the house) for a couple of minutes till the bread turns crisp at the edges. Turn off the oven. Easy way out, toast the bread in a tawa. Spread hummus in one half of the bread, add rice, beans, onions, tomatoes, green chilies (be sure to keep them on one side), sprinkle some black pepper and cheese. Roll the wrap. Sprinkle some cheese on the top and put it inside the oven. The oven will still be hot and the cheese will melt forming a yummy top layer!



Lavs said...

better luck next time.hee hee