Paneer Wrap Recipe is a combination of Tortillas stuffed with crispy and crunchy paneer, onion, lettuce and mayonnaise.
They had asked for only five villages. That’s right just the five villages…
Had it been given, the Mahabharata wouldn’t have happened.
Had it been given, the rivers of blood would not have flowed, Had it been given, relationships wouldn’t have fallen apart.
Chanakya Niti says that Mahabharata begins when there is an attempt to take what is not rightfully yours.
And when there is a desire to give up one’s rights too, that’s where the Ramayana begins.
In the Mahabharata, in spite of the Pandavas completing their Vanavasa (exile in the Jungle) and the Agyatavasa (exile in hiding), which they had agreed for, Duryodhana was adamant that he would not even give an inch of land to the Pandavas without a war.
As a last attempt to avert the war, foreseeing the horrific destruction that the war would bring, Lord Sri Krishna went to Hastinapur as a peace envoy of the Pandavas, with the aim of convincing Duryodhana.
Lord Shri Krishna tried to convince Duryodhana in all possible ways and told him that he should try to avert the war and that war was not the only solution.
Shree Krishna told him that by giving only five villages to the Pandavas, the war can be stopped.
But Duryodhana was so adamant that he did not listen to Krishan and rejected his proposal. He even gave orders to arrest Shree Krishna.
And that is how the Mahabharata started…
The same Mahabharata could have been stopped if there was a sense of mutual respect for each other and an understanding of each other’s feelings.
But that was not to be, because there was no place for Pandu in the heart of Duryodhana and Dhritarashtra, in the first place.
It was just a show-off, the consequence of which was the Mahabharata war.
The Pandavas had the right cultures inculcated into them. In spite of the fact that the Kingdom belonged to them and that they were ousted deceitfully, they still believed in “requesting” and “asking” that they be given what was rightfully theirs.
They never forced their rights on the Kingdom. Instead, they always ensured that they gave relationships, the respect that it deserved. They kept their family at the top of their priorities and always gave utmost respect to Dhritarashtra and his sons.
But they never got the respect they deserved.
This is true in our society today as well.
Only if people were sensible enough to think about the people around them, the ones who look at them with respect and showed some concern towards their prosperity and well-being as well, a lot of broken relationships could have been saved.
And add to it the fact that people like Shakuni exist today as well, just as they did in the Dwapara Yuga. They gossip, speak ill, and create rifts between people leading to brothers fighting brothers and fathers fighting sons.
But then, some things are beyond our control.
The one thing that is in our control is ourselves. The next time be a little compassionate to the people around you. Look at how you can mend a relationship instead of breaking it.
These relationships might just prove to be much more valuable than all of the wealth you have acquired.
With that let us move onto today’s recipe.
Paneer Wrap Recipe – Crispy Paneer Tortilla Wrap Recipe
I am always in love with the McDonald’s paneer wrap recipe. There were three things because of which I liked paneer wrap.
I love the Soft base/tortillas
Crispy and crunchy coated paneer
and the mayo used in it.
I always have a habit of dissecting recipes. Anything new that I would come across, I would open it once to check how it is made.
It was the same with the Paneer wrap as well. And based on whatever I could make out after the process of dissection, I made it at home today.
I have seen a lot of people making these wraps using the ready-made base called as the tortilla.
That way it is much easier to make this recipe. But I wanted to make it from scratch. So I prepared Tortilla at home itself.
And the Ingredients I have used here for coating the paneer was just perfect, I could see the coating distinctly on the paneer, and that is exactly how I wanted my Paneer patties to look like.
The third is the mayonnaise used in the wrap. I am not sure exactly, which sauce they use in their wrap, but then I tried Chipotle sauce and I really loved the flavor of the sauce.
And guess what, I got almost the same taste as the paneer wraps you get in McDonalds.
Do give it a try and do tell us, how it turned out for you.
Paneer Wrap Recipe
- 2 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 3 tbsp Butter melted + extra to toast the wrap
- 2 tsp Sugar
- 4 tsp Milk
- 2/3 cup Warm Water
Ingredients to Make Cornstarch Mix
- 1/4 Cup Cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
Ingredients to Make Batter
- 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1/8 cup Cornstarch
- 2 tsp Oil
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Water Cold or normal (as needed)
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
For Dry Coating
- 1 Cup Cornflakes ground
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 500 gm Paneer
- Chipotle Mayonnaise as needed
- Onion as needed
- Lettuce or Cabbage as needed
- Chilli flakes as required
Method for Tortillas
- Add all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, butter and milk. Mix everything well.
- Add warm water little by little and start kneading.
- Knead it for about 10 minutes and let it rest for minimum 1/2 an hour.
- Cover the dough with a wet cloth.
- Divide the dough into 6 equal sizes.
- Now take one part and roll it.
- Heat a flat pan and cook the base from both the sides. (use flat tawa to cook, but if you don’t have you can use normal Tawa also)
- In a bowl add all-purpose flour, cornflour, vegetable oil, red chilli powder and salt. Mix.
- Now add water to make a semi-thick batter.
For Dry Coating
- In another bowl add cornflour and baking powder, mix well, and set aside.
For Cornflour Mixture
- In a plate add ground cornflour and chilli powder and mix. Set aside.
- To Fry Paneer
- Cut the paneer into a desirable size preferably an inch wide with a desirable length that can fit into one wrap.
- To coat the paneer, firstly, coat it with the cornflour dry mixture and pat & shake to remove excess flour, then dip it in the batter and coat it well, further coat it with ground cornflakes, pat & shake to remove extra cornflakes. Follow the same step to coat each paneer slices.
- Keep these coated paneer slices in the freezer for about 15-30 minutes.
- Now heat a pan filled with oil on medium-high heat, and fry the coated paneer slices until they are crisp and golden brown on both sides.
- Take it out in a plate.
- Follow the same process to fry the rest of the paneer slices.
- Once done set aside.
Method to Assemble
- First, take one tortilla or base and keep it on a flat surface.
- Put some chipotle mayo as required.(refer the picture)
- Sprinkle some chilli flakes on it.
- Cut the paneer pattie into half and put it on top of it.
- Top with some onion and lettuce.
- Now fold the wrap from the bottom first and then from the sides tightly. (without allowing the stuffing to come out)
- Apply some butter on both the side. Set aside.
- Heat a tawa and toast each wrap on it from both the sides.
- So the paneer wrap is ready to be served.