Emma Scielzo was the winner from Maryland in the 2013 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge recipe contest. Emma’s grandmother cooks healthy and delicious Indian food whenever her family visits her. She has inspired Emma to try different flavors, spices and herbs.
In a medium sauté pan over moderate heat, warm the oil. Add the bell peppers, tomato, onion, ginger, garlic, crushed red pepper, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper and cook until slightly tender, about 10 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons water and chicken and continue to cook for several more minutes.
In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, cucumber, and the remaining 1 tablespoon water. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
To serve: Place lettuce and a scoop of chicken masala mixture in the center of each tortilla or roll. Add a spoonful of the raita to each wrap, or serve it on the side, along with fresh mango slices.
Note: Contest recipes were evaluated by a panel of judges that included Let's Move! executive director and assistant White House chef Sam Kass; Epicurious editor-in-chief Tanya Steel; representatives from the USDA and the Department of Education. This recipe has not been tested by the McCormick Kitchens.
Serving Suggestion: Garnish the raita with fresh mint leaves.