May 9, 2013

Veggi Kizhi / Stuffed Vegetable Sacks with no deep frying


               I came up with this recipe when I had very little pizza dough unused in my refrigerator. The basic idea was similar to stuffing in vegetable rolls that we generally make. I did not wish to deep fry so ended up doing this. 

              I designed them like a "Kizhi" which in malayalam means small sack stuffed with something. I loved making them in these shape so could not resist clicking them too.

                   My hubby was so happy having them with his tea after his tiring way at office. I had a lot of confusion about giving them a shape - a sack worked out great in the end.


Pizza Dough (Click for a step wise method for making pizza dough at home) - 10 chappathi ball sized
Onion - 1/4 cup (Finely chopped)
Capsicum - 1/4 cup (Finely chopped)
Mushroom - 1/2 cup (Finely chopped)
Cabbage - 1/2 cup (Chopped lengthy)
Carrot - 1/4 cup (Finely chopped)
Peas - 1/8 cup
Garlic - 1 clove (chopped)
Corn Kernels - 2 tablespoons
Raisins - 10 no's (Finely chopped)
Olive oil - 1 tablespoon
Soya sauce - 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli sauce - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - As needed

  • Saute Onion and garlic to golden brown with olive oil in a pan.

  • Add all the veggies with salt and saute to cook them(For 10 min on medium flame). Please do not cook too much as they are tasty when they are crispy. 

  • Add Soya and Chilli sauce with raisins and stir for 2 minutes(Sauce should not be over cooked).

  • Roll the pizza dough. Take one roll and cut to strips to use as knots

  • Rub some oil at the center and place the stuffing and bring the corners together to form a sack and tie it with a strip. Brush with some olive oil on every sack.

  • Pre-heat oven to 400'F for 5 minutes. Arrange the sacks in a baking tray and bake them for 10 to 15 minutes (it took me 12 minutes exactly) or until the outer crust gets a golden colour. 

  • Serve them hot with Tomato sauce....ooohhhhh yummmmm... 

My Notes:
  • Any vegetable of your choice can be added.
  • Pasta sauce can also be used instead of soya and chilli sauce too.
  • Adding of tomato sauce or tomatoes / cheese is also a variation you will love. 

Am happy to link this to Event by Archana's Kitchen - Summer Fiesta
Happy To link this recipe with Haffa's "Back to School Lunch Ideas Event"


  1. Wow,edible sack loaded with veggies...Healthy and yummy!!

  2. wow lovely and cute looking veggie sacks dear :) yummy recipe :)

  3. Looks delicious!

  4. Delicious and fulfilling snack. Excellent preparation.

  5. looks yummy!!!! not so good at dumpling wont try it now!!

  6. Wow Divya, these potlis, I mean veggie sacks are looking amazing. I can imagine the yummy taste. Very creative indeed!

  7. Awesome recipe.. Loved the stuffing too Divya :-)

  8. lovely cute little parcels,superbly done.

  9. I adore the wrap for the small cute parcels. This is so heavenly and goodness to the last bite.

  10. wow they are so cute dhivya.. exactly potli..

  11. Super delicious, cute healthy and lovely, thanks for sharing Divya...

  12. Hi Divya,
    Thank you for stopping by my space.Glad to follow u too.
    Veggie kizhi lol..but sambhavam kollam kettooo..:)

  13. I love making sacks but I either steam them or deep fry them, but baking them is really a better idea :) Good one and nice clicks :)

  14. Very innovative!!! Love the sacks. Great idea and they look chic.

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  15. They look awesome...Healthy & Yummy !
    You have an awesome space with great recipes,Following you !
    I'm a new blogger,do stop by my space:)


  16. Whoa!! This looks mind boggling!! I would soo love to try this...

  17. these small potlis as i call them are so cute. innovative and creative way to use a pizza dough.

    1. Yes dassanna...i ended up making them when i had very little dough left out...thank you for stopping by

  18. wow !!healthy and tasty way of having your vegetable kizhis:)

  19. I really loved the way of making a kizhi. A healthy and tasty way to eat vegetables.

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