Pita bread is one of the oldest breads known. Pita is a pocket bread that is created by steam, puffing through the dough as it bakes. When removed from the oven, the layers of baked dough remain separated inside the deflated pita, which allows the bread to be opened into pockets, creating a space for use in various dishes..
Because of its convenience, low fat and calorie content, its popularity has grown.
Though much of the Pita bread’s popularity in the western world is due to its extended use of Pocket sandwiches but not limited to it. Pita tastes great with Indian cuisine. Pita can be used to scoop or wrap kebabs or salads.
Pita is cut in two halves and the pockets are opened up and f stuffed with different ingredients of your choice
There are no fixed ways to have Pita bread, it can be used as a spoon to scoop the gravies, or to hold the food as a wrap.
Think beyond regular buns, use PITA bread for a tasty burger.
Grilled chicken Pita pocket
- Pita bread 2 nos.
- For grilled chicken
- Chicken breast cut into ½ inch slices 4 nos
- Garlic paste 1 tea spoon
- Salt …1/4 spoon
- Black pepper( ground) ¼ tea spoon
- Olive oil ……4 table spoons
- Lemon juice….1 table spoon
Marinate the chicken with garlic paste, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Mix well and add 1 table spoon Olive oil. Keep in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Diced pieces of.
- Cucumber 1 medium size
- Tomato 1 no.
- Capsicum 1 no.
- Lettuce 4 leaves
For Yoghurt sauce
- Thick yoghurt/hung curd……100 gms
- Garlic paste ¼ tsp
- Pinch of salt
- Lemon juice ½ tsp
- Add garlic paste,lemon juice and salt in the yoghurt, mix well and keep refrigerated.
- Heat a pan and add the remaining olive oil.
- Cook the chicken using a grill pan or a non stick frying pan
- Turn the chicken and cook until golden brown.
- Remove from the pan and cut dices.
- Cut the Pita in two halves.
- Open the pocket and place Lettuce.
- Add diced chicken and vegetables.
- Add 1-2 spoon of Yoghurt sauce.