Simply Sandwiches – Power Packed Pita Pocket

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Ingredients:

Bread : Pita bread 6 to 8 nos, slit open the pockets

For the filling of the pockets:

  • Boiled chana/chickpeas – 1 cup
  • Onions – 2 tbsp chopped
  • Tomatoes – 2 nos sliced
  • Cabbage – ½ cup shredded
  • Lettuce leaves – 1 cup assorted
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hung curd – 1 cup beaten
  • Honey – 1 tbsp
  • Lime juice – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard paste – 1 tsp
  • Chaat masala – ½ tsp
  • Chopped capsicums – 2 tbsp
  • Roasted crushed peanuts – 2 tbsp
  • Chopped mint and coriander leaves – 2 tbsp mix

Method :

  1. Prepare all the ingredients for the sandwich.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine together the hung curd and other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Combine together the chickpeas and other ingredients together and bind them well in curd.
  4. Check for seasonings and stuff this wholesome filling into the slit pita pockets and serve them with sticks of carrots/cucumbers/celery and a healthy shake as a meal.
Chef’s variations :
  • Try a filling with chicken tikka, mayonnaise and bell peppers as an option for the pita pockets.
  • Leftover subzis like jeera aloo, methi aloo, etc. can also be used up as a filling by mixing it up with hung curd/mayo or a combination spread like pesto mayo or a schezuan mayo spread.
  • Try chicken sausages, chicken salami, bacon etc. too as a filling for the pita pockets, add tomato ketchup to mayo or fried brown onions to the spread as well for a varied taste.