I just cannot believe that it has more than a week since I blogged. Time seems to be slipping through my fingers like sand. Last week was rather hectic with back to back photography assignments. It was fun, but when you are cooking, styling and photography all in one, it becomes rather taxing. I really love the process, but I tend to overdo it by obsessing about the smallest details. And let’s not even start talking about the clean up….there was a time when, I would clean while cooking, so clean up was not a stressful chore. I remember all my spices and daals, well almost all the ingredients in my kitchen were labeled and neatly stacked. If you see me working now, seriously, it is not the same person, you will see stuff on every inch of the counter space and strangely I am more productive than I ever was. It started as a one off thing and over the months it has become a habit. Its something I need to address this year. Will see how that goes ;)
It has been a while since teen has been asking me to bake pita at home. I sincerely thought it was a long drawn process and was keeping the baking for a relaxed weekend. This bread is so easy that I feel rather stupid waiting for a weekend to bake this. This is THE quickest bread I have ever made and I just love the soft fluffy texture. I can eat this without filling, just with hummus. If you are looking for a hummus recipe, click here.
For the stuffing
handful of paneer
1/2 cucumber finely sliced
1 small tomato deseeded and diced
few leaves of baby spinach
few leaves of lettuce torn
1 small red onion thinly sliced
2 tbsp corn cooked ( optional)
few pitted olives
1 tbsp of hummus for every half of pita sandwich
1/2 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp chaat masala
1/2 tsp red chilli
1/4 tsp garam masala OR tandoori masala
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp mint chutney
mint chutney recipe
Replace the paneer with tofu and you have a vegan pita sandwich.
In a pan heat oil and add roast the panner till golden brown, add all the masala. Let it cool.
slice pita in the middle and stuff with the raw salads, paneer, hummus and mint chutney. Dash of salt and red chili powder. Do not over stuff the bread, serve fresh with hummus on the side.
Recipe adapted from here.