I love pita bread and this recipe here is one of my regular ones. Technically there is no recipe. I just add what I like and what I have on hand and the sandwich is ready, which is what a sandwich is all about. So this is usually a Friday dinner since grocery shopping is Saturday and I am left with bits and pieces of various vegetables. No one veggie is enough for an entire meal but together they work very well.
In this particular one, I have used French beans (which now grow in my garden and will henceforth be part of all my mixed veg dishes), baby corn, cherry tomatoes, onions and spring onions. To this I added some cayenne pepper, cumin seeds, ajwain and salt. I mixed some sour cream (which was leaping to its expiry date) and mayonnaise in equal parts and added some yellow mustard and onion powder for some flavour. Some cheddar cheese needed to be finished and so they were added too. Voila!
So here goes my recipe –
WHAT WE NEED
Pita bread 3
Onion 1, large
French beans 8-10
Baby corn 6-8
Cherry tomatoes 10-12
Spring onions A handful and then some for garnish
Olive Oil 1 1/2 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Ajwain 1/4 tsp
Cayenne pepper powder 1/2 – 1 tsp
Sour cream 1 1/2 tbsp
Mayonnaise 1 1/2 tbsp
Yellow mustard 1/2 tsp
Onion powder 1 tsp
Cheddar cheese, grated 3-4 tbsp
WHAT TO DO
- Finely chop the onions, spring onions, beans, baby corn
- Cut the cherry tomatoes into halves.
- Heat some oil and add cumin seeds and ajwain
- Add the onions and spring onions and sauté
- Once the onions are translucent add the beans and baby corns
- When the beans are half cooked, add the cherry tomatoes and mix well.
- Add salt and cook covered on medium heat for around 10 minutes.
- Open the lid regularly and sauté the vegetables.
- Switch off the gas and set it aside.
- In a small bowl, take the sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard and onion powder and mix well to combine.
- Preheat the oven to 190C
- Cut the pita breads into halves so that they resemble a semi circle.
- Slowly pry open each bread half so as to be able to stuff it.
- Apply the sour cream mix and then add the vegetables
- Take care to ensure that the bread doesn’t break.
- Once all the bread halves are stuffed, put them on a baking tray and spread the cheese on top.
- Bake for 5 minutes or till the cheese melts.
- Take it out, garnish with spring onion greens and serve warm.
- I wanted to have the pitas toasted and so I baked them for ten minutes. If you are doing the same, bake for 5 minutes and then add the grated cheese and bake for another 5 minutes.
This is my post for the Blogging Marathon hosted by Srivalli under the theme – Stuffed dishes.