Monday, January 26, 2015

Pitta Pockets

Pitta Pockets



Preparation Time: 2.5 -3 Hours
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.
Servings: 2


Ingredients


Warm Milk: 1 ½  Cup
Dry yeast: 2 ¼  tspn.
All purpose flour: 3 ½  Cup
Olive oil: 2 Tbspn.
Salt: 2 tspn.
Baking powder: 1 ½ TbSpn.
Sugar: 1 tspn.
Oregano: 1 tspn.
Red Chilly flakes: 1 tspn.

Ingredients for Filling


Chopped Capsicum: 4 Tbspn.
Chopped Onion: 4 Tbspn.
Blanched Corn: 4 Tbspn.
Cottage Cheese Cubes: 4 Tbspn.
Chopped Olives: 2 Tbspn.
Mayonnaise: 2 Tbspn.
Olive oil: 1 Tbspn.
Tabosco Sauce: 3-4 drops.
Chilly Flakes: 2 tspn.
Oregano: 2 tspn.
Red Chilly Garlic paste: 1 tspn.
Mixed herbs: 2 tspn.
Dry Thyme: 1 tspn.
Salt to taste
Crushed black pepper: pinch
Processed Cheese: 4 Tbspn.


Method


In a small bowl, take Luke-warm milk and add dry yeast and sugar to it. Leave that for 10 minutes to activate the dry yeast.

In another mixing bowl, take all purpose flour and add olive oil, salt, baking powder to it.

Mix it well. 

Add activated yeast milk to that and knead the smooth dough. Grease a bowl with oil and put that kneaded dough into it and cover the bowl with a clean film or a tight lid. Let it rest for 2 hours.

After 2 hours, dough must be risen almost in double in the volume.

Again apply some oil onto your fingertips and knead the dough lightly again.

Divide this dough into two equal proportion.

Keep it in a warm place for another 30 minutes.

Roll them into 1/2 inch thickness.

Greece the baking tray with a drop of oil(or butter). 


Put rolled pittas into the tray.


Put the tray into the preheated oven (Preheat oven 200 degree for 10 - 12 minutes). 

Bake it for 15 minutes on 180 degrees.

Take the baked Pitta breads out of the oven and let them come to the room temperature. 

Cut them into two parts from the middle.

Take one portion of it and make pocket from it by cutting it from the edge. Do it with all four portions.

Prepare the filling by mixing capsicum, onion, olives, corns, cottage cheese cubes and all the spices and sauces and mayonnaise into another bowl.

Fill each pocket with this filling and garnish them with grated processed cheese.

Put them all into the microwave on Convection mode for 2-3 minutes at 180 degree. Let the cheese melt.

Take all these pitta pockets into a serving plate and serve them HOT... !!!

Enjoy !!!
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