I love how every home has that one dish which is their specialty. It’s the one dish everyone requests at family get-togethers, and the one dish that defines the cooking of your home. For us, it’s these chicken pitas. Although a fairly new dish in our household, it’s already become everybody’s favorite.
We started making it at home around 7 years ago- the time when I was really getting interested in cooking and this was a particular challenge for me because slicing the pita bread without it breaking apart was a skill that I took time to learn!
Although our home is known for more classic dishes such as dhai bara, pulao, and paratha- this dish is a more modern relative and is perfect for those mini canapé parties that are so "in" right now. You can make them with the regular pita bread or with the mini ones.
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 garlic cloves, crushed
2 medium tomatoes, chopped coarsely
1 medium green capsicum, chopped
500g chicken mince
2 teaspoons soy sauce
3 teaspoons vinegar
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon garam masala (indian mixed spice)
2 teaspoons cumin powder
2 teaspoons chilli flakes
1/4 cup water
4 lettuce leaves, shredded
1 tomato, extra, sliced
3-4 chopped gherkins
1/2 cup chopped coriander
20 slices small white arabic bread
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1.Heat oil in pot. Gently fry onion until softened.
2.Add chicken and stir for two minutes. Add the soy sauce and vinegar, stir.
3.Add all the spices, stir until fragrant. Add water, mix well. Place lid on pot and cook for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
4.Then, add capsicum and cook for five minutes. Next, add tomatoes and coriander.
5.Slice the bread in half and lightly spread the inside of each with mayonnaise . Fill bread with chicken and top with lettuce, tomatoes, and gherkins.
Serve warm and enjoy!