Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Pita Sandwich with falafel

I felt like making something elaborate last week and it turned out to be some delicious falafel, crispy on the outside, moist & tasty inside. It was great, not at all dry like the bad restaurant ones. I also made the taratoor sauce in the recipe. It was a nice tangy addition.

falafel





The pitas did balloon up, yay! I made the whole-wheat version from 'The Bread bible' by Rose Levy Beranbaum. Of course, the product was chewier and not as billowy like those store-bought ones with refined flour. I have to try the same recipe with AP flour now. I loved this book with such extensive details, not to mention Rose's explanations about the chemistry between the ingredients. Go, get yourself the book (and her Cake bible too).

homemade pita

10 comments:

  1. You made your own pita bread? That sandwich looks so good and nutritious. That takes initiative and I am so proud of you.

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  2. Hi,
    Home made pita bread looks very delicious.

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  3. Wow! Look at that pita! Can you post the recipe for the pita bread?

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  4. Nice puff, isn't it? Wish my rotis also puffed so...

    Manisha- here is someone else who has had great results with the recipe

    http://skatandthefood.blogspot.com/2006/05/i-pita-fool.html

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  5. I've been wanting to try making my own pita bread and now you've inspired me, Mika! :)

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  6. That looks delicious. I will try it sometime.

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  7. Aha ! Pita with Falafel. Have been wanting to make this for a long time. Looks like yours turned out really well.

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  8. Hey thanks, mika!

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  9. They both look great, especially the billowy pita! I'll have to check out that cookbook- I hear great things about it, and I love cookbooks with details and explanations about the chemistry of ingredients.

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  10. I'm reading this wonderful cookbook on arabic food and yesterday evening when I read about falafel I thought, ok I have everyting for the falafal but HOW do i make the pita bread right and now the first thing in the morning I find your post! Great!! And thanks!

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