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Recipe: Pita Pan Pizza (15 mins only)

Egyptian Pita
Egyptian Pita

Dubai is all about options & variety. But in this abundance, I’ve struggled to find freshly baked pizza bases. You will find the frozen ones, but I’m not a fan. In the bakery section, what came closest was the flat, Egyptian pita bread. My only worry was if it would stand another round of baking or end up like a crisp tortilla. But how would I know without trying?

Ingredients:

  • Pita bread (pack of 4)
  • Tandoori or Shredded chicken (or leftover tikkas or other meat)
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Sliced onions, capsicum & tomatoes
  • Oregaon, Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Butter

Preparation:

Recipe: Grilled Chicken Salsa Sandwich

This is probably the laziest sandwiches I’ve ever made. Honestly, typing & formatting the entire recipe will take longer than it takes to make it.

The laziest sandwich one could make
The laziest sandwich one could make

Preparation:

  • Shredded some left over grill chicken, and mixed it with mayo, salsa and black pepper.
  • Sliced some lettuce & half an onion.
  • Buttered brown bread on both sides, and assembled as shown. You can add more veggies and cheese as you’d like
  • Put it into the griller for 6-8 mins until it toasted
  • Voila!

Recipe: Baked chapatti rolls with chicken & veggies

Love is.. when food choices are diametrically opposite
Love is.. when food choices are diametrically opposite

Every relation demands trade-off & adjustment. It is nearly impossible to find harmony in all choices. Aditi & I also took a hit on compatibility in some areas – food was one. I am a complete foodie, and she’s a great cook. I love chicken & chapattis, while she loves fish & rice. But when I cook, I try to make things that will go past her choices. Like all kids who hate plain chapattis, she loved the variation of baked rolls with chicken, cheese & veggies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 green capsicum, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Chilli powder
  • Oregano
  • Chat masala
  • Salt, to taste
  • Butter
  • 6 Chicken tandoori kebabs (or shredded chicken) – or replace with cottage cheese (paneer) for a veggie version
  • 4 chapattis
  • Cheese – grated mozzarella & slices for topping

Procedure:

Vegetable stuffing

  • Heat some butter in a pan,  and place garlic cloves
  • Add all vegetables, tomato ketchup and salt to taste
  • Saute vegetables until cooked
Key ingredients
Key ingredients

Assembling the rolls

  • Butter both sides of each chapatti
  • Place the vegetable stuffing at the center, and top with chicken or paneer
  • Grate mozzarella cheese, sprinkle oregano/chat masala to taste
  • Roll ’em up, and place cheese slices on top for an extra cheesy taste

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Recipe: Baked chicken sandwich

Continuing with recipes using shredded chicken as the key ingredient, here is another one that I was keen on trying.

Ingredients:

Baked Sandwiches
Baked Sandwiches
  • 8 slices of Multi-grain/Whole-wheat bread
  • 2 Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 Egg, whipped
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 4 Cheese slices
  • Olive Oil (or butter)
  • Shredded chicken
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Mustard sauce
  • Pepper
  • Chili flakes
  • Lemon juice
  • Thyme (optional)
  • Red wine (optional)

Procedure:

Setting up the layers
Setting up the layers
  • Add Barbecue sauce, Mustard sauce, Pepper, Chili flakes, Lemon juice, and if available Red wine & Thyme to the shredded chicken. Leave it to marinate for an hour
  • Heat some butter in a saucepan to saute the onions with garlic. Once cooked, add the chicken and mix well.
  • Grease the baking tray and lay bread slices.
  • Layer the chicken, tomato slices, cheese and sprinkle salt/pepper to taste. Cover the top with a slice.
  • Add some milk, and beat the egg. Pour this over the top slice.
  • Place the tray in an oven, and bake at 375′ for 30 mins.

Serve hot!