Thursday, February 3, 2011

Spicy Chicken Pitas

This is one of our signature dishes at home and last night I finally learnt how to make it! It was much easier than I expected it to be. The best thing about it is that it's very versatile. You can make it with lamb mince instead of chicken mince and you can vary which vegetables you use.

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

Heat oil in pot. Gently fry onion until softened. Add chicken and stir for two minutes. Add the soy sauce and vinegar, stir.

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.

Then, add capsicum and cook for five minutes. Next, add tomatoes and coriander.

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.


  1. Señor Foodie3/2/11 18:23

    Looks amazing!! Going to be made for lunch tomo

  2. I can vouch that these taste amazing - and so can my husband who loved them. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hope you don't mind but I'm planning to blog about these some time...probably take me a month but thought i'd let u know :)


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