Nutritious Patties in Whole Wheat Pita Pockets

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Open up an exciting new experience of healthy and tasty dining for your kids, with this sumptuous snack of whole wheat pita pockets packed with nutritious patties and laced with tangy curd dressing. The innovative patties used in this delightful dish is made of a nutrient-dense combo of paneer, broken wheat and carrots perked up with peppy sauces! The ample use of wheat makes the Nutritious Patties in Whole Wheat Pita Pockets rich in fibre, while the vitamin A rich carrots, and calcium and protein rich paneer help in the growth and development of bones. Your kids will surely love this nourishing and tasty snack.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 12 pita pockets
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For The Whole Wheat Pita Bread
1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/2 tsp dry yeast
a pinch of sugar
a pinch of plain flour (maida)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp oil
plain flour (maida) for rolling

For The Nutritious Patties
1/4 cup broken wheat (dalia)
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp chilli sauce
3 tbsp whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
salt and to taste
3 1/2 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

To Be Mixed Together Into A Curd Dressing
1/2 cup beaten fresh curds (dahi)
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/4 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1/2 cup thinly sliced tomatoes
1 cup shredded lettuce

For the whole wheat pita bread

  1. Combine the dry yeast, sugar, 3 tbsp of lukewarm water and the plain flour in a small bowl. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the wheat flour, salt and the yeast mixture in a bowl and knead into a soft dough until the dough is smooth and elastic, using enough water.
  3. Add the oil and knead again.
  4. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and allow it to prove (approx. 15 to 20 minutes).
  5. Press the dough lightly to remove the air.
  6. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions.
  7. Roll out a portion into a circle of 150 mm. (6") oblong shape using a little plain flour for rolling.
  8. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook it on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  9. Cook it on an open flame till it puffs up and brown spots appear on both the sides
  10. Cut the pita bread into 2 halves.
  11. Repeat step 7 to 10 to make more pita breads. Keep aside

For the nutritious patties

  1. Clean and wash the broken wheat thoroughly. Heat 1 cup of water in a deep pan, add the broken wheat and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Strain the excess water using a strainer.
  2. Combine all the ingredients including the broken wheat in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape into a round flat patty.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly using ½ tsp of oil.
  5. Cook the patties on a medium flame, a few at a time using a little oil, till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Just before serving, warm the pita bread halves on a non-stick tava (griddle).
  2. Fill each pita bread halve with 2 to 3 tomato slices and some lettuce, one patty and a tbsp of the dressing on top.
  3. Serve immediately.

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Nutrient values Nutritive values per
EnergyProteinCarbohydrateFatVitamin ACalciumFibreIron
94 calories 2.8 gm 12.0 gm 3.8 gm 179.8 mcg 54.3 mcg 0.6 gm 0.9 mg

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 on 07 Aug 14 04:52 PM

Healthy meal to have as the patties are made from dalia and the pita pockets are from whole wheat.