Mini Low-cal Pita Pockets ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
by Tarla Dalal
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Pockets of joy to pep up your parties! pita bread made with whole wheat flour and filled with chickpeas patties are teamed up with healthy bread mayonnaise and veggies for a wholesome, low-cal experience. While regular pita pockets contain approximately 250 calories, these contain only 123 each.
- Combine all the ingredients, except the oil, in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Knead again using the oil till the dough is smooth and elastic.
- Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and allow it to prove till it doubles in volume (approx. 15 to 20 minutes).
- Press the dough lightly to remove the air.
- Divide the dough into 3 equal portions and roll out each portion into a circle of 100 mm. (4") diameter and 6 mm. (¼") thickness.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) on medium flame and cook each pita bread on each side for a minute until a cavity is created in the bread.
- Cut each pita bread into 2 halves and keep aside.
- Combine the kabuli chana, parsley, onions and garlic in a mixer and blend to a smooth paste.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add the curds, pepper, salt and lemon juice and mix well.
- Divide the filling into 6 equal portions and keep aside.
- Combine the bread, curds, sugar and oil and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add the pepper, mustard powder, parsley and salt and mix well.
- Divide it into 6 equal portions and keep aside.
- Just before serving, arrange a few cabbage leaves evenly in a pita bread and stuff it with a portion of the filling.
- Place a little carrot and cucumber on top followed by a portion of the herbed mayonnaise.
- Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 5 more pita pockets.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per pita pocket
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