Pitta

Chicken Shawarma and Pita Bread

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Chicken Ingredients;
500 g bones less chicken breast (cubed)
1 tsp chilly powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp garlic and ginger
1 tbsp tandoori masalo
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbso oil
2 tbsp yoghurt
1 tsp salt

Chicken Method:
1.Marinate chicken in the above Ingredients and leave for a minimum of four hours or overnight.
2. Grill for 15 mins (or over cook for 10 mins at 200 degrees) turning chicken a few times until just cooked.  Be careful not to over cook.
3. Once cooked chop into smaller bitesize chunks.

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Pita Bread Ingredients:
(makes 6)
270g plain flour
4 1/2 tlb oil
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp dried yeast
3tbsp milk
Warm water

Pitta Bread Method:
1. Mix the flour, yeast, salt and oil.
2. Add warm milk and enough water to make a dough.
3. Knead with oiled hands the place in a bowl and cover. Leave it to rise for 30 mins.
4. With light hands roll out 6 equally sized pittas and cover and leave for 10 mins.
5. Cook on a hot flat romantic pan (tawa).
6. Once cooked assemble the chicken into the pitta bread with salad (grated carrots, red onions, lettuce and cucumbers).

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Safiya Bangee

Quick Chicken Balti

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Ingredients:
Oil
Chicken breast
Salt
Cayenne pepper
Crushes gaQuickrlic
Basaar
Vinegar
Green peppers
Ketchup
Mayonaise
Spring onions
Shallots

Method:
1. Put oil and boneless chicken in a pan. Add 1 and 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tspn black pepper, crushed garlic,1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 to 2 tsp basaar (Pakistani curry powder).
2. Mix and let it cook in its own juices and vinegar for 5 mins.
3.  When chicken is almost cooked, add green capsicum pepper cut into small pieces and 1 heaped tsp of paprika.
4. Mix thoroughly and then add 1 and 1/2 tsp of cornflour to the side of the pot ans gradually stir in.
5. Add 2 squeezes of tomatoe ketchup, a generous tbsp of mayonnaise and add quartered shallots or/and spring onions if u have.
6. Once onions have sauteed garnish with coriander. Serve with roti, naan or stuff into a pitta bread pockets with mint & cucumber coleslaw and green salad.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Hajra Bhayat