Pitawich / Pita stuffed sandwich

I clearly remember the place that use to have a small outlet in my town's market area. I also remember that my mother used to take me along with her for veggie shopping once in a while when she used to ask  whether I wanted to eat an icecream or pani puri as a treat -  once in a blue moon is what we felt we were offered street food.  Those days, until the outlet lasted, I never asked for anything else. Even for my small appetite I tried to nibble as much as I could on those half moon shaped sandwich stuffed in a paper napkin.
What helped further was that unlike today's time, there were not any options , there was just one variety, we order for a pita wich and we get it the way it was made by the person behind the counter.
It tasted amazing each time, no fuss , no complains about eating same kind of stuff ever....
Unfortunately the person was a little ahead for his time.......I was not very happy to find out that he left without trace one fine day..
Now with my culinary experiments...it was more than necessary for me to recreate the experience for my loved one's at home. 
This is way different from what I ate, as it was probably at an age when I could not distinguish between a potato and a radish. I simply understood that I liked food or I did not want to have it ever. So I guess, it will need quite a bit of meditation for me to reach that part of the memory..

Ingredients
Pita Breads (1 per person)
2 cucumbers peeled and chopped roughly
2 tomatoes deseeded and cubed
1 onion, peeled and cubed
2 tspn black olives chopped
2 tspn jalapenos
2 tbspn crumbled paneer
1 tspn Zaatar powder (Use Vinegar oil + Olive oil dressing)
salt and black pepper seasoning
Method
1) Mix all the ingredients except the pita breads and toss them well
2) Cut the pita bread in halves
3) Heat the bases to slightly brown them
4) Open them in middle to form a pocket.
5) Stuff the salad in it.
6) Wrap in a paper napkin and serve.

You can also top it with olive oil , chilli flakes etc



17 comments:

vaishali sabnani said...

sounds interesting..makes my work simpler..no need to make falafels with the pita:)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

nice idea of the stuffing!!!
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Priya said...

Love this filling sandwich, as Vaishali told no need of falafels too.

thoushaltcook said...

Lovely colors. :) I am sure it tasted divine

foodiliciousnan said...

nice alternative to a typical bread sandwhich!

PriyaVaasu said...

Healthy n hearty sandwich

PriyaVaasu said...

Healthy n hearty sandwich

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

nice one...
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DivyaGCP said...

Love this sandwich.. Healthy and filling..

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Gayathri Kumar said...

Very interesting pitawich. Looks so nice...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very interesting pitawich. Looks so nice...

Archana Potdar said...

I am loving it a lot.
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Jayanthi said...

Looks amazing... and LOL on the meditation part, if I close my eyes to mediate I'll go to sleep and forget to remember why I wanted to meditate.

PJ said...

Childhood foodie memories are the best but the worst part is we get to eat them now.Or maybe even if we did, it would not taste as great as it did back then...

Anyways, lovely sandwich idea...

Srivalli Jetti said...

Ah another delightful sandwich or pitawich..:)

Suma Gandlur said...

Colorful pitawich.

preeti garg said...

Great Recipe....

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