McArabia

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Servings 
Makes 4

A delicious middle-eastern take on a sandwich made of pita bread and a filling of chicken kababs.

Ingredients for Pita Bread
1 1/2 cup
all-purpose/plain flour
3 tbsp.
oil
1 tsp.
salt
1/2 tsp.
instant yeast
2 tbsp
milk
some warm water
Ingredients for Chicken Kababs
500 gm
minced chicken
1
grated onion
1 tsp.
garlic paste
1/2 tsp.
ginger paste
1 tsp.
cumin powder
1 tsp.
salt
2-4 tbsp
breadcrumbs
juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp.
black pepper powder
1
chopped green chilli
Instructions 

For Pita Bread

Add the milk to the water and heat it up so it's slightly warm. Mix the flour, oil, salt and yeast then make a hole in the center and pour the water & milk, then gently combine, and knead thoroughly until the dough is soft and smooth.

Wipe some oil on the palms of your hands and rub over the lump of kneaded flour, then cover and let it rest for about half an hour.

Once rested, divide the dough into 4 equal-sized balls. Roll out each ball gently and evenly (do not lean/press down hard on the ball of dough, you need to use a light hand) to a thickness of a little more than a quarter inch.

Place the rolled-out pitas on a lightly floured surface and cover them with brown paper or light towel so that not too much air can get in. Leave them to rest for just 10 minutes.

Heat up a heavy roti pan, and place one roll in the center. Cook each pita on both sides like you would rotis or chapatis. You can dab a tiny bit of oil if you like whilst cooking them.

Cover them to retain softness and set aside.

For Chicken Kababs

Mix everything together well. Divide the mixture into 8 balls. Shape them into patties, try to flatten them well.

Heat some oil in a pan and shallow fry the kababs until cooked on both sides. Drain on tissues.

To assemble, take a pita bread, spread some mayo mixed with ketchup, sprinkle extra spice if you like. You can drizzle tamarind sauce if you like. Add chopped lettuce, onion rings, tomato slices...anything you like. Top with 2 of the fried kababs. Fold the pita in half to form a sandwich.

Serve with fries or some cold pasta salad.

Enjoy! :)

 


Comments

Tried this dish for dinner and it turned out very well. Thank you :)

admin_2's picture

W/Salaam, thank you. Try adding a bit of gram flour to bind the ingredients together. Make sure the chicken mince has no water in it at all. Grind it a little longer to help make it smooth.

Salam dear imade ths 4 the 1st tim last munth evn sent u pics, sinc i hv mad pita bread my family keps askin me to mak it again n again, thy say its beter thn wht v get at restaurants :)) thank u so much 4 mkn me a betrr cook :)

AA,
I tried this recipe,the taste was great and my kids n hubby loved it.
Only one concern is that the chicken patties were breaking,intially i thought it's because of the onions but even after grinding it kept breaking.
Any suggestions you can give so the patties won't break.
Thanks

With Salams and Duas
I really like your recipes, thank you very much for sharing them with us bless you both sisters.
I want to know which part of the chicken is best for the Kababs the breast or the leg.
Thank you very much

admin_2's picture

W/Salaam, any will be fine. I tend to prefer breast.

Salam sister, loved this pitta bread i made it frst time and
Turned out fantastic, but then second and third time
I made it the dough didnt rise and wasnt soft n fluffy i checked
All ingredients everytime time, im soo upset plz help me out on this my daughter who is 6 is a fan of ure receipes specially this pitta bread but im stuck now it wont turn out luke the first time plz HELP...

admin_2's picture

W/Salaam, is it possible that the yeast you are using isn't working well anymore? Try testing it please and see if it is good, otherwise get a fresh batch and try again. :)

I used hovis yeast the frst time and it was fine turnwd out amazing then after i used same yeast 3-4 times but didnt rise and it was heavy, so as u said today i went and baught more yeast this time McDoughals and date till july 2013 again same thing didnt rise and wasnt soft n fluffy, instead same a little heavy and dough was heavy and not soft n light whats wrong plz help...

admin_2's picture

Ok, Hovis is a very good brand, how do you store the yeast? Do you keep it an airtight container and refrigerate between uses? Also, hope you are not using water/milk that is too hot when kneading it, very hot water kills the yeast instantly. Please refer to this note and see if any of the tips help: Yeast

Sister if u can plz reply to my msg I'm struggling a lot plz jhazakhallah khair very much x

admin_2's picture

I have responded to your earlier post several days ago, please check above.

would definitely try this one

Salam fauzia I am a big fan of ur recpies they all turned out very well Mashallah just I have one question can I freeze these kabobs ? How can I freeze them

admin_2's picture

W/Salaam, thanks and yes you can. Wrap them well after they are cooked and freeze until needed. Then simply thaw them and warm them up on a frying pan or in the microwave.

Mrs Naeem's picture

In Mc Arabia they add a delicious white sauce plz let us know how to make it if you can. Thanks

Assalamu alaikum,

Dear Ms. Fauzia, please let me know 1-1/2 cup flour in grams. How many grams?
Jazakallahu Khairah