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Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
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Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket

Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket is a popular Middle Eastern Dish and is like a sandwich made by stuffing falafel in the pocket of homemade warm pita bread surrounded with crunchy salad leaves, tomato, onion, cucumber, olives, carrots, and flavored by drizzling sauces such as hummus, aioli, tahini sauce and mint yogurt dip. Every bite of the dish is scrumptious and you can enjoy the flavor of the fresh crunchy vegetables and sauces. This is a popular Middle Eastern dish and is a complete wholesome meal perfect for lunch or dinner. Make ahead the pita pocket and falafel and then just assemble with the remaining ingredients whenever you are hungry.
Course brunch, dinner, festivalfood, Global, lunch, Main Course, maindish, roti or bread, savoury, vegetables
Cuisine Global, Lebanese, Turkish
Keyword brunch, completemeal, cucumber, dinner, falafel, hummus, kids, lebanese, lightlunch, mint yogurt, mixedvegetables,, pita pocket, salad leaves, streetfood, tahini, tomato, Turkish
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 pocket
Calories 243kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowl small x 4
  • mixing big plate
  • rolling board
  • cutting board
  • rolling pin
  • bowl with lid
  • spoon
  • knife
  • mixture grinder
  • flat pan
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups

Ingredients

Pita pocket makes 12

  • 2 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp dry instant yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Cup lukewarm water and more if needed

Tahini sauce makes 1 cup

  • 2 tbsp tahini store brought
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1/2 Tsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic clove Chopped
  • salt to taste

Mint yogurt dip makes 1 cup

  • 1 cup hung yogurt I had used homemade yogurt and put it in a strainer lined with cotton clot for 3 hours in refrigerator.
  • 2 Tbsp mint leaves washed and finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp roasted cumin seeds powder
  • salt to taste

Assembling pita pocket

  • 18 falafel
  • 3 cucumber peeled and sliced
  • 3 tomatoes washed and sliced
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 20 kalamata olives sliced
  • 2 Carrot grated
  • mixed salad leaves
  • 1 cup hummus
  • 1/2 cup garlic aioli or mayonnaise
  • 6 tsp oil to grill

Instructions

Pita pocket makes 12

  • In a small mixing bowl take lukewarm water and add sugar to it. Mix well.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Add the instant dried yeast and mix well. Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes in a warm place. I kept mine in the microwave.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • In the meantime, take whole wheat flour, salt and oil in a big flat mixing plate. Mix well.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Now after 10 minutes the yeast has risen well. It is bubbly.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Mix the flour mixture and make a well in the center. Pour the bubbly yeast mixture in the well.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Mix well with hand or spoon the mixture.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Start kneading into dough with the help of your hand. Add little luke warm water if the dough feels too dry.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Knead well with stretch and pull technique for 8-10 minutes.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • The gluten will start developing and make the dough sticky as you keep on kneading. Add little water if needed.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Add 2 tbsp flour extra if the dough becomes more sticky and knead.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • After 8-9 minutes the dough will come together.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Put oil on it and knead smoother.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • The dough is smooth and had come together.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Put the dough in the bowl greased with oil and cover and put aside for minimum of one hour to rise in a warm place.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • The dough has risen well and is double in size. Punch down the dough to release the air bubbles. Knead well.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Divide the dough into six equal portions.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Take one portion of dough and smoothen it with palms. Tuck the dough from the edges to inside and smoothen it. Flatten .
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Dust with flour.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • With the help of a rolling pin roll into a 12 cm circle or shape oval with the thickness of 4 mm.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Gently lift the rolled bread and put on a heated flat pan on medium heat. Bubbles will start to rise.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Flip the bread with spatula and let it cook for couple of minutes.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Flip again and press gently with spatula the top face of bread. It will puff up .
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Flip again and cook on another side for couple of minutes so it is cooked well from inside.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Remove the bread in a plate and let it cool and cut it into half. Similarly make remaining bread.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • This is how the pocket look. Cover with a cloth and keep aside.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket

Tahini sauce makes 1 cup

  • In a mixture jar take tahini paste, (I had used the store brought paste), lemon juice, garlic clove, salt .
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Blend it.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Add water and blend again to get the smooth paste.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • The tahini sauce is ready . Remove it in a bowl and keep aside. The tahini sauce can be refrigerated for a couple of weeks and used as needed.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket

Mint yogurt dip makes 1 cup

  • Take the hung curd or thick Greek yogurt in a bowl. Add finely chopped mint leaves, salt and roasted cumin powder.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Mix them well and the mint yogurt dip is ready. Refrigerate it till use.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket

Assembling pita pocket

  • The important part assembling the pita pocket. Gather all the ingredients needed to make pita pocket - whole wheat pita pocket, baked falafel or regular falafel, salad leaves or lettuce or any salad you love, sliced tomato, cucumber, onions, kalamata olives, grated carrot, hummus, tahini sauce, aioli or mayonnaise, mint yogurt dip.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Heat the flat pan. Lightly grill the pita pocket by applying very little oil on both sides. (do not toast them or else they will break while assembling. Just lightly warm them).
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Apply a tbsp of hummus and aioli or mayonnaise on both sides of the pocket.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Put the salad leaves in it.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Break falafel and arrange them. Put the slice onion, cucumber, tomato, olives, grated carrot.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • Drizzle the tahini sauce, aioli, and mint yogurt dip all over.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket
  • The whole wheat falafel pita pocket is ready. Serve it immediately with extra salad and mint yogurt dip.
    Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 484mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2092IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg