Saturday, August 31, 2013

Pita with Falafel and sauce

I love to find new recipes and when I see something I like and haven't tried I can't wait to try it. This happened with Falafel. It was more than 8 years ago since I've had Falafel in the Netherlands. It's a vegetarian dish. The Falafel is made with chickpeas and herbs and baked in a pan. The pita's are filled with lettuce, cucumber, tomato and some pieces of Falafel and topped with cucumber/garlic/yoghurt sauce. It's really delicious!

Pita's ready to fill

one Falafel ready to eat

This is what I used for 8  pitas:
390 gr flour
7.5 gr teaspoons salt
8 gr sugar or honey
12 gr  yeast
295 – 350 gr water, roughly at room temperature
24 gr vegetable oil 

Mix all ingredients until it is smooth and soft. Place the dough in a slightly oily covered bowl and leave, covered with plastic, until it has doubled in size or for 90 minutes. 

Place the dough on the countertop and punch it down to release the gas. 
Divide into 8 pieces, make balls and let rest for 20 minutes. 
Pre heat the oven to 200C. 
Roll each piece out to approx.. 3 cm thick. 
Place the pitas on the baking stone and bake for 3 - 5 minutes, depending on your oven. The pitas should blow up.  
 Fill the pitas with falafel and sauce. Enjoy your meal.

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