Monday, April 23, 2012

Best Lebanese Dish


Serves 4

Dried chick peas ½ cup
Onion chopped ½
Garlic crushed 1 flake
Coriander leaves chopped 1 ½ tbsp
Coriander powder 1tsp
Cumin ground 1tsp
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Red chilli powder ¼ tsp
Black pepper powder ¼ tsp
Salt to taste
Semolina 2 tbsp
Baking soda ½ tsp
Oil for frying
Thousand Island dressing 1 cup
Onion sliced 2
Capsicum sliced 2
Pita bread 4

Soak the chick peas overnight. Drain and place in the mixer.
Add the onions, garlic, coriander leaves, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric, red chilli powder, black pepper powder and salt. Grind to make a fine paste.
Add the semolina and baking soda. Mix well. Make small round balls, flatten them slightly.
Heat oil for frying. Fry 3 – 4 tikkis at a time till brown and cooked from inside.
Remove and drain on paper towel.
Mix onion capsicum in dressing.Cut pita bread in to 4 triangles and slit each triangle horizontally till end to make pita pockets.
Now spread 1 big spoon of dressing in pocket and place single tikki on it.
Single pita bread makes 4 triangles with pockets. Repeat it with all 4 pita breads.
Serve hot.

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