• Prachi Marfatia

Pita Bread Sandwich + Honey Yogurt

An easy lunch for when you're running late.



I love pita bread. Seriously, I love it. Like an unhealthy amount. I'd choose pita over other bread anytime; it's so versatile. You can eat it with PB&J, smear it with your favorite spinach dip, and, of course, eat it with falafel. Best of all, you can even cut it up into bits, put it in the oven, and voila! You have pita chips! But back to the story.


Anyways, last Friday I was tasked with making dinner, as my parents were fixing our washing machine. I wanted to make a sandwich, because, well, sandwiches are easy to make. Since we didn't have any bread, I used what we had on hand and this sandwich was the result.


I also have a sweet tooth(who doesn't?) and since it's summer right now, things that are cold and sweet(ice cream, anyone?) are life-savers. Our family often eats an Indian food, panchamrut, which literally means "five elixirs". It's made by mixing together some milk, yogurt, ghee, honey, and sugar. The result is an oddly satisfying combination that will leave you satisfied and refreshed. It's also a good source of protein and calcium.


Well then, let's get on to the recipe! (It's so simple, I wouldn't call it a recipe. Seriously, anyone can make it.)



Pita Bread Sandwich with Honey Yogurt(Panchamrut)

Cuisine: Mediterannean, Indian, and American

Course: Lunch or Dinner

Dietary Restriction: Vegetarian

Author: Prachi Marfatia

Serves: 1


Ingredients:

1 pita flatbread

Tomato sauce or your favorite sauce

Shredded cheese(I used mozzarella)

Lettuce(3-4 leaves)

1 frozen burger patty, thawed(Trader Joe's has some good ones)

1/4 cup yogurt

2 tbsp milk

1 tsp ghee

1-2 tsp sugar

1-2 tsp honey


Directions:

This part is pretty self-explanatory. Heat the pita bread on a stove or toaster, cook the burger patty until it is well cooked, slice it into pieces(you could also use falafel instead), then throw on the lettuce, burger pieces, sauce, and cheese, fold the pita in half, and your sandwich is done! Mix together the remaining ingredients for the yogurt. And we're done!

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