Gyro consists of Pita Bread (an yeasted flat bread), Cucumber sauce and a spicy filling. I browsed many sites and came up with a version of my own. The sauce recipe remains the same in all the sites. First we will see how to prepare Pita Bread at home.
Flour / Maida-2cups
1. Mix all the ingredients except oil. Form a soft dough.
2. Now drizle oil and knead it until the dough absorbs the oil.
3. Place it n a bowl and cover with cling wrap and set it aside for 2 hours.
4. Punch down dough and divide into 10 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball.
5. Roll out the ball into a thin circle and prick all over with a fork. This is to avoid puffing up.
6. Preheat ove to 175C with the baking tray in the lower rack.
7. Place one circle on the tray and let it until small bubbles are seen.
8. Flip it and leave it for 45 seconds. Do not over bake because it tends to become crispy.
9. Place a towel in a container and keep the bread on the towel. Cover with another towel.
10. Alternately, you can also cook the bread on stove top on a tawa.
|The dough after 2 hours
|Divide into equal portions and roll into balls
|Roll each ball into a thin circle
|Place on the tray
|Flip and cook the other side
|Place on a cloth
White Pepper Powder-1/8tsp
1. Crush garlic and add salt and pepper powder to it.
2. Remove skin and seeds of cucumber and cut into small cubes.
3. Add the garlic mixture and set it aside for 10minutes.
4. Remove water from the cucumber.
5. Add sugar, curd and dill.
6. Mix well and use immediately.
Assembling the Gyro Sandwich:
|Place the sauce in the centre of the bread
|Place the filling on the sauce
|Wrap both the sides inwards and cover with a foil
The 4 Velveteers was started by Pamela, Aparna, Asha, and Alessio
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Do, check out what the other Velveteers have created:
Crispy Pork Belly Gyros by Allessio
Lamb Kebabs and Pitta Bread by Sarah
Vegetarian Version Of Gyro by Aparna