Sunday, May 13, 2012

52. Arayes

Arayes are basically a minced meat and vegetable mixture, spread in a pita bread, and grilled. They are Arab in origin, and like many Arab dishes, several variants exist according to the country.
These are fantastic served as a snack or to visitors over tea. Level of spiciness is entirely subjective.


400g minced meat
2 large tomatoes, finely diced
1 red or yellow capsicum, finely diced
1 green capsicum, finely diced
1 large green chili, de-seeded, finely diced
1 small onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
a handful of parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp Madras
1/4 tsp chili
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp alspice
5 Tbsp olive oil
lebanese pita bread


Mix all the ingredients together except for the bread.
Spread a thin layer, pressing with the back of a spoon, on an opened pita, close flap to seal.
Brush generously with vegetable oil on the exterior, front and back.
Place in a panini grill, and cook for about 7-10 minutes until the meat is cooked.
Serve hot.

 صحة و عافية


Anonymous said...

Always loved this , but who doesnt right!...spiced aromatic juicy meat enveloped in crispy golden pita..good idea to make it in panini press..the grill marks make it look even yummier ..great with laban on side or a cold glass of aryan...nadia

Maryam said...

You said it perfectly :)
Welcome back my dear.

Anonymous said...

i love it ,i cant wait to try it,thanx maryam

Maryam Mohammed said...

Good luck, you're welcome.