Pita Pit – your health Pit stop

 

Pita Pit – A concept that was started way back in 1995 in Kingston, Canada.And here’s my first experience with this Health pit stop after almost 2 decades of its inception, A #QSR ( Quick Service Restaurant )that advocates fresh thinking and Healthy eating to the core.

Everything is made fresh, right in front of your eyes averaged with a preparation time of around 1.5-3 minutes depending upon the grill time of your filling , loaded with juicy sauces and a choice of base dips & veggies to make this a complete meal , and the best part is all of this is under 350 calorie -Thats what they are promising.

Was invited to the winter foodie fest hosted at DLF Mall of India in the Pita Pit store for a pre launch of the 2 new varients of Pita pit which they are launching at the start of the new year along with a new beverage. This launch was hosted by the none other than the co – owner himself Mr. Anun Dhawaan who is also a chef and his knowledge around food was something to look for.

Now before we could move on to the actual product launch, we were taken through the entire journey of Pita Pit and how it is being made.

What is Pita pit

“Pita”- is a flat bread also known as Arabian / Syrian / Lebanese Bread, basically a part of mediterranean cuisine. It’s similar to the Pizza base only difference it can open like a chapatis.

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Pita pit is a sandwich that has higher percentage of veggies and the way it is made it equally distributes the filling and is more healthy because of a lower bread ratio as compared to veggies unlike the subs.

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Compare the filling versus bread 

 

Why Pita Bread for Pita Pit ?

It is easy to handle , and can take more veggies compared to a sub, the shelf life of a Pita Bread is around a month, easier to store, and is available in whole wheat so adds to health.

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Easy to handle while making as well as eating 

How to make a Pita Pit ‘

The Pita pit are available in 2 options 6 inches  called Petita and 9 inches called as original  very much like your sub options

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Size comparison of the Pita Breads – 6′ (Petita )  & 9′( Original )

 

Process of making a Pita pit

  • The Bread is taken out and placed in the streamer to ensure the bread loosens up and becomes soft and ready for filling.(10-15 sec )
  • The bread is opened with the help of thumbs and the dip is spread on the base side
  • Basis the choice of Pita pit the filling is grilled with onion and other veggies adding to the crispness and  freshness.
  • Veggies of your choice are filled in it along with the choice of suaces.
  • The upper flap is tucked in order to lock the entire material inside.
  • This is then grilled and now your Pita Pit is ready to be consumed.

Too much to read Right ? Nevermind have a look at the video

You can choose from a wide range of pittas as per your choice while I would recommend a Falafel if you are a vegetarian or if you are a paneer lover then try Fresh Paneer.

Choice of Dips – 3

  • Hummus
  • Peri peri hummus
  • Tzatziki

Choice of sauce and veggies

 

Have a look at various Pita Pit before they were tucked in

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Falafel

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fresh paneer 

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hara bhara kabab 

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sheek kabab 

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Salad bowl with out sauce 

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Salad with the sauce

And also loved the tea and dessert(dont look for health in desserts)

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Lady grey Tea 

Now coming to what is in store to look forward in the new year at Pita pit, Well these are 2 new variants of non veg which would be added to the Menu along with a Cold coffee pet bottle for fresh consumption.

Have a look

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Mutton Kibbeh 

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Peri peri Chickem 

 

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Pita Pit Cold coffee

All the non vegetarians would love to drool over these 2 appetizing variants while the vegetarians need to wait for some more time as there are few interesting stuff coming up.

So if any of the 3 things tingled your taste buds , do visit any of your nearest Pita Pet stores to explore the dynamite of taste and that’s a complete health stopover.

Few things I liked about Pita Pit 

  • Very well-managed queue system to keep the store flow in control.
  • All the fillings tried were very light (not at all oily )
  • Clearly marked  veg and non veg sections across the kitchen , while facing the counter you can see that as well.
  • The cut size of the veggies is comparatively small that makes it more manageable and increases the filling portion with a better distribution across the Pita
  • very nicely done store –  colorful and bright and lits up your mood instantly ( a healthy feel for sure with lot of positive energy )

What you need to take a call on 

The pricing is slightly on a higher side so decide for yourself if this health stop over is for you are not.

Tip – if you are two people go for an original ( 9 inches Pita Bread ) and ask them to cut it into 2, its sufficient for 2 and definitely tastes better when shared and a happy pocket too.You may also try their fresh juices.

 

Pita Pit Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Christmas 2016 is JUST a MALL Away

So after overwhelming response to my Diwali special features , here I am again taking you around the best malls in the city over Christmas, As the best way to celebrate #Christmas2016 is to visit a mall near you and indulge in Santalicious celebrations. Selfies, chocolates, cakes, Santa, Christmas tree and amazing decors are calling you for an amazing christmas outing and malls are definitely the festive destinations and everything seems brighter, more cheerful, more magical and happier than ever with everything under one roof.

So here’s my pick of the malls to visit in Delhi NCR this christmas and trust me you are in for an unmatched experience as Christmas gets bigger and better at each of these Malls

Pacific Mall – Christmas in Paris 

If you think Christmas is a festival from west then this mall is ready to make you believe that and all set to take you on a trip to Paris, Yes they are offering a ticket to Paris. Its time to go international this Christmas.

The Live size Eiffel Tower is a treat to eyes, all decked in  a christmas decor this is better than any Christmas tree in town and it is driving people crazy.

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Eiffel Christmas 

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Eiffel Tower comes to Delhi 

Yes !The entire Europe is in an affair with Pacific Mall this Christmas, don’t miss to visit the mall for fabulous European street acts over the weekends by International artists.

So ,you don’t need a passport to visit Eiffel Tower this christmas , all you need is a visit to Pacific Mall before 1st Jan

To Know more Just call -096500 97011

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DLF Saket – Trip to Finland 

Celebrating North East is a holistic celebration of the region’s Fashion,Food and Culture at one platform where stake holders interact to innovate. Indulge in 2 day affair with North east Handloom, Handicrafts, Fashion, Tourism,Cultural Folk Music, Dance and lots more.
So ,Go get your dose of the beautiful North East, without having to leave the city!

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Mall Atrium 

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Santa Factory by Hamleys 

The Christmas Cantata, a show-stopping musical experience is making it’s way to DLF Place, Saket this festive weekend.
Through 4 beautiful music-filled stages, and two eternal message of hope and happiness.
The Cantata is sure to infuse your heart with the true meaning of Christmas.

This christmas Mall is committed to take you to Finland , Shop and win and get lucky to be the one flying to Finland. They have also made the largest Santa with around 5000 Fairy lights when everyone else is making bigger christmas tree.

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Checkout the Largest Santa in town with 5000 lights 

Mark your dates and get your family to DLF Place saket and enjoy a lovely festive weekend.

 

To Know more Just call -011 4606 4444

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Garden Galleria Mall -The Great India Place 

The best gets better this christmas with World’s Largest Interactive Christmas tree that gets to life this Christmas from 21st Dec 2016 till 1st January, Now does that ring bells , Yes it does! so be there to be part of this lively experience.

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That’s not all ,the Mall is also showcasing the first ever gigantic 25 by 25ft Christmas greeting card that comes live with highend digital projection mapping technology. Of course ‘we are in a digital era and The Garden galleria has gone a step beyond to woo its customers and you can experience this by creating personalized Jpegs and gifs with world’s largest greeting cards so be there and make your Christmas greetings special, I am sure you would love to share it with your friends on social media or whatsapp.

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Exciting isn’t it. Hang on that’s not all! there is more to make this Christmas rocking

# Christmas Bazaar at #TGIP : 24th – 25th Dec – explore the christmas special Flea Market

#Kids Carnival at #Garden Galleria : 24th – 25th Dec

# Santa Parade – 24th – 25th Dec

# Meet & Greet Santa from 20th -25th Dec

# Carol Singing – 24th -25th Dec

To Know more Just call – 0120 – 4650300 / 4540992

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DLF Mall Of India – Chocolicious Christmas 

DLF Mall of India is all set to welcome you for a chocolicious christmas with lots of fun activities lined up across December. Visit this mall for a great christmas and new year celebration for the entire family.

 

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  • 16th to 18th December – Build Delhi’s biggest Lego Christmas tree.
  • 25th December: Breakfast with Santa, shop for 5000/- to participate in the lucky draw.
  • 20th December to 25th December: Get Santa to visit your home and surprise your child. Shop for 7000 and above to participate in the lucky draw
  • 25th December to 30th December: Watch India’s first ever musical show “Chocolate wonderland’ Grab your seats now!

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For once you will feel that you have landed into a chocolate factory, definitely of a toyland.

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To Know more Just call – 0120 259 5024

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DLF Promenade – Magical Christmas 

Prepare yourself for a jolly fun ride at Promenade Mall. The Christmas is merry-magical with Santa Parade , the Mizo carol choir & curated Christmas market by Elite. What’s in store apart from a sparkling red christmas tree is definitely a selfie point

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Sparking ring 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 

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Mall Entry 

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Angels and Star all around 

# Super Sweepstakes : A Royal sojourn aboard the palace on wheels awaits 1 lucky couple with a gift card from Shingora, Steve madeen, Swarovski and much more.. So keep shopping

#The Christmas Canata – Now thats pre- christmas bash where you  get to sing and dance along with Christmas musical concert on 18th Dec 2016

#Kiddylicious Fun – Delight in Chef Masterclasses so while it’s for kids the activities are really going to be super fun with ketchup Art, Donut decoration , christmas art and much more for little masters.

To Know more Just call – 011 – 46104466

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Ambience Mall – Vasant Kunj 

Every Mall is poised with creating amazing christmas decors and dazzling lights

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Walk into the enchanted land spanning from the Ground Floor  with multiple elements of Christmas decor . Enjoy the mystical atmosphere with giant Christmas tree with cute little white windows , Now just one Christmas tree was not enough for the Ambience , so Ambience mall has 2 Christmas trees this time, the indoor one is with bright red colored elements arranged in  layers touching the ceiling decked in sparkles.

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So out to Ambience & Explore the christmas celebration, and if you have kids dont miss to check out the Hamleys Santa zone on ground floor

 

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DLF Emporio Mall 

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I am always keen on what these guys are upto and they are always up for a surprise.

There Christmas decor is a concept completely different than any other mall in town, after all they speak the language of Luxury, so is their golden centre piece – an element of christmas decor.

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But Shopholics they are no less than other Malls. YES ! A  Special Sale starts on 16th Dec at 6pm, with exclusive shopping hours all the way till 11 pm. Enjoy an evening of canapés, cocktails and live music as you shop limited-time offers on luxury labels, only on 16th December.

To Know more Just call -011 4611 6666

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Select CITYWALK Mall 

Last on list , but it’s actually first on mind.This mall can never disappoint you. What I always love about this mall is the fact that they are always number one to be up with their festive decor after all its the Numero Uno of Malls. This is probably the only mall that had its celebration starting  from 5th Dec marked with the presence of a Santa, where the Santa himself came all the way from Finland.

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Mall Parking 

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Star studded Christmas Tree 

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To bring in the Christmas mood, Select CITYWALK Mall  is adorned with a full on Santa-themed décor , Where Santa is  ridding hanging from the ceiling of the Mall  all around the Mall, so many that you do not even bother to count, and a live size Toy train that lits up the atrium and that’s an amazing site to catch hold of, nothing less than a fairy tale in motion loaded with lots of gift boxes.

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# Go dancing with Santa from 14-18th Dec

# Christmas market from 14-18th Dec

# Don’t miss to get on a #Santa Run contest from 17-24th dec

#Christmas choir from 19th – 24th Dec

# Meet and Greet Santa claus – 19th to 25th Dec

# Don’t miss to participate in shop & win, photo-booths and carry home christmas exclusive merchandise

To Know more Just call – 011 4211 4200

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From Santa’s appearances , Sparkling decors  and cookie-icing workshops to giant Christmas trees and shiny baubles, these quick trips to the malls will surely get you  in the mood for the festive season. So ,what are you waiting for Go out and Get Going.