Go Back Email Link

VEGETARIAN CHICKPEA GYROS

mayurisjikoni
Vegetarian Chickpea Gyros, so delicious, healthy and unbelievably easy to make at home from scratch. A great alternate for vegetarians, these Vegetarian Chickpea Gyros are filling and perfect for picnics, garden parties and as a main meal any time of the day.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
FERMENTATION TIME: 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Main Meal, Snack
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

FOR THE WHOLEWHEAT PITA BREAD:

  • 3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp instant active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

FOR THE CHICKPEA FILLING:

  • 2 cups boiled chickpeas
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • FOR THE SALAD FILLING:
  • 1 cup cucumber slices
  • 1 cup tomatoes sliced or diced
  • ½ cup onion sliced
  • handful of fresh mint leaves
  • a few salad leaves
  • ¼ cup sliced olives black, green or kalamati
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbled or diced
  • 1 cup Tzatziki Sauce

FOR THE TZATZIKI SAUCE:

  • 1 cup thick yogurt use Greek yogurt or hung yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small cucumber grated about ½ cup
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper powder

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF WHOLEWHEAT PITA BREAD:

  • Mix flour with salt and sugar.
  • Add yeast and mix it in.
  • Add olive oil and rub it into the flour.
  • Add yogurt and milk, form a dough.
  • The dough should be soft. Knead it for  5-10 minutes till it is smooth.
  • Shape the dough into a ball, rub it with olive oil.
  • Place it in a greased bowl, cover it with a lid or damp cloth and let it rise for 2 hours or till its double in size.
  • Deflate the dough gently.
  • Divide it into 8 parts. Roll each part into a ball.
  • Using extra wheat flour roll each ball of dough into a flat circle of about 6-7 inches in diameter.
  • Heat a griddle pan or tawa over medium heat.
  • Roast the flatbreads over the pan on both sides till done.
  • Keep the flatbreads on the side till required.

PREPARATION OF THE CHICKPEA FILLING:

  • For the chickpea filling, add salt, paprika, cayenne, pepper powders and olive oil. Mix well.
  • Prepare the Tzatziki sauce.

PREPARATION OF THE TZATZIKI:

  • If the cucumber skin is thin, then you don’t need to peel it. Cut it into half and remove the thick seeds if any. Its best to scoop it out using a spoon.
  • Grate the cucumber.
  • Sprinkle a generous pinch of salt and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Squeeze out the water from the cucumber.
  • Add cucumber, oil, garlic, dill, salt, pepper, lemon juice to the thick yogurt. Mix well and the sauce or dip is ready.

PREPARATION OF CHICKPEA GYROS:

  • On each flatbread spread some Tzatziki sauce just in the middle.
  • Add some chickpeas.
  • Arrange the salad ingredients.
  • Top with some feta cheese.
  • Fold the bread into half and serve.
  • Serve with extra Tzatziki sauce on the side.

Notes

Can use any ready made thick flatbread like naan or pita.
Replace the chickpeas with beans of your choice.
The amount and types of salad ingredients required is just a rough guideline. Feel free to use other ingredients like bell peppers, avocado etc.
If you're going to prepare gyros bowls then it will serve only 4 as more salad ingredients and chickpeas go into it. Can add cooked couscous too to replace the flatbread wedges.
Keyword Chickpea Gyros, Homemade Gyros, Vegetarian Chickpea Gyros