Sabich is Israeli sandwich stuffed with fried eggplants, boiled eggs, salad and assortment of flavourful sauces in Pita bread.
The intense flavors of Sabich are so universal that no matter from which part of the world you belong. The first bite will always feel like something familiar. If I have to describe Sabich in one word it would definitely be ‘happiness’.
It is an Israeli-Iraqi hybrid dish and was introduced as Shabbat food. In Shabbat days, no cooking is allowed and people often eat cold meals like boiled potatoes, fried eggplants or hard boiled eggs. Sabich is a combination of all three food items stuffed in Pita bread with tahini and amba sauce.
Amba, the key ingredient of Sabich is mango chutney originating from India. It is very interesting how the mango chutney traveled from India to MiddleEast. That is why it is said that business is not only exchange of goods but an exchange of cultures and cuisines also.
It is an intriguing sandwich filled with flavors, every bite swings between the tanginess of amba sauce and sweetness of fried egg plant. The best part of this recipe is that you can switch up to any filling as per your taste. You can add any salads, roasted peppers, parsley, hummus or any particular seasoning or herb of your choice. Sliced hardboiled egg provides a nice texture and daily protein dose. You can use olives, jalapeños, poached eggs or any savory sauces too.
Sabich is an easy to make the recipe but to produce the same flavor is the real game changer here. It tastes best when you use the freshest ingredient possible, and assembling all the ingredients in the pita is an overwhelming experience.
Just cut pita into two halves, open it from center to give it a pocket shape. Warm both halves of pita in an oven or over a griddle. Stuff it with boiled egg, fried eggplant, and fresh vegetable salad. Drizzle hummus, tahini or amba before and after each layer to make flavors more noticeable.
So easy to assemble, and so much flavor in each bite, This one is one of most delicious sandwich that I have ever tasted.