Handbreads (Apas)

February 21, 2014

Rice flour          2 cups
Water                 1.1/4 cup
salt                      1/2  teaspoon
Oil                       1 teaspoon


Boil the water, oil and salt in a vessel then add the flour, Stir well with a spoon. Reduce the flame to low. Cover the vessel with a lid and cook for 3 minutes.

I make this in the microwave. In a microwave safe bowl heat the water, oil and salt for  2 minutes on microwave high. Add the flour and mix well, again microwave on high for a minute.

Empty the contents in large plate and knead well while it is still warm with your hands (wet your hands ). If required add water to make a soft dough. Keep this dough covered and rest it for 10 mins. Form into balls. Traditionally these handbreads are made on a wet rolling board by applying water.  This is traditional East Indian recipe.

I make this handbreads by rolling it with rice or wheat flour into a thin chapati. Make all the handbreads and keep it on plate.

Heat a tava and bake on one side, flip, bake the other side on high flame till it puffs up. These handbreads remain soft even the next day. These can be eaten with vegetable, curry or even spicy chutney.

Do give this a try and post your comments.

Labels : Rotis, East Indian, Healthy, Gluten free, Vegan,  Breads, Flatbread, Indian

sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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