Showing posts with label Flatbread. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flatbread. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flatbread. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flatbread. Show all posts

Sourdough Flatbread#BreadBakers

This sourdough bread has a great taste and flavor, but does not rise like a yeast dough. I do not know why my bread does not rise like other's, since seen many breads with sourdough that look so beautiful risen. Am very soon going to attend a class on sourdough baking.

1 Cup Well Fed Starter
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 To 3/4 Cup Warm Water


Knead the above to soft dough. The dough will be sticky but do not add more flour. Oil your hands and fold for a 15 to 20 turns or till it is not very sticky but form a soft round ball. Keep it in an oiled bowl. Cover it loose with a plastic or towel and keep it to rise. Kneaded it at 2 pm at 5 pm kept it in the refrigerator.  

Next day morning took the dough out and kept it on the counter for 1.1/2 hours to come to room temperature. Lined a baking tray with aluminum foil and oil it well, patted it into an oval shape.Brushed it with warm water. Baked it in a preheated oven at 200 degrees C for exactly 35 minutes.
When done take it out and spray it with little water, cover it with a towel and keep it aside. 
 Slice it and enjoy. 
This  bread paired perfectly with Smoked Saucy Paneer Gravy ( recipe follows)

My Notes
Water will depend on the hydration of the starter. I, used 1/2 cup only.

This dough does not rise like the yeast dough, double it's volume. It rises a little. But do no fret, the taste and aroma of this sourdough bread is awesome.

Labels : Breads, Sourdough, Flatbread, Bread Bakers, Healthy

Have a look at the other breads baked by our group.
Bacon and Leek Flamiche from Food Lust People Love
Chole Kulche Delhi Style from The Mad Scientist's Kitchen
Creamy Garlic Flatbread Pizza from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Detroit-Style Pepperoni Pizza from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Foccacia Bread from Cook with Renu
Gözleme from All That's Left are The Crumbs
Manakish Za’atar from Herbivore Cucina
Methi Naan from Mayuri's Jikoni
Naan from Ambrosia
Nángbĭng from A Shaggy Dough Story
Paneer Kulcha - Indian Flat Bread from Sonlicious
Quick Beer Crust Pizza from Cook’s Hideout
Sourdough Flatbread from Sneha's Recipe
Tajik Non from The Schizo Chef
Yemeni Malooga Bread from Gayathri's Cook Spot

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

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Khameeri Puri #BreadBakers

Khameeri puri is made by using yeast (khameer). Khammer means yeast in Hindi. This dough is very soft, like a bread dough hence these cannot be rolled with a rolling pin, they have to be flattened by hand. If you do not want to make puris, you can make roti / flatbread and use to girddle to bake the roti's .

For this month's bread baker's event Hosted by Stacy Livingston Rushton and Kalyani , the theme is  Whole Grained Holiday Breads. 

Our meals are incomplete with breads, made these puris with Whole wheat flour and All Purpose flour. These Khameeri puris turn out so soft and delcious. I, make these so often most of the times as flatbread. Have these Khameeri Puris hot with jam and Ohh!! you are in heaven, seriously, try and let me know!  They can be had with any gravy or even with a topping of herbed mayo or hummus. 

2 Cups Heaped All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Whole Wheat flour
2 Tablespoon Ghee/ Butter
1 Egg
 1/3 Cup Yogurt - beaten
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Instant Yeast
1 Tablespoon Sugar - powdered
1/2 Cup Warm Water or as kneaded
Water as required to knead the dough
Oil for deep frying

Sieved flours and baking soda, keep aside.

Mix warm water ,yeast and sugar, let it stand  for 5 minutes. Then add ghee / butter, yogurt and egg to the mixture and mix it well. 

In a food processor / dough kneader,  add the sieved flour,  salt and yeast mix, run it till the mixture is incorporated, then keep adding warm water little at a time till forms a soft and sticky dough.

Take it dough out on to oiled work surface and knead it  for 10  to 12 minutes by stretching and folding the dough , till it is soft and smooth.   Place it in an oiled bowl and cover it with wet muslin cloth till it double's in volume.  Depending on the room temperature, it may take an hour or more to rise.

Then deflate the dough and divide it into 10 or 12 equal parts.

In the meantime, place and kadai with enough oil for deep frying. Let the oil start heating.   Then start to make the puris.
Take a plastic sheet and oil it well.   Keep on stretching and flattening dough by oiling your hands and make a thick puri. 
 These puris are thick about half an inch, if  you  make thin ones they will not puff well, you  can cut it with a round mold to make them all same size.   
Check weather the oil is hot enough to fry the puri, take a small piece of dough and put into the  hot oil, if the dough rises immediately to the surface, then the oil is ready to fry the khameeri puri.
Now fry the khameeri puri into the hot oil on medium high flame and press them with a slotted spoon so that they will puff up evenly.  

When one side is just light golden, turn the sides and fry till both sides are just light golden.  Take them out on to a  kitchen towel to absorb excess oil. 

Like wise make rest of the puri's.
Enjoy these puffy khameeri puri's with a dip or gravy of your choice  OR   like me with a spoon of jam on each..hehe... enjoy !!

Labels : Breads, Flatbread, Deep Fried, Khameeri Puri, Bread Bakers, Whole Wheat, Egg

Check out the Healthy Breads that our fellow #BreadBakers have baked this month:
100% Whole Wheat Bread from Cook's Hideout
Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls from Spill the Spices
Gingerbread and Oatmeal Bread from Mayuri's Jikoni
Kamut Cloverleaf Rolls from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Key-Shaped Challah with Finger Millet from Sara's Tasty Buds
Khameeri Puri from Sneha's Recipe
Oats Whole Wheat Bread from The Mad Scientist's Kitchen
Santa Lucia Buns from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Slovak Pasca from Ambrosia
Spelt Banana Bread from Food Lust People Love
Swedish Limpa from Palatable Pastime
Whole Wheat Grissini from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Whole Wheat Stollen from All That's Left Are The Crumbs
Wholewheat Garlic Flavoured Monkey Bread from Sizzling Tastebuds 

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page.
We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to


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Sourdough Whole Wheat Flatbreads #BreadBakers

In Indian kitchen's flatbread is a must with every meal. Karen is hosting this month's event for Bread Baker and gave us this theme"Breads with levain (sourdough), biga, poolish, soakers, etc.". Since Flatbread is a must in our house daily, I decided to make flat bread with my sourdough starter. This sourdough bread has an excellent flavor and the smells awesome. Sourdough takes a long time to rise so, if,  you plan to make it for morning breakfast then it should be kneaded the previous night and left in the fridge to rise, next morning your can make them in a jiffy for breakfast.
I kneaded this dough at 09.30 am and covered in a container and let if on my kitchen counter for two hours then refrigerated it.  Made the flatbreads in the night at 7.30 pm. Although these will not puff like the normal chapatti, but, they will taste awesome and all will definitely enjoy the taste and flavor.

I have used freshly ground home made whole wheat flour with salt and active sourdough starter. Usually, never add oil for kneading for flat breads. I, brush them with desi ghee when they are baked. If, you wish can add oil while kneading as you usually knead your chapatti dough. The most important is to see that your sourdough is active. This dough is on the moist and sticky side, rolling it into a flatbread requires a little extra flour.

These are cooked on the stove top in a flat skillet, because of the sourdough they get a lovely pattern of browned spots.

3 Cups Heaped Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Sea salt
1/2 Cup Active Sourdough starter
1 to 1.1/3 Cup Water
2 Tablespoons Oil  - optional
Dry Flour as required for rolling

Desi ghee for brushing


In a food processor , add  flour with the salt and pulse it for a minute. Add the sourdough starter,  and again run it for a minute, then from the funnel add water,  little at time as the processor is running, till it form a soft and sticky dough.

Oil the work surface  and with a dough scraper take all the dough on to the work surface and with the scraper just turn the dough dusting it with little flour for 10 to 15 turns till it form a smooth dough.  Oil a bowl and keep the dough in it, let is rest covered for 2 hours  on your kitchen counter and then refrigerate it for at least 8 hours or till it rises .  
After the dough has risen, punch it down and place on a lightly oiled counter. Divide the dough into 6 to 8  equal pieces, and with oiled hands, form each piece into a ball. Rest the dough for at least an hour I kept it for  2 hours.
 Then dust the work surface with dry flour and roll each ball into a round flatbread / chapatti.  Keep this covered on a dusted surface and roll rest of the balls into flatbread /chapatti.  When all are rolled then heat a  skillet/ tava, over medium low heat.

Place the first rolled flatbread  on the hot skillet and allow to cook on the first side for about two minutes, or until it no longer looks moist on top. Flip the bread over, and cook on medium high  until  brown spots appear. Filp again and press it with a dry cloth so that it starts to puff and brown spots appear on this side too.   Take it out on to a dry cloth or 
 tea towel and brush it with ghee or butter cover and keep aside till rest of the flatbreads have baked. 
Serve and enjoy with any vegetable or gravy dish!

Labels : Flatbread, Sourdough, Bread Bakers, Whole Wheat, Healthy, Breads
See what our other Bakers have baked for this event.
#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to

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Sabaayad - Flatbread

This month for Mena Cooking Club I am making a Sabaayad flatbread Djibouti ( we revisiting) which is commonly made in Djibouti and well as Somialia.

This is versatile bread that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, with just anything. like fried egg, stew or even wraps . After making this bread, I reaslised this is similar to the paratha that we make in India and also similar to the Heavy Paratha that I have already posted. In this paratha I have used butter so this is more crispy and flaky. Whereas the sabaayad is flaky and soft. 

Since I, have used half and half of all purpose flour and whole wheat flour, this makes the Sabaayad healty, flaky and soft ... not chewy / rubbery .

2 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Cups Wholemeal Wheat Flour
2 Tablespoon Oil
½ Teaspoon Salt
1.1/3 to 1.1/2 Cups Water to knead the dough
Desi Ghee as required
Flour for dusting the work surface as required


Mix all the flours together with the salt. Add the oil and mix in thoroughly. Add in the water slowly as you knead the dough. The dough should soft and smooth. Cover the dough and let it rest for about an hour.

How to shape the square sabaayad. See step by step pic.

Cut the dough into eight equal portions.( or size is your own choice) and roll them into balls. Keep covered with a moist cloth. 

Dust one ball with dry flour and roll it out to a round thick circle.

Brush the circle with ghee

Fold one side till the center , apply ghee lightly on fold 

Then the other side to over lap the first fold, apply ghee lightly on this fold too

then fold the side too till the center

The fold the other side to overlap the first one and now this become a square. 

In the meantime place a griddle or tava on low flame to heat. 

Roll out this into a big square. It should be rolled from center outwards so that the edges are thinner than the center. Keep dusting the work surface with flour on both sides a couple of time during this process. Parathas should be a little thick (see pic).

Place the paratha on the hot griddle/tava .

Flip it over, after a minute or two and cook this side till brown dots appear and then again flip and cook this side the same way.

Press paratha gently all over with a flat spatula or a cotton cloth, if you see any steam escaping, seal it by pressing it gently, making it balloon up. Brush a little ghee on both surfaces. 

Wrap the flaky sabaayad in a cloth to keep it warm and soft. Serve while hot. 

 I got 8 flat breads , we had it for breakfast and the remaining for dinner with sabji. This goes well with any curry or sabji .

Labels : Sabaayad, Flatbread, Djibouti, Mena Cooking Club, Rotis

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Vegetarian Mexican Quesadillas

Queso” is cheese in Spanish. A quesadilla is a heated tortilla with melted cheese inside. But in addition to cheese, you can put practically anything in a quesadilla. 

Traditionally in Mexico quesadillas are made with corn tortillas, not wheat flour tortillas, and a melty white cheese. However in northern Mexico, quesadillas are made with all purpose flour tortillas.

In this week for the BM, will be posting three Tortilla based dishes.

IngredientsFor the Dough / Tortillas2 Cups All-purpose flour

1 Teaspoon Baking powder
1/2 Cup Warm Water
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoons Olive oil

For the Filling2 Carrots - finely diced
2 Tomatoes - deseeded and finely diced
1 Cup Boiled Kidney beans / Rajma
1 Onion - finely chopped
1 Tablespoon Diced Capsicum
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 Teaspoon Olive oil

Grated cheese as required


First we need to make the dough. Mix together salt and flour, baking powder,  in a bowl. Stir as you gradually add in water and oil.

Once the dough forms a ball, remove from bowl and knead for 10 minutes. Place kneaded dough in a bowl, cover with a damp towel and let rest for one hour.

Then divide the dough into 6 equal parts.  Lightly flour a flat surface to roll out your dough. Take a ball of dough and roll. The dough should form a tortilla shape: very thin and size should be that of a dinner plate. 
Heat a tava place tortilla and let is cook for a minute . 
Flip the tortilla over a few times, 10 seconds between flips.
Till light brown spots begin to appear. 
Remove and keep aside.  
Repeat the same method and make the remaining tortillas.

To prepare the filling
In a pan heat oil, add the onions, carrots, capsicum and kidney beans and saute for 2 - 3 minutes. Then add salt, cayenne pepper and saute again for a minute. Remove from heat and let it cool.
To assemble the quesadilla
Lightly toast the flour tortilla in lightly oiled pan. When pockets of air begin to form, take a handful of grated cheese, sprinkle over half side of the tortilla, making sure that the cheese does not land on the pan itself.  Add the filling and fold it. Sprinkle few drops of olive oil on the sides. After a minute or two , flip it over the other side, as if you were making an omelette and let it cook the other side till brown spots appear. The tortilla should by now be browned slightly. If it is not browned, turn the heat up to high and flip the quesadilla over every 10 seconds or so until it gets browned. Remove from pan and cut into wedges.

Labels : Sandwiches, Quesadilla, Mexican, Vegetarian, Blogging Marathon, Tortilla, Flatbread, Breads

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