Monday, July 25, 2011

Quick and Easy: Flatbread

Here's a simple recipe for unleavened bread that is a great accompaniment to curries. I made this to go with my leftover vegetable curry from last night.

Flatbread recipe
(Makes 3)


1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp melted butter/ghee
100ml milk (approx)
Ghee/butter for frying


In a large bowl, combine the ingredients above and knead for 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. Add more flour or water if necessary to achieve the right consistency. The dough should be soft and pliable. Leave to rest for 10 minutes. Divide into 3 pieces. On a floured surface, roll or press out the dough into a flat thin round, holding it up and stretching it with your fingers as you go along. You can opt to sprinkle sesame seeds, cumin seeds, herbs, spices or anything you wish. Press it into the dough so as to stick.

Place a large non-stick pan on medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp ghee/butter. Fry the bread one at a time, until bubbles appear on the surface. Brush the top with ghee, and flip over to brown the other side. Transfer to a plate and serve hot with your favourite curry!