We are on the last day of the second week and I am so enjoying reading so many posts on flat breads. I am not sure how to pronounce the bread for today, but the name was perfect for the alphabet M for my A-Z flat breads theme. And if you combine bread and sesame, it is always a winner. The recipe given was pretty easy to make and a beginner can make it easily. These breads are pan fried and with the sesame seeds they turn out pretty flavourful. The dough uses coconut milk which gives it an awesome rich taste. As I was making the flat breads for Sruti, I kept the side dishes really simple. She likes to eat bread as it is or with butter or jam. She is not much into spicy sides except when it comes to poori.
The bread is shaped and then topped with sesame seeds. The pan is greased well and the bread is placed sesame seeds side down on the pan. When it is properly cooked, it gives the bread a nice golden colour and the bread turns out nice and crispy. The dough is easy to work with. With a little bit of oil, you can stretch it into a disc on the counter. You don’t need a rolling pin to do that. Serve it hot out of stove with either butter, cheese or jam or some spicy curry or soup. Whatever the side dish may be, the bread will be so good with them. I used coconut oil for cooking the breads, but you can use ghee, butter or refined oil.
Recipe Source: Leite’s Culinaria
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 1/4 cup
Instant Yeast – 3/4 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Coconut Milk – 1/3 cup
Coconut Oil – 2 tbs
Sesame Seeds For Topping
In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, instant yeast and mix well.
Add coconut milk and knead a soft dough.
Add one or two tablespoons of extra milk if the dough is very dry.
Knead the dough for 10 minutes, until soft and pliable.
Cover and set aside for an hour to double in volume.
Divide it into three portions and roll each into a ball.
On the counter, apply oil and take one ball.
Spread it into a thin disc using your fingers.
Add sesame seeds and press them well so that they stick to the dough.
Heat a tawa and add some oil in it.
Place the rolled out disc, sesame seeds down on the tawa.
Cook until the bread is puffy and the bottom is nicely browned.
Flip and cook until the other side browns too.
Serve it hot with butter, jam or soup or curry.