Recipe for a simple exotic flatbread that requires no oven
I made this bread over the weekend and thought I should share it with my fellow food enthusiasts. Since I am Indian and we normally spice everything up there are a chockful of flavors in this flatbread.
2 cups of fine semolina (the kind you use to make pasta)
1 cup of wheat flour
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
2.5 tsp of salt
Place the flours and salt in a large bowl or you can use your stand mixture. Now add the following to the dough
1 bunch of scallions extra finely chopped
1 tsp of freshly minced garlic
1/2 cup of chopped frozen spinach (drain the water squeezing it out using your hand)
Handful of fresh cilantro finely chopped
1 tsp of ajwain seeds (available in Indian stores, it's optional but adds a great unique flavor)
1 tsp of freshly ground cumin powder
1/2 green chili or jalapeno minced
1/4 tsp of cayanne pepper
1/2 cup of plain yogurt
1/4 tsp of sugar
Add all the ingredients to the flour and knead adding a little water if needed until it forms a smooth dough. Cover and let it rest for an hour.
Now make small balls out of the dough (size should be about a small golf ball). Roll the balls one by one to the size of a small disc (1/4 inch thick). Dry roast each disc in a nonstick pan. Turn it once one side is roasted and roast the other side. Finish it with a dab of butter or if you want to keep it healthy brush with a little canola and pan fry both sides of the disc a bit.
Repeat this process until all dough balls are rolled and all discs are roasted and pan fried.
Serve with a sweet chutney (any kind will do). I normally serve mine with a dried fruit chutney or a mango chutney.
It would also make a great appetizer if you cut each disc into wedges.