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    Default How to make Indian breads.

    Roghni Naan
    Ingredients

    2 cups plain flour
    2 tsp. dry yeast
    1 tbsp. sugar
    3 tbsp. butter
    2 tbsp. curds
    1/2 cup warm milk
    1 tbsp. milk extra
    1 tbsp. poppy seeds
    1 tbsp. raisins
    1/4 tsp. saffron strands

    METHOD

    1. Sprinkle yeast and sugar over warm milk.
    2. Keep aside for 30 minutes of till very frothy.
    3. Rub saffron into remaining 1 tbsp. milk. Keep aside.
    4. Mix flour and salt in large plate. Form well in centre.
    5. Pour curds and yeast solution in it and keep for 10 minutes.
    6. Add curds and knead into soft elastic dough.
    7. Put dough in a deep vessel and keep aside covered for 10 hours or overnight.
    8. Divide dough into 5 parts. Make rounds, place on a greased baking try.
    9. Keep aside for 15 minutes. Roll into thick oval or triangle.
    10. Keep centre slightly thinner than edges. Preheat oven at 350C.
    11. Sprinkle some saffron water, khuskhus, and raisins over naan.
    12. Wet bottom and stick to baking tray. Make as many will fit in tray.
    13. Bake for 4-5 minutes or till done.
    14. Remove, drizzle some butter over it if desired.
    15. Serve hot with curries or gravied vegetables.

    Making time: 1 hour (excluding maturing)
    Makes: 5 naans
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    Tandoori Roti (without Tandoor)
    Ingredients

    2 cups slightly coarse wheat flour
    1/4 cups maida
    2 tbsp ghee
    2 tbsp curd
    salt to taste.

    Knead slightly stiff dough cover and keep for 2 hours.
    Take naan sized dough and make a ball.
    Roll to a thickish roti (4-5 mm thick).
    Heat griddle (tawa) place on tawa and dry one side.
    Wet upper side with water and invert.

    Invert griddle and roast over gas flame (or if available a barb- que coalfire). It will fall off when done.

    Serve hot with desired vegetables.

    Phulka

    Ingredients

    2-1/2 cups wheat flour
    salt
    thin buttermilk or water.

    METHOD

    Knead soft dough with above ingredients. Break off to a table tennis - ball sized (even smaller) bit of dough.

    Roll with help of dry flour to a thin round. Roll as thin as possible (about 2 mm thik).

    Heat griddle (tawa) and place phulka it.

    When dry on one side, turn. When brown spots appear on second side, turn again. Use a kitchen towel and lightly press and Phulka, rotating at same time. It will puff. Make as crisp as desired.

    Apply ghee on crisp side and serve hot. Practice is required to make the Phulka puff fully, so don't lose heart. Serve hot with vegetable curries.

    Kashmiri Roti
    Ingredients

    3 cups wheat flour
    1 tsp. black pepper freshly ground
    1/2 tsp. fennel seeds coarsely crushed
    1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
    1/4 tsp. ajwain seeds (omum)
    4 -5 pinches asafoetida
    1 tbsp. butter
    salt to taste
    ghee for shallow frying
    warm milk to knead dough

    METHOD

    1. Sieve together flour and salt.
    2. Add all other ingredients except ghee and milk.
    3. Mix well. Knead into a soft pliable dough.
    4. Divide dough into 10 parts.
    5. Roll into a thick paratha.
    6. Prick with a knife or fork all over.
    7. Heat griddle, roast on both sides.
    8. Drizzle a little ghee on both sides.
    9. Shallow fry both sides till crisp and golden spots appear.
    10. Serve hot, with dals or vegetables, as desired.

    Making time: 30 minutes
    Makes: 10 rotis
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    Default Re: How to make Indian breads.

    One of my favourites:

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    This is a Pakistani Bread. Tastes Yummy with some Gravy

    2 cups flour, sifted
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon saffron
    1 3/4 cups milk
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 cup melted clarified butter (Ghee)

    1 hour 10 minutes 1 hr prep


    1. Sift flour with salt onto a large bowl.
    2. In 1 ½ tbsp of milk, dissolve the saffron and set it aside.
    3. The remaining milk should be heated carefully in a pot and the sugar should be dissolved in it. Allow the warmed milk to cool.
    4. After making a well in the flour, pour in the now cooler milk and mix together until a soft dough is formed.
    5. Cover the dough with a warm damp cloth and set aside for 10 minutes.
    6. Add a little of the melted butter to the dough, kneeding, until all of the butter is incorporated.
    7. Divide the dough into 12 parts, cover with a warm damp cloth and set aside for 10 minutes.
    8. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    9. Roll each part of the dough out with a rolling pin. They should be 6 inch circles.
    10. Using a fork, prick all over the circles.
    11. On a greased baking tray, bake for 4 minutes, then brush them with the milk and saffron mixture and bake for another 4 minutes.
    12. Eat with melted butter brushed on while still hot.
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    Default Re: How to make Indian breads.

    wow sid...tx!!!
    ...and THAT'S why they should legalise marijuana.

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    Default Re: How to make Indian breads.

    How to make Indian breads.


    Ingedients:

    A few Indians, a steam roller, a couple tons of flour and one big ass oven.

    The rest you can figure out....

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    Default Re: How to make Indian breads.

    Quote Originally Posted by sidthereal
    One of my favourites:

    SHEERMAL
    This is a Pakistani Bread. Tastes Yummy with some Gravy

    Cool recipes. Thanks!


    But, I thought Indians and Pakistani's did not get along....

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    Default Re: How to make Indian breads.

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob
    How to make Indian breads.


    Ingedients:

    A few Indians, a steam roller, a couple tons of flour and one big ass oven.

    The rest you can figure out....

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    Default Re: How to make Indian breads.

    Quote Originally Posted by GBA
    Cool recipes. Thanks!


    But, I thought Indians and Pakistani's did not get along....

    Cusine has no boundaries.
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    Default Re: How to make Indian breads.

    Quote Originally Posted by sidthereal
    Cusine has no boundaries.

    LOL!

    That's a good sig right there.
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    Default Re: How to make Indian breads.

    How expensive is saffron in India?

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    Default Re: How to make Indian breads.

    Varying prices, from dead expensive to relatively high priced.


    Some of the best Saffron is got from Kashmir.

    Usually brought in the market in 1gm boxes for about a dollar or 2.
    Last edited by sidthereal; 07-10-2006 at 04:07 AM.
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