Garlic Naan (Indian Flat Bread)


Prep Time: 10 mins        Cook Time: 30 mins        Idle Time: 1 hr 10 mins         Serves: 4 to 5


Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp active dry yeast
  2. 2 cups all purpose flour
  3. 1 & 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  4. 3 tbsp olive oil or any other oil
  5. 1 cup lukewarm water
  6. 1/2 cup milk
  7. 1/2 tbsp sugar
  8. 1 tbsp salt
  9. 1 tbsp garlic paste
  10. 4-5 garlic cloves
  11. 2 tbsp Nigella seeds
  12. Butter as per taste
  13. 4 to 5 tbsp cilantro
Prep
  1. Take the lukewarm water in large bowl
  2. Add sugar & yeast and let it sit until foamy (about 10-12 mins)
  3. To the yeast add lukewarm milk, wheat flour, garlic paste, all purpose flour (All but 1/4 cup), oil, salt
  4. Knead the dough, in case the dough feels too sticky add 1/2 tbsp flour. Dough should not be very dry.
  5. Coat the bowl with 1 tbsp oil , coat the dough with oil, wrap it with plastic wrap.
  6. Cover the bowl with clean kitchen towel.
  7. Leave the dough in a warm place for about 90 mins

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Whole Wheat Roti – Indian Flat Bread

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Indian Flat Bread – Roti


Prep Time – 15 mins       Cook Time – 20 mins       Total Time – 35 mins       Serves 3 to 4

 


Ingredients 
  1. 2 cups wholewheat flour
  2. Water as per requirement
  3. 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil or any other oil
  4. Optional – Salt as per taste
Prep 
  1. Sieve the flour in a large bowl
  2. Add salt (Optional)
  3. Keep adding small quantity of water while you knead the dough. Continue this process till you achieve consistent soft dough
  4. If the dough becomes sticky, add a few tablespoons of dough and kneed it gain
  5. You know the dough is ready when you press your finger on the dough and it does not get sticky.
  6. Add oil to the dough and knead it for a minute to get a softer roti
Roti
  1. Divide the dough into medium balls
  2. Place a griddle on medium head
  3. Lightly dust the dough balls with some dry flour
  4. Roll into small medium sized round roti’s of medium thickness
  5. Place the roti on to the hot griddle
  6. As the roti starts to cook you would see it puff
  7. Flip the roti using a tong
  8. When both sides are cooked remove it on to a roti basket or casserole
  9. Its best to have the roti’s while they are still hot

Masala Chai (Spiced Tea)

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Masala Chai (Spiced Tea)


Prep Time – 2 min          Cook Time – 10 min          Total Time – 12 min          Serves – 3 to 4


Ingredients 
  1. 2 cups of plain water
  2. 2 tablespoon tea powder or tea leaves (not teabags)
  3. 2 tablespoon sugar or as per requirement
  4. 1/2 cup milk or as per requirement
  5. 1.5 inch ginger grated (can add more if ginger is not fresh)
  6. 2 or 3 whole cardamom or 1/2 tablespoon cardamom powder
  7. 1 or 2 cloves

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Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious

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Indian Food

 Indian food, with its hodgepodge of ingredients and intoxicating aromas, is coveted around the world. The labor-intensive cuisine and its mix of spices is more often than not a revelation for those who sit down to eat it for the first time. Heavy doses of cardamom, cayenne, tamarind and other flavors can overwhelm an unfamiliar palate. Together, they help form the pillars of what tastes so good to so many people. Continue reading