Zafrani Khasta Roti
EVENT: MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON#92
THEME: A-Z FLATBREADS AND MORE – INDIAN FLATBREADS
What is Mega Blogging Marathon?
Well, its a group of bloggers who get together to post a dish for 26 days according to the chosen theme. For more details check out the initiator Srivalli’s page here. For this theme we had a choice of 3:
1. A-Z Indian Flatbreads that are not made using batter e.g. like rotis
2. A-Z Indian Flatbreads using batters e.g. dosa
3. A-Z International Flatbreads.
I decided to opt for option number 1. India has such a huge variety of flatbreads to offer that are made on the stove top, in the tandoor, in the oven, under the grill or fried. Its going to be a challenge to look for flatbreads beginning with all the letters of the alphabet as for this group cannot use batter based flatbreads. However, am up for this challenge.
Before I go into today’s last post for the Mega BM I have to share this with you.Yesterday was a very exciting day for me as I met up with 3 blogger friends. I’d met 2 of them, Vidya Narayan and Aruna Panangipally when I was last in Mumbai and met up with the third one, Shobha Keshwani for the first time. We were just too excited to meet each other, had a few bites and sampled masala tea and lemongrass tea but I think most of our time passed away what seemed like seconds in chatting. A few loud laughs got us some stares but who cares when you’re having fun with like minded people. Blogging has certainly opened up a whole new level of friendship with some bloggers. My hubby was joking that whichever part of the world I go to I will have bloggers who I’d want to meet and the answer to that was ‘definitely whenever possible.’ If I can’t then I like to chat with them over the phone or video call to get to know them better.
There, got all the excitement off my chest and now lets get into the last letter for this Mega BM which is Z. Zucchini, using the word zaikedar were some of the options. Then suddenly when I was thinking of some food related movies, the first word that came to my mind was zafrani… from Cheeni Kum came to my mind. Started browsing the net for some zafrani ideas and came to khasta roti recipe by Sanjeev Kapoor. From there an idea was born – Z for Zafrani Khasta Roti.
A slightly sweet and salty roti, I served it with some soup and had the leftover with some curry. Tasted good with both. I made it again and served it with masala tea. Whichever way you prefer, these rotis are quite different.
ZAFRANI KHASTA ROTI
Recipe Idea : Sanjeev Kapoor
1 cup plain flour (all purpose flour)
½ cup fine semolina (sooji)
4 tbsp ghee or butter
½ tsp fennel seeds (valiyari, saunf)
½ tsp coarse black pepper powder
½ tsp cardamom powder (elachi)
2 tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
a few strands of saffron
¼ – ⅓ cup hot water
some butter or ghee for serving
- Infuse the saffron strands in the hot water for 10-15 minutes.
- Mix plain flour, semolina, cardamom, black pepper powders, fennel seeds, sugar and salt together in a bowl.
- Add ghee or butter and rub it into the flour. It should resemble like breadcrumbs.
- Add the saffron water along with the strands and make a dough that is not too hard or soft.
- Shape the dough into a ball. Cover it with a lid or damp cloth for 20-30 minutes.
- Heat a tawa or frying pan over medium heat.
- Divide the dough into 10-12 parts. Roll each part into a ball.
- Press one ball between the palms.
- Place it on a rolling board and roll it into a 3-4 inch diameter circle.
- Place the roti on the hot tawa and let it roast for 2 minutes.
- Flip it over and let it roast for 2 minutes.
- Gently press it down with a clean cloth or a potato masher, till the roti is cooked properly.
- Smear it with butter or ghee and serve.
- Repeat steps 8 to 13 with the remaining dough.
- I used a cookie cutter to make the rotis appear more attractive. You can roll them without cutting with a cookie cutter.
- I served the roti with some tomato carrot soup and it was a tasty accompaniment.
- You can opt to make a savory one.
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You may want to check out what flatbreads I’ve made so far for this event:
A for Akki Roti
B for Bhakri
C for Chousela
D for Dalpuri
E for Ekadashi Thalipeeth
G for Gulachi Poli
H for Hyderabadi Halwe ki puri
I for Indori Masala Roti
J for Juar Jo Dhodho
K for Kulcha
L for Luchi
M for Makki Roti
N for Nagori Puri
P for Padvari Rotli
Q for Qubani Naan
R for Rotla
S for Surati Paratha
T for Tikkar
U for Ubbu Roti
V for Vastad Roti
W for Wheat Khakhra
X for Xtra Flaky Farsi Puri
Y for Yogurt Roti
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