Indian Flat Bread Recipe
This Indian flat bread recipe is so easy to make and you can eat with lots of fillings or dips.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water (110ºF), divided
all-purpose flour, for kneading and shaping
Butter or olive for your skillet and to brush the flat bread
Fresh ground salt
In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and salt.
While mixing constantly with your hands, add 3/4 cup of the warm water. Mix until a moist dough begins to form.
Add the remaining water, 1 tbsp at a time while mixing constantly with your hands.
Continue to work the dough until the dough holds its shape and forms a ball.
With the dough in the mixing bowl, dampen your hands and knead dough, adding an additional 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, if necessary. You want to make a moderately stiff dough.
Knead dough in the bowl for about 8 to 10 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic. Dampen hands again, if necessary.
When you can lightly press two fingertips 1/4-inch into the dough and the dough springs back, the dough is ready for shaping.
Shape the dough into a ball and place in bowl. Cover with a damp towel and allow the dough to sit in a warm place for 30 to 60 minutes.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 2 minutes.
Divide the dough in half and form into 2 12-inch long rolls.
Using a knife, cut each roll into 12 1-inch pieces.
With the palm of your hand, flatten each piece of dough.
Dust the flattened dough balls with flour and cover with plastic wrap.
Allow the dough to rest for another 30 minutes.
Working with one ball at a time, on a lightly floured, surface, roll the flattened ball into an oval, about 7 to 8 inches in diameter.
Turning the dough and firmly press and stretch the dough with the rolling pin.
Put a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
Grease skillet with olive oil.
Transfer a flattened dough ball to the hot greased skillet and cook over medium heat until tiny brown spots begin to appear, about 1/2 to 1 minute.
Turn the bread over using tongs and cook for another 30 seconds.
Remove the bread from heat.
Lightly brush with melted butter or olive oil and sprinkle with fresh ground salt, if desired. Transfer to a napkin lined bread basket.
Repeat the process with the remaining balls of dough.
Stack the hot bread in the breadbasket to keep warm.