Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fresh crispy pita bread

There was palak paneer leftover from this afternoon, so I thought of making some naan tonight. I ended up making a pita bread, cos you would traditionally make naan in the tandoor, but pita bread is still very delicious dipped in palak paneer and thick yoghurt. You will need:
  • 1 and half cups maida
  • half cup atta
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons curd
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • chopped coriander (optional)
Dissolve active dry yeast in lukewarm sugar water and let it sit for 10 minutes. Add sugar, salt and baking soda to the flour and mix well. Add the oil and yogurt mix, this will become crumbly dough. Add the yeast mixture and make into soft dough. Cover the dough with cling film for about an hour till it rises a bit. Knead the dough for about three minutes and divide the dough into equal parts and roll them. Sprinkle the chopped coriander. Toss it into the oven (preheated to about 230 deg c) After about 3 minutes, you can flip it for another 3 more minutes or until you see it turn golden brown.
What's not to love in fresh crunchy crispy bread, dipped in the rich and creamy palak paneer.