Spiced flat breads

Spiced flat breads

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Cooking time

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus 1 hour rising

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Easy to make and delicious from the grill

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
128
protein
4g
carbs
25g
fat
2g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
0.03g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 140g plain flour
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 7g sachet easy-blend yeast
  • 1 tbsp melted butter, plus extra for brushing

For the quick spice paste (optional)

  • 2 fat garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 large red or green chilli, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp ground fenugreek or ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander

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Method

  1. If making the paste, use a food processor, electric spice mill or pestle and mortar to blend together the garlic, chilli, sesame seeds and ground spice to a thick paste. Work in the oil, then the coriander, to a spreading paste and season. Set aside.
  2. Put the flours, 1 tsp salt and yeast into a large bowl and mix. Stir 120ml tepid water into the melted butter, then mix this into the flour, adding extra drops of tepid water until you have a smooth dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 5 mins, then return to the bowl, cover and leave in a warm place to rise until doubled in size. This should take 1 hr.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 balls. Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface to a rough 18cm circle the thickness of a 10p coin. Prick each one well with a fork to stop them rising. To cook on a barbecue: put the breads on the centre of the grill. Cook for a few mins, then turn and cook the other side. If using the paste, spread 1 tsp on one side as the breads come off the heat. Otherwise, brush the breads with more melted butter. Reheat the griddle between batches and stack them on top of each other to keep warm.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2005

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fifi80's picture
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Great recipe. Very easy to make and yummy!! Loved the spice paste.

carogers's picture

i made these flat bread....... i used the main ingredients, and i added garlic.... didnt do the paste, its not to my taste but the flat bread is divine!!!!

saelma4's picture

Spice paste loved by adults,children not so keen, would definitely make again, tastes better knowing I made it and didn't buy it from the bread aisle(first time making flat bread...not last!!) 5 stars

rwneal's picture
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Really good recipe. The breads were delicious and really easy to make. We ate them with some homemade lamb Kofte, a simple chili sauce, and some minted yogurt - really tasty and satisfying.

liliaf's picture
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these were great never thought a flat bread could taste sooooo
good

liliaf's picture
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these are really yummy and so easy to do.will have again soon

mckcooks's picture
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Excilent flat bread recipy (lord knows i have tried my fair share), I made two batches one with and one without yeast, personally i prefer the yeast veriety on flavour. Loved the spice paste and I am thinking of tring the flatbreads out with a slightly sweet almound and cashew base for that Kashmiri naan afect.

johannah91's picture
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These were really nice. I had a few left over but they went hard and had to be thrown out the next day, even though they were in an air-tight container. Best served immediately and while they're still warm.

emsmith's picture

I've been looking for a good flatbread recipe that uses wholemeal flour and was hoping to try this one. However, pretty much all other recipes I've seen don't call for yeast. Just curious as to why it's used in this one since a few people have commented that they didn't use it and it worked just fine. And the recipe calls for the breads to be pricked before cooking to 'stop them from rising'. Any ideas?

cakeanyone's picture
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Lovely! I used wholemeal bread flour and didn't bother with the yeast, added 1 tbsn olive oil to the mixture too and drizzled chili oil over the flatbreads before grilling. Very easy to make and will definitely make again.

silverback's picture

Made these on the BBQ two nights in a row as they were so delicious. Only problem was mixing spicey paste, definitely not enough quantity wise for food processor/blender.The second time I used a pestle and mortar and it worked even perfectly.

ray627's picture

Made the mix to the dough stage in the bread machine then rolled them out and brushed them with chilli oil before cooking they were lovely with the barbecue

tashab07's picture
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I made these last night to go with the chicken biryani recipe. Wow...they were so easy to make and tasted delicious.
I used wholemeal bread flour so didn't use yeast and they turned out great! Will be making them with the lamb koftas next!

philinbrighton's picture
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These really aren't that much work and turn out brilliantly. I also got much cudos for making my own bread!

Loved the spice paste but I think you'd need to make a lot to make it work in blender it just got stuck round the sides. I think I might invest in a spice grinder.

MaxxyysMum's picture
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The breads were ok with butter, but the ones I added the spicy paste to were awful - it just didn't work for us. I used fenugreek rather than coriander which is quite an acquired taste, perhaps I should have used coriander instead.

dylanski's picture
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Came out much better than shop brought pitta - just used melted butter rather than the spicy paste - worked great will Lamb meatballs

sarahsinclair's picture
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Also added 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the dough

sarahsinclair's picture
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Didn't need the yeast in this recipe just make the dough with 200ml of water let it rest for 20 minutes and it makes great flatbreads. The spicy paste works great. Kids enjoyed making them too

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