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How to make Koki – Indian wholewheat flatbread

Koki – Indian whole wheat thin bread – Koki is ideal for breakfast, for me its a sunday thing, for others its an everyday thing – it depends on how you prepare it, what you add and your taste buds.

Koki - Whole wheat flatbread
Koki – Whole wheat flatbread

Ingredients list – (yielded 4 x plate sized koki)

  • 2 x red onion chopped
  • 1 x Dhaniya (bunch)
  • 3 x Cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1Tsp x Salt
  • 1/2 Cup x Oil
  • 1 Tsp x Jeera (cumin) Powder
  • 1 Tsp x Dhaniya (coriander) Powder
  • 2 Tbsp x Water
  1. Mix Flour, Salt, Jeera, Dhaniya
  2. Add Onions and mix well
  3. Add Water and oil and mix well
  4. Kneed the dough thoroughly (the more you kneed, the better the taste).
  5. Leave for 30mins.
  6. Take a piece, flatten into disc shapes and heat on a pan. (you can spread some oil on the koki while they are being made if they start to stick to the pan).

Done – Enjoy. This is usually served with yogurt – some people like it with their Indian teas. – It definitely helps having a few pre-made if you keep eating every other hour.

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How To Make Lauki ki Sabzi – Bottle gourd

Lauki (bottle gourd) is a vegetable which has been grown in India for centuries. Its one of the first vegetables planted by mankind and its perfect for many recipes due to its taste.

Lauki ki Sabzi - Bottlegourd
Lauki ki Sabzi – Bottlegourd

For people who are trying to keep off carbs and calories, this vegetable is perfect, it has only 12Kcal/100gr and most of the vegetable contains water. – ideal for weight loss.

Ingredients List –

  • 250gr Chopped Lauki (Bottlegourd)
  • 3 x Chopped Red Onions
  • 6 x Chopped Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 Thumb size chopped garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 small green chilli
  • 3 x Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon Jeera seeds (Cumin)
  • 1 Teaspoon Haldi Powder (Turmeric)
  • 1 Teaspoon Jeera Powder (Cumin)
  • 1 Teaspoon Dhaniya Powder (Coriander)
  • 1 Teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup of water
  1. Heat up pressure cooker and all oil.
  2. Add jeera seeds, ginger and garlic – sautee for 1 minute
  3. Add onion, green chilli, and stir until the mixture is brownish
  4. Add the tomatoes, haldi, dhaniya, jeera and keep mixing until its all meshed together and is brown.
    (with excess oil, you will know the mix is ready if the oil is visible from the bottom sides.)
  5. Add the lauki, add the red chilli powder and mix well
  6. Add the cup of water and close the pressure cooker lid, cook minimum for 5 whistles.
  7. DONE

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How to make Sindhi Palak

Sindhi Palak, a traditional Indian, primarily made of spinach which also carries other vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, carrots and potatoes. ┬áThe dish provides you with a healthy dose of Iron, Vitamin K and others – and its tasty.

So I do not eat breads or chapatis with my indian food, I prefer to eat the dish by itself and if still left hungry, I can always eat more of the same dish. – therefore, this recipe is made for 1 cereal sized bowl.

Sindhi Palak
Sindhi Palak

Recipe Ingredients –

  • 2x Spinach
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 Carrot
  • 2 Small Potatoes
  • 2 small onions
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera Powder (cumin)
  • 1 teaspoon Haldi Powder (turmeric)
  • 1 teaspoon Dhaniya Powder (coriander)
  • 5 Small Garlic – chopped
  • 1 Cup of water
  1.  Cut the spinach and clean it by leaving it to soak in a bowl of water.
  2. Peel carrots and tomatoes and dice them (I leave the tomato skin on), chop onions, chop spinach, chop the potatoes,
  3. Put all the ingredients mixed together into the pressure cooker
  4. Add salt, haldi, jeera and dhaniya powder
  5. Add 1 cup of water
  6. Close pressure cooker with lid and let it cook for 4-5 whistles.

Tadka Mixture

To the final dish, we add a tadka ( a spice mix to give an external flavor to the dish)

In a small pan, add 1 tablespoon of oil, 5 chopped garlics, dhaniya powder, jeera powder – mix around until garlic comes to a light brown color

7. Once the cooker is done, open it, add the tadka mixture into the pressure cooker and mix.

Done.

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