Monday, May 9, 2011

Koki


BM # 5   Day 1

The first day of the Blogging Marathon and my sincere thanks to Srivalli....thanks a ton!
In this under 15 minutes breakfast series I will try to post recipes belonging to different cuisines.I hope you shall enjoy this series.
A traditional Sindhi breakfast,which is relished by all,from little children to the elderly generation.It's a filling breakfast and you can easily get away with a light lunch after this breakfast.
There are two variations of a Koki.The first one is the Kare mirch waree Koki (one with black pepper) and the other is Masala Koki.
Koki is nothing but a crispier ,heavier version of paratha.It has a shelf life of two days and is normally packed for long journeys.I t is served with either curds or Sindhi Aaloo and papad.(papad is a must in sindhi homes) and yes many relish it with Chai!!..yes you are right..tea!!its like having a biscuit along with tea…..here is the recipe...(..the Sindhi Aaloo recipe will come up in my future posts.)

Black pepper koki

1cup…….wheat flour
2tbsp……oil / ghee
¼ tsp……black pepper
Salt to taste

Masala koki
1 cup……wheat flour
2tbsp……oil / ghee
1………..small onion finely chopped
1………..green chilly finely chopped
¼ tsp……anardana slightly crushed(optional)
Coriander leaves
Mint leaves
Salt to taste



Take the flour in a bowl.
Make a well in the centre.
Sprinkle salt and pepper.
Pour oil / ghee.
Mix well with hands till the flour resembles crumbs.
Adding little water knead into a stiff dough.
Make two balls.
Roll into a thick chapatti.(do not use any flour for dusting)
Put criss cross lines with a knife.(make sure you don’t go deep to cut it off!)
Roast on slow flame ,smearing it with ghee on both sides till nice and crisp and a golden color.

Masala koki is made in the similar manner only difference being pepper is omitted and this requires a little less water due to the onions.
The criss cross is to ensure cooking deep inside as these are rolled thick.


Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me 
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Cool Lassi(e)HariniKalyaniPriya MahadevanSuma 
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Priya SureshVeena,
 Seven Days of Indian Sweets: ShylajaSrivalli 
Seven Days of Regional Specials: Priya Yallapantula
 Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast:AarthiVaishali

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16 comments:

  1. I booked marked it long ago and haven't tried it so far. Your version is tempting me to try them sooner. :)

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  2. this is a sindhi dish that I make often, learning it from authentic Sindhi cuisine chef! Love them - Yours look FAB!

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  3. As you said it looks like a thicker version of paratha..cris-crossing also gives it a different appearance.

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  4. Look delicious, spiced thicker parathas!

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  5. looks good,and really easy too..U dont need any side dish to have with it..Will try soon...If you have time just check my blog and please follow it..Thankyou.
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow koki looks healthy,filling and marvellous...lovely...

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  7. very nice and new dish.....looks lovely..happy Marathon

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  8. Looks cool and healthy too :)

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  9. Lovely dish! Looking forward to the variety coming from your kitchen!

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  10. Koki is new to me...looks very yummy...

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  11. Looks very yummy and easy.Shall try soon.

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  12. Looks very yummy and delicious.
    Healthy breakfast under 15 min

    South Indian Home

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  13. Yummy!! Will give it a try for sure.

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  14. wow, that is yum and very new and looks superb :)

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  15. I love the diamond shape on the top. i will take your word that its very filling..it certainly looks it!

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