Monday, May 9, 2011


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

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

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

  4. Look delicious, spiced thicker parathas!

  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.

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

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

  8. Looks cool and healthy too :)

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

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

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

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

    South Indian Home

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

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

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