Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Besani Koki

For Day 3 under the theme Car Snacks I have made Besani Koki. Besan as you all know is gram flour . Koki is a Indian Bread which is a specialty of Sindhi community. It is normally made for breakfast and is a special travel food. While going on long trips, these kokis are very handy as they have a good shelf life and can be bited into without creating a mess.If eating at home, usually curd is served but on trips pickle is a preferred accompaniment.

Besani Koki
1 cup gram flour
2 tbsp oil
1 small onion , finely chopped
1 green chilly, finely chopped
Coriander leaves
Mint leaves
Salt to taste

Mix all the ingredients and rub in the oil.
This should resemble bread crumbs.
Bind the dough adding little water and very gradually.
Bind to a dough.
The dough should not be either too soft or too hard.
It should be slightly on the harder side.
Divide the dough into two .
Make rounds and flatten the balls.
Roll each into a thick circle .
Using a blunt knife make criss cross checks on the rolled disc.
Make sure not to cut through.
Cook like a chapati on a griddle.
The flame should be very slow.
When one side has cooked flip over and cook the other side.
Now drizzle ghee on one side and flip again.
Repeat the ghee on the other side.
Cook till crisp and golden.

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  1. With chilies and onions, it must taste awesome. Besan Koki is reminding me of sarvapindi that we make with rid flour.

  2. Sorry, for the second comment. Commenting from iPad and I accidentally hit publish button before completing the comment.

    Koki looks like a nice travel food to carry on road trips or even on overnight train journeys.

  3. Mindblowing kokki there,prefectly shaped.. Who will say no to carry this delicious rotis.

  4. Koki looks very nice. Good to carry while traveling.

  5. Mint leaves is such a refreshing addition! Overall they have a thepla like feel. Very nice.

  6. wow such an tremendous koki there :) looks super delicious , I am drooling here !!

  7. Amazing and seems like a very filling dish too. I would to carry for any trip

  8. I have Koki bookmarked from our previous mega marathon :-) It looks like perfect to carry on a road trip.

  9. Absolutely splendid! Very healthy and filling one too..

  10. mouthwatering..i love kokis, never tried them with besan though...they look so crispy from outside

  11. Vaishali I love this bread!..looks so inviting and I would want to travel just to make this and eat along the drive..:)..enjoyed all your car snacks!..

  12. Wow looks absolutely delicious!!! perfect for travel

  13. Koki looks crunchy & yummy. Perfect for snacking.

  14. I am bookmarking this . Car trip or no...this looks yumm

  15. When older people make koki, they mix the ingredients and keep, but knead the dough one at a time. This is because the onions release water, and then the koki turns out not so crispy. Also, the dough should not be too smooth. Sonita