Sunday, October 11, 2015

Lesu, a falt bread from Uttarkhand

 BM # 57
Week : 2 , Day: 2
Theme: Flat Breads and Pancakes
State : Uttarkhand

Lesu is a flat bread from Garhwal which is prepared by stuffing Mandua dough into Wheat flour dough and eaten with ghee. I had made mandua ki roti the last time I made a meal from Uttarkhand, but stuffing it to wheat dough was new to me. I do remember my friends posting the Lesu. I wanted to give it another twist by adding some spices and herbs, but I omitted as traditionally they do not add any spice to Mandua. It has to be eaten simply with ghee .

Lesu is also a very popular breakfast in the hilly region. This flat bread is a part of my Uttarkhand Thali.

2 cups wheat flour
3/4 cup mandua flour
1/8 tsp carom seeds
Salt to taste

Knead wheat flour and keep aside.
Mix carom seeds and salt to mandua flour and knead. (Keep it aside)
Take wheat flour dough and stuff with mandua flour dough.
Roll into chappati and cook on a griddle.

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  1. Yet to try mandua. I will keep an eye for it the next time I am at Indian store.

  2. I had tried this and we loved both the taste and beautiful color. Nicely made.

  3. so nicely many ever times I see your thali, I end up drooling again..I had enjoyed this during my mega BM..

  4. Stuffing atta with mandua flour is a very interesting twist. Will have to try this some time.

  5. ...aah to get hands on that flour....regardless it looks fantastic

  6. Lesu looks wonderful .I will try it soon.

  7. Am yet to try this lesu bread, bookmarked already and dunno when am going to make this.