Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Poli (Whole wheat flat bread)

Poli is the stable of the Indian diet.


You will need
Whole wheat flour available at Indian Stores.
1tsp oil (vegetable or olive oil)

You can make about 6 polis per cup of flour. Using water make firm dough with one cup of water. Knead the dough well. Pour a teaspoon of vegetable or olive oil on your palm and knead the dough again. Let it rest for 15minutes.


Heat a flat pan on medium-high heat. I used to have a smooth top stove so I used another burner with a cooling rack on it. If you use a gas stove you don’t need to use a second burner. Divide the dough into 5-6 small balls.


Using a little flour, roll one of the balls of dough into a flat circle about 8inches across.


Place on the hot pan. Let it cook on side A for about 15 seconds and turn over. Let it cook on side B for 1/2 a minute. Then place the poli, side A face down on the second burner. If you are using a stove top remove the pan from the stove and place the poli directly on the burner. Either way it will puff up in a couple of seconds.


Take it off the heat and proceed with the rest of the polis. Serve hot or keep covered until it is time to eat.

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