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Homemade Prathas

Here is the recipe for the homemade prathas I made yesterday

Ingredients
1½ cups plain flour
½ tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup water
½ cup ghee or vegetable oil

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre, add the water in and gradually incorporate with the flour.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes. Shape the dough into a ball and let it rest for half an hour, covered in plastic wrap.

Divide the dough into approximately 6 pieces. Roll a piece of dough out to 3mm thick disc. Brush oil or ghee over the top. Make a light incision from the centre to the edge. Lift the dough and fold inwards at the incision until you have a layered cone. Hold the cone pointy side down, then use your other thumb to push the outer layered edges into the centre of the cone until you have a ball. Repeat this process or the remaining pieces of dough. Cover the dough balls with a clean, damp kitchen towel and let them r…

A food post

I am aware that I've not updated this space for a while. Been stressed out a bit lately... not sure why, but I've just been feeling very tired and down recently. Also I must confess that Twitter has been a little bit absorbing... ^_^

Anyway, I thought I'd kickstart a new post with one about food... here's a couple of things I've experimented lately...

Homemade roti pratha. Will post up the recipe shortly. I think the homemade version is so much healthier as I can cut down on the amount of oil or ghee... and nothing serving up curries and sauces with hot, fluffy, rotis, fresh from the skillet.


And with the assistance of my trusty breadmaker... I made up these cinammon rolls. Super nice! Hot and fresh from baking, and I can be as generous as I want with the cinammon.



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