1)A to Z Indian flatbread (excluding dosas,crepes and pancakes)
2) Ato Z International Flatbreads (with 1 Indian bread) and
3) A to Z Indian bread (includes dosas, crepes and pancakes)
But my pick was International flatbreads. Seriously its really interesting to dish out some flatbreads which are quite unknown for my knowledge. Trust me, i enjoyed thoroughly to dish out those 26 flatbreads from various International Cuisine.
Am kick starting this month’s Mega marathon with Aish Baladi from Egypt. Baladi means traditional or authentic in English, but the word “Aish” is the key to understanding the special place of bread in Egyptian heritage. Aish means “life”, which is how Egyptians have perceived bread since ancient times. Bread is considered aa a commodity that Egyptians cannot live without in their daily meal. Its a must for them and you can see bread on every table, from breakfast to dinner.“Aish Baladi” has been a dear friend to Egyptians since ancient times. Aish Baladi is not only a food item for Egyptians; it is a reflection of Egyptian culture and a significant meaning of life
Poor or rich, everyone eats bread. If a person doesn’t have money and hungry, just get a loaf of “Aish baladi” and a cup of tea. If a farmer or a worker wants to take a break from his work, they eat this bread with some onion, arugula, or cottage cheese. Bread is the sign of friendship, love, loyalty, and long-lasting relations in Egyptian culture. Aish is a symbolic expression of prosperity, as it has always been a secure job and income source for Egyptians of all ages.Ancient Egyptians baked bread from emmer wheat or barley, in which they have added wild yeast to help the dough rise. They used to flatten the dough on a round baking board and bake it on high temperature in ovens built from Nile red mud. The baking method and ingredients have remained the same in every farmer’s house in both lower and upper Egypt since the pharos started the tradition.Bread in Arabic is “Khobz”, which is the most common word for bread in Arab countries, except in Egypt. Egyptians call bread as “Aish baladi” as bread is considered as their life.
3cup Whole wheat flour
3/4tbsp Instant yeast
1/2 tbsp Salt
Luke warm water (as per need)
Wheat bran for coating
Take the flour, yeast, and salt. Add the water, mix with your hand well and knead until the dough turns soft.
Arrange in a bowl, cover it and let it sit in a warm place for an hour.
Arrange this flatten dough on a two baking sheets and let them sit for half an hour until they turns puffy.
Place the baking sheet on the baking stone and bake for 6-8minutes until the crust turns brown.
Serve with your favourite filling.
You can freeze these breads for making your sandwiches later.
Just thaw them completely and heat them in a toaster before serving.