Spiced Garlic Flat Bread
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Fluffy Spiced flat bread with warm garlic butter and fresh coriander
Glamorous Glutton:
Recipe type: Spiced Garlic Flat bread
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6
/2 tbsp Cumin seeds
/2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 15 Black peppercorns
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 10g Dried yeast
  • 1 tsp White sugar
  • 160ml Full fat or semi skimmed milk at room temperature
  • 80ml water at room temperature
  • 320g Plain flour (00 is best but not essential)
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil plus extra for oiling the bowl and rolling out the dough
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Bunch coriander, finely chopped
  1. Heat a small frying pan over a moderate heat, add the cumin and coriander and dry roast for a couple of minutes until fragrant. Add the fennel seeds, peppercorns and chilli and roast for a further 1 minute.
  2. Remove from the heat and place on a dish to cool. Once cooled crush in a pestle and mortar. Set aside.
  3. Put the yeast sugar and milk in a small bowl and leave for about 5 minutes until small bubbles appear on the surface of the mixture.
  4. Put the flour into a large bowl with the salt and spices, mix together well. Make a dip in the centre of the flour and pour in the yeast mixture and the olive oil.
  5. Using your hands or a wooden spoon mix the ingredients together bringing in the flour from the sides until you have a rough dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic about 5 - 7 minutes.
  6. Place in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap and place somewhere warm for about 1 hour until doubled in size.
  7. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, knock out the air and divide into 6 roughly equal pieces.
  8. Roll each piece into a ball and then on a lightly oiled surface roll out in a oval shape to about 18cms (7inches) long, it doesn't have to be exact.
  9. Heat a griddle pan or frying pan over a high heat, reduce the heat slowly and place the rolled dough in one at a time. Once you see bubbles on the surface of the dough turn it over and cook for a further 2-3 minutes checking it doesn't get burnt. Place in a folded tea towel to stop it drying out.
  10. Just before serving melt the butter in a pan add the garlic and cook until the garlic is just starting to change colour, be careful not to burn it. Brush each flat bread with the garlic butter and sprinkle with the chopped coriander.
  11. Serve warm with the curried eggs or stuff with salad for a great packed lunch.
This dough needs time to rise ( 1 hour), after cooking the bread keeps until the following day if covered with a clean tea towel but is best the day it's made.
Recipe by Glamorous Glutton.com at https://www.glamorousglutton.com/spiced-garlic-flat-bread-and-curried-eggs/