Flatbread

There are a lot of types of flatbread out there! We’ll be doing the basic type but linking multiple variations in this recipe post! Along with being a fast food to cook- it’s also amazingly cheap and you can pretty much use any oil you want! Save money on store-bought flatbreads and make these for less than a pound!

Usually, I use wheat flour but I made besan ki roti’s a few weeks ago and they were delicious! If you’ve got any besan flour to use – make sure to try those! Making flatbread usually has the same method – so you don’t need to worry if you change it a bit. Less water makes them drier- less oil makes them harder to roll. Just make sure you’ve got the right amount of those to the amount of flour used. Never forget that a pinch of salt goes a really long way.

  • You can use crushed cardamon with this recipe to give this a really refreshingly nice taste! You can watch that version on YouTube.

Flatbread Recipe

Flatbreads

Josh N.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 persons

Ingredients
  

  • 300 grams flour
  • 115 ml water
  • 2 tbsp lard
  • 1 pinch salt
  • variable corriander
  • variable other herbs

Instructions
 

  • Heat up a skillet to use for the flatbreads
  • Mix 300 grams of flour with the water, then add the melted lard.
  • Add the chopped herbs- you can use as many amount you want.
  • Roll them out on a board, floured or papered then put them on the skillet for around 2 minutes then flip then cook for a minute.
  • Enjoy!

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Keyword flatbread, flour, indian, lard, salt

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Hopefully, the recipe went well- tell us your experience down in the comments! If you’d like to see more video variations of these recipes check out the YouTube channel!

Mysore Pak

We made this absolutely delicious mysore pak to test out our homemade ghee! It’s got the right amount of texture and sweetness! Using a ratio idea of the ingredients it’s as simple as:

  • (2) ghee
  • (2) sugar
  • (1) water
  • (1) besan gram flour
  • pinch of salt.

Basically, always use half of what you used for the ghee for the water and besan gram flour- and use the same amount of sugar for the amount you used for the ghee. Always use a pinch of salt to help add extra depth to the flavour. You can also add spices to increase the flavour as well- cardamon is commonly used.

Mysore pak
Here it is! We don’t edit the food photo’s since we want you to know what you’re going to get. We’re not going to fake it on this blog!

Mysore Pak Recipe

Depending on how you prepare the mysore pak it will either take more time or less. We created our own ghee for this recipe but if your ghee is solid you will have to heat it up before you use it.

Make sure that you scrape the bottom of the pot while you cook it since you will get some of the flour burnings! We ended up with a few black parts on the pot!

Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak

Josh N.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 19 mins
Total Time 44 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 persons

Ingredients
  

  • 200 ml ghee uses the ghee from our ghee recipe.
  • 100 grams besan gram flour 1:2 in ratio of flour to ghee
  • 200 grams sugar 1:1 in ratio of sugar to ghee
  • 100 ml water 1:2 in ratio of water to sugar
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Add the sugar and water into a pot then put onto medium heat until dissolved then set on medium-high to thicken into a syrup.
    sugar dissolving in water
  • Add the freshly made ghee into the pot; stir fast.
    ghee added to the sugar water
  • Add the besan gram flour into the pot after a few minutes of stirring the ghee and sugar. Rapidly stir at medium-high or high-low heat.
    besan gram flour added to ghee sugar
  • When the mixture gets thick and gets darker- it's done. Pour onto a square tray lined with baking paper.
    mysore pak mixture
  • Enjoy and serve after half an hour to set!
    Mysore Pak

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Keyword confectionary, dessert, ghee, mysore, mysore pak, pak, sweet

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If you want to find other recipes that use besan gram flour (chickpea flour), we did besan ki roti’s which is simply gram flour flatbread (for those of you who don’t know what a roti is! :P). If you want to see more of a visual-based recipe; we have a YouTube channel where we post our short version recipes!

This recipe is also available on our Hard Times podcast which has recently expanded into a general cooking podcast. The podcast embed is below and we hope that you enjoy the recipes shown in the podcast and of course- as always; enjoy cooking!

Ghee

Making ghee is actually really easy to make! It’s basically just simmering butter over medium-low heat for around 10 to 15 minutes! Then just simply skim the top of the butter mixture to get rid of the daily excess that forms at the top of the ghee.

ghee bits
Stuff forming ontop of the simmering.

Remember to skim off the top occasionally while you simmer!

Ghee Recipe

ghee

Ghee Recipe

Josh N.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Ingredient
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
  

  • 250 grams butter

Instructions
 

  • Cut the butter into chunks
    chunk butter
  • Add the butter into the pot
  • Turn heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes
    ghee bits
  • Skim off the top ocassionally while it simmers.
    unskimmed ghee
  • After 15 minutes you've got your ghee!

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Keyword butter, ghee, indian, ingredient

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You can use this for a lot of recipes, mainly Indian! Or you can use it to replace butter in your recipes and other oils. If you liked this recipe; you can check out our besan ki roti recipe which we made with besan flour! We also have a YouTube channel where you can find our recipes in video form as well!

Basic Besan ki Roti!

It’s hard to go wrong with this basic besan ki roti! Only using these simple three ingredients; water, ghee/oil and besan gram flour with a little bit of salt as well! It goes well with a lot of Indian dishes- I enjoy it on its own though.

basic besan ki roti
Look at that nicely cooked besan ki roti!

If the dough is too wet; add some more flour to the mix- if it’s too dry add some more water. Make sure to have a balance with it being slightly sticky and reapply flour to the board to make it not stick.

Also to spice up the recipe you can also add some herbs into the mix and other ingredients!

Basic Besan ki Roti Recipe:

besan ki roti

Basic Besan Ki Roti

Josh N.
Make some delicious basic besan ki roti's!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp olive oil or ghee
  • 100 ml water
  • 300 grams besan gram flour
  • pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • First mix the besan gram flour with the water and salt until it has been mixed thoroughly.
    Besan gram flour
  • Add the oil or ghee to the mixture until it is in a ball form- if its too wet add more gram flour; but if its too dry add small amounts of water- it has to be between wet and dry.
    the dough
  • Flour a board then roll out small balls of the mixture into flat circles making sure that the rolling pin is also floured to prevent sticking.
    rolled out dough
  • Place it on a heated skillet then cook for a minute or two then flip and cook the other side for a minute.
    cooking gram besan roti
  • Take off the skillet then add to a plate to set; repeat process until all dough is used up or as much as needed.
    besan ki roti

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Keyword besan, besan ki roti, chickpeas, flatbread, gram flour, indian

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If you enjoyed this recipe then why don’t you try our apple pie out? Or perhaps you would like to try a boeuf bourguignon?

We also have a podcast that features this recipe! If you’d like to discover other recipes then make sure to listen in! Check-in on our YouTube channel as well- over there we have multiple recipes that are not on this site!