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Katlama (Pakistani flat bread)

Pakistan our friendly neighborhood , we have many similarities in our cuisine and culture  that's why we love their food as much as we love ours , these day's i am exploring their cuisine and i found some very interesting  vegetarian recipes , i tried some of them and it came out to be so good that i really wanted  to share with you all. Katlama is a Pakistani flat bread / roti. its taste is very much like the Indian dal kachori , the only difference i found is, we stuff filling in this bread and they topped it with dal mixture and fry it. but it tastes awesome , katlama is basically a street food of Pakistan ..  

Katlama ( Pakistani flat bread)


All purpose flour ........... 1/2 cup

Whole wheat flour ...........1 cup

Green moong daal ...........1 cup

Dry mango powder / chat masala............1 tsp

Carom seeds .................1/2 tsp

Checkpea flour ..............1/2 cup

Chilly paste...................... 1 tbsp

Coriander chopped ........1 bunch

Coriander seeds ..............1 tsp

Oil for deep fry

Salt to taste


Step 1. Wash and Soak moong daal in water for 3-4 hours or over night .
Step 2.  Roast chickpea flour on hot griddle.
Step 3. Make a coarse paste and add amchur powder(dry mango powder), carom seeds (ajwain),                 coriander seeds, salt, chilly paste, chopped coriander, roasted chickpea flour and water                   enough to mix this (should not be too thick, not too thin also ) keep it aside.
For dough :
Step 4.Take a bowl add wheat flour, all purpose flour, salt, oil, water, make a soft dough.
Step 5. Rest dough  for 15 minutes, then roll this like thin sheet and spread the masala on top of                 this and deep fry them. Cook both the side till light brown and crisp. 
Your crispy crunchy katlama ( Pakistani flat bread ) is ready to serve. Serve this with curd.


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