Monday, October 12, 2015

Besani Koki | Sindhi Besan Ki Koki

For the final day of BM#57 under Flatbreads, I have a Sindhi special paratha, made from Besan or the Fried Gram Flour. Its called the Besani Koki and is served for breakfast and makes an ideal food for travel as well.

This flatbread is adapted from Vaishali's and made a very delicious Sunday Lunch for us. Because of the way it is made and the ingredients that are gone in, it almost tastes like pakoda. I was delayed in making it and finally thought Sunday Lunch would be the best time for me to make, as I always make the vegetarian meals. Vaishali says these are special travel food as these ahve good shelf life. The way it is cooked, makes it easy to bite into it as such. Though at home curd and pickle is normally served as sides.

What made the Sunday very special was the fact that it was my Twins birthday and I was also meeting some of my BM Buddies. Vaishali has come down to Madras, so we planned to meet over breakfast along with Veena and Nandini. Rest of the Madras BM gang couldn't make it. 

The Birthday boys had the whole day dedicated to their fun activities and had a ball. Everybody asked if I was baking the cake. Unfortunately I am yet to start the tradition of making the birthday cakes that I used to follow some years back. The journey of baking a cake is longer than the actual baking time, is what I have concluded in recent times!

Anyway here's my instagram presence that finally happened and I have been enjoying my snippets of moments!







Besani Koki

Ingredients Needed:

Gram Flour / Besan - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Onion, finely chopped - 1 small
Green Chilies - 1 medium
Coriander leaves and Mint leaves handful
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking
Flour for dusting

How to make the Koki

In a bowl, take all the ingredients for the dough and rub in the oil and mix well. Knead to a stiff dough adding water little by little.

Knead to a stiff dough. The dough should not be either too soft or too hard.

Divide the dough into two . Make rounds and flatten the balls.

Roll each into a thick circle . Using a blunt knife make criss cross checks on the rolled disc. Make sure not to cut through.

Cook like a chapati on a griddle. The flame should be very slow. Cook on both sides with drizzling ghee or oil

Cook till crisp and golden.



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12 comments :

vaishali sabnani said...

Oh Besani Koki ! Wow its a treat by itself ! Perfectly made i. And ao glad you enjoyed it ! It was really nice catching up and hope the boys had fun on their birthday.

rajani said...

I really wish I could also have been there with you guys. Hope the kids had a wonderful day :-)

Varadas Kitchen said...

Sounds like a filling healthy breakfast. And belated birthday wishes to the twins.

Niloufer Riyaz said...

belated wishes for the twins... perfect for a healthy breakfast

Harini-Jaya R said...

A good one, Valli.

Pavani N said...

Belated birthday wishes to the twins Valli.
Koki has been on my to-make list for a very long time. Yours came out perfect.

Sapana Behl said...

Koki sounds delicious and filling.Belated happy birthday to the boys.

Priya Suresh said...

Belated birthday wishes to your boys Valli.. Koki with besan looks amazing, have to make some soon.

Chef Mireille said...

looks fabulous and I hope the boys had a fun birthday for them!

Nisha Sundar said...

Belated wishes to the kids Valli. I love the name Koki and it sounds so interesting. :)

Sowmya :) said...

This is a nice flatbread Valli. I never knew there are so many interesting varieties of flatbread!

Vimala Lakshmi said...

It is soo yummy sri no need of an accompaniment......

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