Ajwain or carrom seeds – 1 teaspoon [ hand-crushed ]
Asafoetida – 1/2 teaspoon
Oil – 2 tablespoon
Oil – for frying
Hot water – 6 tablespoon
How did I make it?
First, I mixed salt, papad khar, and hot water. I kept this aside while I started working on my next step
As my next step, I took a deep bowl and mixed flour, hand crushed carrom seeds, asafoetida, and oil. Next, I started adding the soda solution which I prepared. I started adding in parts and kneaded to form a very stiff dough.
I kneaded the dough for about 8 to 10 minutes till my dough was smooth and stiff. If the dough is extremely stiff, then oil/water can be added to the top, but it has to be hot.
That’s it! my dough was ready. My next step was to divide the dough into small lump-sized balls and start flattening the dough.
For preparing fafdas, I took a ball sized – dough and placed it on a surface, and then used my palm to apply pressure and flatten it ( check the image video below for reference ).
Next, I used a knife to unmould the flattened dough and started frying on a low flame till crisp.
How about trying to bake bread without any oil or butter? This time, I tried baking a healthier version of whole wheat bread using just 4 ingredients! Plus, I baked it without using an oven. Check it out! 🙂
Serves : 3
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 35 minutes
Resting time: 90 minutes
What did I use?
Whole wheat flour – 4 cups
Warm water – 2 cups
Instant yeast – 2 teaspoon
Salt – 1 teaspoon
How did I make it?
As my first step, I took a deep bowl and added warm water to it. Next, I added yeast and salt, and mixed it till my yeast dissolved. Since I used active yeast, I did not wait for the yeast to ferment.
My next step was to add the flour in parts and knead for about 10 to 15 minutes, till the dough becomes soft. My dough was sticky as I did not use any oil or butter to the dough.
Once kneaded, I covered the dough and allowed it to rest for 60 minutes.
After 60 minutes, I kneaded the dough for about 5 minutes and placed it in the baking tray. After that, I allowed it to rest for about 30 more minutes.
While my dough was resting, I took a saucepan with lid and placed it on a high flame to pre-heat it.
Once my dough had rested well, I placed the baking tray on the saucepan and covered it to ensure that no heat escapes while baking.
I baked the bread on a medium flame for 35 to 40 minutes, or till the bread is golden brown.