Feb 29, 2012

Rava Bhakri

            भाकरी ..Hearing the word Bhakri reminds us of rice, jowar or bajra roti. Aren’t you surprised hearing about rava bhakri!!!

                 It’s a Konkani bhakri recipe which I make often when in a mood to make something different and quick for lunch.Its simple to make with the flavors of rava, freshly grated coconut, spicy green chilly bits and crunch of onion, all combined to make quick meal in itself

·         2 cups rava (semolina)
·         2 tbsp rice flour
·         ½ cup coconut
·         3 green chilies
·         1 tsp salt
·         2 tbsp sugar
·         1 medium onion (chopped)
·         ½ cup coriander (chopped)
·         Water( as required)

·         In a large bowl mix rava with rice flour. Rice flour acts as a binding agent.
·         Add freshly grated coconut. You cant use frozen coconut as the freshly grated coconut will give coconut milk when its mixed to make the bhakri.
·         Finely chop green chillies and add in bowl along with salt, sugar, chopped onion & coriander. The onion shouldn’t b finely chopped, it should be medium sized such that you should be able to taste the sweetish steamed onion in the bhakri.
·         Mix all the dry ingredients with your hands.
·         Add water tablespoon by tablespoon, till you can form a large ball of dough. You will need 3-4 tablespoons, not more.
·         Allow the dough to rest for 5-10 mins
·         Make 4 equal balls of dough
·         Put the frying pan (tava) on high heat
·         Once the tava is hot add 1 tbsp oil

·         Place a ball of dough on the oil and gently start flattening the dough to form disk with the help of your finger. If the fingers start sticking to dough, dip your fingers in water and continue forming the bhakri. If you find making bhakri directly on tava difficult. You can form the bhakri on oiled banana leaf/ plastic bag (milk bags) or silicon mats and then transfer the bhakri onto the oiled tava.
·         Let it cook on one side. Flip. Pour a thin stream of oil along the edges of bhakri with spoon & let it cook.
·         Repeat with the rest 3 balls of dough

   Serve with spoonful of homemade लोणी  (butter) &  लोणचं  ( mango pickle)

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