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Pimp Your Veg part 7: flatbreads aplenty – perfect for adding more vegetables to any meal..and great for kids! 

 I was only introduced to the concept of flatbreads with vegetables as part of the dough last year via various of your blogs, in particular, Indian food blogs like Simply Vegetarian 777 (these cauliflower and mixed grain roti for example), Cooking With SJ (like these roasted beetroot parathas) and many more, you’ll know who you are! I would read these great recipes, especially recipes for aloo parathas (spiced potato filled flatbreads) and think it would be difficult to make them and it was a while before I was brave enough to try it, but once I did, actually it really is pretty easy and definitely worth it 🙂 

A bit like the fritters/patties, there’s a standard set of rules to making flatbreads and including vegetables in them..you can use pretty much any vegetables really, you’ll see that from the various recipes below, and once you’ve tried and tested a few recipes and feel confident making them, you’ll find the key thing is to feel your way with how much flour you add to create a dough. Adding herbs and spices adds extra flavour, and you can cook them with or without oil, or even bake or grill them. 

How fab does this dough look, full of spinach and spices? And this was a great success with my son, and is the only time he has ever eaten spinach, I was so happy to see him eating and enjoying them. 

I’ve made these several times now, and this week also used the same dough as a pizza base..

I also played around with the dough and made a gluten free grilled version too..

Last week I shared my sweet potato onion bhaji breads..

I’ve also made other sweet potato breads too..

The breads below are tomato versions..gluten free and very tasty..

And these tortillas are made solely from cauliflower and egg..

I hope you find this collection of flatbread ideas of interest and that they are useful, and maybe they will bring some new ideas for adding vegetables to your households meals like they have mine 🙂 

For tips and ideas about making flatbreads, have a good look round Sonal’s blog, including this post, complete with photo instructions. 

I am bringing all of these flatbreads to this week’s Fiesta Friday, co hosted this week by the lovely Loretta and Petra – both great cooks and lovely ladies 🙂 

Have a great weekend xx

Super simple fast flatbreads..

IMG_5324.JPGI love Masterchef Australia; for some reason I watch the series religiously whereas I don’t watch the UK version at all!

One of the judges is a food critic called Matt Preston and he also gets involved in the master classes and shares lots of ‘cheat’ recipes; the first time I came across banana ice cream was from watching one of Matt Preston’s cheats.

Last week this really grabbed my attention: the simplest, fastest flat bread recipe ever! I’ve used this method twice now and it doesn’t fail!

IMG_5312.JPGJust mix 1 cup of natural yogurt with 2 cups self raising flour (basically any measurements as long as the flour is double the yogurt);
mix well – probably easiest in a food mixer;
separate the dough into balls and roll flat;
cook on very hot griddle/tawa without any oil.
Turn over when you see brown spots forming and cook the other side – et voila! Done!

IMG_5322.JPGI made these again at the weekend:
I used a thinner, 0% natural yoghurt (I used Greek yoghurt previously) and it was easier to mix;
this time I rolled them a bit thinner and made the rounds a bit smaller;
I heated the tawa over my medium gas ring instead of the biggest hottest ring so that they cooked a bit slower;
They puffed up more and cooked through better;
I also added some spices:
1tsp Coriander
1tsp Cumin
1tsp Nigella seeds
1tsp Aleppo chilli flakes
1tsp Garlic granules

YUM!!!!

I will of course now be working on a gluten free version – you know me!

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