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Saturday, May 4, 2013


While rotis form the basic bread of India, there are plenty of regional variations. Koki happens to be one such bread from the Sindhi cuisine. Koki and dal pakwaan were some of the terms I was acquainted with even before I started web browsing for recipes. Naturally when I thought of doing Sindhi recipes for the BM#28, I thought of koki. The idea I had about koki and the ones I had seen earlier were onion based and I gathered from Vaishali's blog during one of the marathons that it was actually called masala koki and there is a basic version with black pepper called kare mirch waree koki.  It is one of the popular Sindhi breakfasts and is supposedly served with plain yogurt, or a potato curry and papad or even along with tea just like cookies. They store well for a couple of days and are so preferred during journeys.

1 cup wheat flour / atta
Salt to taste
3 - 4 tsp oil / ghee
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
6 - 7 Tbsp water
* Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl except water.
Then add a the water and form a firm dough.
* Divide the portion into two portions and roll each of them into balls.
* Roll each of them into thick discs. 

* Prick them with a fork or make superficial diagonal cuts with a knife as shown in the picture so that the rotis are cooked through.
* Fry them on a tava / shallow pan on low heat, until thoroughly cooked and brown spots appear through out.
* I served them with spicy mango pickle and yogurt.

1. I didn't check Vaishali's blog while preparing the kokis and now while I searched for her recipe to link, I realised that probably they need to look more brown with more spots. I removed them as soon as they were cooked. Based on Vaishali's response, I will decide whether the pictures need to be updated. :)
2. I saved a koki to check the next day to see how they fare in softness. I admit I preferred eating them warm since I am not used to eating thick rotis.

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vaishali sabnani said...

wow what a wonderful job with koki. No you need not replace the pics,. The koki can be light, but should be cooked through and through. Of course hot ones are preferred, but they are perfect for travelling. Like the presentation. Thanks Suma for trying these.

kitchen queen said...

delicious koki parathas. I usually add onion pieces to the dough and knead with curd to make koki parathas.

Sapana Behl said...

Looks great ! Nice clicks...

Chef Mireille said...

looks almost like a pita - I would def. try this one!

Kalyani said...

ooh ! almost like pita or a thickish paratha...would go well with a thickish thokku or something !

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Preeti Garg said...

Look delicious and crispy... love this sindhi food

Srivalli said...

I guess I always assume Kokis to be different and never really checked the recipe, these are same as Khakras right..I love them crispy..nice pictures Suma..

Pavani N said...

Lovely presentation. Kokis look delicious.
'Koki' makes me smile -- I remember an episode on Dora where a singing frog named 'koki' got lost and Dora & Boots help him get back to his island.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Me too love hot hot!!! Looks inviting!!! :)

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Lovely presentation Suma. Love the fiery red pickle in the picture!!

Padmajha PJ said...

Wow!Looks fantastic with that pickle and curd...

Saras said...

Wow this is amazing. I have never tried, Book marking it..