Khaboos Recipe

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Khaboos
  • Chef: Sunil Srivastav
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Khaboos is an Iranian or Arabic flat-bread made with maida. Goes well with stews, hummus or dips.

Ingredients of Khaboos

  • 4 cups refined flour
  • 1 1/4 cups yoghurt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • onion seeds to garnish

How to Make Khaboos

  • 1.1. Sift the flour along with the salt and the soda, and knead it to a soft, smooth dough, with the yoghurt.
  • 2.2. Cover with a damp cloth, and leave to rise in a warm, draught free place.
  • 3.3. If in a hurry, place the dough container in a larger container of hot water, covered with a damp cloth, of course. Takes about 2 hours to rise.
  • 4.4. Punch the dough and leave to rise again.
  • 5.5. This time it will take much less time.
  • 6.6. Knead the dough a little before breaking it up into walnut sized pieces.
  • 7.7. Smoothen these into round balls, cover with a damp cloth and leave thus, for at least 15 minutes.
  • 8.8. Roll the balls into flat oval or round shapes, stretching and pulling with your hands when required.
  • 9.9. When all are rolled thus, dampen the surface with water or milk, and sprinkle the onion seeds over them.
  • 10.10. Bake these in a preheated oven, on a greased baking tray for about 5 minutes.
  • 11.11. Better still, is to grill them if your griller has elements both above and below.
  • 12.12. Of course, if you have a clay oven tandoor, wet the lower surface with water and stick it to the walls of the tandoor.
  • 13.13. To make the naan tastier, brush it with melted butter or 'ghee' as soon as it comes out of the oven.

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