When I was searching for flat bread recipes from African continent, one recipe got my interest, that is Mesmmen: Algerian flatbread by Farid Zadi . It looks like Indian parathas or even Kerala parotta. Recipe is calling for whole wheat flour, cumin, parprika, and turmeric and olive oil. So there are no unhealthy ingredients in it, why we can’t try it? I decided and told my taste tester (hubby) that I am going to make Algerian flatbread and chana for our dinner. What? I told him don’t worry it will be like our paratha or flavoured chapathis. Upon hearing this he readily agreed and said that we can make it for our dinner.
What you need
Whole wheat flour/ Atta: 3 cup+ 1/6 cup
Salt: 1 teaspoon
Olive oil: 1/3cup (original recipe asked for ½ cup)
Water: 1 ½ cup (Use 1 ¼ cup)
For spice oil
Cumin: 1 teaspoon
Paparika: 1 teaspoon
Turmeric: ¼ teaspoon (original recipe asked for 1 teaspoon)
Enjoy warm with chana or any other curry.
Preparation time: 1 hour and 56 minutes
Verdict: Good similar to Indian paratha
Will you make it again: Yes I will
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.