Katlama (Poor Man'S Pizza)

January 22, 2018
4.50 from 2 votes
Katlama (Poor Man'S Pizza) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
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Popular Central Asian pizza like dish, is mainly a big hit in Punjabi rural areas and Lahore. Basically, a street food and is a gigantic flat bread,covered in chilli paste and then deep fried. However I opted for a less oily version by shallow frying it. Fondly called as the poor man's pizza, it is sold in kilos and suffices a poor man's hungry family often. Try this amazing bread version to experience an economical pizza that too with a great taste and even the looks.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Recipe Cuisine Type Asian
Recipe Category Vegetarian
Servings 6
Served As Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
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Ingredients
  

  • Whole Wheat Flour 2 cups
  • Warm milk 1/2 cup
  • Water 1/2 cup
  • Nigella seeds 1 tbsp - optional
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Oil 1/2 cup
  • Tomatoes large sized 6
  • Red chilli powder 2 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds crushed 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli flakes 1 tbsp
  • Red food colour 1/8th tsp - optional
  • gm flour or besan 4 tbsp
  • Kasoori methi 1 tbsp
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Instructions
 

  • Mix flour, salt and nigella seeds in a bowl. Add water gradually and knead into a soft dough. Rest it for about 15 to 20 minutes.
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  • Now, for the making of the topping mix, take the tomatoes in a pan and add little water and boil them on low flame until tender. Cook until soft and the water is reduced. Cool and peel the skin.
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  • Add the peeled tomatoes, chilli paste or powder, gram flour and salt to a blender and whiz to a smooth paste. Divide this topping equally between two rotis.
    Katlama (Poor Man'S Pizza) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Heat oil in a big tawa. Dust a work top generously. Make 2 big balls with the dough. Roll each out into 10 inch slightly thick round rotis.
    Katlama (Poor Man'S Pizza) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • While one side is cooking, briskly apply the tomato mixture on the upper side and sprinkle with crushed coriander seeds, cumin seeds and chilli flakes.
    Katlama (Poor Man'S Pizza) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Also, add the kasoori methi if desired. I did that to make it more tastier. Use oil equally between two katlamas.
    Katlama (Poor Man'S Pizza) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • When one side is golden and crisp, flip it to cook the side with the tomato paste. It takes around 2 to 3 mins for the plain side to cook and 3 mins for the side with the tomato paste.
    Katlama (Poor Man'S Pizza) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Yummy and delicious to the last bite. Serve it hot with chaas and salad.
    Katlama (Poor Man'S Pizza) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
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Notes

Red food colour is optional. Use kashmiri chilli powder for a bright red colour as i did. I did not use any artificial food colour. Urad dal or blackgram soaked well (and drained) and anardana powder also can be used as toppings.

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