Katlama (Poor Man'S Pizza)

Katlama (Poor Man'S Pizza) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
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.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Served As: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Asian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 6

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Warm Milk
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Nigella Seeds optional
  • 1 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 6 large Tomato sized
  • 2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds crushed
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Chilli flakes
  • 1/8 tsp Red Food Colour optional
  • 4 gm Flour or besan or besan
  • 1 tbsp Kasuri methi
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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.
    Katlama (Poor Man'S Pizza) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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.
    Katlama (Poor Man'S Pizza) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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

Recipe 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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Zeenath Amaanullah
Zeenath Amaanullah

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