Manakish – Arabic Bread With Indian Flavour – Fusion Style
Manakish is a very popular Arabic bread made of plain flour and is topped with Zaatar (Middle Eastern Spice) and cheese. It is generally had as breakfast with olives, cucumbers and tomatoes. They are also served for the main course with meat, hummus and salads. It is almost similar to Pizza. Today I gave a twist to the original recipe and made it with whole wheat flour and topped with some Idli podi (gun powder) and cheese - a la Indian style. It is very easy to make and they go well as snacks with hummus.
- In a bowl, mix together yeast, sugar and lukewarm water. Cover and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
- Meanwhile in separate individual bowls, mix together zaatar and idli podi (gun powder) with some olive oil and keep aside.
- In another bowl, take flour and salt to taste. Make a well in the center and add 1 tbsp. oil. Combine everything well.
- Add the yeast liquid and knead into a dough.
- Cover with a cling film and keep aside for an hour.
- Divide the dough into 6-7 equal portions. Roll out each portion with your hands into a small round disc. You can also roll the same by dusting some flour.
- Spread the zaatar mix, idli podi mix and the cheese on it according to your preference.
- Bake in a pre heated microwave oven at 180 degrees C for 12-15 minutes (depending on your oven).
- Serve with hummus or just relish as it is.
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Calories: 296 kcal | Carbohydrates: 52 g | Protein: 13 g | Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 11 mg | Sodium: 114 mg | Potassium: 349 mg | Fiber: 11 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 252 IU | Vitamin C: 0.2 mg | Calcium: 222 mg | Iron: 5 mg