Manakish / Manakeesh - Arabic Bread With Indian Flavour - Fusion Style

Manakish / Manakeesh - Arabic Bread With Indian Flavour - Fusion Style - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
Manakish / Manakeesh 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.
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Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Recipe Cuisine Type: Arabian, Fusion, Lebanese, Mediterranean
Recipe Taste: Salty, Spicy
Calories 296 kcal
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil to knead
  • 1 tsp yeast active
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp spice mix zaatar
  • 3 tbsp cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp idli podi gunpowder
  • Olive Oil as required
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Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix together yeast, sugar and lukewarm water. Cover and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
    Manakish / Manakeesh - Arabic Bread With Indian Flavour - Fusion Style - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Meanwhile in separate individual bowls, mix together zaatar and idli podi (gun powder) with some olive oil and keep aside.
    Manakish / Manakeesh - Arabic Bread With Indian Flavour - Fusion Style - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • In another bowl, take flour and salt to taste. Make a well in the center and add 1 tbsp. oil. Combine everything well.
    Manakish / Manakeesh - Arabic Bread With Indian Flavour - Fusion Style - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add the yeast liquid and knead into a dough.
    Manakish / Manakeesh - Arabic Bread With Indian Flavour - Fusion Style - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Cover with a cling film and keep aside for an hour.
    Manakish / Manakeesh - Arabic Bread With Indian Flavour - Fusion Style - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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.
    Manakish / Manakeesh - Arabic Bread With Indian Flavour - Fusion Style - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Spread the zaatar mix, idli podi mix and the cheese on it according to your preference.
    Manakish / Manakeesh - Arabic Bread With Indian Flavour - Fusion Style - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Bake in a pre heated microwave oven at 180 degrees C for 12-15 minutes (depending on your oven).
    Manakish / Manakeesh - Arabic Bread With Indian Flavour - Fusion Style - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Serve with hummus or just relish as it is.
    Manakish / Manakeesh - Arabic Bread With Indian Flavour - Fusion Style - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 5mg
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Bethica Das
Bethica Das

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