Indian Bread

May 5, 2010

To celebrate National Bread Week (3-9 May), we’ve rolled-up our sleeves and perfected our kneading skills, to share with you our simple chapati recipe, the perfect accompaniment to our Indian dishes.

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You will need:
1 cup wholemeal flour
1/3 cup warm water
2 teaspoons oil

To make the dough:
Mix the water and flour together to make a dough, by hand or in a food processor. Then add the oil.

Knead it by hand for 8 minutes, as this process will make the dough slightly elastic.


For best results cover with a damp cloth and leave for 1 hour.

With this mixture you can make 12 chapatis:
You will need a griddle! To make the chapatis, sprinkle a little dry flour on to a rolling board. Place the ball of dough on this and flatten. Sprinkle a little flour on top. Roll out gently to a thin pancake about 15 cm in diameter.


Put on to a hot griddle over a high heat. When brown spots appear, turn it over, and let it cook completely. Turn it over once more so that the first side is completely done.

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Indian beverages often referred to as sherbets, are meant to beat the heat of the sultry summer or to provide warm comfort during winter.

As April draws to an end, we’re thinking what better than a glass of Limeade to celebrate the promise of the long, lazy summer days to come…or when we’re plunged back into the dread of winter without any warning reach for the Darjeeling tea! 

Limeade

More tart than lemonade, limeade is the perfect sunshine drink…

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You will need:
-10 tablespoons limejuice
– 8 tablespoons icing sugar
– ½ pint soda water

Recipe
Stir the icing sugar into the limejuice, mixing until dissolved. Gradually pour in the soda water, stirring.

Serve in ice-filled glasses.

Tea for Two

The Indian word for tea, ‘Chai’ is full bodied and strong. Our favourite, Darjeeling, considered the champagne of teas, makes for a lighter afternoon brew. Serve from your favourite teapot and keep warm with a lovely tea cosy.

Feeling spicy?

April 14, 2010

Join us, as we dig out our aprons and dust-off the pestel and mortar, for a culinary journey around India…

Carly & Steven