Easy Indian Bread Recipe
For her Indian Bread recipe I knew that she used white all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. It didn't take a lot of thought or effort to calculate the correct ingredient amounts.
As to ingredients - there are only three main ingredients in this bread recipe.
1 Cup of All-Purpose Flour
½ - 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
¼ Teaspoon of Salt
You will also need water to turn the recipe ingredients into a batter.
While I recommend using a well-seasoned iron skillet and no-stick butter flavored cooking spray to prepare the bread, you can use a bit of peanut oil if you prefer a crispier bread. Of course, the caloric content as well as the dietary fat content will be much higher.
Peanut oil as well as extra virgin olive oil are among the healthier oils, but I would not recommend the use of olive oil in this recipe. Peanut oil has a high heat point, so it doesn't smoke.
As to fat gram content, the bread itself contains no addition of oil, therefore the caloric content is based on all-purpose white flour. Brands will differ slightly in caloric content.
To prepare, mix flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium-sized bowl to discourage any spill-over of the flour. It is a quite dusty product to work with, isn't it?
Slowly add water until your bread mixture reaches your desired 'spooning' consistency. I like mine thick as this recipe cooks-up light and fluffy due to the leveling ingredient - baking powder.
You will want to cook the bread using medium-heat. If your burner is too hot, your bread will burn and will not get done in the center. If it's not hot enough, your bread will be tough.
Next, either pour or spoon the batter into the iron skillet or a non-stick pan using cooking spray if necessary to prevent sticking. Even the most well-seasoned of pans will stick at times.
Allow the bread to turn golden brown on one side before turning. It should rise about double in size as it cooks.
Place golden bread on paper towel. Serve hot with no-calorie butter spray and/or a spoonful of honey.
The entire recipe contains about 450 calories based on the brand of flour that we used for this recipe.
To make Cheesy Indian Bread, add 1/2 of low fat cheese to your batter. Add sliced pickled peppers if an additional kick is desired.
To make Sugar Bear Indian Bread, add 1/2 Teaspoon of raisins,1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon, and 3-5 packets of Splenda OR Equal to your batter.
To make Southwestern Indian Bread, add 1/2 Teaspoon of sliced black olives, 1 Teaspoon of red roasted peppers, and 1/2 Teaspoon of dried crushed red pepper to your batter.
To make Jumping Indian Bread, add 1/2 Teaspoon of chili powder, 1/4 Teaspoon of cumin, 1 sliced pickled Jalapeno pepper to your batter. Serve with warmed salsa.
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