Xaxaba Diphaphata (Flatbread from Botswana)
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Xaxaba Diphaphata is a flatbread or stove top muffins from Botswana. This muffins are done using minimum ingredients and can be done within 30 minutes. They can be enjoyed in Breakfast, Snack or as a side to your main Course meals.
So this letter was really making me go crazy. It was really getting difficult to find a bread with X. There is no country too starting with X, so was not able to use that too. So I finally hopped on to Srivalli’s blog, who has designed this series of A-Z International flatbreads and she has already done International Flatbreads. So I simply shortlisted and followed her recipe. Reading the description on her blog, I saw that we can add vegetables like spring onion and mushrooms in this. So I modified her recipe and added some spring onions and some mashed paneer and palak mix (I was preparing another dish from this). The end result was a nice and a colorful stove top muffins or flatbread. I simply enjoyed this as is with a mix of tomato ketchup and red chilly sauce.
Xaxaba Diphaphata a Flatbread or a stove top muffin from Botswana is pan fried, with minimum ingredients.
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour / Plain Flour / Maida
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- 1/4-1/2 Cup Milk (at room temperature)
- 1/4 Cup Spring Onions Chopped
- 1 Tbsp Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
- 1 Tbsp Palak (Spinach)
- 1 tsp Oil or Butter for Shallow frying
In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix everything.
Add in the vegetables and give a quick mix.
Add in the milk and make a semi soft dough. Remember that the vegetables will release some water, so do not make a very soft dough as it would be difficult to roll.
Cover and let it rest for 15-30 minutes.
After resting, roll it into a big circle or rectangle around 1 cm in thickness.
Using a cookie cutter cut roundels .
Alternatively one can divide the dough into equal size balls and roll each to 2 inch circles and 1 cm thick.
Cover and shallow fry them on slow to medium using a minimum oil/butter until brown specks form on it.
Serve it warm with your favorite spread.
One can either skip or add different vegetables of choice
Recipes in this series of A-Z International FlatBreads
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