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Recipes Using Plain Flour
Last Updated : Mar 22,2017
A simple ingredient that is there in every kitchen across the world and is so taken for granted, but has the potential to create innumerable special dishes. Yes, it is plain flour. From delicacies like cakes and pastries to croquettes and ghugras, from everyday dishes like quick-fix dosas to exotic rotis , plain flour is so versatile that the jar is opened almost every day!
It has a mellow, bland flavour, which makes it suitable for many dishes. Dough made of plain flour is much softer and pliable compared to whole grain dough, which makes it ideal to make wraps and rolls that can burgeon with fillings!
From Baked Vada Pav and Maida Dosas , to Paneer Kulcha , from Almond Biscuits to Apple Pie , this article introduces you to a range of dishes made with plain flour. Each is just an example from a category, and you can find many more options in each category like snacks, rotis, pies and cakes on our website.
Popular Plain Flour Recipes
From outside, it looks like a bread roll, but when you bite into it, it is a vada pav. That makes this lovely dish appeal to both camps – the sandwich lovers and the vada pav fans!
Bread dough is layered with garlic chutney and stuffed with a peppy potato mixture before being baked to a perfectly golden colour, which makes it look and smell irresistible. A brushing of butter is the final master stroke, which makes it impossible to wait for your turn to grab a Baked Vada Pav!
If you are not going to have this immediately after baking, allow it to cool completely and store it in an airtight container. Warm it in the oven
for five minutes just before serving.
The Maida Dosa is made with an aromatic and flavourful plain flour batter perked up with coconut, green chillies and a tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves. The secret of making this dosa lies in moderating the tava’s temperature by sprinkling a little water on it before pouring the batter. Use butter to cook these dosas and remember to serve them immediately.
Kulcha is a traditional preparation made with plain flour and curds. The curds add a yummy tanginess to the kulcha. Here the kulcha has been stuffed with a rich and spicy paneer filling.
It is advisable to keep the dough aside covered with a wet muslin cloth for at least 2 hours to allow it to rise. This will make your kulchas fluffier.
These kulchas are excellent and satiating as a one dish meal
make an excellent match for these kulchas. When had with a bowl of Dal Amritsari
or Panchmel Dal
it gives you the satisfaction of having had a wholesome and tasty meal.
This homemade Four Cheese Pizza poses stiff competition to popular store-bought variants like ‘cheese burst’ and ‘cheese overload’. This pizza is made from the ground up – we are going to make everything from the dough to the base and the toppings ourselves – and that is what gives it a totally fabulous texture and flavour.
Herby seasonings add a lot of punch to this cheesy pizza, which is topped with four delectable varieties of cheese and tomatoes. An abundance of cheese also means that this pizza must be enjoyed as soon as it is baked, before the cheese gets chewy, so be ready with your fork and knife!
To enhance your pizza meal pair it with a glass of your favourite beverage.
Bread is an indispensable ingredient in most kitchens today. From toast to sandwiches, bread is handy in solving the perpetual breakfast and tiffin dabba dilemmas that most people face on busy mornings. However, nothing tastes as good as freshly-baked bread, and so people often buy bread on a daily basis along with their milk.
Nevertheless, even this bread is bound to be a day or at least a few hours old. If you wish to really experience the magic of freshly-baked bread, right off the oven, try our easy Basic White Bread Loaf recipe when you find time. You will be bowled over by the appetizing aroma, super-soft texture and absolutely divine flavour of warm bread.
Use this fresh bread loaf to make delectable sandwiches and toasts like Cabbage and Paneer Sandwich
, Cheesy Mushroom Squares
, Cheese-N-Celery Sandwiches
, Grilled Corn and Capsicum Sandwich
, Mixed Vegetable Open Toast
Bhatura is one of the most famous breads from the Punjab. The term is most often used together with Chole as 'Chole-Bhatura'.
The Bhatura is a delicious fried bread made with plain flour. Adding butter to the Bhatura dough makes it softer while the baking soda and baking powder help it to rise and become fluffy. The curd on the other hand helps the Bhatura to rise and adds a slight tangy taste.
Bhaturas are served at most Punjabi
functions and restaurants and the size of a Bhatura could vary a great deal. At a traditional Punjabi restaurant or get-together you can expect very large Bhatura being fried right there before your eyes in huge kadhai.
An elaborate snack, which is nevertheless not too tough to prepare, Bhedawi Puri offers a unique dining experience of nigella flavoured puris stuffed with a masaledar urad dal mixture. The nigella seeds add a tantalising flavour to the puris while the fennel seeds, although used in smaller quantities than other spices lends its inimitable touch to the stuffing. Drain these puris on an absorbent paper and serve immediately on preparation, to enjoy the best texture.
This pie turned pizza is just too tasty to resist! A simple pie crust is loaded with broccoli and onions perked up with spices, herbs and of course, pizza sauce.
Loads of cheese grated atop the pie before baking gives a luscious, cheesy texture and fab taste. Serve the Broccoli Pizza Pie immediately on preparation, while the cheese is still soft and gooey.
Pair the Broccoli Pizza Pie with a refreshing glass of Shirley Temple
or Mock Sangria
and enjoy as a snack or pair it with one of you favourite Soups
to make a hearty meal.
Nothing to beat the kick of serving homemade biscuits with tea, especially if it is a choice as popular as Almond Biscuits! Indeed, the aroma of Almond Biscuits baking in the oven is enough to make your whole family assemble in the kitchen for their share.
These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits with a mild tinge of vanilla and the exciting crunch of almonds will appeal to everybody. You can even consider serving them at parties
, with tea
A universal favourite, the world-over. There are some people who love the Apple Pie so much that they won’t hesitate to have it with their cereals for breakfast and again with every other meal, as a dessert. Well, here is how to make the traditional Apple Pie, from the crust up to the filling. You will love the creamy mushiness of apples, the tinge of cinnamon, the crunch of almonds, and every thing else about this recipe. Serve it warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
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