Happy Makar Sankranti/ Lohri/ Pongal to you Foodies! So many ways of celebrating the transition of the Sun’s path and agriculture of every region. While a lot of us are enjoying sweets made of Sesame seeds, I made ‘Lavash’ a middle-eastern, crisp yet flaky flat bread made of Sesame seeds & olive oil which goes exceptionally well with most dips like hummus or baba ganoush. Here’s my take on home-made lavash, and it only takes 20 min to make a batch!!
Plain flour – 1 cup
Whole wheat flour – ⅓ cup
Black sesame seeds – 2 tbsp
White sesame seeds – 2 tbsp each
Oregano dried – 1 ½ tsp
Salt – 1tsp
Olive oil – ¼ cup
Sesame oil – 1 tsp
Water – ½ cup
Preheat oven to 170˚C.
In a mixing bowl mix together the both the flour, sesame seeds, oregano and salt. Mix in the oils and water together and add the dry ingredients. Mix to form a soft, pliable dough.
Divide the dough into 4 pieces and roll each out on a lightly floured board as thin as possible. Cutinto desired shapes. Remember, they need to be virtually see-through.
Carefully transfer the strips to a baking tray. Brush lightly with olive oil. Bake until crisp and pale golden – about 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool fully then store in an airtight container. Enjoy!!