Homemade tortilla/naan/flat bread, whatever you call it, I just made it and it’s damn good stuff! I am infatuated with this bread. I literally cannot stop thinking about all the different ways I can eat it. Wraps, tacos, enchiladas, toasted, cold, on it’s own, with hummus oh God, the list is endless. Can you believe it only requires 3 ingredients?! Oh mama, I am in food heaven.
Made with chickpea flour which is about $6 for 1kg, this recipe is naturally free from gluten, dairy, nuts, refined-sugar and eggs. It is wholesome, nutritious and you can accidently eat the whole thing without feeling a smidgen of guilt! Oh wow, it’s good and by good I mean UNBELIEVABLE.
1 1/4 cup chickpea flour
1 1/4 cup water
2 tbsp oil (I used extra virgin olive oil)
pinch of salt
1 tsp spice of choice (sticking to my Persian roots, I used cumin)
In a food processor, combine all ingredients until the batter is smooth and let sit for at least 30 minutes. (I literally did nothing except stare at the food processor for 25 minutes before I decided I couldn’t take it any longer – mum kept asking me if I was okay)
To cook the bread I used a nonstick crepe maker but you can use a non-stick frying pan if you wish. If your frying pan is shit, use a tbsp of oil to prevent sticking.
On medium heat, make your flatbreads one at a time using 1/4 cup portions.
Using a useful utensil (I used a crepe spreader but I imagine the back of a spoon will also work well) spread the batter out (not too thick not too thin; experiment!)
The first side will take about 2 minutes (depending on the thickness) and the other side should take under a minute (or even less, depending on your bread’s thickness).
When ready, stack the breads on top of one another as they come out of the pan, this will soften them and make them more pliable.
Enjoy however you like. We ate ours with Mast O Khiar (literally, yoghurt and cucumber)
1 cup unsweetened Greek yoghurt
1/2 cup grated cucumber
4 sprigs fresh mint (chopped)
1 tsp crushed garlic
salt and pepper
Mix it all up and nom nom with bread.