Wednesday, March 07, 2007

KOKI

Early mornings sometimes begin with a groan on my side! Getting up.. well.. no option there!! but getting the Hubby to wake up (on time) for work is ... well.. what can I say??... how he loves to cling on (and on... and on..) to those 'last 5 minutes' of sleep! Making tea, cooking and packing his lunchbox and the 'tata' are the busiest moments of my day..the rest of it seems like a week end!!
After the 'busy hour' when tranquility has made its temporary nest in my home,I start my 'cleaning up' the 'unbelievable mess 2 people can make in just a short span of a few hours'. This done and having taken up loads of time (also leaving me wondering how fast it is to mess it up!!)I saunter into the kitchen, to clean up there. On some days that I feel I need to rearrange things a bit, I usually eat lunch at the time when people have their cup of tea, at such times I prefer something quick. I usually fall back on making a paratha. M is not really a roti person. Give him his daal-rice and he is content, but I like rotis , parathas, so today after cleaning up, arranging, re- arranging stuff I made Koki for my lunch and as an evening snack for M, when he comes home, famished, after work.

Koki, is a paratha made by Sindhis (a community in India), this is a great addition to lunch boxes. It can be eaten just as it is, or with yogurt or sauce or pickles. Apart from that it is easy to make!

All you need is:

2 cups Wheat flour (atta)
3 tbsp. Oil
1 Onion grated
2 Green chillies finely chopped (+/- to taste)
2 tbsp. Grated Raw mango OR 1 tbsp. Anardana powder (pomegranate seeds powdered)
1 tbsp. Sesame
1 tbsp.chopped Cilantro
1 pinch turmeric
Salt to taste
1 tsp Red chilly powder (+/- to taste)
Ghee/ Butter

Mix all the ingredients from Wheat Flour to red chilly pwd. and bind into a smooth dough.
Roll out parathas and shallow fry in ghee / butter.
There now, that's all that there is to it!!





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15 comments:

  1. Hey,
    That's a nice snack..Can be enjoyed on weekends too..Even my hubby takes forever to wake up:-)..
    Swaps

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  2. Hi Manasi,
    I used to make koki all the time when I got married, coz I thought it was the simplest of parathas - I was so bad at making parathas!!:) I don't add sesame seeds, otherwise my recipe is the same.

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  3. OMG!! Looks delicious and sooo good Manasi.I have seen this Koki recipe in the cookbooks but never tried it.I must try this for Coffee's MBP!!Oops,I don't want everybody to jump on the same idea now!;D
    Thank you.

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  4. Hi Manasi,

    The first time I had this at a friends' house, I was hooked. These are sooooo good. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  5. Manasi, thanks for visiting my page.I read a couple of your recips and write-ups in detail and njoyed too. Most of your dishes are new to me , SO I will be coming back to check in more of them :)

    Shn

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  6. That look so so tempting! The term "koki" is new to me, but you can be sure I will be making this soon :)

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  7. Wow!Love the new look.... is that ur kitchen in the pic?
    Nice recipe too.Great job!

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  8. Hi Swaps, It is a good snack for a weekend when u feel lazy and maybe wanna skip making sabzi!

    Hi Jyothsna, Oh u make koki too! that's gr8... maybe next time u can try the sesame?!

    Hi Asha, Thank u so much! do try it :)

    Hi Sangeeta, I am hooked to them too!

    Hi Mishmash, U r one very talented person! I am gonna keep visiting ur blog too!

    Hi Nupur, Thanx, hope u try this, and hopefully u can get raw mango! i sub.d amchur for it, which is just not the same! hope u like it

    Hi Anon., Thanx... but no, it is not my kitchen... but I sure wish it was!!!!! :D

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  9. my kinda food...can I join you for lunch...I promise not to eat all of them...~grin~...great recipe...thanks for sharing...

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  10. Hi Manasi, I've tried the koki, it's soooooo very tasty. This time will try with the sesame seeds, never put that earlier.

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  11. Dilipbhai, u r most welcome to join us for lunch and have as many kokis as u please!!! Glad to see ur comment, u hv been out of axn for a while on ur blog... hope all is well! Take care!

    Hi Richa, Thank u so much!

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  12. I didnt know about Koki recipe... They look delicious...

    Nice to visit your blog..

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  13. Hi Manasi, Nice n easy recipe for Kooki.As I am Sindhi I have been using a very traditional recipe (got it from my taaijee) for kooki which calls for three equal amount of , rice flour , makka ka atta, and wheat flour.I had never used mango in kooki though, but will sure give it a try.Thanks for sharing.

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  14. wow...nice blog!!
    And glad I found the recipe...I had not been looking for it, I had quiet forgotten Koki till I bumped into your blog. And a sudden onrush of all the Sindhi delicacies I once had came back to me...Koki, sweet lolo, dal pakwan, stuffed karela....

    If you have any more recipes do post them...

    Thanks again

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  15. Cant remember how i got here but it was the koki that brought me here for sure. the pictures reminded me of the koki my friend in office would bring us on Saturdays when we had half days and didnt carry lunch.....so wed survive till three in the afternoon either on her kokis or on my teplas.........LOL........though she didnt put anything into it like cilantroand red chilli. hers were plain........but cripsy as hellll. thanks for the recipe. im a foodie alrite but my blog is not about food.........ive always wished for one though.....oncei get my camera for sure........lol. but please do visit me !!!!

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