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What is an easy recipe for Indian flatbread?

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An easy Indian flatbread recipe calls for 3/4 cup of whole-wheat flour, 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil. Add the dry ingredients to a bowl, and pour 1/2 cup of warm water and the olive oil into a indentation in the center, mixing until just combined.

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Knead the dough for a few minutes on a lightly floured surface, and allow it to rest. After 30 minutes, divide it into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, and flatten the balls between to pieces of parchment paper. Brush olive oil over each dough piece, and cook them in a skillet at medium-high heat for one to two minutes on each side. Once the bread is lightly charred, remove them from the heat, and season the with more oil and salt before serving.

Make another recipe for Indian flatbread, naan, by sifting together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Combine 1 teaspoon of active dry yeast dissolved with 1 teaspoon of sugar in 3/4 cup of warm water with 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Combine the yeast mixture with the flour mixture, and add 1 teaspoon of nigella seeds and 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds. Cover the dough, and allow it to rest for two to four hours before rolling it out and frying it.

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