May 06, 2020

Quick Spicy Chickpea Flatbreads

Makes 6  5-6-inch flat-breads

6 tablespoons butter or kosher margarine, room temperature, cubed
150 ml boiled water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chickpea flour
Vegetable oil for frying

Chicken Filling
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 medium garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
cayenne pepper for sprinkling
9 oz chicken, roasted (roasted chicken leftovers are welcome)

For filling, coat the bottom of the pan with oil. Heat the pan on medium-high heat until the oil is shimmering. Add the onion and stir to coat the onions with the oil. Spread the onions out evenly over the pan, sprinkle with salt and let cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, spices and sprinkle with cayenne pepper to taste. Stir everything and saute for one minute.

Remove from the heat and give a couple of minutes to cool.

Place chicken and onion mixture into a bowl of food processor and process until small bits.

Filling might be done in advanced and kept in refrigerator in airtight container.

For the dough, place butter, salt and garlic powder into large mixing bowl. Pour boiled water and mix together until butter is melted. In a medium bowl mix flours and add to wet mixture. Knead the dough by hand, incorporating all flour.

Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour in a mound on your working space. Transfer the dough and knead a bit more.

Divide the dough and filling into six equal pieces; form each dough piece into a ball.

In the meantime, place a large skillet (9-inch) on the stove top and preheat it over medium heat.

Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll it into a rough circle or oval about 3-inch in diameter, using more flour if necessary. Place 1 part of the filling in the center. Pinch the edges of the dough over the filling. Turn the flatbread over, and gently press down again on the bottom. This will push the filling out into the edges of the bread; using rolling pin roll out bread to a round 5-6 inches in diameter. Repeat with other 5 balls.

Fry with little oil the flat-breads in the skillet or on the griddle. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on one side, or until golden brown, then flip and cook the second side for another 2 minutes. Transfer the flat-breads from the pan to a rack to cool slightly before serving.

Serve immediately with salads, salsa, dips, veggies and even fruits. Store flat-breads, well wrapped, in refrigerator for a couple days.

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