Each country or culture is characterized by a specific type of bread, which is transmitted by generations. It reflects the culture and heritage of the people. Despite the similarity of the ingredients of bread around the world, each type of bread is distinguished by a different way of working and taste. Getting any kind of bread from a bakery, where the communication and openness between many different cultures make getting different is easier.
As for the Shibati bread, its origin dates back to India, where it is a side Indian dish usually served alongside a meat curry or chicken curry dish, or one of the hot and spicy Indian soups.
Bread is bought from bakeries or food shops in the Arab countries. In India, bread is usually made daily at home. This is facilitated by the fact that chamois bread does not require the addition of yeast, so it can be made faster than other types of bread.
Making bread Shabati
- One cup of whole wheat flour flour.
- One cup of plain white flour, “flour of pitted wheat grains”.
- A teaspoon of salt.
- Three tablespoons of olive oil.
- Three quarters of a cup of lukewarm water, or the amount can be increased to a full glass of water if needed.
How to prepare
- Add brown flour, white flour and salt to a large bowl, and mix the ingredients together using a large wooden spoon until smooth.
- Add the olive oil to the large bowl, then gradually add the amount of water while stirring continuously until you have a soft, rubbery dough.
- Dough the dough for 5 minutes until it is completely homogenized and becomes cohesive and does not stick to the sides of the large bowl.
- Divide the dough into 18 equal pieces, form each piece in a spherical shape and leave it to rest for three to five minutes.
- Pour a piece of dough into the dough until it becomes thin and a little thick.
- Place a large skillet over medium heat, add a small amount of the remaining olive oil and leave it until some smoke starts to rise from it.
- Place the crushed dough in the middle of the hot pan, leave it for 30 seconds, turn it over to the other side and leave it for another 30 seconds, then remove it from the pan.
- Repeat the steps of the previous operation with each dough cut until carried out.
- Bake the bread warm or at room temperature along with one of the Indian soup types such as curry, chicken or grilled meat. You can also use different kinds of sandwiches such as grilled cheese or even shawarma, as you wish.