Thursday, September 6, 2018

Emirati Khameer Bread/Traditional Khamir Flatbread from UAE

United Arab Emirates which is also known as UAE is also called simply as Emirates is a Federal sovereign absolute monarchy in Western Asia. And UAE is a federation of seven emirates which consists of Abu Dhabi which is the capital, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by a ruler and all together jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the ruler serves as the President of United Arab Emirates. The traditional food of Emirates is always rice, meat and fish. And their cuisine is adopted from many different countries which includes Indian cuisine as well. Today am showcasing one of the favourite bread of Emiratis. Yes Khameer Bread, this is one of the traditional bread of United Arab Emirates, and this bread is served for breakfast with cheese.

Emirati Khamir Bread, Khameer Bread

This round shaped bread with its golden top is usually prepared with dates as they are used either to sweeten the bread while the some uses saffron or turmeric to bring the flavor and colour to this bread.The original recipe which i got for dishing out this khameer used eggs. But i skipped completely the eggs here. This popular Emirati treat can be enjoy plain or eaten with honey, though this bread is usually enjoyed with cheese. You can also stuff this khameer bread with cream, nuts and dates for sweet stuffings while falafel, cheese, labneh or black olives can be stuffed for savory ones. Am running a month of blogging marathon with an interesting theme. My theme for this Mega marathon is A-Z International Flatbreads, obviously my today's post starts with the alphabet 'E' hence here comes the traditional flavoursome rich Emirati Khameer Bread.

Emirati Khameer Bread

Recipe Source: Here
2cups Wheat flour
2cups All purpose four
1tbsp Instant yeast
3tbsp Sugar
1/2cup Milk powder
1/2cup Oil
1tsp Fennel powder
1tsp Cardamom powder
1tsp Salt
Sesame seeds (as per need)

Take the wheat flour, all purpose flour, sugar, powder milk, fennel powder, cardamom powder, salt and yeast.

Add the oil,luke warm water to the flour mixture and knead everything well until the dough turns smooth and soft.

Arrange the dough in a greased bowl and keep aside for an hour.

Divide the dough to 6-7 balls and roll each ball as medium sized disc.

Khameer Bread, Emirati Khamir Bread

Warm a ungreased frying pan, drop the rolled disc and cook in simmer.

When it starts to bubble, brush the top with water and sprinkle sesame  over it.

When the bread begins to swell, flip ad cook on both sides until the bread gets cooked.

Continue the process with the remaining dough.

Serve with cream cheese, black olives and chopped pistachios.

Khameer Bread, Emirati Khameer

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vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Super delicious roti !Priya I am loving the flavours of this roti , cardamom and fennel both taste yum in a roti , and serving it withthat creame cheese must have been so sinful . Drooling !

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

The yeast added to the bread must make it so soft and great in texture. I love the different serving suggestions you have given Priya.

Ritu Tangri said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a simple and versatile bread. I would love to have this with Savory filling

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

That looks so lovely Priya! Am sure my daughter would happily chomp on it...bookmarking

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

I have hard of this bread and is sold in the local Middle Eastern Stores and they sell really like hot cakes. Good to know that it can be easily replicated at home.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

adding fennel to any flatbread is very flavorful. Good share for letter E though I'd love to try the sweet version with dates.

code2cook said... Reply To This Comment

Khamiri bread looks fabulous, with cardamom and fennel flavors and then sesame seeds on crust surely makes this bread delicious while munching. Love it. it is my pick for letter K until I find something else.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

That's really a fantastic bread Priya, love all the flavours that have gone into this bread. I think you can serve this for any meal right!..great choice.

CookwithRenu said... Reply To This Comment

Emirati khameer looks so soft and with an awesome texture. I had this shortlisted, but then the other bread won.

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Such a flavorful bread Priya.With fennel, cardamom and sesame seeds, it must have tasted awesome!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

We have been thinking alike for quite a few alphabets and I love your stove top version of the Khameer. I did not add fennel in mine and I am guessing that would have been so flavorful.

preeti garg said... Reply To This Comment

That looks so moist and innovative bread,. love to eat with gravy.