Saturday, September 8, 2018

Gourassa/Gorraasa/Gurasa/Sudanese Flatbread

Sudan is a country in Northeast Africa with Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia,Chad, Red sea,Central African Republic as borders. Sudanese cuisine is a reflection of multicultural society, yes their cuisine is a mixture of Arabs, Africans, Indians, Greek and Turks who settles in Sudan. Hence they use spices from all over the world which makes their food so special and comforting. In Sudan, the meals are served on a large round tray and the whole family sits around the tray to share the food, this way they create a close bond between the family members. Sudanese breakfast is served with dishes like Mullah, Asida, Fried meats or leaves, peanut butter salad and many more. Hence their foods are rich and very comfort as well. Sudanese are very generous when its comes to foods. A Sudanese house wife brings all the foods she can prepare to please her guests. Usually if you visit a Sudanese home they will serve a cold drink followed by tea along with cookies or pastries. If you visit them during meal time, they will never leave you without sharing their foods.

Sudanese Gorrassa, Sudanese Flatbread

Porridge is one of the main foods eaten in Sudan and its generally made with wheat, soghrum and corn. Peanuts is an another key ingredient in Sudan cuisine however i grabbed an interesting flatbread from this Sudanese cuisine. Gourassa/Gorraasa is a super soft, fluffy pancakes like flatbread which will be super spongy. Gorraasa is prepared often in Sudanese home to serve with stewed meats or can be eaten with a mixture of yogurt,crushed garlic, raw onion,cumin powder and oil. Usually teared as small pieces, gurasa is enjoy with clean hands. These Sudanese flatbread goes for this month's blogging marathon as am running this Mega marathon with A-Z International Flatbreads. Obviously for 'G', i couldnt stop myself to post this spongy Sudanese flatbread for this theme. We enjoyed this pancake like flatbread with honey and jam and we loved it. They stayed prefect for a day in room temperature, but trust me if you have kids around you, they will definitely enjoy this ultimate Gurasa.

Gorrassa, Gurassa

Recipe Source: Here
2cups Whole wheat flour
1cup All purpose flour
1tsp Baking powder
Oil for cooking

Take both the flours,baking powder and salt together into a large bowl.

Add the water gradually and turn everything as a thick pancake like batter. Keep aside for an hour.

Once you see the bubbles on the top of the batter, your batter is ready to make this spongy flatbreads.

Gurassa, Sudan Flatbread

Brush a nonstick pan with oil, pour a ladle of this batter, and spread as much as like a pancake.

Keep the flame in medium flame. Not to overcook the bottom of the pancakes.

Cover the pan with a lid and cook in simmer.

Serve warm with your favourite spreads or stews.

Sudanese Gurassa, Gorrassa

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vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Priya this bread from Sudan looks ultimate . It is so soft and spongy , it kind of pulls you . The mild flavor and serving with jam and honey sounds so interesting and delicious !

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a spongy and soft looking pancake. And I love reading the background and history of each dish & country...makes the dish so much more interesting!

Ritu Tangri said... Reply To This Comment

These pancakes/ bread from Sudan looks wonderful with that spongy texture. I would like to have it with some savory filling

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! The texture of these pancakes look awesome Priya. They look somewhat like our spongy dosas.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Such a spongy and fluffy bread, Priya. You make sure you dig out unique and unknown recipes for every post ! Hats off!

code2cook said... Reply To This Comment

Reading about Sudanese culture is feeling good factor, such a warm gesture is still alive. These bread looking so soft and spongy. You are bringing so many new recipes in this BM. loving it.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting facts about Sudan cuisine. The spongy pancakes look good. This part of the world has its own variations of pancakes, a recipe left by the British. Here in Kenya, same batter is used but the pancakes are thin.

CookwithRenu said... Reply To This Comment

Such a nice texture of this bread..spongy. this looks similar to the pancakes, would love to dig in this with honey. Nice to know about Sudan food.

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

You have given us a nice insight on the Sudanese culture and cuisine! Hat's off to you efforts in collecting details. This flatbread looks so spongy and sounds delicious with honey and jam!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, just by looking at it, this looks like our set dosai. Looks so spongy and love the holes to soak up all the flavor from the honey :)

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Gourassa looks fantastic Priya. I can imagine how soft and spongy this must have turned out. I am sort of reminded of our Kal Dosai seeing this and love the fact that we have so many similar and yet different dishes across the globe.

preeti garg said... Reply To This Comment

This bread loooks so fantastic priya, so soft and moist.