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    Coriander and cumin flatbreads

    Whether wrapped around tender pulled pork or dipped into a bowl of chilli con carne, flatbreads are quick to make and incredibly versatile. They’re also beautifully easy – once tried, expect to be making them all the time.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus resting
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes, plus resting

    Makes: 6


    275g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
    28g pack fresh coriander, finely chopped
    ¾ tsp fine salt
    1½ tsp baking powder
    ¾ tsp cumin seeds, toasted
    2 tbsp sunflower oil


    1. Boil the kettle. Put the all the ingredients apart from the oil into a mixing bowl and toss together. Add the oil then weigh out 150g just-boiled water and add it to the mixture. Bring everything together into a smooth dough and knead briefly. Return the dough to the bowl and cover with a clean tea towel. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the gluten to relax and make it easier to roll out.

    2 . Once rested, divide the dough into 6 equal portions. Dust the worktop liberally with flour and roll each portion out into a thin disc, about 20-22cm in diameter. Set the flatbreads to one side; try not to stack them on top of each other or they may stick. Heat a large frying pan over a high heat. Once the pan is hot, shake off any excess flour from a flatbread and add to the pan; dry-fry for 40 seconds or so per side until punctuated with dark specks of char. Repeat with the remaining flatbreads. Stack the fried flatbreads between 2 plates or in a tea towel to keep them soft. Serve warm. 

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose & Partners Food, January 2020 issue. Download the Waitrose & Partners Food app for the full issue


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