Hunza Corn Bread
In Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral we have several bread recipes. we make some on special occasions; we make some of them specifically to eat with tea in the morning and evening. We make others to eat with curries. Hunza corn bread is one of many breads which goes well with tea and therefore, is part of our breakfast items.
The ingredients for Hunza corn bread I have used are very basic and simple but we can add more ingredients. We can use milk instead of water to knead and we can also add and egg along with oil. I am baking it without an oven and from experience when I used milk and egg and baked it on stove top it fell apart while flipping it to bake second side of the bread. I try to make it with the least and simple ingredients below and it came out to be a perfect Corn bread.
Hunza Corn Bread Ingredients:
4 cups of Corn meal
Pinch of salt
Oil 3 Tablespoons
250 ml water at room temperature
Add four cups of corn meal to a bowl.
Season with a pinch of salt or as per your taste.
Mix the dry ingredients and add 3 Tablespoons of oil. Here i have used cooking oil but you can you butter and an egg if you like.
Now mix all the ingredients with hand for few minutes as if your are knead it.
When you are done with mixing it well then knead it with water. You can replace it with milk but here in have used room temperature water.
Transfer the dough to a board and press it to make circle shape.
Baking Hunza corn Bread without an oven:
Grease the pan with oil, any cooking oil works or you can use butter. Preheat the pan at high heat and then carefully transfer the circle shape dough to the pan.
Cover the lid and turn the heat to low and let it bake for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes carefully turn on the bread upside down and then cover the lid and bake the other side for another good 30 minutes.
The baking process for me took exact 60 minutes. For full demonstration consider watching the baking video to the end.
It is a breakfast bread and is served with tea and homemade butter.
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