2 cups of All Purpose Flour (Maida)
1.5 Teaspoons Yeast
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
3 Teaspoons of Milk Powder
A Pinch of Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Butter at Room Temperature
4 Tablespoons Milk
1 Tablespoon Milk Powder
Generous Sprinkle of Poppy Seeds
In half a cup of lukewarm water add sugar and yeast, mix and keep it aside for 10 minutes till the yeast gets activated and becomes frothy.
In a large mixing bowl, add flour, milk powder, baking soda, butter, yeast mixture and salt. Mix well and knead it into soft, springy dough.
Cover and keep it in a warm place till dough doubles in size (1-2 hours depending on the warmth of temperature, may take longer in winters).
After the dough has risen, punch the dough to degas and knead it for 1-2 minutes using the stretch and fold method. Divide into equal portions.
Preparing the glaze – In a bowl add milk and milk powder, mix well and keep aside.
USING TAWA (cast iron skillet)
We can use tawa /cast iron skillet (make sure not to use non-stick one) to bake the girdas.
Pre – heat the tawa on high flame for 5minutes.
Dust the surface with plain flour, place one portion of the prepared dough and roll it slightly thick. Apply milk wash. With the help of finger tips press down firmly and make indentations to replicate the signature dimpled look of a girda. Sprinkle some poppy seeds. Now apply milk wash to the bottom side of girda. This helps girda to stick to the tawa. Place it on the preheated tawa and in some time flip the tawa over the flame and cook the girda directly over the flames till it gets golden brown and a crisp crust is formed. Brush with butter and serve hot.
In an Oven:
Preheat your oven at 200° celcius. Grease the baking tray with oil/butter and keep it ready.
Dust the surface with plain flour, place one portion of the prepared dough and roll it slightly thick. Apply milk wash. With the help of finger tips press down firmly and make indentations to replicate the signature dimpled look of a girda. Sprinkle some poppy seeds and place the prepared girda on the baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes till golden brown crust is formed. Serve hot smeared with butter.
Recipe Credits: “Sheikh Eiman” YouTube Channel: Aemylicious Edited by – “Tanya Rigzin”
SOURCE: Recipe Credits : Sheikh Eiman YouTube Channel : Aemylicious Edited by – Tanya Rigzin