Tikar

Tikar is a flat bread from the Marwari kitchen . The bread is made of equal portions of maize flour and wheat flour . It is seasoned with spices and can be served as it is or with some curry and side dish .

Tikar is my choice for the alphabet ‘T’ under the theme Flatbreads and More . The recipe source is my favourite cookery legend Tarla Dalal . I love her recipes and they never never fail . Over the years I have collected most of her cookery books and this Tikar recipe is from her book Parathas .

Tikar is made with equal portions of wheat flour and maize flour , I used the yellow variety , though you can use the lighter one too . Maize flour or Cornmeal is a meal (coarse flour) ground from dried maize (corn). It is a common staple food, and is ground to fine, medium, and coarse consistencies, but not as fine as wheat flour. This flour is popular all over the world , but here In India it is a staple in Rajasthan , Punjab and Haryana . The flour is popular as Makai ka Aatta.

Tikar can be made in two ways . One is the basic version where flours and salt are kneaded to make a bread , the second version is with spices and herbs . The onions , tomatoes and the spices make it really delicious and you can have a Tikar with yogurt , though I served it with Rajasthani Kadhi , Gobhi Mattar , a simple salad and Choorme ka Ladoo . The meal was simple , yet delicious with Rajasthani flavors .

 

Tikar

Tikar

Ingredients

1 cup makai ka atta
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 onion, grated
1 tsp garlic, grated
2 tbsp tomatoes ,chopped
1/4 cup spring onions
1/2 tsp green chillies , chopped
1 tsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp ghee
Salt to taste

Other ingredients

Whole wheat flour for rolling
Ghee / oil for cooking

Method

Take a bowl and mix maize flour, wheat flour and salt in it .
Add ghee and rub with your fingers till the flour resembles bread crumbs.
Knead into a stiff dough using water.
Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 15 -20 minutes.
Now add the remaining ingredients into the dough and knead once again till incorporated .
Divide the dough into 8 – 10 equal portions .
Roll each one into a disc of about 4-5”diameter using whole wheat flour for rolling .
Cook each tikar on a hot tawa or griddle using little ghee / oil till both sides are golden .
Serve hot with any Rajasthani Kadhi , Sabzi .

Tikar

Here are some dishes from this Majestic state.

Rajasthani Mirchi Vada

Jodhpuri Thali

Daal Baati

Flavored Choorma

Methi ki Roti

Rajasthani Thali

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Tikar
Tikar is a flat bread from the Marwari kitchen . The bread is made of equal portions of maize flour and wheat flour . It is seasoned with spices and can be served as it is or with some curry and side dish .
Course Lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Take a bowl and mix maize flour, wheat flour and salt in it .
  2. Add ghee and rub with your fingers till the flour resembles bread crumbs.
  3. Knead into a stiff dough using water.
  4. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 15 -20 minutes.
  5. Now add the remaining ingredients into the dough and knead once again till incorporated .
  6. Divide the dough into 8 - 10 equal portions .
  7. Roll each one into a disc of about 4-5”diameter using whole wheat flour for rolling .
  8. Cook each tikar on a hot tawa or griddle using little ghee / oil till both sides are golden .
  9. Serve hot with any Rajasthani Kadhi , Sabzi .
Recipe Notes

10 thoughts on “Tikar”

  1. Wow, tikar looks absolutely filling and quite satisfying. Look at that thali, omg what a fabulous treat, seriously i feel like inviting myself to your place. I would like to give a try to this spices n herbs version.

  2. The tiny tikars look amazing Vaishali. For you it is a simple thali, but for us, it is so elaborate. Love the way you have presented it. The combination of wheat flour and corn flour must make it quite flavourful.

  3. my goodness, really can not stop looking at this yummy tikar recipe. I am bookmarking it to try out. Looking so yummy, what a look. Really want to grab and taste now itself. I am in love with your platters di. simple in love with them all.

  4. Lovely array of dishes and those mini tikars surely make the whole plate look fantastic…surely bookmarking this one to make as I was planning on tikar for my t too..

  5. Fantabulous Vaishali….can’t stop admiring the looks of these cute small discs. The whole platter looks so good with all those colors on the plate … a treat to the eyes 🙂

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