Sep 26, 2015

Mekitsa (Bulgarian Deep Fried Flat Bread)

For the final recipe in Breakfast theme my recipe is from Bulgaria. I really enjoyed this BM with different themes. This is the perfect chance to learn more recipes and cuisines and also we can gather more knowledge about cuisines. When I read about the themes in this BM, International combos and International breakfast thought that it is going to be little hard to me to choose vegetarian recipes. But when I started choosing the recipes it just took a few days to prepare my list. Each and every cuisine has a number of vegetarian recipes.
                                                                               Now coming to today recipe is a Bulgarian breakfast recipe. Which is a deep fried flat bread usually served with cinnamon sugar or jam and some times it is stuffed with white cheese (Bulgarian feta cheese).
Recipe adopted from here   
 photo bmi.jpg Let's check the recipe,
All purpose flour  ---  3 cups
Yeast    ---  2 tea so
Baking soda  ---  1/2 tea sp
Warm water  ---  1/8 cup
Yogurt  ----   1 cup
Oil   ----  1 tab sp
Vinegar   ---  1 tab sp
Sugar   ----   1/2 tea sp
Salt   ---   1 tea sp
Oil for deep frying
 photo bmt.jpg METHOD:----
1. Add yeast, sugar to warm water mix well and leave a side for ten minutes.
2. Mix baking soda with yogurt mix well and set a side.
3. Take flour, salt, in a mixing bowl make a well in the center add yeast mixture, yogurt mixture, oil, vinegar and mix well to form like a dough (like puri dough).
4. Now knead the dough for ten minutes and place it in a big bowl cover and leave to rise for 60 minutes.
5. After rising divide the dough in to small golf ball size pieces and roll them in to five inch disk and deep fry them in to golden brown.
You can also stuff them with feta cheese ( I stuffed some of them by the time I took the picture only one left for me:(, in the picture that folded one is with cheese.)
6. For cheese filling crumble the feta cheese, Roll the dough piece in to circle place crumbled feta cheese in the middle and fold the circle in to half moon shape and press the edges to seal, deep fry in hot oil both sides till golden drown.
Serve warm because inside cheese will be very hot.
Serve plain Mekitsa with cinnamon sugar on top or simply with jam.

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Priya Suresh said...

Wow, this Mekitsa looks fabulous Padma, awesome to know about this flat bread, interesting share..

cookingwithsapana said...

This flatbread looks like another version of our bhaturas.Looks tempting.

Srivalli said...

I know I will love this breakfast Padma..enjoyed all your dishes!

Sandhiya said...

Good share.I love to try different flat breads, added to my todo list

Srividhya said...

Seems like everyone went to different places and great research. Love the dish

Usha said...

Fried bread looks great. I agree with you on the BM. Even I was hesitant but once I started cooking everything came together.

vaishali sabnani said...

That's a sinful fried bread Padma...would love to taste it..super one.

Pavani said...

Very interesting yeast based fried bread. Looks addictive.

Harini R said...

Looks very tempting. I am sure it will taste awesome with some gravy!

Suma Gandlur said...

This yeast based fried bread looks quite tempting.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

so much like bhatura....looks beautiful