Ksra is a Moroccan Anise Flatbread served usually as a midday meal. It is very similar to Indian Naan in texture except a little thicker and is eaten along with some stew. There are variations in the amount and type of ingredients used but the basic remains with wheat,semolina,all purpose flour and anise. Some make with barley too.


I have used wheat flour extensively reducing all purpose flour for the obvious reason of more nutrition and less fat. But you can increase all purpose flour and decrease wheat depending on your preference.

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  • Yields: Makes 2 flatbreads - each 11-12 inches in diameter.
Ingredients
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup coarse semolina
  • 1 tbsp anise seeds ( powdered / crushed )
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 - 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds ( optional)
Method
1.

Put the water in a large bowl and add the yeast. Stir to dissolve well and then add the whole wheat and semoline.Mix well into a smooth batter and cover it up for 1 hour.

2.

Add the anise seeds and salt and then all purpose flour. Turn it out into a well floured surface and knead the dough well. The dough should be somewhat soft and moist but not v sticky.

3.

Cover the dough with a plastic wrap for another 1-2 hrs or until doubled in size.

4.

Knead the dough for some more time in a floured surface and then shape them into flatbreads.

5.

Bake till golden brown about 20-25min and you are done. Serve it with some gravy side dish and feel the Moroccan taste :) But make sure to eat it warm since it tends to harden with time. You can always reheat and make it soft but nothing beats the taste of bread fresh out of the Oven !

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By Kothai Divya on Nov 30, 2011

19 Comments

By DK on Apr 11, 2008

Hi anonymous ! U r so right..I am v sorry..I have wrongly mentioned the amount of water. Sorry for the inconvinience and thanks a bunch for asking about the same

By Anonymous on Apr 11, 2008

I'm in the process of making this recipe, and have found that the 1/2 cup of water is just not enough. Has anyone else had this experience?

By Ramya on Mar 12, 2008

Lovely Recipe Dhivya :)

By Kribha on Feb 23, 2008

I'm just going thru all your posts from archive. wow Dhivya... so many varities of dishes. I learnt so many things today. The bread looks so great. I tasted it recently in disneyworld and loved it. Got to try this recipe sometime.

By sunita on Feb 18, 2008

That's a lovely bread Dhivs, thanks.

By Lisa on Feb 14, 2008

I'm just about to have some dinner and I so wish I could serve this bread along with it.

By Laavanya on Feb 14, 2008

Thanks for the introduction to this beautiful bread. Your Mousakka looks great too! :)

By bhags on Feb 14, 2008

Moroccan bread. New cuisine to me...would surely like to explore it.....Delicious looking bread

By Swaroopa on Feb 14, 2008

looks gr8! thanx 4 sharing...

By Uma on Feb 14, 2008

Yum! Looks lovely. Wonderful pic. Happy Valentine's Day!

By Seema on Feb 14, 2008

Nice one.. loved the photo of puffed up bread!

By Asha on Feb 14, 2008

Beautiful bread, DK! I saw this in a book, about to make it ,until I saw Lavash. Great entry, looks yum!:))

By Archana on Feb 14, 2008

very nice showcase. There was just one good Moroccan place when we were in Boston. We loved the food and had this bread as well. looks pretty simple to make.

By SUGARCRAFT INDIA on Feb 14, 2008

Amazing post and great photos too..Really wanna try this out!!

By Nags on Feb 13, 2008

this is lovely. i have bookmarked this. will definitely try!

By Vanamala on Feb 13, 2008

This is really nice recipe

By Kalai on Feb 13, 2008

Dhivi, these look awesome, girl! Out of curiosity, can we substitute semolina with wheat flour or AP flour? Thanks! :)

By Mansi Desai on Feb 13, 2008

sounds great DK! I don't know if I'll get Anise anywhere around:(

By Siri on Feb 13, 2008

Ok Dhivi- I already in Morocco with a plate of these breads and palak paneer ( which happens to be my fav side dish for anything- rite from roti to puri..:))... Wow, U amaze me with every single post of urs.. where do get these recipes from buddy..hehehe..but, love all of them..:D

take care n hugs,

Siri