The most popular whole wheat flatbread among sindhis is the loli or koki as some prefer to call it.There are four to five different kinds of loli and I am starting with the masalewali loli or the one with spices added.
4 cups whole wheat flour(atta)
1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup canola oil (or ghee/clarified butter if you prefer)
2 finely chopped green chilies
1 big onion finely chopped(yellow or red)
2 tbsps finely chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
about 1 cup water
Take the flour in a pan and add salt and pepper and mix well.I do taste a little bit of the flour to check the salt.Add the green chilies,onions,cilantro and mix well.Add 1/2 cup oil and knead till it achieves breadcrumbs texture.
Now gradually add the water and knead the dough till it comes together.Make sure the dough is not soft but a little on the hard side.Add a teaspoon of oil and smoothen the dough.
Make small portions of this dough and roll into thick discs.This dough yields 12.Heat a griddle and on a medium flame roast these flattened discs for about 30 seconds on each side.This step is followed for these masala lolis only.
Now roll these into small discs the size of a pancake of about 1/4 inch thickness.
Cook on the other side also for a few minutes till brown spots appear on both sides.Do not cook over high flame as the brown spots will appear but it will be uncooked from inside. I like to use the double griddle as i can cook two or three at a time and am done faster :)
Serve with tea or plain yogurt and papad.It is supposed to be a breakfast item but can be eaten as a meal also.