In 1903, when two American Wright brothers invented the world's first successful airplane, they might have never thought that after 100 years or so that flying by air would become a major mode of transport. These days modern aeroplanes can carry hundreds of passengers and can travel thousands of kilometers in a few hours, and people who are travelling can have breakfast in Africa and lunch in Europe!
I remember my first aeroplane journey in Jan 1980, when I was travelling from India to Kenya. Those days aeroplanes were very different, they were smaller, noisier, with less facilities (like television) inside the aircraft. At the time of landing, sometimes passengers were screaming, because our hearts were sinking. Compared to that time, modern aeroplanes are very convenient with luxury seats and lots of entertainment facilities. Despite the improvements today, long journeys are still tiring.
These journeys or modern transportation and communication have made the world very small and now people are settling and working in different countries and touring the world. People are not restricted to their local community, locality or even their own country to live or to work.
People who travel and settle in new places, also take with them, their culture, tradition and their food. This is the reason, if you go to any part of the world, you will find Italian pizza, American coffee, Indian Naan, Chinese spring rolls, British pound cake etc. in any part of the world. People are interacting with each other’s cultures and enjoying food of different cuisines in different parts of the world. This is also resulting in fusion food mushrooming in every part of the world; even in restaurants you can find fusion food like Indo-Chinese, Indo-Canadian, Indo-British.
Coming to the recipe, this is my daughter's fusion recipe, in which she is feeding the family, a healthy version of Indian flat bread. Though there are many types of Indian flat breads, but new ones are also coming up like this one.
- 500 grams whole wheat flour
- 500 grams boiled and mashed sweet potato
- salt to taste
- one tablespoon oil to garnish the dough
- Mix the boiled and smashed sweet potato into the flour, while the sweet potato is still hot/warm and make a rollable dough, garnish with oil and leave it to rest for 10 minutes.
- Pinch small amount of dough and make round balls with it.
- Heat an iron skillet or a fry pan to roast the bread.
- Roll it round and give the shape of a flat bread.
- Roast till cooked on both sides.
- Serve with a vegetable curry or yoghurt or any choice of chutney.
Around 20 flat breads can be made depending on the size you make.