Girda is a Kashmiri traditional baked bread, usually served as breakfast with tea. It has a crispy exterior and soft interior, and can also be enjoyed with vegetarian and meat gravy.


  • 2 cups All-purpose flour (maida)
  • 2 cups Whole-wheat flour (atta)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Poppy seeds


  1. Knead a dough with all-purpose flour, salt and water. Cover and rest for at least 12 hours.
  2. Combine ghee, wheat flour, salt and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Knead the dough adding this mixture and some water.
  4. Divide the dough into small balls and roll to oval shaped bread.
  5. Coat the bread’s surface with curd and sprinkle poppy seeds on it.
  6. Make small depressions on these breads with your fingertips in about four rows.
  7. Bake bread over hot pan covering with a lid until light brown. Then cook directly over flame on both sides.
  8. Enjoy hot girda along with hot tea.

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