Updated: May 6
Prep time: 5 Minutes Cooking time: 30 Minutes Serves: 4
3 Cups Wheat Flour
4 tbsp Oil
½ tsp Pepper
¼ tsp Salt
Ghee-oil for frying*
In a bowl add the flour, salt, pepper and oil, mix well until the oil is combined with the flour. Pour 1 cup of lukewarm water slowly, knead well until the dough is soft; if you need more water use ¼ of a cup. The dough should be smooth and firm. Leave the dough for 20-30 minutes, divide the dough into half and roll out about 12 inch round circle shape. Spread butter lightly and sprinkle some flour and roll into a snake shape then cut into 2 inch balls like in the picture below.
Do the same thing with the second half of the dough. Roll out the parathas into 6-7 inch circles. Heat a tawa pan on a high-medium flame, place the paratha on the pan, after a few seconds you will notice small air pockets popping out. Drizzle one tablespoon of ghee-oil around the paratha and cook for a minute or so, ensuring that the ghee-oil is spread on top of the paratha as well. Flip the paratha over and cook for a further minute or so until you see some brown spots as in the picture below.
Serve hot with tea and athanu or curry!
* To make Ghee-oil use ½ cup of oil and mix it with ⅛ cup of Ghee (Clarified Butter).