Paratha

Updated: May 6

Prep time: 5 Minutes Cooking time: 30 Minutes Serves: 4


Ingredients:

3 Cups Wheat Flour

4 tbsp Oil

½ tsp Pepper

¼ tsp Salt

Lukewarm Water

Ghee-oil for frying*

Method:

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.


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Serve hot with tea and athanu or curry!


NB:

* To make Ghee-oil use ½ cup of oil and mix it with ⅛ cup of Ghee (Clarified Butter).