Recipe : Paratha

Preparation Time : 25 minutes
Serves : makes 12 - 15 pieces

Ingredients :

  • Whole wheat flour 3 cups

  • Flour for dusting cup

  • Refined flour cup

  • Water to mix the dough

  • Ghee or unsalted butter, melted 3 tbsp

  • Salt 1 tsp

Method :

  • Sift the flours and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the center and add 2 tsp of unmelted ghee. Paratha

  • Fold it into the flour to make a crumbly texture. Gradually add water to make a soft, pliable dough.

  • Knead until smooth. Cover and leave to rest for 30 minutes.

  • Divide the dough into 12-15 equal portions and keep covered. Take one portion at a time and roll out on a lightly floured surface to about 4 inch in diameter.

  • Brush the rolled dough with a little of the melted ghee or sweet butter and sprinkle with flour.

  • With a sharp knife make a straight cut from the center to the edge and roll the two halves into a cone shape.

  • Now roll the triangular pieces from all the sides and the center, on a lightly floured surface, till all the sides are equally thick again.

  • Heat a griddle and cook one paratha at a time, placing a little of the remaining ghee along the edges.

  • Cook on each side until golden brown.

  • Serve hot.


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