Monday, January 15, 2007

Basic paratha

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 tbsp. fat (oil or ghee)

  • salt to taste

  • water to knead

Mix all ingredients except water. Add a little at a time and form a soft pliable dough.

Keep for 30 minutes before using.

Always keep covered with a moist cloth, and see that the cloth is kept moist.

One paratha requires a pingpong ball sized lump of dough. Henceforth in this
section 1 lump means this size.

For rolling, use dry flour as in phulka, etc., to roll easier. Dust the roti with dry flour
now and then.

General rule about frying the parathas:

Heat a heavy griddle, place paratha on it.

Allow one side to cook have brown golden patches.

Turn repeat for other side. Drizzle some oil and flip.

Drizzle oil on other side. Sizzle till done.

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