Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Paratha


Here is how I make parathas ,
Ingredients:
2-3 cups Whole wheat flour,
3 tsp Cumin seeds,
slightly roasted and the crushed using mortar and pestle,
Salt to taste,
Oil for kneading and cooking parathas.

Method:
Make soft dough for paratha using all the ingredients, and add water as per needed to make it soft enough, just like roti. . While kneading dough, first add oil to it and the next add water. That will make it smooth. Keep the dough covered for 30 minutes.
Make lemon sized balls of it. And roll out into small size of roti. Now spread little oil over it and fold them to make half circle like shape . Then again take a drop of oil and spread it on the half circled shape and fold it again . That will make shape of quarter of a circle . Now with your hand just give it a little shape like triangle and roll out again such that the triangular shape is maintained.
Place it on a hot tawa, let it cook slightly from one side and turn the side, when half cooked on other side change the side again and spread little oil on half cooked side. And change the side, sread some oil on the other side and cook it until it turns brown in color from both sides. Serve hot with any vegetable main course you like.
I enjoyed it with Sev tameta nu shaak..

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice Triangular parathas pooja. Thanx for sharing
Seema

Anonymous said...

Hmm looks awesome.Wanna try this.This is entirly new to me.Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Ohh Poojaben, I just mentioned Sev Tameta Nu Shaak in a comment and you have made it already...I love this shaak. I will post my version at some point, the main difference being that i use fresh sev...thanks for sharing...shaak looks devine...~smile~...glad you are sending recipes towards the FAHC project.

Vcuisine said...

Dear Pooja, Something totally new for us. Very interesting and colourful and easy to prepare. Thanks for sharing. Viji

Anonymous said...

Wow,nice pictures pooja.And what a perfect triangle!

Pooja said...

Seema, Soumya & Vini ,
I am glad that you liked it . my mom it make this way , and since I learnt I making this, it is always perfect triangular . for me Paratha means triangular paratha only : )), though recently I made round paratha too for a change.

Dilipbhai
I am so happy that you liked my version fo sev tameta nu shaak.
I just read the post about no of entries you got on mydhaba. Now I am going to choose all my traditional recipes ,and shower it to you and VKN :D , for this Noble cause..


Viji,
I am glad you liked it. Also this tomato subji just take 5-7 minutes to prepare and consumes very less oil. Try it some time and I am sure you will like it.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the triangle shaped roti!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja
Happy new year to u too. very nice demonstration of paratha and I like your vege theme too. keep up.
cheers
rajani

Colin said...

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Colin said...

Poojaji, Namaste, can u please tell me what oil you use or is it ghee? Thanks for the triangle idea. Colin

Pooja said...

hi Colin,
thanks for dropping by :).
i use sunflower oil when i was in India, now i use olive oil.
i don't use ghee for this.
try it sometime and you will like it.
stay tuned

-Pooja

Colin said...

Thanks Pooja, I'm on a health kick so will try it! Love your receipes and website. Best wishes Colin.

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