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Day 133: Malabar Paratha

Malabar paratha is a flaky flatbread from Kerala, India. It's so easy that you'll want to make it all the time!

The first time I had it, was about one year ago with family friends. It was so yummy and delicious that every time we went to that restaurant my family and I always (no matter the wait) got this Malabar paratha.

The way to get the folds is by spreading ghee and folding it like an accordion.

Starting from one end of the circle fold over a 1/2". Spread ghee, then repeat this process until you get to the end of the circle.

Here is this helpful step by step diagram that I made.

You can eat this with paneer tikka masala, mango pulissery, rice, and much much more!


|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 40 minutes|Serves: 4|


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons ghee

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • Lukewarm Water as much as you want


  1. Combine all your ingredients in a bowl and knead to combine. Roll into around 8 balls and roll 1 into a circle.

  2. Spread a little bit (1/2 teaspoon) of ghee all over and cover with a sprinkle of flour. Fold over a 1/2" and spread a little ghee. Fold over adding a bit of ghee each fold. Finally, roll one end of the paratha and squash down - look at the diagram. Roll into a large circle and repeat for the remaining parathas.

  3. Over medium heat place a paratha down and cook until bubbles appear. Flip and spread some ghee on the top. Cook for 1-2 more minutes and serve.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳

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