Week 30: Paratha (India)
Paratha is a flatbread that originated in India, however, there are variations across South Asia.
It's a very simple recipe to make and only takes around 15 minutes. At first, rolling out the bread might be difficult, but it gets easier as you get more practice in.
Paratha is essentially a layered bread that is served with curries or chutneys for a delicious meal.
Paratha is also typically made with whole wheat flour, so it's easier to get additional fibers and health benefits. It's also very quick because you don't need yeast, so there is no wait necessary!
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon ghee or oil + extra for cooking
1/3 cup warm water
Salt, to taste
Mix all your ingredients in a bowl to make a soft dough. You can add more water if needed.
Divide the dough into small balls and roll each with flour into a circle. Then, spread ghee over that and fold the dough into a semi-circle. Put ghee over the surface again and fold one more time. Now that it's in a triangle shape, you can roll the dough to flatten it.
Grease a shallow frying pan with ghee and cook the paratha on both sides over medium heat for around one minute each. It should be golden brown.
- The Bored Baker 👩🏽🍳