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Parantha

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Triangular shaped dough, encased with ghee and cooked on a flat griddle. The inner layering of ghee aids in giving texture and flavour to the parantha. I have made a basic dough...but you can variate by adding flavourings like dried fenugreek leaves, cumin seeds, coriander, garlic etc and make your own special flavoured paratha.
Ingredients
  Whole meal flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Water 150 Milliliter (1/4 pint)
  Butter/Ghee 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (for cooking)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt and sieve.
2. Add oil and enough water to make stiff dough.
3. Knead well and divide prepared dough into 6 even portions.
4. Shape each portion into a ball and keep aside.
5. On a flat working surface, dust with flour.
6. Roll out one portion into a 6 inch diameter circle.
7. Using a pastry brush, apply ghee on the rolled out circle and fold into half. Avoid applying ghee towards the edges.
8. Follow same procedure for the folded semi circle. Fold again to get a ‘wedge’ like shape.
9. Using flour for rolling, roll out this shaped wedge into a triangle, measuring about 6 inches.
10. On a flat griddle, melt butter or ghee.
11. Place rolled out triangle on hot griddle and cook for few minutes on each side, using ghee or butter.
12. Once pale golden brown in colour on both sides, remove and keep aside.
13. Follow same procedure for remaining dough.

SERVING
14. In a doily/ napkin lined bread basket, place these parathas and serve as an accompaniment with dal, curry, subzi etc.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Grilling
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Everyday, Quick
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
3
Story
Not a day goes without this as an accompaniment in my household. Its the most basic dish which is a great aid to dals, subzis, curry etc.
Subtitle: 
paratha

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