Today's recipe is of a paratha or Indian style flat bread that is very quick and easy to prepare. I usually prepare a big batch of parathas every month and freeze them - that way I can pick out the ones I want at meal times and warm them quickly in the microwave before serving. Preparing Indian style breads in advance is a great boon. It saves me from the everyday heat of the kitchen and there's always a well stocked fridge if friends drop in!!
2 cups atta (Chappati flour) + extra for rolling
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
2 tbsp plain yogurt
2 tbsp mint, chopped fine
2 green chilies, minced
4-5 spring with their greens, chopped fine
Water as needed
Ghee (Clarified Butter), as needed
- Sift the atta and salt in a bowl. Add the cumin, mint, green chilies, and spring onions. Mix together.
- Now add the yogurt and blend into the flour mix.
- Using water sparingly, make a tight dough. It should not be to soft or sticky.
- Cover and set aside for an hour.
- Set the griddle on the high heat and let it warm up. Reduce the heat to medium.
- Divide the dough into golf size balls. Roll each out into a thin disc.
- Place one disc onto the griddle and let it cook for a minute or so or until you see brown spots appear. Turn over and cook the other side.
- Using a teaspoon apply a thin film of ghee on the disc.
- Remove from the heat and place on wax paper.
- Repeat for all the rolled out parathas. Pile the parathas on top of each other as they are cooked.
- Serve hot with dal (lentils), dahi (yogurt), or bhaji (vegetables) of choice.
Vegan Substitute: Replace ghee in this recipe with vegetable oil.
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