For a very long time, I wanted to try to make Paratha all from scratch instead of just heating-up what you get from grocery stores.
Back in india, I was a big fan of parathas and biryani and Iam still. I use to order either of them everytime I get a chance.
Anyway, I just had the mood today and voila, here you go - Paratha as my mother would prepare back at home.
Guys, try it and let me know how it was.
- 4 cups Maida
- 1/2 cup Yogurt (preferably home made)
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Baking soda
- 1 Large Egg(optional)
- 1/2 cup cooking Oil
- Warm water
- Small amount of Butter
1. Add salt, baking soda, oil, yogurt and egg to maida ad mix them well.
2. Add warm water to the mix and keep stirring it to the consistency of Chappati dough.
3. Cover the dough with damp cloth and let it sit for one hour.
4. Create a medim size balls from the dought. With four cups of flour you should be able to create at least 7 balls for a medium size paratha.
5. On a large flat surface like your kitchen countertop, roll the ball as thin as possible. Dont worry about the shape for now.
6. Start from the longest end. Make a fold of about half inch toward the inner side. Next, fold it again so that first fold doesn't goes inside but stays outseide, in the shape of "W". Continue to fold on the fashion to create "zipzag" fashion in terms of folding.
7. Roll the zipzag pattern to come to the round shape as show above.
8. Set the pan in stove to medium heat.
9. Roll the dough in your desired shape. I prefer the popular circle shape.
10. Apply some butter and put in the pan.
11. Cook the paratha on each side for about a minute until in reach light brownish color.
12. Take the cooked paratha and place it on a plain surface. Smash the paratha sideways to make it soft & fluffy.