12 Jul, 2012
Julie’s Asian Supermarket Tour: Paratha Recipe
Parathas are really delicious little flat breads, which are plain or stuffed with potatoes, herbs, spices, paneer, mint, etc.
- 2 cups wholewheat flour
- Pinch salt
- 1 cup veg/sunflower oil (2 tbsps to knead dough and the rest to fry the parathas)
- Stuffing – mashed potatoes, chopped onions, chilli and cumin
- Make a well in the flour and add salt and then the water, a little at a time. Knead to make a medium-soft dough. Add the oil and knead til it’s a smooth dough. Divide into small balls.
- Make a small, tight ball from finely chopped onions, chillis, cumin and mashed potatoes. Push this into the centre of the dough ball. Lightly dust with flour and roll into a flat circle. Fry in a pan and drizzle ghee (or knob of butter) on top.
You can experiment with whatever vegetables, herbs and spices you have for the stuffing ingredients. Some other suggestions include fresh chopped spinach, mashed potatoes, cabbage - Google ‘parathas’ for a wealth of ideas. Simply add the ingredients and mix them through the dough before you divide it into balls.