Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Method for making Parathas

1. Mix 1 cup of all purpose flour, 1 tsp salt, required amount of water to form a thick batter. Leave it for 10- 15 minutes.

2. Heat a flat pan, pour a ladle full of batter on the pan and spread it evenly like a circle.

3. Spray or apply oil at the edges of the batter. Heat for about a minute and flip to the other side and cook for another minute.

4. Cut them into square pieces, I used scissors to cut them into small pieces. Take an oven safe flat pan and put the aluminum foil. Arrange the pieces evenly.

5. Bake at 300 F for 10-12 minutes and broil at high for 3-4 minutes. While broiling keep an eye on the pieces, once it turns little crisper take it out and keep aside.
Method for making Chili Parathas

6. Heat non-stick pan with oil, add 1 onion cut into small pieces, few curry leaves, 1 tsp of ginger, 1 tsp of garlic, 2 green chilies finely chopped, ½ tsp chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp garam masala and sauté them for a minute.

7. Now add 1 green bell pepper finely chopped or chopped length wise. Sauté them for another one minutes until it turns soft.

8. Add 1 big tomato grinded into a paste with ½ tsp soya sauce into the mixture and cook for another one minute.

9. Add the baked and broiled pieces into the mixture and saute them until all the spice covered with pieces.

10. Serve them hot with raita. I made raita very bland since the chili parathas were spicy. Just added onion, cilantro leaves, yogurt, salt, and mixed them together.

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