Malabar Paratha Ingredients:
For making the dough:
Veg oil or Dalda – 1 tbsp
- Luke warm water – as required
- Maida – 2 cups
- Salt as per taste
How to make Malabar Parathas:
- Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Knead the dough well just as you do with chapati or roti dough.
- Cover dough with damp muslin cloth.
- Put aside it for an hour.
- For better results place it in an air tight container.
- This prevents the drying at the top of the dough.
Make 10 equal portions of dividing the dough.
- Each portion should be a little less than the size of a tennis ball.
Take one portion of the dough.
- Put some oil on it.
Next apply oil on a flat surface.
- Roll out the portion as much as you can so as to make it as thin as possible, equally in its length and width.
- Do not worry about the shape.
- It may even break in between.
- Just make it as thin as you can.
- A rolling pin can be used here.
- Put a little oil over rolled out dough.
- Make pleats on the rolled dough with the help of both hands.
- Start from one end as you do with sari pleats.
- Hold at one end of the pleated dough.
- Then spin it just like a spiral. Put aside.
Repeat the same process for all the dough portions.
- Cover pleated dough portions with wet muslin cloth or keep it in air tight container.
- Keep aside.
Heat a pan until medium hot.
Roll out each dough portion just as you do to make a roti.
- But make sure that it is not as thin as a roti. Parathas should have medium thickness.
- Do not apply any flour on it. Put some oil or ghee if you want.
- Place one rolled dough portion on the heated pan.
- Add a little butter or ghee.
- Cook for about 1 or 2 minutes.
- Toss often, till it becomes firm and speckled brown.
- Cover the paratha with aluminum foil.
- Put it in an air tight container.
- Once you have made 3 or 4 parathas, put them on a flat surface.
- Then hold them between your hands.
- Clap the hands together with 3 or 4 parathas in between them.
- Make sure not to clap hard as that may crack the parathas.
- This is to separate the layers of the parathas.
- It does not alter the taste in any way.
- Serve with any korma or masala.