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Malabar Paratha Recipe

Malabar Paratha Ingredients:

For making the dough:

  • Malabar Paratha Recipe
    Malabar Paratha Recipe

    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.

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