Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ghee Paratha / Sada Paratha / Basic Paratha / Plain Parata

I would even call this as "Kid'a Paratha" because it is made out of ghee / butter
This is the basic paratha version.You can simply serve with dhal, curd and pickle also
This is an extension of Tawa Phulka.I normally make it for my son after finishing phulkas for us

  • Atta / Wheat Flour / Multigrain Flour - 2 cups or more
  • Luke warm water - 1 cup (approximately)
  • Salt - little
  • Ghee / Butter - spreading and cooking
  • Garam masala - optional
Step 1 - Kneading Dough
  • Knead the dough as per the step by step instructions given in Kneading Roti Dough
  • Smear it with 1 teaspoon of ghee after kneading it
  • Cover it and leave it for 30 minutes

Step 2- Making Parathas
  • Heat a tawa - non stick / iron
  • Meanwhile take a portion of the dough and roll it cylindrical
  • Pluck out small equal sized balls from this 
  • Take one ball at a time and flatten it with palm.Dust it with Atta
  • Roll it out into a thin roti using a rolling pin.Sprinkle little atta while rolling
  • Apply about 1/2 teaspoon of ghee / butter and sprinkle a pinch of garam masala if needed
  • Start rolling like a mat as seen in the pic below
  • Then roll it again in a circular form.See the pic below

  • Flatten it with your palm .Dust it in flour and roll into into roti / paratha.See the distinct layers in the pic below

  • Add this rolled paratha to pre heated tawa
  • Once bubbles start appearing turn it over to the other side and put 1 teaspoon of ghee
  • Turn on the other side again and smear with ghee / butter.Take it out after 30 seconds

Enjoy this delicious hot paratha