Paratha Veg HT ACC
Pakistani Indian 60mins
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For the dough
225g/8oz Plain Flour
2 tbsp Chickpea/Besan Flour
1 Raw Beetroot, grated
25g/1oz Freshly Chopped Coriander Leaves
1 tbsp Oil
2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tbsp Turmeric
Salt to taste
Oil or melted butter or Ghee for brushing
Extra Flour for dusting
1. Place all the
dough ingredients in a large mixing bowl together with most of the water and
knead well to form a medium soft dough, adding a little more water or flour as
necessary. Knead for 5 to 8 minutes. Place it back into the bowl, cover with
clingfilm and set aside for 20 minutes.
2. Divide the
mixture into balls about 5cm/2-inches in diameter and roll out each ball into
circles about 10cm/4-inches in diameter.
3. Brush each
circle with oil/melted butter/ghee and dust lightly with flour. Fold into half,
so it looks like a "D" then brush with more oil/melted butter/ghee and
lightly dust again with flour.
4. Fold the
"D" in half so it looks like a triangle then roll it out into circles
about 3mm/1/8th inch in thickness.
5. Heat a heavy
frying pan until hot then add a paratha and cook for 1 minute. Turn and brush
the cooked side with oil/melted butter/ghee whilst cooking the other side for 1
6. Turn again and
cook the first side until golden brown and beginning to crisp, brushing the top
with oil/melted butter/ ghee, then turn once more and cook the other side until
golden brown and beginning to crisp. For best results, eat straight from the
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