I was confused to write the title of this post.Really.Since it is not the same kinda paratha we see I am sure.There is no such authenticity to my paratha.Overtime I have developed one like this to suit my family’s needs,esp healthwise ! I never use ghee or all purpose flour/maida for my parathas.This recipe is totally healthy with wheat flour and olive oil.Yet yummy in all respects !!
- 2 cups Atta (whole wheat flour) plus some for dusting
- 5-6 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tsp milk
- Half cup lukewarm water (approx)
- salt as needed
Mix Atta (wheat flour) with salt and oil.Sprinkle milk and hot water and knead well slowly to a non-sticky dough.
Make sure it’s not a sticky dough.
When you pull from it,it should come easily like this in the picture.
Close the dough and set aside for 1/2 to 1 hour.
Now knead again and make 6 big balls like this.
Roll each to a paratha like this;not too thin.
Spread some olive oil all over.
Pleat the paratha lengthwise like this.
And coil the strip to this shape.
Just flatten with your hand.
Gently roll this without applying much pressure like this.The flakes will be visible.
Now shift it into a hot tawa and cook till golden on both sides.
At this stage,sprinkle some olive oil on both sides .Press with a spoon on all sides to make sure it’s well cooked.
Remove from tawa/pan onto a kitchen towel and press with both your hands.This will open up the layers of the paratha.
Serve hot with a spicy curry,curd and onion.