Paratha (Indian Flat-Bread)
A straightforward flat-bread to make with your curries, this paratha recipe is as simple as it gets - flour, water and some butter - but really hits the spot. (from an old Balti cookbook)
- white flour (300g)
- whole wheat flour (300g)
- melted butter (6 tbsp)
- water (900ml)
Mix the white and wheat flour together well, then slowly introduce the water a 1/2 cup at a time until the dough becomes like pastry. Knead well, cover and let stand for 30 minutes
shape a handful of dough into a tennis ball shape, then roll out to around 12 inches diameter on a lightly floured board
sprinkle with flour, and then brush one side with 1 tbsp of melter butter
next, roll the flattened dough up ...
until it looks like a swiss-roll
then twist the rolled dough into a spiral shape,
flatten, and then press into an 8 inch circle with your rolling pin
cook each side for 1 to 2 minutes in a clean, very hot pan, then add 1/2 tbsp of melted butter and cook each side again for 2 minutes, and serve!
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