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Recipe: Roti/Paratha for Ruth

25 Mar

This post is dedicated to Ruth @ The Mommy Café

She loves Parathas and so does her son Kenan.

So, well, lets starts treating them to a our very own Indian breads!!

Take some wheat flour in a bowl. Add salt and 2 teaspoons of oil and make a nice paste like this. If you find that Kenan is running low on his daily veggie consumption, then add some of it to the wheat flour before adding water.  I have added carrot paste.

Wheat flour and carrot paste

Wheat flour and carrot paste

Then knead it well. It should not be very watery. Neither should it be solid tight. It should be of the below consistency.

kneaded wheat flour dough

kneaded wheat flour dough

Now take a small ball and roll it out flat on a board with a pin. The ball size could be slightly bigger than a lemon, but smaller than an orange. The thickness could be 2 or 3 millimeters. Check the below rolled out bread. Apply some dry wheat flour ont he ball while rolling it out, so that it doesn’t stick to the board or the pin.

Rolled out dough

Rolled out dough

Switch on the stove. You can either allow it to cook on a greased pan or you could cook it on the fire directly like this. I prefer this, because see, how fluffy it comes out. My son loves this. He calls it bubble roti or bubble paratha. And this consumes less fuel to cook. Economical on me!

Cooking the roti/paratha on flame

Cooking the roti/paratha on flame

Remove it from the fire with tongs. Then grease it with some butter or clarified butter, whichever your son prefers.

Grease it with butter

Grease it with butter

You can add beetroot paste or any of the veggie paste to the wheat flour. You can also make them plain and simple. 

So, there, Ruth, you make your own Roti or paratha. I am sure they are going to come out yummy!!!

You can eat them with the most favorite vegetable of our home aka tomato ketchup ( 😛 ) or with any kind of gravy.

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