Crispy Paratha
Crispy Paratha
5 from 1 vote
This crispy paratha recipe offers a delightful blend of flavors and textures, with a golden crust and soft interior. The dish is perfect for breakfast or as a side dish, making it a delicious and satisfying addition to any meal.
Crispy Paratha

Have you ever craved a warm, flaky, and flavorful piece of bread to complete your meal? Look no further than the mouthwatering delight that is Crispy Paratha. This beloved Indian flatbread has a rich history that spans centuries, tracing back to the Mughal era in the Indian subcontinent.

Its origins can be traced back to the region of Punjab, where it was traditionally consumed as a staple food. The recipe for Crispy Paratha may seem daunting at first, but fear not – with a little practice and patience, you’ll be able to master this delectable dish.

The key to achieving the perfect Crispy Paratha lies in the technique of layering the dough with ghee or oil, then folding it to create those delectable flaky layers.

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned pro, Crispy Paratha is a recipe that is sure to impress your taste buds and leave you craving for more. So why not give it a try and treat yourself to a taste of this traditional Indian delight?

Ingredients

Plain Flour: Plain flour, also known as all-purpose flour, is a versatile ingredient commonly used in baking and cooking. It is made from grinding wheat kernels and has a fine texture. Plain flour is often used as a base for various doughs and batters due to its ability to create a smooth and elastic consistency when combined with other ingredients. In this recipe, plain flour is the main component of the dough for the crispy paratha.

Vegetable Oil: Vegetable oil is a type of oil extracted from various plants, such as seeds, nuts, and fruits. It is commonly used in cooking and baking due to its neutral flavor and high smoke point. In this recipe, vegetable oil is used to add moisture and help bind the ingredients together when making the dough for the crispy paratha. It also helps in achieving a crispy texture when the paratha is cooked.

Salt: Salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride and is used as a seasoning in cooking. It enhances the flavor of dishes and helps bring out the natural flavors of other ingredients. In this recipe, salt is added to the dough for the crispy paratha to provide a savory taste and balance out the flavors of the dish. It also helps in improving the texture of the paratha during cooking.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

One serving suggestion for Crispy Paratha is to enjoy it with a side of yogurt or raita. The cool and creamy texture of the yogurt complements the crispy and flaky paratha perfectly. You can also pair it with some spicy pickle or chutney for an added kick of flavor.

Another variation you can try is adding some finely chopped vegetables, like onions, bell peppers, or spinach, to the paratha dough before rolling it out. This will not only add color and texture but also boost the nutritional content of the dish.

  • For a savory twist, try sprinkling some chaat masala or garam masala on top of the paratha before serving. This will add a burst of flavor that will keep you coming back for more.
  • If you have a sweet tooth, you can also try spreading some honey or maple syrup on the paratha and serving it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. This dessert version of crispy paratha is sure to satisfy your cravings.
  • To make the paratha more protein-rich, you can add a layer of scrambled eggs or minced meat before folding and rolling it out. This will turn the paratha into a hearty and filling meal that is perfect for breakfast or lunch.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also experiment with different herbs and spices in the paratha dough, such as garlic powder, cumin seeds, or dried fenugreek leaves. These additions will give the paratha a unique and aromatic flavor that will impress your taste buds.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Crispy Paratha?

Crispy Paratha is a type of Indian flatbread that is made with whole wheat flour and ghee, giving it a delicious crispy texture.

How is Crispy Paratha different from regular paratha?

Crispy Paratha is made with ghee, which gives it a unique crispy texture that sets it apart from regular paratha.

Can I make Crispy Paratha without ghee?

While ghee is traditionally used to make Crispy Paratha, you can substitute it with oil if desired.

What can I serve with Crispy Paratha?

Crispy Paratha pairs well with a variety of Indian dishes such as curries, dals, and chutneys.

Can I freeze Crispy Paratha?

Yes, you can freeze Crispy Paratha for later use. Simply wrap them in foil or plastic wrap before placing them in the freezer.

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Crispy Paratha

Crispy Paratha

by Nabeela Kauser
This crispy paratha recipe offers a delightful blend of flavors and textures, with a golden crust and soft interior. The dish is perfect for breakfast or as a side dish, making it a delicious and satisfying addition to any meal. Try it today for a tasty culinary experience.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 parathas
Calories 191 kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g Plain Flour sifted
  • 150 ml Water room temperature
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sifted plain flour and salt.
  • Gradually add water while kneading the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.
  • Flatten each dough ball and brush with vegetable oil.
  • Roll out each dough ball into a thin circle.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  • Place a rolled-out dough circle onto the pan and cook until bubbles start to appear.
  • Flip the paratha and brush with oil, then cook until both sides are golden brown and crispy.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.
  • Serve hot with your favourite curry or condiment.

Notes

Ensure the water added to the dough is at room temperature for optimal dough consistency.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 393mgPotassium: 45mgFibre: 1gSugar: 0.1gCalcium: 7mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cooking, Flatbread, Food, Paratha, Ramadan, Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian
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