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making paratha



Paratha is an Indian flatbread that's a staple in many Indian households and is popular all across the country. It is made from wheat flour and is typically pan-fried with ghee or butter. Parathas can be plain or stuffed with various fillings like potato, paneer, lentils, radish and so on. They are usually served with a side of curd, pickle, butter or a spicy curry.

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wheat flour

2 cups


1 teaspoon

ghee (clarified butter)

2 tablespoons

Water as required

Optional fillings



Step 1:

In a large bowl, mix together the wheat flour and salt.

Step 2:

Gradually add water and knead the mixture into a soft dough.

Step 3:

Divide the dough into small, equal-sized balls.

Step 4:

Roll out each ball into a circle and spread some ghee over it.

Step 5:

If you are making stuffed parathas, place the filling in the center and fold the dough around it.

Step 6:

Roll the stuffed dough ball into a thin paratha.

Step 7:

Heat a tawa (griddle) over medium heat and cook the paratha on it until golden brown on both sides.

Step 8:

Apply some ghee on top and flip the paratha to cook on both sides.

Step 9:

Paratha is ready to be served with pickle, curd, butter or gravy.

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