Paratha (sometimes also spelt as prata) is another type of Indian bread. This one is flakier than the roti. Flakiness in bread is achieved by folding layers of rolled dough with butter in between the layers.
The flakiness in Paratha is also achieve through the same technique except that Ghee is used. Ghee is an important ingredient used in Indian Cuisines. Also known as clarified butter, Ghee is made by simmering butter until water is removed.
Sujre demonstrated two ways of making Paratha. Paratha is made from the same dough as Roti.
|Start off with rolling out the dough, rub with some ghee and sprinkle with some flour.|
|Roll dough up from one end into a cylinder shape (or like cigar).|
|From one end, make a spiral from the cylinder. This spiral will be flattened again before frying.|
The frying of the Paratha is slightly different from the Roti. You will have to rub some ghee on the Paratha during the frying process and not after the frying. For those who are watching your weight, Roti will be a better choice of bread.
Sujre, thank you so much for sharing the Indian cuisine with us. We look forward to more East Indian recipes.