Saturday, January 07, 2012

Parotta - Indian layered flat bread / Paratha










Parotta  ~  South Indian Special recipe: 




Delicious Parotta is an irresistible recipe & favorite amongst kids and adults alike...!

It tastes great when served hot  with any  spicy curry  or onion raitha. Also, It makes a filling & great dish for breakfast or dinner. Its my favorite since my childhood. Whenever, we go to restaurant, we used to order & enjoy lipsmacking parottas.


I tried this recipe at home for the first time, when my friends mom taught this recipe. It  involves kneading maida flour to soft dough by dazzling oil to it. 


Give a try, everybody in your family from adults to kids would love it...:)





























Ingredients:



  • Maida / All purpose flour                       - 3 cups
  • Sugar                                                   - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda                                          - a pinch
  • Oil                                                        - 5 tbsp
  • Salt to taste






Method:









  1. Take  a wide bowl . Add Maida flour to it.
  2. Add sugar, water, salt, baking soda and knead very gently.
  3. Add little flour while kneading if required.
  4. Add 2 to 3 tbsp oil and knead for about 20 mins. ( for nice layered parotta, it needs lot of kneading )
  5. Once the dough is soft & flexible ,  keep covered for  30 to 40 mins.
  6. Then again beat & knead the dough for 5 mins.
  7. Make big lime size balls out of it.
  8. Apply oil to the surface of each balls.
  9. Take a ball and roll out using rolling pin  into thin flat disc by sprinkling maida flour.
  10. Spread a tsp of oil over it.
  11. Make some flits ( like doing in sarees ), it will become a strip.
  12. Take care the dough won’t stick together, when you fold.
  13. Hold the ends of the strip and stretch gently.
  14. Roll the strip like a wheel, by holding one end in the centre and roll the other end.









  1. Brush your hands with oil, to avoid dough sticking to hands.
  2. Do the other balls the same procedure and make small wheels.
  3. Now place it on a table, and gently press it by a rolling pin to thick round layered parotta.
  4. Heat a non stick girdle / fry pan.
  5. Spread ½ tsp oil in pan.
  6. Fry parotta, when one side turns golden color, flip over and cook the other side with a ½ tsp oil.
  7. Once both sides are crisp & golden, take it from the pan.
  8. Repeat the same for the other dough wheels.









  1. Serve hot with  chicken  masala  or any spicy curry.






Related Quick Links:




·       Missi Roti
·       Mooli Paratha
·       Sweet Potato Paratha
·       Carrot Paratha







89 comments:

  1. Hello Jay, I would love to give your Indian flatbreads a try. I know mine wont turn out as beautiful as yours but my boys love these with curries. Take Care, BAM

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  2. wow.....done it perfectly..........i too have it in my drafts......will post soon...........superb

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  3. wow too good looks so perfect yumm

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  4. wow thats looks so yummy, delicious...so appetizing!.

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  5. awesome i keep trying like this but it turns out something else.. and urs look total perfect jay...

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  6. delicious and lovely tempting clicks ....

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  7. Perfect parottas. Looks absolutely divine...

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  8. My family love tortillas so I'm sure that they would love parottias.

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  9. Perfect job and very much temptingggg dear

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  10. really u have made perfectly..awesome

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  11. Looks perfect! I've never tried to make paratha at home. My mom would make them for us. I hope to follow your recipe so I can make them for my boys! Thx for sharing!

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  12. i have never tried making this at home. urs look perfect.

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  13. Hi Jay I want to grab the parathas from the plate since I am a very sincere fan of this parota I simply love this and order it which ever restaurant I ear with out fail.Ur parotas look very tempting and perfect.

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  14. Jay another great recipe.

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  15. One of the few things that I know how to make from your blog. I love Paratha specially dipped with my favorite curries

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  16. Parathas look simply yummy and fulfilling.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  17. Parathas looks perfect..very nicely done!!

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  18. Perfectly made parathas...feel like having some now

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  19. They look great! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. The paratha's look totally inviting. Simply want to dig into the curry with some warm paratha. Gr8 recipe

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  21. I must say you are quiet good in making paratha. Colour, shape everything done perfectly.

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  22. Looks delicious , Jay ! With that chicken masala , it would be perfect ;D

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  23. Yummy parathas n looks so tempting, well presented.

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  24. Your parottas have come out perfect just like we get in hotels...bookmarking your recipe.

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  25. oh these look AMAZING and like they have the perfect light and fluffy texture!

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  26. It's been a while since I've been here! Have a happy 2012 year, dear Jay! These flatbread are really good looking and they look really great!

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  27. This looks perfect and very tempting! Wish you a very happy new year!

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  28. Awesome parotta..so perfectly done..bookmarking this..thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

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  29. wow!!So delicious!!I always use frozen paratha,But thinking of making them at home...

    Midweek Fiesta
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  30. Jay...!!!Its amazing!

    This week end I am gonna try this..

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  31. Wow..looks amazing!!Perfect with veg kurma..mouth watering Jay :)

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  32. Uve got the layers perfect jay!yummy!

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  33. wow Superb U have done these very perfectly !! parotta ia my all time fav !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Chocolate Fest

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  34. Wow..parotta is looking grete..mouth watering ...

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  35. Lovely. somehow, have not been successful with this one - the layers are not so clearly defined.

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  36. I can clearly see the layers, and they exactly look like Kerala Paratha that I always love. Bookmarked your recipe, thanks for all the tips. At least now I have stop buy these from store and time to make some... will try your recipe...

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  37. Estos panes están deliciosos y acompañan fenomenal las comidas especiadas y con salsa. Ummmmmhh!. Se ve riquísimo.

    Enhorabuena, Jay.

    Juan Carlos.
    http://la-lengua-de-la-mariposa.blogspot.com

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  38. looks so perfect and delicious..nice one Jay..

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  39. That looks so perfect..makes me drool jay !!!

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  40. Thank U for stopping by & your words of encouragement..
    have a lovely weekend..;)

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  41. Wow! Your paratha is very nicely shaped and I'm admiring the circular swirls of these paratha.

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  42. Oh my gosh I have been trying to make this paratha for long without any success. Yours look so perfect. Thank you for the recipe

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  43. I must make this. I promised myself that i will start baking this year and Indian bread is one of my favorite things.

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  44. perfectly done..............

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  45. hmm...really lipsmacking recipe.
    my all time fav n lovely layers...

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  46. Real perfect ones n great effort..
    Totally yummmy!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  47. Lovely looking parathas....Love the layers...

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  48. hi jay, love your paratha..looks very delicous, just the right color cook. can eat this 3 times a week for breakfast. have a nice day

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  49. wow....the layers are so clearly visible....tempting me to try....

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  50. It's been a while since I have looked at blogs , ooooh this paratha looks delish , I wanna have some , right now :) . Happy new year Jay !!!

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  51. Looks so flaky. All those layers are just waiting to to be gobbled up. Parottas are a fav in my house also. But usually I buy them from the neighblourhood petti kadai. made them at home a long time ago, your post is inspiring me to try it at home again.

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  52. The Parathas look delicious Jay. Makes me want to eat ..them right away

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  53. thanks for your precious time..your comments & suggestions are most welcome..;)

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  54. These look like the prata in S'pore. Wonder if they taste the same....

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  55. You nailed the making of perfect layered parathas Jay!!! This is absolutely yummmmmm!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  56. Wow! I have only seen parathas like that made by professional cooks. Your parathas are perfectly made. I could need some cooking lessons from you on how to make those. :o)

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  57. Hi Jay, this is simply great..i'm salivating already.

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  58. Jay,
    Look delicious yours parathas... I love food Indian and this bread looks fantastic. Thanks for the recipe.

    Catarina

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  59. This sounds delicious, I an not sure that I am energetic enough to knead for 20 mins though :) Diane

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  60. Bom Dia Amiga Jay!!!!

    Saudade de você...

    Seus pães ficaram lindos, devem ser deliciosos!!!

    Feliz Semana, que o sol brilhe para todos nós!!!!

    1000 Beijokinhas

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  61. wow! it looks like a proffesional chef made it! beautiful layers :)

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  62. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare & delicious!

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  63. Wow, these look fantastic - thanks for this recipe!

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  64. Stunning parathas! I am bowled over by the perfect layers that you have created. Well done!

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  65. poratto and salna are my fav combo during my childhood. You are making me drool by posting this tempting recipe Jay.

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  66. Interessante questa ricetta. Da provare!

    Grazie per essere passata dal mio blog

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  67. It looks delicious!Happy new year,dear!Kisses from Greece!

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  68. These are beautiful parotas I'm in awe of how you made them. I'm still confused about the rolling bit. You should start videos soon for more intricate recipes like this :)

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  69. Gracias por pasar por mi blog!!! Me diste la oportunidad de conocerte y me quedo aquí, para poder ver vuestra comida y así aprender. Me encanta este pan. Ya anoto la receta. Besinos.

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  70. Hi Jay! Thanks for buzzing me over at my blog. Now I get to read yours too. And I am a huge fan of Indian food. Whether southern or nothern. Love them.. Just love all the spices blended into the curry, chutney etc.. and roti parotta is a family favourite. Now I can to finally throw an all indian cuisine party. Woo hoo.. Am going to continue to explore further now. Darn.. I am craving for a dhosai.. shucks.. oh well.. have a great week! Cheers~

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  71. Hi Jay! Thanks for buzzing me over at my blog. Now I get to read yours too. And I am a huge fan of Indian food. Whether southern or nothern. Love them.. Just love all the spices blended into the curry, chutney etc.. and roti parotta is a family favourite. Now I can to finally throw an all indian cuisine party. Woo hoo.. Am going to continue to explore further now. Darn.. I am craving for a dhosai.. shucks.. oh well.. have a great week! Cheers~

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  72. Very beautifully done, Jay..next time u make these, pl. post step-by-step pics, would love to learn this parotta from u

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  73. Adipoli parotta..reminds me of the fast food vans in kerala :)

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  74. Those parottas look simply fabulous! nice instructions Jay - bookmarking to try!

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  75. Loved it so much..i never get this perfect..i have learned some tips from your recipe..will try this as you have done..

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  76. I am definitely going to try these, may be with wheat flour :)

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  77. Perfect...Remembering the days wen I had these @ hotels...Great Job!!

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  78. Paranthas look awesome. Paranthas are my favorite whether at home or when I eat out.

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  79. making today - will blog it soon :)

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  80. Wow, these look delicious and I love the flavors you are using! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am not following yours as well and can not wait to try your recipes! Happy cooking!

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  81. wow, it looks perfect.I love parotta and it looks the same as i get in my native :) bookmarked jay !

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