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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Masala paratha recipe | Square paratha

Parathas| Indian flat bread, those who know me personally, will vouch my love for both cooking and eating parathas. . As such i am a great fan of one pot meal and to me Paratha is a also an one pot meal😋. When i posted the triangle paratha, i wanted to try out the square paratha. But somehow missed it. Last week when i was scrolling in Instagram, i happened to see this masala square paratha in a restaurant page. This paratha can be packed for lunch box too as it stays soft even after few hours. So finally i tried this today for my breakfast. You can have this for lunch or dinner too.  I have posted this Square paratha recipe with a quick video, so that it will be easy for beginners to get the shape.
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Masala square paratha


Masala Paratha recipe

  Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 5 Mins per paratha|Makes: 4


     Whole wheat paratha | atta  1 cup
     Red chili powder  1 tsp
     Turmeric Powder  1/2 tsp
     Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
     Coriander powder  1/2 tsp
     Garam masala  1/2 tsp
     Coriander leaves  few
     Salt  as needed
     Ajwain| omam  1/4 tsp
     Oil  2 tsp
     Ghee  to cook the parathas
     Water  to knead the dough
                            Video on how to make Masala Square Paratha 
                         



Masala square-paratha
Method:
  • In a wide bowl add wheat flour, ajwain, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, coriander leaves and salt. 
  • Add water little by little and make it into a pliable soft dough.
  • Smear 1 tsp of oil on this and knead for a minute. Keep it covered till you make the parathas.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal big lemon sized balls.
masala paratha 1
  • Dust a rolling board or the kitchen counter top with dry flour.
  • Take one lemon sized ball and roll it into a round roti. Let this be like a chapathi, not too thick.
  • Drizzle 2 drops of oil on this rolled chapathi and smear little flour. Spread the flour on the chapathi.
masala square paratha 2
  • Now to make Square paratha, fold the sides of the rolled chapathi and bring it to the center.
  • Bring the other 2 sides also to the center as shown in the picture.
masala square paratha 3
  • Repeat the same for the rest of the dough.
  • Roll the folded ones into a square paratha. Dust whenever needed.
masala square paratha 4
  • Heat a griddle. Place the rolled square paratha on this and cook.
  • Keep the flame medium low, to avoid the parathas getting burnt.
  • Once it is cooked on one side flip it and cooked on the other side too. 
  • Smear ghee or butter or oil to the parathas. 
masala paratha 5
  • Once it is fully cooked, take it out from the pan.
  • Repeat this for the rest of the folded dough.
  • Serve hot with a simple raita of your choice. 
  • I made a spicy pomegranate raita for this square paratha. You can serve with any paneer dish too.
Square-paratha
Notes:
  1. You can add some finely chopped mint leaves to the dough.
  2. Finely chopped onions can also be added to the dough.
  3. You can reduce the spiciness according to your preference. 
    
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