As South Indians, we always make idli, dosa, upma for breakfast but parathas rarely take place in our menu for breakfast. Some times when i make aloo paratha for kids lunch box and keep the same for me for breakfast. During our trip to Delhi, ( i know i am talking too much about the trip, please bear with me) we happened to have parathas for breakfast on most of the days. But we all enjoyed as whenever we go for an international holiday we end up eating cornflakes, bread and juice for breakfast. Few years back when we go for a North India trip we hunt for places to have South Indian food , but now a days Indian Vegetarian food is more comfortable for us ,especially for me. These plain parathas i have added in my last week’s cooking for guests menu. So if you have guest, you need not not make lot of chapathis, just few parathas you can make as they are thick.
- In a wide bowl add the whole wheat flour and salt. Add water little by little and knead it into a pliable soft dough.
- Cover and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
- Divide the dough into equal parts. Make the portions big and not small as we do for rotis.
- Dust the rolling board and and roll the roti into a thick and small disc.
- Apply ghee or oil on the disc.
- Close the edges and make it into a whole mass. Dust with some flour.
- Roll it into a thick paratha. Heat a tawa and place the paratha on the tawa.
- Cook on both sides and when they are cooking add few drops of oil on both sides. Repeat the same process for rest of the parathas.
- Parathas are ready to serve. Serve this with you favorite sabzi. We had paratha, sabzi and tea for breakfast and replaced tea with Lassi for Dinner. I can say “wow what a comforting meal “
- You can make the either round parathas or square ones or triangle parathas.