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Plain Flour Parata

24 Sep

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Maida Paratha.

Plain flour / maida is kneaded into soft dough along with wheat flour and seasonings. The dough is rested for a while before kneading into a parata. The rolled out paratha is then cooked on flame till golden brown in color. Serve plain flour parata with any chole or any gravy curry of your choice.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Plain Flour Parata.

Ingredients:

Plain Flour / Maida 1 Cup
Wheat Flour 1/4 Cup
Salt to Taste
Sugar a big Pinch
Soda bi Carb a Pinch
Ghee as required

Method of preparation:

In a mixing bowl, mix together plain flour, wheat flour, salt, sugar, soda bi carb into soft dough adding cold water a little bit at a time.
Keep covered and rest the parata dough for atleast 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into 3 – 4 portions.

Take each portion of the dough and roll into thin rectangle shape.
Brush the surface of the rectangle with little ghee and roll the longer edge of the rectangle to form into a long cylinder.
Now take one end of the cylinder and roll into a coil and press the coil lightly to form a disk.
Brush the surface of the formed disk with little ghee and roll into thick 7 inch parata.

Repeat the same with remaining portions.
Heat a flat pan on medium low heat, place the rolled out parata on the pan.
Cook on one side till light golden brown, turn on the other side and lightly press around the ends and cook till this side becomes golden brown as well.
Remove the plain flour parata onto a plate and repeat the same with remaining rolled out parata.
Serve plain flour parata with any chole or any gravy curry of your choice.
Notes: Make sure parata is cooked well before removing from heat.

Suggestions: Thicker the parata, more time it takes to cook.
Variations: You can also add crushed red chili while kneading the flour for little spice.
Other Names: Plain Flour Parata, Maida Parata.