Varqui Paratha


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A Varqui Paratha is a brilliant concept used by Mughal chefs to prepare delicious flaky Parathas. Varqui Parathas are prepared with a mixture of wheat flour and plain flour. Individual chapattis are piled up and rolled into a Swiss roll before they are cut and rolled to form many layered Parathas.

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Makes 6 parathas.
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Ingredients


1/4 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
4 tbsp ghee
1 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
ghee for cooking

Method
  1. Mix the rice flour with ghee and make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  2. Mix the plain flour, wheat flour and salt in a bowl.
  3. Add the milk and water if required and knead into a soft dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll out each portion into a circle of 150 mm. (6") diameter.
  5. Place one circle on a flat, dry surface, spread the rice paste on one side and place another circle on the top.
  6. Place the remaining circles one on top of the other in the same way.
  7. Roll up like a Swiss roll and cut into 6 equal rings.
  8. Press each ring lightly and roll out again into a circle of 100 mm (4") diameter.
  9. Cook on a hot tava (griddle) with the help of a little ghee till both sides are golden brown.
  10. Serve hot.
RECIPE SOURCE : Mughlai KhanaBuy this cookbook
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 on 11 Mar 13 04:25 PM


The taste is nothing short of spectacular. It is filling and the aroma of the paratha just lingers in your mouth. There is no need to have a subzi with this.