Spicy Paratha

Spicy Paratha

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A lip-smacking paratha that is self-contained in terms of flavour! The Spicy Paratha stands apart because of the method of preparation.

A combination of spices, seeds and ginger are roasted and powdered to make an aromatic and flavourful masala, which is deftly layered inside the parathas while rolling.This gives the Spicy Paratha a unique texture and flavour, which is quite different from what you get by the common method of mixing spice powders into the dough.

Roasting enhances the aroma of the spices, making these Parathas absolutely irresistible. Enjoy it hot and fresh with a cup of curds.

Do try other tasty parathas like Mooli Dhania Parathas and Onion, Cheese and Pepper Parathas .

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Spicy Paratha recipe - How to make Spicy Paratha

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     8Makes 8 parathas
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For The Dough
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tsp melted ghee
salt to taste

For The Masala
2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
4 whole dry red chillies (pandi) , broken into pieces
4 cardamoms
4 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 small cinnamon (dalchini) sticks
2 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
1/2 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
8 tsp oil for cooking

For the dough

    For the dough
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Keep aside.

For the masala

    For the masala
  1. Combine the cumin seeds, asafoetida, whole dry red chillies, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon in a small non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool completely, and blend in a mixer to a smooth powder. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a small non-stick pan, add the nigella seeds and ginger and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Switch off the flame, add the prepared powder and salt and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
  2. Roll a portion of the dough into a 150 mm. (6”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Sprinkle approx. 1½ tsp of the masala evenly over it.
  4. Fold it over into a semi-circle. And then fold it once more to form a small triangle.
  5. Roll again into a big thin triangle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  6. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the paratha, using 1 tsp of oil, till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
  7. Repeat steps 2 to 6 to make 7 more parathas.
  8. Serve immediately.


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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per paratha
Energy145 cal
Protein2.9 g
Carbohydrates17.7 g
Fiber3 g
Fat7.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4.9 mg
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Spicy Paratha
 on 29 Oct 15 04:52 PM

Really spicy and chatpata.. paratha.. Made this for a sunday lunch.. with some plain pulao.. this paratha was enjoyed with plain chilled curds.this does does not need and subzi with it as the paratha has it all..