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Malabar Paratha (Kerala Porota)

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Total Time:
60 mins
Serves:2
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Pan-Fried Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Maida – 200 grams (all purpose flour)
  • Milk – 60 ml
  • Sugar – 1/2tsp
  • Oil – 30ml
  • Salt to Taste

How to Make

  • In a mixing bowl, mix well the flour with sugar and salt.
  • Pour the milk, you don’t really have to add all the milk, can hold it back and add as required.
  • Marble top, is an ideal surface for kneading the dough for 10-15 mins. Knead till you get a dough not to hard or too soft. Keep dusting with flour if required to get the right consistency.
  • Brush a little oil on the marble and on the dough. Cover it with a muslin cloth. Pat a little oil on cloth and allow to rest for 10mins.
  • You can now feel the softness. Knead it once more for about 3 mins. Cut it into equal portions using a knife.
  • Make roundels of each divided portion which will about 70grams or less than a tennis ball.
  • Cover it with a muslin cloth. Pat a little oil on the muslin cloth and allow to rest for 5mins.
  • Roll the balls to 8 inch size. After rolling all the roundels, cover it with a muslin cloth. Pat a little oil on the muslin cloth and allow to rest for 5mins again.
  • At this stage you can do it in 2 ways: Roll out to a very very thin layer.
  • Run an steel spatula across the length of the rolled/beaten flour to get 2 equal portions.
  • Use both hands to make pleats (skirt pleats) of the rolled dough.
  • Hold one end of this and roll up into a spiral.
  • Cover it with a muslin cloth again. Pat a little oil on the muslin cloth and allow to rest for 5mins.
  • Take a spiral ball, flatten using your palm and then roll out to a 6 inch size.
  • Heat oil in a tava. Cook the paratha evenly for about 5mins. Do not toss it too many times. Once it becomes golden brown & you can see the flakes, it is done.
  • Take 2 or 3 parathas between your palms and follow a clapping action (not too hard that you end with broken ones) .
  • Serve hot with mutta (egg) roast or dried green peas masala as a side dish.