Shahi paratha

Shahi paratha is a popular Indian Dessert
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Serves 2
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200 g - flour

1 tbsp - Ghee

3/4 cup - Ghee

1.5 tbsp - castor Sugar

Water to knead the dough

For the filling:

50 g - khoya

2 tbsp - Coconut (grated)

2 tbsp - cashew nuts, Pistachio nuts, Almonds and Raisins (all chopped)

2 tbsp - castor Sugar

1/4 tsp - Cardamom powder

For garnishing:

Chopped nuts, silver foil, castor Sugar

Ghee for frying the parathas

Fresh Cream to serve


  1. Mix the milk and castor sugar.
  2. Sieve the flour and add ghee.
  3. Mix with fingertips till the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the sweetened milk and knead into a smooth pliable dough, using water as required.
  5. Allow to rest covered, for 20 minutes.
  6. Combine the ingredients for the filling with a fork and keep aside.
  7. Divide the dough into 8 portions and then roll into balls.
  8. Roll out into discs with the help of the flour, prick with a fork and cook on a hot griddle till they are light golden, applying spoonful of ghee on both sides.
  9. Place filling in the centre, roll tightly and put into a serving dish.
  10. Sprinkle with castor sugar and garnish with nuts and silver foil.
  11. Serve with fresh cream.

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