Besan Paratha

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Bread Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 2 cups - gram flour
  • 1 cup - wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup - dry flour (to roll )
  • 1/2 cup - chopped onion
  • 1 tsp - chopped green chilli
  • A handful - chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp - butter or any oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp - caravay seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 tsp - garam masala powder
  • 1 cup - water (use as needed)

How to Make Besan Paratha

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and knead soft dough using appropriate quantity of water.
  • Cover the bowl with a wet kitchen towel to avoid hardening.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and spread some oil over it.
  • Divide the dough into 5 equal parts.
  • Roll the dough into about 3 inch diameter circles.
  • Spread about 2 drops of oil and fold into two again.
  • Roll the patty in dry whole-wheat flour.
  • Press it a little and start rolling on a clean surface to about 6 inches in diameter.
  • Place the paratha over the non-stick pan.
  • When you see the colour change and the paratha will puff in different places.
  • Turn the paratha over.
  • The paratha should have golden-brown spots. Wait a few seconds and put about 1/2 tsp of oil and spread with a spatula.
  • Flip the paratha and lightly press the puffed areas of the paratha with a spatula that will help paratha to puff up.
  • Flip again and press with the spatula making sure the paratha is golden-brown on both sides.
  • Serve hot with a knob of butter on top or any curry or with tea.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Cooking With Sapana