Parathas are delicious flat breads similar to roti or tortillas, but have many layers like pastry. The layers are created by the technique used while rolling them out. These breads are typically enjoyed with curry and/or dahl. Don’t forget to hover your mouse over the pictures below to see the descriptions! Enjoy the photos!

 

 

 

 

 

Parathas

 

1 cup white flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup water to make a soft dough

1/2 tsp salt

2 tblsp butter or oil

 

Mix together dry ingredients and add enough water to make a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes or so until stretchy and elastic. Cut into 12 portions and make small balls. Roll out each ball of dough to desired size. Brush one side lightly with oil. Cut through to the centre as shown in the picture above. Starting with one edge of the cut, roll up the dough into a teepee or hut shape and squish down flat with the palm of your hand to create the layers. Roll out again to desired size before cooking on medium high heat. Flip when each side has browned and cover with paper towels to keep in the moisture. Enjoy!