Besan Ka Masala Paratha
Masala Paratha is a flavorful flat bread. This paratha is a combination of whole wheat flour and besan with a mix of delicious spices. Masala Paratha is a great breakfast treat and also a great lunch box option.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour atta
- 1 cup besan gram flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cumin seeds jeera
- 1 tsp red chili flake
- 1/8 tsp asafetida hing
- 2 tsp ginger finely grated
- 1/4 cup mint finely chopped
- 3 Tbsp oil canola oil or vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup lukewarm water
We also need
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour for rolling the paratha
- 3 Tbsp oil for cooking
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, except water: flour, gram flour, salt, cumin seeds, chili flakes, asafetida, ginger, mint, and oil.
- Add water as needed to make firm dough. Grease your palm and Knead the dough for a minute on a lightly greased surface to make it smooth and pliable. Let the dough sit aside for about 15 minutes.
- Knead the dough on a lightly greased surface. The dough should be very smooth and soft. Kneading the dough is important to make good parathas.
- Divide the dough into six equal parts and form into balls. Roll dough ball into a 3” circle. Spread about 2 drops of oil and pull the edges of the dough to wrap. Repeat to make all six balls.
- Meanwhile heat the heavy skillet on medium heat until moderately hot. To test, sprinkle water on the skillet. If the water sizzles right away, the skillet is ready.
- Take one dough ball and press it lightly on both sides on a surface covered with dry flour. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into about 7-8 inches in circle. If dough starts sticking, dust it with more flour.
- Place the Paratha over the skillet. When you see the color change and the paratha will puff in different places. Turn the paratha over.
- After few seconds, spread 1/2 teaspoon oil onto the paratha. Turn the paratha over, and spread again 1/2 teaspoon of oil. Using your spatula, lightly press the entire surface of the paratha to help it cook all the way through. It will puff up.
- After a few seconds, flip the paratha and press with a spatula making sure the paratha is golden-brown on both sides. Repeat for the remaining parathas.
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