A paratha is a layered Indian bread. They are slightly lighter than chapatis and just as easy to make.
Makes: 6 parathas
- Mix the ingredients together to make a soft dough.
- Knead for 2 minutes, and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
- Cut the dough into 6 pieces. Form each piece into a ball, press into a disc and roll out on a floured surface.
- Brush the surface of the paratha with ghee. Sprinkle on some flour. Make a cut from the centre off the paratha to the edge. Roll the paratha up into a cone.
- Press the top of the cone into the base and form into a disc. Roll the dough into a disc once more.
- Cook the paratha for a minute on each side on a hot surface (tava or frying pan).
Like many flatbreads these are best served warm.
You can freeze the dough or the cooked parathas in case you can’t eat 6 at once. Separate the parathas with plastic film before you put the in the freezer.