What would be an express meal if not parathas. Wholesome, tasty and quick is what defines parathas. I'm talking about homemade parathas!
In our busy lives we sometimes don't want to go shopping for groceries, want to make something really tasty without too many hassles. Sometimes you want to use up the chapathi dough that has been in the fridge for a while and never seems to finish. Sometimes a kid wants to make his/her own meal. This paratha is for just those days.
1 cup wheat flour
3/4 cup water
salt to taste
1 big pinch of asafoetida
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons any fresh herb like coriander, fenugreek, chives etc
Knead the wheat flour with water and salt to get a pliable dough. If you have leftover chapati dough begin from here. Put all the ingredients together and knead into the dough. Make a big chapathi of all the dough, smear it with oil and roll into a spiral. Cut out two inch pieces of spirals like shown here.
Press them flat and roll out the parathas. Roast them on a gridle on both side. Apply ghee or oil of your choice to get well roasted ones. They smell divine and taste even better. Serve them with assorted pickles n preserves or with just plain curd. I bet you will enjoy them.
Bal I think this is easy ain't it?