Last 2 days the www has gone crazy looking for a good tilgul recipe. Some are looking for an easy one, some have messed up and need to fix tilgul recipe that flopped. I made tilgul too but did not take pictures for this post.
I want to wish you
Sankrantichya Shubhecha! with a Dry Chutney Paratha. To pick the Haldi (Turmeric) Kunku (Vermillion) that I offer touch the screen.
You see after all the sweet tilgul you will need something savory. Remember I had posted the recipe for Kadipatta Til Chutney a few days ago. I updated the same post after I tried out the Chutney Paratha. This recipe is ideal for Sankranti and it has til in it.
In this post I will write about how to make square shaped parathas. Food is most times about the taste and at all times about presentation. If you have been a fussy kid you know that the food styling could get you to eat stuff that you don't even care for. Right! so we have seen paratha in the shape of a triangle, layered round, stuffed, unstuffed but round is standard. One shape I just tried out by fluke is square.
Well how did I stumble on this shape. I was making the chutney paratha again for my Dad. I was using the dry Kadipatta Til Chutney I knew they would stay good for a couple of days so my Dad need not cook for atleast 2 days while I was in Chennai. In a hurry I rolled out a chapati and realised I started out to make parathas. So instead of rolling the dough back into a ball I put a spoon of chutney in the middle and folded the edges over it to get a square packet. This actually is neater than making baskets that we make to fill the stuffing for round parathas. Then I just flattend the packet with the palm and rolled out thinner to get a square paratha. While making a square paratha the dough should not be spinned like we do for rotis. Instead roll it vertical to get a rectange then turn it 90 degrees and roll vertical to get a square. Make a size a little bigger than a poori for easy handling.
These parathas would taste good stuffed with any dry chutney and last for couple of days at room temperature. They are ideal for a packed meal or travel.
If served at home ketchup, date-tamarind chutney or humus is an ideal dip to accompany.