Friday, February 01, 2008

Kerala Paratha

An authentic Kerala Paratha is made with all purpose flour however an healthy option is making it with whole wheat flour, ofcourse that's what we have done here. This paratha is called Paratwala paratha in the north. Paratwala means layered and yes it is more delicious with goodness of wheat.


1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons oil
salt to taste

Remove all the ingredients on the counter and knead the dough. Let is rest for at least 10 mins. Then roll out 4 small chapatis. Lightly oil the chapatis and roll them up one by one. Divide the roll into six parts with a knife. Now take each piece and turn it to have the cut face up. Press it down to flatten it, dust with flour and roll out into thin parathas. Roast on a girdle with little oil. After roasting remove from girdle and crumple the paratha like a used paper but just lightly such that it should not break into pieces. This crumpling loosen the layers a bit and makes the paratha more delicious.
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  1. North Indian lachhedar parantha is very good...but the Kerala parotta is in a class of its own! Great attempt with whole wheat.

  2. Anjali!!!
    kerela paratha looks so nice!!
    I buy frozen kerala ones just beacause mine never came out the way they should!! I will your recipe and see!!
    Thank you for sharing!!

  3. this paratha looks similar to the malaysian paratha we get in frozen form.....thanks for sharing the recipe, i was so looking forward to it

  4. Only 2 tbsp of oil? Goes right on top of my list. Thanks for the recipe, Anjali.

  5. I like the Kerala parathas..Have had them a few times, but never tried at home..Nice sides with the parathas..

  6. k loves malabar parotta...and i always have a few frozen packs in stock...i must try this from scratch

  7. Anita yes I agree on that but a healthy Lachedar is also a winner.

    Padmaja you cannot expect the same whole wheat is always better. Yes the layers is the similarity in the two.

    Bhags try it and let me know.

    Yes Suganya and roast it on high for best results.

    Maya, Arundhati the frozen ones are not good. The fresh ones are divine.


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