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I made paratha! unbeliever paratha . . .


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I made paratha! unbeliever paratha . . .

pitu | Mar 5, 2007 05:47 PM

So, I was watching the reruns of Bittman Takes On, and the restauranteer made paratha, a stuffed Indian bread. Fabulous! And ridiculously easy. 2 cups of flour, a bit of salt and enough water to make it come together. Knead for five minutes and let it rest a moment. I used whole wheat flour = very heavy. I'll go with a mix of white and wheat in the future.
The show did a spiced ground lamb stuffing, but I had pork so . . . nobody in India would be eating *my* paratha. I spiced it with hot smoked paprika, fennel seed mortared, and salt.

You divide the dough into balls, roll out into circles, put in the filling and draw up the purse, like a giant dimsum, then roll it out thin again - thin being a third of an inch thick. Stuffed bread, super easy! Then cook it on a griddle, first dry, then with a bit of oil or ghee.

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