Triangle Stuffed egg Paratha
Triangle shaped Paratha can be made of two ways . One has layers and another simple triangle shape . I’ll explain both with the pictures .
For the basic Paratha dough:
This quantity is for two parathas:
All purpose flour 1 cup ( in a 250 ml cup)
Oil 2 tblspoon
Semolina or sooji 1 tbl spoon
Salt to taste
Sugar 1 teaspoon
Baking powder half teaspoon
Water , just enough to make a medium hard dough ( it must not be too soft or too tight)
Ghee (to rub over paratha and fry)
For the filling:
2 boiled egg
Chopped cilantro/mint and green chilis
Cottage cheese ( optional)
1 tbl spoon butter
Salt to taste
Crushed black pepper few pinches
1. Make the filling first . Slice the egg . Heat butter and add egg, chopped onion, chopped mint and green chilies . Add salt and crushed black pepper . It won’t take more than 2/ 3 minutes.
2. For the dough , mix maida, semolina(sooji), baking powder, salt, sugar and oil . That’s what we call “moyan” . Now add enough room temperature water to make a medium hard dough . Just enough to make the dough come out from the bowl. Knead well .Cover it with a warm cheese cloth and keep aside for atleast 30 minutes . The dough will be softer and stretchy. Make two balls from the dough .
Triangle Paratha #1:
1. Take one ball and try to roll it into a thin square shape . apply some ghee over it and dry the ghee with some dry flour . That would help to create flaky effect .
2. Put some filling .
3. Now cover the filling by one side of the paratha lengthwise or just try to make a cone .
4. Cover by the other side too .
5. Seal the remaining outer end with cream cheese or ghee.
6. Heat the frying pan and fry the paratha without oil just like roti . When done add some ghee and fry on medium heat . That would make the paratha crisp .
if you have more than one paratha , fry them all without oil first then add oil and fry one by one .
Layered Triangle Paratha:
1. Roll the other ball into a thin round disk . .
2. Apply some ghee over it and dry out the ghee with some flour.
3. Fold the disk into a semi circle. Rub ghee and then again dry out the ghee with flour.
4. Fold again and you will see a triangle shape.
5. Now Roll the triangle little larger . Try to adjust the shape with the help of your hands.
6. Fry the paratha on a heated pan/tawa without oil . Transfer it to a plate . You will see some pockets in the paratha . Apply some cream cheese or ghee in each pocket with a butter knife. Fill in each pockets with the filling.
7. Seal the ends with cream cheese or beaten egg . I prefer cream cheese .
8. Transfer it to the heated tawa or pan . add some ghee or oil and fry on medium heat until crispy.
The beauty of this recipe is , you can preserve the semi-cooked parathas in refrigerator just like frozen parathas and just fry them in oil whenever you want . To make them frozen, fry them without oil or ghee after making them . Then let them cool . Pack with aluminium foil or cling film , store them in the deep chamber!