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Restaurant style paratha

Restaurant style paratha

Restaurant style paratha

In Bangladesh , a special type of paratha is being served in the roadside local restaurants – known as “hotel” , soft , less oil , doesn’t get soggy , long after it is fried . Most of the time , this paratha is termed as “sheka/ cheka paratha” . These parathas are crumpled or clapped by the hands immediately they are being fried to release the layers . This clapping of parathas is not an easy task for many of us , as it is considered to be an art !!! Here you go with a little secret , crumple the parathas without burning your hands !! Just put one one hot paratha ( just after frying) into a closed box and shake , shake , shake !!! Shake vigorously for few a times and you get that crumpled parathas !!! Same effect as you get by clapping them by your hands . 🙂

Ingredients:

For the dough:

2 cups of flour ( I took 1 cup white atta flour + 1 cup all purpose flour)
2 tea spoon of oil
2 tea spoon of baking powder
2 tea spoon of sugar
Salt to taste
1/2 cup of luke warm milk or water

Other ingredient:

Enough vegetable shortening / dalda or ghee
oil

Procedure:

1. Make a medium soft dough with the ingredients mentioned above . You may need little more water or milk to get that soft dough . Knead for 1 or two minutes . Don’t knead too much . Cover the dough with a damp cheese cloth and place it on a slightly greased box . Close the box and let the dough rest for minimum 1 hour .

2. After 1 hour , you will find the dough to be very stretchy . That’s the dough we want . 🙂 Now dust your hand with flour and make small balls . You will get 5 or 6 parathas from this recipe .

3. Roll each ball on a slightly flour dusted surface . Don’t put too much flour to knead them . Roll the ball into a large roti. Apply shortening / dalda/ ghee generously all over it . Now make a cut in the middle and try to roll them like a cone like the pic .

Now press the cone and roll the paratha out .

4. Heat the pan or skillet. Add the paratha and fry both side lightly until the color changes to white . Now apply 1 tea spoon of oil over paratha . Rub them all over . Don’t put any oil in the pan , just over the paratha . Turn over and apply the same to the other side of paratha .

5. Crumple the parathas by your hand immediately you remove them from the pan . As I said earlier , the clapping of parathas is bit difficult for many of us . So take a box, put the hot paratha into the box close it and shake vigorously for few times .

Ready!!!!!

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Coin Paratha/ Kerala Paratha/Malabar Paratha/ Jelebi Paratha

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Coin Paratha or Kerala or Malabar or Jalebi paratha origined in Kerala, is very similar to North Inidian Lachcha paratha. The only difference being it to be more layered , flaky and crisp .

Ingredients:

For the dough:

All purpose flour 1 cup
salt
Sugar 1 teaspoon
Ghee 1tbl spoon
Milk or water ( room temperature)

For layering :

Ghee
Flour

Procedure:

1. Make a medium soft dough by flour, salt , sugar and milk or water . Knead very well . The more you knead, the better is the out come . Now add 1 tbl spoon of ghee into the dough and knead again very well . After a good kneading , rub the dough with oil or ghee and cover it with a warm cheesecloth for half n hour . The dough should be very smooth and glossy.

2. After half n hour , the dough will be softer and very stretchy. Now make small balls from the dough and knead the balls . Working with one ball at a time , roll the ball into a thin roti or disk . Rub some ghee and dry out the ghee applying flour. keep aside.

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3. Make at least five roti like this and on each roti rub ghee and dry out the ghee with dry flour .

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4. Stack the roti together . The last roti should be put inward way , so that the ghee covered part is on inside . Join them together . Roll them into a big thin roti.

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5. Cut the roti in strips.

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6. Fold the strip and roll , then put this roll on another strip ; take at least 3 strips to make one paratha . If you want to make bigger size or more layered , you may take more strips for one paratha.

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7. Rub some ghee on your rolling pin and also on the rolling board . Press them a little and roll them into paratha .

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8. Heat the pan and fry the parathas first without any oil . After frying all of them without oil , fry them with oil or ghee on medium low heat until golden and crispy.

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