Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Broken Wheat Paratha

What do you do when you discover some 1/4 cup of broken wheat/daliya in the pantry? It's too little to make saanja or fada ni khichdi. Well, I headed directly to Tarladalal.com and put the ingredient "broken wheat" in the recipe by ingredient search. I found the recipe only for the gold memebers which I am not, so I got the ingredients but not the method. So I used my own imagination. The result was delicious broken wheat paratha - which Tarlaji calls "Lazeez Paratha". Since the method described here is mine, I will just refer to it as broken wheat paratha, instead of the Lazeez one!:-D

Broken Wheat Paratha
Inspired by Lazeez Paratha by Tarla Dalal

1/4 cup broken wheat/bulgur wheat/dalia

2 tbsp chana daal

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 tbsp besan

1 tsp ginger-green chili paste

4 tbsp chopped cilantro/coriander leaves

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp red chili powder

salt to taste

1 tsp oil

For roasting

Oil for roasting parathas

1. Pressure cook broken wheat and chana daal adding 1 cup water. Let it cool completely.
2. Mix with all the ingredients. Knead into a dough. Add more wheat flour if needed. Do not add water since there will be plenty moisture in the boiled dalia-chana daal mush.
3. Cover and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.

4. Make balls of equal sizes and roll into parathas.

5. Roast on both sides till brown spots appear. Use oil sparingly.

6. Keep in an aluminum foil or clean, cotton napkin till ready to use

1. I have added more ingredients than Tarlaji's version to suit our palette.

These parathas are going to Srivalli's Roti Mela: celebration of Indian flatbreads.


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