Parotta Recipe(Step By Step)Prep Time : 2 hours 45 Minutes | Cook Time : 10-15 MinutesRecipe Category : Main Course | Recipe Cuisine : IndianMakes 4
- Maida/All Purpose Flour 1 cup(I used unbleached flour)
- Salt 1/4 tsp
- Sugar 1/4 tsp
- Oil 2 tsp
- Water as needed
- Oil 4 tbsp for kneading and toasting
In a bowl, add flour, salt, sugar and mix well then add 1 tsp oil and mix it well.
Now using water make it to a dough(do not use more water) and now on a floured surface transfer the dough and sprinkle little flour and drizzle little oil and knead it for 4-5 minutes to a soft and smooth dough.
After 2 hours, take the dough and knead it again for another 1 minute, now the dough will be very soft and stretchable.
pleats like this do or simply cut into lengthy stripes(12-15) and arrange the stripes one over the other( keep the center big piece on the bottom and arrange rest over one after other).
Now lift the arranged pieces and tap it gently then stretch from both ends and fold it into a round shape where the one end get tucked into the center.
Once done for all the dough, let it rest for another 5-10 minutes. Drizzle some oil (1/2-1 tsp oil) over the dough and allow to rest.
Heat a tawa or griddle in medium high heat and when it is hot, Cook each parotta with little oil, turning and pressing it frequently, until it is cooked and resembles like the picture below.
Continue the process with all.
And the last step, take 3-4 cooked parottas and smack them with both hands on all sides. This helps to separate the layers.
That's it...Soft and Flaky Parotta ready. Serve Hot with Spicy Chicken Curry or Veg Kurma.
I have tried the same method with 1/2 cup wheat flour and 1/2 cup maida too.
Using less oil itself enough to make tasty and soft parottas.
Only thing is resting time more important. Rest the dough after each step.
If you are planning to make it for lunch, start the dough by 9.30 let it rest till 11.30 and divide into balls and again rest till 12 noon.
And flatten it and shape them and leave it till 12.15 and then cook. For kids you can use GHEE for layering, drizzle ghee before cutting the dough, arrange and stretch.
I will try to update a video of flattening and shaping the dough sometime soon.