This layered paratha / parotta is a very famous food back home, and we never make this at home. You can get all varieties of parottas in every nooks and corners of Coimbatore. Being far away from home sometimes gives opportunities to recreate the food we love! :)
My hubby loves this parotta very much. Being lazy (always) and diet concerned (seldom), I will make this once in a blue moon! ;) Here is the egg free version,you can add egg, its purely optional. The process looks like longer, but if you do it in between the routine works, you won't feel it and its worth trying it.
All purpose flour-2cups
Oil- as required! ;)
Add baking powder,sugar and salt with (Boiled & Cold) milk,mix well.
Take the flour in a bowl, add the milk and mix it slowly. Then add water little by little and knead the flour.
Add 2 tablespoons of oil, after the flour becomes non-sticky and knead it well for 10-15minutes.
Apply a generous coat of oil on the dough, cover it with a damp cloth, and keep it aside for at least an hour,preferably 2 hours.
Make uniform sized balls, by kneading and rolling the dough into each ball, apply oil and keep it covered for at least 30 minutes,preferably an hour.
Now oil the surface on which you are going to roll the parottas, and roll a portion into very very thin disk. (If the dough is in a perfect condition, you can roll it so thin].
Sprinkle little oil on the rolled parotta and fold it as shown in the picture. Roll it carefully into circles, apply oil and keep it covered. Continue the process and complete the dough.
Arrange the rolled circles in an airtight pan, keep aside for at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour.
Heat a griddle on medium heat, take a rolled parotta, gently roll it into circular disc, put in on the griddle, Sprinkle oil..let it cook on one side, flip it over, sprinkle little oil and press it gently with the ladle.
Take it out from the griddle, keep it on the table top,beat it between your palms. This will help to remove the brown spots and get the nice layers.
Flaky and soft parottas are ready to enjoy with your choice of Kurma!
Super Bloom, 2017
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