Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bottle guard Paratha / Bread

Bottle Guard Paratha / Indian Flat Bread

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Ingredients:
Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Sorekai - grated 1 cup
Kasoori methi - half handful
Onion - 1 Finely Chopped
Coriander Leaves (Optional)
Chilli Powder - 1/4 tspn
Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 tspn
Coriander Powder - 1/4 tspn
Jeera Powder - a pinch
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tspn

Method:
Cooking of the bottleguard
1) Squeeze out the water from grated bottleguard and keep it aside. (Do not throw the water/juice)
2) In a pan add little oil then add chopped onions and salt and saute for a minute.
3) Then add the grated bottle guard and saute for another 2 minutes.
4) Then add all the dry powder one by one, and also add kasoori methi by just crushing in between the palms. Saute till the raw smell disappears and cook till the bottle guard becomes soft and keep aside.

Mixing the dough
5) In a vessel add wheat flour and add the cooked bottle guard masala and mix well.
(Mix till all the water in the onions and bottle guard is used for mixing the flour. If more water is needed add the bottle guard juice) Make a nice dough and set it aside for at least 15 min.

Making Parathas
6) Make orange sized balls out of the dough and roll them into thin rounds.
7) Heat a flat pan, once hot put this flattened paratha on the pan and roast them on both the side.
8) Once done, add some butter to garnish
9) Serve hot with Pickle, Yogurt, or any subzi.

Cheers!
Madhavi

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