Are you looking for something delicious to make this holiday season? Try making parathas and omelettes!
For those of you who don’t know, parathas are a South Asian flatbread that are flaky, crispy, chewy, and buttery. They remind me of croissants, without the fluff. They can be paired with eggs, curries, or kabobs.
I followed Serious Eats recipe!
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp of salt
- 2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of warm water.
- ¼- ½ cup of ghee, butter, or margarine (vegan option: Vegan Becel)
- Combine 3 cups of flour with 1 tsp of salt. Then knead in the oil. After this, add 1 cup of warm water.
- Roll out the dough into a round ball and chop it into 8 portions.
- Roll out each portion, add your desired amount of ghee (or substitute). Spread it on as you would for a piece of toast. Sprinkle a little flour on top.
- Next, roll the dough into a linear structure.
- After this, take each side of the dough and roll them towards each other.
- Combine them on top of each other and flatten them. Let them sit for another hour.
- Finally, roll out each portion. Using medium heat and a small amount of oil, add paratha to a frying pan. Cook until they are golden brown.
Here is a slideshow of the process.
For this recipe, don’t be scared to use too much oil. The oil is what makes them flaky! I suggest using vegetable oil, such as canola oil, and using a solid spread such as Vegan Becel.
I paired this with an omelette.
For the omelette, I combined the following:
- Whole eggs
- Green chillies
- Bell peppers
- S & P
- Red chilli powder