Dedicated to Sandra
I want to dedicate this blog to one of my American friends, Sandra who is keen to know something about Basan ka Paratha and how to make it after watching the recipe on my Facebook account. As in my free time, I like to spend some time into the kitchen.
She is a nice person and has travelled most of the countries to learn about human nature, look around different places and explore life deeply. I will discuss about her personalities and characteristics any other time as in this blog I am going to show her how she can enjoy the preparedness of Paratha. Paratha is known to every Indian so Indian people or the people who have travelled to India can imagine what I am talking about. Paratha is actually a round sheet of bread which is very thin. The thickness of Paratha can be assumed as two layers of jeans.
You know spicy foods always bring water in your mouth, especially when they are munched on right time with someone special around you. Basan ka Paratha is known to be spicy and liked in particular when it rains or in rainy seasons.
So, Sandra, are you ready? Oh you are!
You will require following:
Half cup of Basan (Gram flour)
One cup of wheat flour
One medium sized small chopped onion
Two chopped green chilies
One pinch of red chili powder
Salt to taste
Water to dough
Mix gram flour and wheat flour in a bowl and add a pinch of salt (or to taste) and some water to make it thick paste. In the beginning add very little amount of water and dough the flour. You have to use it your whole hand to make it a thick paste. This is not an easy job, Sandra if you are doing it for the first time that is why I have embedded a video so that you can learn it in better way.
When your paste is ready add one two spoons of butter and again mix it into the whole paste completely. Now, add chopped green chilies, one pinch of red chili powder and chopped coriander into the paste and again mix it from top to bottom.
Now divide the paste into two equal parts and make round balls between your palms. Place one ball on a clean surface and press with your fingers. Make sure the size of the ball should remain round. You can also use a rolling pan. Keep pressing your fingers in rotation or rolling the pan unless the diameter of the ball becomes around 6 inches. Use the same strategy for another ball.
Now, place heating pan on the stove or gas. Make sure you place the sheet of the ball into the pan only when it is quite hot. Add one tea spoon of Ghee, olive oil or butter into the pan and place the sheet of the ball. You have to make the sheet of ball brown from both the sides.
When both of your breads are ready spread a layer of milk cream across it and cover it with other bread. Spread coriander leaf, thin sliced onions and tomatoes. To make it more delicious and tasty you can enjoy Basan ka Paratha with chili sauce or mango pickle.
Sandra! The job is done, and let’s see how you are going to accomplish this tasty and delicious task.