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Makes: 5- 6 pieces (with 3.5 to 4-inches diameter)
Ingredients (based on estimation):
Whole wheat flour (atta) – refer photo – start with 6 tbsp of flour and continue adding until you reach the right consistency
Cauliflower (gobi) – 250g
Fresh coriander / cilantro – 1 sprig
Salt to taste
- Cauliflower – cut into small florets. Steam until cooked and soft. Mash till smooth and no lumps. Set aside to cool.
- Coriander/ cilantro – discard the stems and retain the leaves. Finely chopped.
- Put cauliflowers (a), coriander leaves (b) and pinch of salt into a mixing bowl. Mix well.
- Add whole wheat flour (atta) little by little to the mixture (c) and knead well until a pliable and non-sticky dough is formed. If it is too dry, add a little bit of water. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
- Take out a small piece of dough and shape into a small lemon sized ball. Dust with some flour. On a lighted flour surface, roll out the ball into a flat disc about 3.5 to 4-inches diameter. If the dough is sticky, dust some flour.
- Heat a hot cast iron (metal pan or non stick pan) with a bit of oil under medium heat.
- Cook paratha on one side until some bumps and light brown spots appear on the surface.
- Drizzle 1 tsp of oil on the paratha and flip it over to cook on the other side.
- Use a spatula to press gently the paratha all over the surface and in circular motion to ensure it is cooked evenly.
- Transfer to a plate and stack them up. Repeat until all the parathas are done. Wrap them with an aluminum foil or cover with kitchen towel to prevent it from getting soggy. Best to serve immediately when it is still warm.
- It is better to roll the paratha one at a time. Roll one and cook. While waiting, start rolling another one. This way the paratha will not be dried.
- Roll the paratha to about 0.5cm thickness. If the paratha is too thin, it will be hard.
- Paratha can be eaten on its own or dipped in any sauce or soup. You can also treat it as a wrap like tortilla.
- Whole wheat flour (atta) can be found in any Indian grocery stores.