This Zaatar Paratha is just as delicious as any other stuffed parathas. Zaatar is a mediterranean spice of sesame seeds and thyme. In the middle eastern cuisine, it is very much used as a meat marination and as a spread on breads. Best had with yoghurt, butter or some pickle.
- 11/4 cup atta (wheat flour)
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp. oil to knead
- 1/4 cup zaatar (Mediterranean spice mix)
- 4 tbsp. olive oil
- oil to shallow fry
Mix together the zaatar spice with 3 tbsp oil into a paste and keep aside. Knead the atta along with the salt, 1 tbsp. oil and enough water into a stiff dough. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
Divide the dough into equal portions. Roll out each portion into a circle just like a chapatti. Spread a little of the zaatar spice mix and fold into half. Spread again some of the spice paste and again fold into a triangle.
Roll out into a paratha and keep aside. Make similar parathas out of the dough and the zaatar spice. Heat a tawa and fry one paratha at a time with 1 tbsp. of oil till light brown on both sides. Serve hot with butter, yoghurt or pickle.