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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Mughlai Paratha - (Stuffed Flat Bread - Kolkata Street Food)

          This is a famous street food from the city of Kolkata. They are generally made with maida (plain flour) and served along with potato curry. But I prepared it with whole wheat flour and relished with some homemade mango pickle. In fact you can have them just as it is or with any side dish.

          It can be either deep fried or shallow fried. This is a wholesome simple dish and serves as a great breakfast menu. You can also stuff with some cooked keema. So check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.

  • 1 cup atta (whole wheat flour)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. oil to knead
  • 2 eggs, beaten with a pinch of salt
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2-3 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 tomato, deseeded and chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
  • oil to shallow fry
  • any side dish, pickle or raita / yoghurt to serve

          Knead a stiff dough with the atta, salt, 1 tbsp. oil and required quantity of water. Keep aside for an hour.

          In a bowl, mix together the onions, green chilies, tomatoes, coriander leaves and pepper powder. Keep aside.

          Make 4 equal portions of the dough. Roll out each portion into a large circle. Place some of the stuffing in the centre, followed by little of the beaten egg. 

          Fold the parathas from all the four sides like an envelope. Heat 1 tsp. oil in a tawa / griddle and shallow fry them one at a time on both the sides till light golden in colour.

          Make similar parathas in the same way and fry them till done. Serve them hot with any side dish or pickles. 

               In a bowl, mix together onion, tomato, green chilies, coriander leaves pepper 
               powder. In another bowl, keep the beaten egg ready to use.

                 Roll each portion of the dough into a large circle. Place a portion of the onion 
                 mix and a little of the beaten egg in the centre.

                               Fold from both the sides as shown.

                               Then fold from the other two sides just like an envelope.

                          Heat 1 tsp. oil on a tawa / griddle and shallow fry the parathas........

                                ..... on both sides till light golden in colour.

                                Serve with any side dish or pickles.

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