Recipe – Barota / Laccha Paratha / Kerala Paratha

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Prep time: 30-45 minutes

Cook time: 30 mins

Serves: 6 Barota

Ingredients

For the Dough

  • Maida (Plain Flour): 1 Cup
  • Wheat flour (aata): 1 cup
  • Water: 2/3 Cup or as required to knead the dough
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Sugar: 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Plain Curd (Yogurt): 1 Tablespoon

Others

  • Oil: As required to roast the Barotas
  • Melted Ghee (clarified butter): as required

Method

  • Knead the dough ingredients to a smooth dough. Cover it with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 30-45 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into six equal portions and roll into balls.
  • Take one ball and flatten it as thin & transparent as possible in circular or rectangular shape. Apply little melted ghee all over the barota. Now either fold it like saree pleats (one small fold in front and next fold backwards, again front fold and so on.) or cut the rolled barota into thin strips and assemble it one over the other.
  • Roll the folded ball into 2 or 3-inch diameter circle.
  • Heat a Tawa and put the Barota. The barota may shrink. So, spread it using your hands on the tawa carefully.
  • Roast both sides of the barota using oil and in medium flame.
  • Remove the parotta to the rolling board and press the sides of the barota forcefully. It helps to bring the layers out and make it soft.
  • Serve hot.
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