Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Let me start this post with my sincere apologies for the long break that I had to take. I wanted some time off till my daughter got into a good university. Now that she is, Radhika's Blog Hop Wednesday was just right for me, to start blogging again. This is an event started by Radhika. We are about 40 members and Radhika has done a wonderful job with the pairing.This way i get to try so many recipes from the fellow bloggers.
This week i had been paired with Saraswathi and her malabar parotta's are awesome
The original recipe is HERE
All purpose flour 1 cup
Water enough to mix it into a pliable dough
Baking soda a pinch
Salt as required
Oil as required
Mix flour, salt and Baking soda. Add enough water and mix in into a pliable dough.Cover it with a wet cloth and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
Now make small balls from this dough. Apply oil to ech ball and again cover it with a wet cloth and let it rest for 10 more minutes.
Now grease the work surface with oil, roll one ball as thin as possible( It may not be a perfect shape too:-) )
Apply oil to this and fold it into pleats. Twist once this pleated dough and roll it inwards. should form a spiral. Make all the balls the same way ,and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Take out one ball, roll it into chapathi(not very thin)
Place this on a heated Tawa.When small bubbles start appearing, turn it and cook it on the other side too. Apply litlle oil and turn once more
Lovely layered parotta ready
To see a pictorial check out saraswathi's blog post