Thursday, January 26, 2012

Our very own 'The famous Malabar Parotta'




Hey friends, this recipe is from my younger daughter who is very interested in experimenting new dishes in her kitchen. She enjoys cooking and I appreciate her determination to keep trying out new dishes till she attains perfection. The credit of this recipe goes to her :):) Now, upto my younger daughter's recipe as narrated to me.

During my childhood days, I used to visit Kerala quite often during the  summer vacations. I cherish the numerous road trips along the Western Ghats travelling in Tata Sumo filled with the chit chat and the bantering of a group of cousins, all of us almost of the same age group. This was one of the last vacations before my marriage that I spent time with my folks there. Within the first couple of days after reaching Trivandrum, I made sure to stop by at my favourite roadside stall to savour the most amazingly freshly made parotta alongwith korma.  Usually, I would think that the side dish is the 'star' but this was one time when  the soft and flaky parotta was the 'star'.

Here is my first attempt at making the Parotta and korma. The vegetable korma that is coming up is my mother-in-law's recipe. I wanted to go the authentic way and pair it with Malabar parotta. Here is the recipe and this needs a little patience and the results are delicious and definitely worth it.

Maida (All purpose flour) - 2 cups
Milk - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1/4 cup
Water as needed.

Step 1: Mix in the maida and the warm milk and make it into a soft dough by adding just enough water. Work the dough for five minutes until it has a smooth texture.

Step 2:Apply oil to the entire surface of the dough. Cover it with a clean cloth and allow it to rest for ten minutes.

Step 3: Break the dough into balls of a big lemon.  Roll each ball and apply oil to the surface of the balls. Cover it again with a clean cloth and let it rest for five minutes.

Step 4: Flatten out the dough to the size of your palm. Apply oil uniformly to each of the flattened surface and let this rest for ten more minutes.

Step 5: Roll out the flattened dough very thinly (Almost like a tissue paper).
Step 6: Cut this diagonally and roll each section starting from the center.

Step 7:Twist the diagonal sections into concentric circles. Cover this concentric circles in a muslin cloth until you are ready to make the parottas.

Step 8: Flatten out the concentric circles to the size of your palm.

Step 9:Apply oil on the tava and cook the parottas on medium heat.

Step 10: Use your fingers to apply some pressure on the parottas to bring out the flakiness.

Yummy flaky parottas are ready to be served. Korma recipe to follow soon.

42 comments:

  1. My fav parotta..looks fantastic!

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  2. My all time fav....its has come out perfect.

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  3. My all time fav.Perfect combo ..Looks yummy

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  4. my fav recipe,came out perfect...yummm!!

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  5. Many of us can relate to this! :-)

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  6. Crunchy yummy parota.....Perfect....

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  7. looks sooo perfect and mouthwatering...

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  8. Looks so good, feel like grabbing the plate.

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  9. My favorite,looks perfect and tempting

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  10. The paratha looks so delicious. I will try soon. Thank you for sharing the recipe. :)

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  11. Yummy Recipe...I am gonna make it soon..Bookmarked it..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  12. This looks fab..can it be done with wheat flour or will it spoil the texture of the paratha. Loved the narration and my mouth is watering now.
    Love Ash.

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  13. looks wonderful
    hope you can join the tea time sncak event

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  14. I love this parotta. Looks flaky n yum

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  15. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting parottas.

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  16. Parotta looks fantastic and delish.....

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  17. Yummy paratas,kerala is actually famous for these kind of paratas..

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  18. Lovely parottas...brought back memories of my college days in Cochin..used to have some delicious parottas there.

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  19. they look perfect n yummy, its so difficult to resist these parottas :)

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  20. Lovely and flakey ,good detailed instructions.

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  21. Thank you all for your wonderful comments. Thanks amma for being so sweet and posting this recipe.

    @indulge: Wheat flour sounds like a fantastic idea, I'll try it sometime and see how it turns out.

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  22. That parotta looks amazing! Perfect with some curry or veggie stew.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  23. Delicious parotta, I am missing those delicious food.

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  24. perfectly made parathas...looks absolutely delicious :-)

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  25. perfectly made paraths...looks absolutely delicious :-)

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  26. looks perfect..love to have it with spicy mutton curry!

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  27. Parathas looks yum and great. Happy to follow you. Drop to my space when u have time

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  28. love these parathas with a spicy curry.. very well explained..

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  29. my mind has certainly been wandering for parotta, now seeing all the pic can't wait for anymore!

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  30. Like the parathas. Look delicious. Came over from Latha Raja's blog.

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