A paratha is an Indian flat bread which means layers of cooked dough and is an important part of a Indian breakfast and is made by pan frying whole wheat dough on a griddle. The paratha dough contains cooking oil which is also layered on the freshly prepared paratha. Parathas are usually stuffed with vegetables such as meat, potatoes, vegetables, or paneer. A paratha can be eaten simply with butter spread on top, chutney, pickles and yogurt, or with meat or vegetable curries.
Shahi Chicken Paratha Recipe
Prep Time: 20 mins ♥ Cook Time: 20 mins ♥ Total Time: 40 mins ♥ Yield: 4 servings
4 cups boneless chicken
2 tbsp yogurt
1 tsp curry powder
1 cup mint leaves
1 cup spring onions
1 cup coriander leaves
2 green chillies
1 cup cilantro
2 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp cardamom powder
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
4 cups wheat flour
4 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Add yogurt, salt, turmeric, chilli and curry powder and mix well with the chicken. Let it marinate for an hour.
Sieve flour and salt together. Add oil, slowly add water and knead to make firm dough. Keep it covered for an hour.
Divide the dough into ball sized portions and roll between your hands till they are smooth and without cracks.
In a shallow pan heat the oil. Add the chopped onions, garlic, ginger, green chillies and fry well till it turns golden brown. add the tomatoes and cilantro and fry till the tomatoes are soft. Add the mustard, cinnamon stick, peppercorns and cardamom powder along with salt and mix well.
Add the spring onions and marinated chicken mince and keep stirring for 10 minutes. Cover and let the chicken cook for 10 minutes or until its done. Remove the cover and let any water get evaporated. Add chopped coriander leaves. Set it aside to cool it off.
Take a small dough ball and roll out flat bread. Take a tbsp of the chicken mix and spread evenly in the rolled dough. Pull together the ends and seal on top. Then roll this together into a paratha.
Roast the paratha on a hot griddle with oil. Parathas are done when they are golden on both sides.
Serve hot with curds, raita or other dishes.