Besan ka Paratha – Gram flour flat bread2015-04-14
- Yield : 300 gms
- Servings : 4-5
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 25m
Besan ka Paratha – best weekend brunch
Every once in a while I crave for comfort food, and besan ka paratha is comfort food for me. Not only is it easy to make, it is also very healthy, and given that I am a diabetic it keeps me within my diet restrictions. I usually eat it with mango pickle, some chutney and fresh curds. That makes it a complete meal.
Gram flour, also known as garbanzo bean flour, chickpea flour, or besan, is a pulse flour made from ground chickpeas. Used in many countries, it is a staple ingredient in Indian, Pakistani, Nepali and Bangladeshi cuisines. Gram flour can be made from either raw chickpeas or roasted chickpeas. The roasted variety is more flavorful, while the raw variety has a slightly bitter taste.
Gram flour contains a high proportion of carbohydrates, no gluten, and a higher proportion of protein than other flours.
Source : Wikipedia
- Gram flour (Besan) 250 gms
- Whole wheat flour 100 gms
- Asafoetida 1/4 Tsp
- Garlic cloves 4-5 crushed
- Ginger 1" pc grated
- Green Chilies 2 seeded and cut finely
- Coriander 2-3 Tbsp chopped finely
- Oil 1 Tbsp
- Ghee for brushing parathas
- Salt to taste
Mix all the ingredients with a Tbsp of oil and knead it into a soft dough. If need be oil your hands and make the dough smooth.
Divide the dough into equal portions
Heat an iron griddle or a non stick pan and start rolling out round parathas in round shape of about 6" diameter. Use some dry wheat flour so that the parathas do not stick to the rolling board and pin.
Gently transfer the paratha to the now hot iron griddle /pan and drip a couple of drops of ghee around the paratha
Turn over, brush some more ghee on both the sides and let them cook evenly.
Serve these tasty parathas hot with pickle, chutney and curd as a meal, or simply have them with your evening tea as a heavy snack.
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