Layered Indian Bread (Paratha)

Layered Indian Bread (Paratha)


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Indian bread layered with mashed potato and broccoli is not only delicious but a good way to get some vegies into the kids!


Makes: 9 

  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2cm ginger, minced
  • 1 cup brocolli, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli pepper
  • vegetable oil

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Boil the potatoes until soft.
  2. While the potatoes are boiling, knead the flour with water and salt.
  3. Roll the dough into 9 equally-sized balls and set aside.
  4. Mash the potatoes, add onion, ginger, brocolli and chilli pepper.
  5. Roll the potato mixture into 9 medium sized balls and set aside as shown in the picture.
  6. Lightly coat a dough ball with white flour.
  7. With a rolling pin flatten out the dough ball and place a potato ball on it, then wrap the potato ball up.
  8. Lightly dip the ball in the white flour and flatten it out with a rolling pin.
  9. Heat a frying pan for 1 minute.
  10. Cook each side for 1 minute each. After both sides are done add 1 - 2 drops of oil on both sides and let it cook for 1 more minute. Dab a little butter on top of the bread. Repeat with remaining balls.
  11. Serve with plain yoghurt and mango pickle.


You can make the parathas a few hours ahead and reheat in the oil just before serving.

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