Chur Chur Parathas | 16 layered Parathas | Delhi Cuisine

We are starting the second week themes today in the 56th edition of Blogging Marathon.If you just arrived here , a group of food bloggers are doing a marathon this whole month with themes for each week and 6 posts per week with the Sunday's off.

Week 1 was all about Combo dishes, dishes that are pairs made in heaven. Take a look at my combo meals @ The Buffet on Table.

This week we are doing dishes from Indian states. The last time we did a mega marathon on the Indian States,aptly named the Indian Food Odyssey, we got to create and taste some of the best tastes from across countries. The previous one was the alphabetical exploration of the country, this week we are doing states across the countries randomly. Meaning, each one gets to choose 6 states of her choice.

I am starting with the capital of the nation- Delhi.I have already posted Bedmi Poori and aloo sabzi from the Delhi cuisine.If you hop over to that post, you can read about Delhi and also take a look at a few places in Delhi ,pics taken when I went on a trip during my collage days.

Today's post owes its credit to the super lady who blogs @ Ribbon's To Pasta's - Vaishali.She was the one who persuaded me to do this marathon! I almost gave up and did not want to do this marathon for some personal reasons.But Vaishali, the sweet lady that she is, literally talked me into joining back.

Since she wanted me in, I thought it was fair to ask her for some help with recipes and even though she was traveling and had a hectic schedule, she clarified my doubts, gave me recipes, answered all my silly questions on food. Thanks a bunch Vaishali...

So here is are a few dishes from the Delhi Cuisine....

During our BM #50th anniversary meet, Vaishali made these parathas for us which we relished with a tasty paneer gravy. I wanted to make these and I thought I remembered the ingredients but I guess on the day of the demo I was super excited so missed a few things. But the procedure to make these parathas are green in my memory.

These parathas are very famous is Delhi's Paratha wala Gali or Parathe Wali Gali in Delhi is a legendary lane that has rows of shops that dishes out parathas and sides. It is that sort of lane in which people don't mind waiting for their turn to order,be it locals or otherwise. So that sums up the value of this place.

So now off to the recipe...

I used:

Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
Ajwain-1 teaspoon
Ghee- 2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon[I forgot to add!!]
Salt to taste

Ghee as needed
Red chili powder as needed

Take wheat flour, salt, ajwain,ghee in a bowl and mix well. Add water little by little and knead to a smooth dough.Cover and set aside for 13-20 minutes.Pinch out a golf sized ball and roll it out into a disc.

Drizzle a teaspoon of ghee and 1/4 teaspoon[adjust to suit your taste] on the rolled out paratha. Spread the mixture so that it covers the paratha fully. Cut the paratha as shown so that you get 16 pieces.Stack the pieces one over the other as shown.

Roll it out once again, dusting a little flour if needed.Heat a griddle and cook on both sides till brown spots appear. Drizzle oil/ ghee while cooking if needed.Once done, remove from griddle and tap the parathas as shown. It  brings out the layers.

I served it with a simple aloo Subzi[Potato curry] and katta meeta kaddu[pumpkin side dish]

Take a look at all that was served so far on The Buffet On Table...

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 56

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Bon Appetit...

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