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recipe by Saveur

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The foundation for this common Indian flatbread is the same dough that is used for chapati—atta, or durum wheat flour mixed with water. The key difference, which creates the paratha's signature layers, is rolling and folding the dough in a triangle. The chewy flatbread is then dry-cooked in a skillet until puffy and golden.

recipe updated Nov 27, 2017


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    Durum wheat flour
    3¼ cups
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  • Ghee icon
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Skillet pan
  • kCook icon Large cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

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  1. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Add durum wheat flour
  3. Add water
  4. Mix until dough forms
  5. Knead briefly until smooth
  6. Form into balls
  7. Roll in durum wheat flour
  8. Roll out until 1/8" (5mm) thick
  9. Brush with melted ghee
  10. Fold
  11. Roll out gently until 1/8" (5mm) thick
  12. Cook dough in large cast iron skillet
  13. Serve
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