Plain Paratha is yummy triangle shaped Indian flat-bread made of whole-wheat flour. It is the basic plain parantha that rules the roost. If you are a novice cook, then detailed directions and exact measurements of ingredients given in this recipe.
INGREDIENTS FOR PLAIN PARATHA
1¼ cup Wheat Flour (for dough) + 1/2 cup (for rolling)
1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
2 teaspoons Oil + for shallow frying
1/2 cup Water (or as needed)
Salt to taste
Butter, for serving
Mix 1¼ cup wheat flour, cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon oil and salt in a medium size bowl to prepare a dough.
Add water in small incremental quantity (1 or 2 tablespoons at a time, total approx. 1/2 cup but change it as required) and knead the smooth and soft dough like chapati dough. Grease its surface with 1 teaspoon oil and cover it. Keep it aside for 10 minutes to let it settle at room temperature.
Divide it into 6 equal parts and give each part a round shape (like small ball). Take one dough ball, flatten it like pattie by pressing it between your palms or against roti making board. Take 1/2 cup dry wheat flour in a plate. Coat the pattie with dry wheat flour (dry flour coating will prevent it from sticking to rolling pin and board).
Put dough pattie on roti making board (chakla) and roll it out like very thick small roti using rolling pin.
Spread few drops of oil and dust flour on top surface and fold it into half-circle. Again, spread few drops of oil and dust flour on it and again fold into a triangle shaped layered pattie.
Coat it with dry flour and roll it in triangle paratha.
Place it in hot tawa and cook o a medium flame.