Mint Paratha

Mint Paratha

Helloooo from my new home! πŸ˜€ Yay we made it but it was so exhausting. The unpacking is still left but at least we are done with the moving stuff. Gosh, I haven’t slept properly in days. It feels like I was packing stuff into boxes forever. My family is here and that made the entire process so much easier. I can’t imagine packing 60 big boxes on my own. And oh my god you guys, out of all the boxes, 60% were from my Kitchen! My dad was like, do you have anything else besides kitchen. Well what do I say, I guess only food bloggers would understand this! #foodbloggerproblems

It will take me few more days to settle in and start working from my new kitchen but I did work ahead of timeΒ to have some recipes to share with you during this shifting period. I made this Mint Paratha/Pudina Paratha a while back along with dal makhani and there were no leftovers. It will be right to say that these parathas were one of the best that I have ever made. Super flaky and soft and the same time, these mint paratha are great with any Indian curry.

Mint Parathas

 

I mentioned before that I always get a lot of mint leaves from the Indian grocery store, much more than I can possibly consume. Remember these minty potatoes? So once again I had loads of fresh mint leaves and this time I decided to make this mint paratha. You know my love for paratha and I can never have enough of them. It’s like everything I see, I want to make a paratha out of it, yes even Kale and Avocado!Β I think parathas are totally amazing. So filling, so delicious and so versatile. What’s not to love?

To make these parathas you knead the dough along with some fresh mint leaves and spices. I rolled the paratha twice to make it more flaky and give it some layers. You roll the dough once and then you sprinkle some oil and dry flour on top (this makes the paratha flaky) and then fold it like a hand-fan and then roll it again. This method results in flaky soft parathas with layers or lachcha as we call in Hindi. I have tried to explain the procedure in detail below.

 

Method

In a bowl, measure 1 cup of atta (Indian whole wheat flour) and add chopped fresh mint leaves to it.

Add red chili powder, salt, chat masala and 2 teaspoons of oil to the flour and mix.

Add water, little by little and knead to form a smooth and soft dough. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Mint Paratha Recipe-Step-1

After the dough has rested, divide it in 3-4 equal parts. I made bigger parathas and so divided the dough into 3.

Take one dough ball and roll it into a thin circle. Apply 1/4 teaspoon of oil on it.

Now sprinkle some dry atta (whole wheat flour) on top of the oil. This makes the paratha flaky.

Mint Paratha Recipe-Step-2

Start folding the paratha from one end.

You need to fold it like a hand-fan by folding it from both sides [see picture]

At the end you should have folds like seen in the picture.

Mint Paratha Recipe-Step-3

Starting from one end of the paratha, now rollΒ it to form a round.

Bring the ends together.

And tuck in the lose end in the center.

Mint Paratha Recipe-Step-4

Now you have a round again.

Roll it applying equal pressure to a circle. Don’t roll it too thin, paratha should be little thick. In the meanwhile heat a skillet/tawa on medium heat.

Once the skillet is hot, transfer the rolled paratha on it.

Mint Paratha Recipe-Step-5

Cook the paratha from oneΒ side (the one facing down) tillΒ you see some golden spots and then flip the paratha.

Wait for few seconds for the other side to cook a little and then apply oil on the side facing you [around 1/4-1/2 teaspoon].

Flip again and press the paratha with your spatula to cook the oiled side. Now apply oil on the 2nd side as well. Flip again and press the 2nd side as well using your spatula.

Mint Paratha Recipe-Step-6

Sprinkle some dried mint on top and serve mint paratha hot with any Indian curry. My favorite with this paratha is dal makhani and paneer tikka masala.

 

Pudina Paratha

* This recipe is vegan since I used oil to toast the paratha. You can use butter or ghee in place.

* You can make these parathas in advance. To store them cover them with aluminium foil and then place in a ziplock bag. They really stay nice and soft for few days.

Mint Paratha

Flaky and soft Mint Paratha is great with any Indian curry.
Servings: 3 parathas
Calories: 165 kcal
Author: Manali
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Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour, atta
  • Β½ cup mint leaves, tightly packed & chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Β½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ΒΌ teaspoon chat masala
  • β…› teaspoon red chili powder or to taste
  • water, as required around Β½ cup

dried mint, to sprinkle on top

    whole wheat flour, to sprinkle

      vegetable oil, to toast the parathas

        Instructions

        1. In a bowl, measure 1 cup of atta (Indian whole wheat flour) and add chopped fresh mint leaves to it.
        2. Add red chili powder, salt, chat masala and 2 teaspoons of oil to the flour and mix.
        3. Add water, little by little and knead to form a smooth and soft dough. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
        4. After the dough has rested, divide it in 3-4 equal parts.
        5. Take one dough ball and roll it into a thin circle. Apply 1/4 teaspoon of oil on it.
        6. Now sprinkle some dry atta (whole wheat flour) on top of the oil. This makes the paratha flaky.
        7. Start folding the paratha from one end. Fold it like a hand-fan by folding it from both sides [see picture above].
        8. At the end you should have folds like seen in the picture above.
        9. Starting from one end of the paratha, now roll it to form a round.
        10. Bring the ends together and tuck in the lose end in the center.
        11. Now you have a round again.
        12. Roll it applying equal pressure to a circle. Don't roll it too thin, paratha should be little thick. In the meanwhile heat a skillet/tawa on medium heat.
        13. Once the skillet is hot, transfer the rolled paratha on it.
        14. Cook the paratha from one side (the one facing down) till you see some golden spots and then flip the paratha.
        15. Wait for few seconds for the other side to cook a little and then apply some oil (around 1/2 teaspoon) on the side facing you.
        16. Flip again and press the paratha with your spatula to cook the oiled side.
        17. Now apply little oil on the 2nd side as well. Flip again and press the 2nd side as well using your spatula.
        18. Sprinkle some dried mint on top and serve mint paratha hot with any Indian curry.
        Nutrition Facts
        Mint Paratha
        Amount Per Serving
        Calories 165 Calories from Fat 27
        % Daily Value*
        Fat 3g5%
        Saturated Fat 2g13%
        Sodium 392mg17%
        Potassium 187mg5%
        Carbohydrates 29g10%
        Fiber 4g17%
        Protein 5g10%
        Vitamin A 345IU7%
        Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
        Calcium 32mg3%
        Iron 1.8mg10%
        * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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        48 thoughts on “Mint Paratha

        1. Glad to hear you got moved in! There’s nothing more exciting than organizing and decorating a new space. Enjoy the process and have fun with it.
          This paratha sounds so tasty. I would have never thought to add mint to flatbread.

        2. Looks awesome! I remember seeing mint prat on another blog a while back and thought I should try it! Thanks for the reminder! Pinning!

        3. Welcome home! I’m so excited for you to be in your new house! How lucky that your family was there to help you and your dad’s comment cracked me up. I’ve never had paratha before and it looks good with all that mint!

        4. Moving can be such a tiring process, I hope you’re getting settled in though! This paratha looks soooo delicious and I love the step by step guide too. Thanks for sharing!

        5. So its like mint paratha but lachha paratha style….Summer on a plate or what πŸ˜‰
          wow, this recipe sounds and looks tooooooo interesting. Gonna give this a try soon πŸ™‚

        6. Congrats dear for your new home. This parantha looks super yummy. I love the way, you have folded it. I will give it a try soon. Yum yum πŸ™‚

        7. Huge congratulations on the move Manali! This bread looks absolutely delicious, I love flatbread, and I love the flavours you used in this – chilli and mint is such a great combo. Delicious!

        8. πŸ™‚ Manali, glad you guys had safe and sound shifting to new home. Congrats!! I totally with you on blogger’s kitchen stuff πŸ™‚ Every-time we change apartment, my own husband, who is with me while all shopping, is looking at me like ‘why do you have so much stuff!!?’ lol!!! PS: Parantha looks very delicious!! πŸ™‚

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