Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mughlai Paratha -Egg stuffed flat bread

In India , we eat different kinds of flat bread. Can be eaten at any time of the day be it break fast, lunch or dinner...Normally it is a must dish in the break fast time. Like we eat toasted bread, still today Flat bread are served in the morning time in many parts of India. Sometime it is just plain flat bread lightly toasted with Clarified butter or a stuffed one fried in butter.
Here is the recipe of the simple Mughal dish, Omelette stuffed flat bread which can be served as dinner with any kind of curry or can be eaten with simple tomato ketch up.

For Porota (Flat Bread) Dough:
200 gms of Maida (Plain Flour) and 300 gms of wheat flour sift together. Add 2 tpsp of oil, salt(as per taste) and water. Make the dough pliable enough and at the end with a little oil again knead it and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.

For Egg filling:
1 Onion- sliced thinly
2 Green chillies- chopped
5 Eggs beaten
salt & freshly grinded pepper added in the egg mixture
optional- Milk can be added to the beaten egg
Fresh corainder leaves for garnishing
Oil for frying

Take a ball of the kneaded dough and roll over on your platform. Don't forget to sprinkle some flour on the platform.
Pour in 2-3 tbs of the egg mixture in the middle and spread it all around.
Sprinkle some onions on top of it and start folding the edges. This has to be done very quickly to avoid any spillage. Carefully hold the flat bread from both the sides and place it on the hot flat pan or tawa with some oil in it. Hold the tawa and adjust so that egg mixture is evenly distributed. Sprinkle some pepper if desired. Turn the bread upside down carefully and fry well. Remove from flat pan and garnish the flat bread with the corainder leaves and serve it hot with any kind of curry with some additional salad.

P.s: Dont worry if it spills....seen my mom doing it with perfection all the time and now after so many years I too feel proud each time I do it sucessfully.

Happy Cooking!!!

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