Varkey Paratha

Varkey Paratha

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Varkey parathas are unique in their own way—you might never have heard of or tried these before, but here is your chance to master the technique! wheat rotis are greased with a rice flour paste, layered, rolled up and cooked crisp with ghee. Perfect for a cold day, it is sure to remind you of the famous ooty varkey!

Varkey Paratha recipe - How to make Varkey Paratha

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 10 parathas
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1 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/4 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
4 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup milk
salt to taste
plain flour (maida) for rolling
ghee for cooking

  1. Combine the rice flour and the ghee and make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the plain flour, whole wheat flour, milk, salt and enough water to make a smooth, soft dough.
  3. Divide the dough into 10 equal portions and roll each portion into a roti of 250 mm. (10") diameter.
  4. Place one roti on a flat surface and spread some rice flour paste on one side.
  5. Place another roti on top and repeat the process till all the 10 rotis have been placed one on top of the other interlaced with the rice flour paste including the top most roti.
  6. Roll it tightly from end to the other end and cut it into 10 equal portions.
  7. Flatten one portion between your palms and again roll into a 150 mm. (6”) diameter circle using a little plain flour for rolling.
  8. Heat a hot tava (griddle) and cook the paratha, using a little ghee, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to make 9 more parathas.
  10. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per paratha
Energy240 cal
Protein4.8 g
Carbohydrates29.6 g
Fiber2.5 g
Fat11.4 g
Cholesterol1.6 mg
Sodium7.3 mg
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Varkey Paratha
 on 25 Sep 13 10:42 AM

Really a new variation of parotha and that too so simple to make and delicious. For my family it is a great option for breakfast and supper. Thanks a lot for such a nice recipe!
Varkey Paratha
 on 23 Sep 13 10:25 AM

very nice and tasty. I've tried with little variation. Add some salt to dough. Instead of paratha size, roll for puri size and then deep fry all puries in ghee. Sprinkle some grinded sugar when puries are warm. Thes will give it crispy sweet taste and kids will love il.
Varkey Parathas ( Parathas)
 on 17 Jan 13 02:34 PM

Amazingly tasty and filling. Very rich in taste.