Besan paratha is an Indian flatbread prepared with Besan as the main flour. A little whole-wheat flour is also used. Parathas are the staple of North Indians and Besan or gram flour being high in protein, makes for a super healthy breakfast.
Ingredients for the dough:
250 gms besan/ gram flour
100 gms whole wheat flour
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 green chillies minced
5 garlic cloves grated fine
A small bunch of coriander leaves finely chopped
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp ajwain
1 tsp kasuri methi
1/2 tsp amchur
1 tbsp oil
Water as required.
Tip all the ingredients except water in a bowl. Mix until well combined. Now add water little by little and mix until a sticky dough is formed. Grease your hands with a teaspoon of oil and knead the dough well. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for ten to fifteen minutes.
Knead it lightly again. Divide into as many portions as you would prefer. Take one portion and roll it into a ball. Dust it with dry flour. Roll it out into a medium-thick paratha. Grease a preheated tava/ griddle with a little oil or ghee and place the paratha on it. Drizzle with oil or ghee and let it roast for a few seconds. Flip it over and let the other side roast as well. Keep flipping the paratha frequently and cook until it is crisp and golden on both sides. Prepare the other parathas similarly. Serve the parathas with mango pickle and curds/ yoghurt.
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