How to make Porotha Recipe - A simple Indian bread.Can be best accompanied with Indian dals and gravies.

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Main Ingredients : Whole wheat flour (atta) ( आटा ) , Salt ( नमक )

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Breads


The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

For more recipes related to Porotha checkout Palak Aur Paneer Parantha , Baguette , Sweet Roti , Thepla . You can also find more Breads recipes like Sprout Parantha, Pita Bread, Methi Bajra Baby Paranthas, Sattu ka Parantha. Or try out these recipes from Bengali Cuisine like Dhabi Fish, Begun Bhaja, Macher Kalia, Kheer Kadam.

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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking :

Ingredients for Porotha

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Soda bicarbonate a pinch

  • Ghee 3/4 cup

  • Yogurt 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Sieve the flour and salt. Leave aside a little for dusting while rolling .Add the soda bicarbonate, two tablespoons of ghee and yogurt and knead into a soft dough using sufficient water.

Step 2

Divide the dough into twelve equal portions and roll them into balls. Roll out each ball using flour. Apply half a tablespoon of melted ghee, fold twice to make a triangle.

Step 3

Roll out again to a medium thickness Heat a tawa and bake the parothas on both sides and then shallow fry in ghee till crispy brown on both the sides.

Step 4

Serve hot with cholar dal or any vegetable of your choice.

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