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

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Main Ingredients : Wholewheat Flour, Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Breads

Porotha
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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. 

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Porotha
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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Porotha Recipe

  • Wholewheat Flour 2 cups

  • Ghee to taste

  • Soda bicarbonate a pinch

  • Ghee 3/4 cup

  • Yogurt 1 tablespoon

Method

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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