Parsley Cumin Parathas
One serving contains 85 calories, 1g of protein, and 7g of fat. This recipe serves 16. Head to the store and pick up salt, accompaniment: tamarind chutney, ghee), and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 5 hours. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet.
Grind cumin seeds with salt to a powder in grinder.
Transfer to a large bowl and stir in flours, parsley, water, and oil and continue to stir until a dough forms.
Turn out dough onto a work surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Several times during kneading, pick up dough and slap it against the work surface 8 to 10 times to relax dough. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature 1 hour.
Lightly oil griddle, then heat over moderately low heat until hot, 10 to 15 minutes.
While griddle is heating, divide dough into 4 portions, then roll out 1 portion on a lightly floured surface into an 11-inch round. Lightly brush round with some ghee and cut into quarters, then, starting with rounded edge nearest you, fold each quarter in thirds to form a slimmer triangle (bottom edge will still be rounded). Repeat with remaining dough to form a total of 16 slim triangles.
Roll out 1 triangle on a lightly floured surface first to widen it, then to lengthen it into a 9- by- 4-inch triangle, sprinkling with flour as necessary to prevent sticking.
Transfer to a baking sheet and cover with a sheet of wax paper, then roll out and cover remaining triangles in same manner, layering them between sheets of wax paper.
Cook parathas , 3 or 4 at a time, on griddle until undersides are browned in spots, 2 to 3 minutes (parathas will puff, then deflate). Turn parathas over and lightly brush with ghee, then cook until other side of each is golden brown in spots, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn over and brush once more, then cook until parathas are cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes.
Transfer each batch of parathas to a sheet of foil as browned and wrap loosely to keep warm while cooking remaining parathas.
Parathas are best when freshly made, but leftovers can be wrapped in foil and kept at room temperature, then reheated in a 350°F oven.