Indian Flatbreads (Parathas) Archive

Cookbook Review: Sindhi Cuisine by Pushpee Moorjani

  Julia Child once said, “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” Pushpee Moorjani’s cookbook Sindhi Cuisine also reflects the same vibe. Very traditional Sindhi recipes cooked beautifully, infusing those perfect spice blends to die for. This is the reason, for the past ...Read More

Pooran Poli/Puran Poli (Indian Whole-Wheat Flatbreads with a Sweet Filling)

Pooran Poli/Puran Poli or Indian whole-wheat flatbreads with a sweet filling is a festive food. This is served with shrikhand (an Indian sweet made from yogurt) or aamras (mango pulp, mixed with milk and sugar). Puran poli or pooran poli, the festive flatbread, is known by various names in India: poli, puranachi ...Read More

Poori/Puri/Luchi: Indian Puffed Bread

Poori/Puri/Luchi: Indian Puffed Bread. Poori, puri or luchi are Indian names for puffed deep-fried breads made with whole-wheat atta(flour) or maida (refined flour). This is a very delicate bread and it is soft, yet chewy. If fried in fresh oil and if the dough is kneaded properly, every poori is expected to ...Read More

Aloo Paratha (Mashed-potato-stuffed Indian flatbreads)

Aloo Paratha Aloo Paratha is basically paratha (flat bread) stuffed with aloo (mashed potatoes). If you love Indian food, it is quite likely that you love Indian flatbreads, isn’t it? Indian parathas are filling, nutritious and are made in a number of different ways, with a variety of stuffings. The humble aloo ...Read More

Gluten-Free Naan: thinking beyond wheat…

This naan is gluten-free, soy-free, gum-free and nut-free. This is at #1 position on Foodbuzz Top 9 today (26thMay, 2012). Thanks, Foodbuzz friends, for buzzing. Recently, I wrote on my official Facebook page that I was going to make some Indian naan breads this week. I got a reply from one of ...Read More

Mughlai Keema Paratha

Mughlai Keema Paratha Mughlai Keema Paratha is an authentic Indian stuffed flat bread which has survived the last few centuries. How thrilling it feels to have such a royal dish in your plate which was splendidly served as a side dish to none other than the Mughal kings in the bygone era! ...Read More

Basic Indian Triangular Flatbread (Paratha)

Basic Indian triangular flatbread (paratha) As “pasta” is to the Italian and “noodles” is to the Chinese, the same way, paratha is to the Indians! If you are an Indian curry addict, then learning this basic triangular paratha is a must. If you are not a curry lover, which is less likely, ...Read More