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Kerala Parotta or Malabar parotta is a unique parotta dish from Malayali cuisine. It is a layered paratha or flaky paratha made with refined flour. Kerala parotta is a common street food in southern India. It is served with vegetable kurma or coconut stew.
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Kerala Parotta Recipe | Malabar Parotta | How To Make Kerala Parotta

Kerala Parotta or Malabar parotta is a unique parotta dish from Malayali cuisine. It is a layered paratha or flaky paratha made with refined flour. Kerala parotta is a common street food in southern India. It is served with vegetable kurma or coconut stew.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Dough 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Paratha
Calories
Author Bhawana

Ingredients

  • ¾ Cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ Cup refined flour (maida)
  • 2 Tsp oil
  • ¾ Tsp salt
  • ½ Tsp sugar
  • ¾ Cup warm water to knead
  • Oil for cooking

Instructions

  • First of all, combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and knead a soft dough.
  • Apply some oil on the top of the dough and rest it for at least 30 minutes or one hour.
  • After an hour knead the dough again and make it smooth. (I kept for 15 minutes due to time constraint)
  • Divide the dough into equal portions. I made 4 parotta with this quantity.
  • Grease the surface with oil and start rolling one portion. Stretch it as much as possible.
  • Apply oil all over it once again.
  • Make cuts with the sharp knife as shown in the pic.
  • Start collecting from one side of rolled dough. As you come to another end and get a log, stretch it a bit which will make it longer.
  • Start twisting the log and gently roll it into a spiral. Press the last edge into the center.
  • Repeat the same process for the other dough portion to make spiral dough balls. Keep the spirals dough balls for 20-30 minutes. (to get the best result)
  • After 30 minutes take one spiral dough ball, apply some oil and roll it up to 5-6″ circle.
  • Heat a griddle on medium heat and place the rolled parotta. After a few seconds flip it to another side.
  • Apply oil and cook from both sides until golden brown.
  • Press on the side gently to make layers visible. Repeat the same process for the rest of the spiral dough ball.
  • Kerala parotta or flaky parotta is ready to serve with any curry. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. Making these paratha needs a lot of time. Resting time is very important otherwise flakes does not come out nicely.
  2. I finished the whole process within 45 minutes due to time shortage but was happy with the outcome.
  3. This parotta should be served hot and immediately. They become very chewy if kept for longer.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg