Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Chilli Parantha

This is chilli paratha, my apologies if you mistook it for Chilli Porotta. This is not the Chilly Porrotta served in the Kerala restaurants. I too love them a lottttttt. This is a Punjabi version, Chilli Parantha. We used to have this in Bangalore, in a place called Punjabi Dhaba. We used to gorge on all kinds of parathas, it was often difficult to select from the wide variety of parathas. Aloo paratha, methi paratha, Mooli paratha, Onion paratha, Gobi paratha, chilli paratha are the ones that we used to eat often.
This is just a simple paratha, with minimal ingredients, but it tastes ....... hot(what else :)) and yummyyyyy. Do try at your own risk, cos this is realllyyyyyyy hotttttttt.

Green Chilli - 15 - 20
Lime juice - 1 Tsp
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Salt and water as required

1. Slit the green chillies and soak it in the lime juice for 30 minutes. This is to reduce the heat of the chillies, you can skip this step if you want it really hot.
2. Grind the chillies in a blender or mixie. You can also chop them.
3. Knead all the above ingredients to a pliable dough.
4. Make round balls of equal size and roll it.
5. Heat the tawa/skillet, cook the parathas. Use oil or ghee to enhance the texture and flavour.
Serve hot with dal, curd or raita.

Health Quotient:
The nutritional value and health benefirts of green chilly make it ideal for maintaining optimal health and weight loss.
If you cant take too much heat, try adding peanuts along with chilly, that tastes yum too. This goes to Anita from http://madteaparty.wordpress.com/, an experienced blogger who is celebrating 3 years of blogging. I often visited her blog, before I started blogging. Her blog is really coolllllll and her conversations are lively and interesting, not to forget the yummy recipes.


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