Just the mention of paranthas can make your mouth to water. If you are new to cooking paranthas/Zeera Paratha Recipe, then detailed directions and exact measurements of ingredients given in this recipe will help you make it like an expert
Mix 1¼ cup wheat flour, cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon oil and salt in a medium-size bowl to prepare a dough.
Add water in small quantity (1 or 2 tbsp at a time, total approx. ½ cup but change it as required) and knead the smooth and soft dough like chapatti dough. Grease its surface with 1 tsp oil and cover it. Keep it aside for 10 minutes to let it settle at room temperature.
Divide it into 6 equal parts and give each part a round shape (like a small ball).
Making of Paranthas
Take one dough ball, flatten it by pressing it between your palms or against roti making board. Take ½ cup dry wheat flour in a plate. Coat the flattened dough ball with dry wheat flour (dry flour coating will prevent it from sticking to rolling pin and board).
Put the flattened dough ball on roti making board (chakla) and roll it out like very thick small roti using a rolling pin (circle of approx. 4-5 inch diameter).
Spread few drops of oil and dust flour on the top surface and fold it into half-circle. Again, spread few drops of oil and dust flour on it and again fold into a triangle shaped layered pattie.
Coat it with dry flour and roll it out into triangle paratha having approximately 6 inch long sides. Also, it should be thicker than chapatti but thinner than tandoori roti/naan.
Place it on a hot tava/griddle and cook over medium flame. When tiny bubbles start to rise on the surface, flip it and reduce flame to low.
Brush with oil evenly on the surface and cook on low flame for approx 30-40 seconds.
Flip it again and brush with oil evenly on another side. Press it with a spatula and cook over medium flame for 30-40 seconds. Repeat flip-press-cook process until golden brown spots appear on both sides. Look out for evenly spread golden brown spots on both sides to determine if it’s cooked or not.
Take it away from heat and transfer to a plate. Spread butter as per your liking. Follow the same process for remaining dough balls. Serve it with curd and pickle or with butter chicken, kofta etc and enjoy your paratha/Zeera Paratha Recipe