February 10, 2012

Layered Sesame Paratha Recipe| Flatbread Recipes

I ve never longed for summer before as i yearn for the sun now. This winter has been a killer literally. Its ten degrees mid afternoon. Imagine that. Biting cold. And i dont feel like doing much in this weather. Anything seems too work. But when you have a shopping list your arms length and a blog hop scheduled for, then i guess moods lift. That s what happened to me anyway. Its week 14 of the blog hop and i am paired with gayathri this week. I must say she compelled a very lazy pile of bones to get up and cook through her wonderful blog. Her space is a medley of healthy and yummy stuff.While her latest attempts on making a barbie cake for her daughter stumped me thoroughly, she hooked me onto her Brazilian coconut kiss and basboussa. But i told you all that it was a lazy pile of bones that day and so it had to be her layered sesame parathas this time.

Prep Time: Under 20 mins
Cook Time: Under 5 mins
Source: Gayathri
Yields 8 parathas

What you need?

Whole wheat flour 2 cups
Sesame seeds 2 tbsp
Olive oil 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water for kneading
Flour for dusting

Oil for cooking the parathas

How to make it?

In a large mixing bowl, place all the ingredients except water and combine well.
Now, start kneading the dough by adding water little at a time till you have gathered all the dough into one mass.
Knead for about 5 mins till you get a soft pliable dough.
Divide the dough into 8 equal parts and make small balls out of them.
Now start rolling out the balls into parathas like you roll normal parathas.
Now comes the layering technique.

This is the rolled out paratha that you have. I cant make perfectly round parathas but do you care??

Now use a knife and make a small cut along the half of the paratha and stop midway just like in the picture.

Now, start folding from one of the cut edges.

Until you have rolled the whole of the paratha.

Now, make that rolled up cone like mass stand upright and give it a nice punch in the middle.

It will flatten down and you will have something like this.

Now, coat with flour and start rolling out again into paratha rounds.
Cook on a tawa by drizzling some oil or ghee until you get golden spots on both the sides.
Serve hot with any subzi of your choice or eat it with jaggery and ghee. That s a very deadly combination.

You get beautiful layers in the parathas as you eat but couldnt capture them cos there werent any left when i came back armed with a camera.
The next time when i make this, maybe i ll add some jaggery to the sesame and powder it and then knead the dough. Or why dont you add some and try this??
This is my entry to this weeks Blog hop wednesday and 


  1. Lovely clicks Anu. You filled my eyes today whether you are lazy or not.

  2. Yumm, have to try this out, looks superb..

  3. Sesame seeds must have given a nice nutty taste to these parathas....nice clicks as well especially the last one

  4. Wow perfectly made dear !! looks so amazing and wonderful !!

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  5. First time in ur space n I loved it absolutely.....the layered sesame para tha is simply superb....just loved it.....following ur space...do visit mine in ur free time :-)


  6. lovely parathas...neatly presented...Very beautiful clicks Anu...loved it!!
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  7. Wow, that is so cool Anusha!Lovely healthy parathas you have here - sesame seeds are really good to have and I've never figured how to use them much,save for rolling them into laddus - that too very occasionally!have to give this a try soon:)

  8. Paratha looks absolutely inviting. Thanks for the nice words and sorry for the late feedback...


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