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Paratha Bread Wheat flour

Paratha is yet another Indian bread, very commonly eaten in the Northern regions of the country. It is made of wheat flour, oil and may or may not be stuffed. Another version is also eaten in South INdia, known as Parotta. Paratha is also eaten in various forms in other south asian countries, mostly introduced by the INdians who settled there. It is widely eaten in Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, NEpal, Pakistan and even in the Caribbean.

Paratha is eaten with curries and other dishes. It is eaten similar to roti, the staple bread of India. In fact paratha looks similar to roti, but it is richer and cooked with oil or ghee. It may also be stuffed. Stuffed paratha is very filling. It may be eaten with a chunk of butter and/or curd. Stuffed paratha(mostly aalo paratha) is a commonly eaten for breakfast in Punjab.

The are many types of stuffed parathas. The most famous among these is aalo paratha, paratha stuffed with mashed boiled potatoes. Other types of stuffed parathas are gobhi paratha(cauliflower), Pyaaz paratha(onions), Paneer paratha(cottage cheese), muli paratha(grated radish), sattu paratha(stuffed with a special mix made from gram flour called sattu), keema paratha(non veg version stuffed with minced meat). Some other types are laccha paratha(round paratha with a number of layers), Dhania paratha(dough mixed with coriander), etc. The list may go endless as these are endless choices of stuffing.

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Dal moth is a spicy and crispy snack made from gram flour, asafoetida, turmeric powder, chili powder, moong, sugar, amchur, oil and salt. Its delicious and is popular as an anytime snack or serves as a very good tea snack. [See Recipe]

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