Thursday, August 12, 2010

Spring Onions Paratha Bread


This is an easy but most important quick flat bread to make. I’ve tried out a few versions but I like this the best. The texture was great, a bit chewy just the way I like it.

I sprinkle some spring onions to it but you can actually put any type of fillings like mashed potatoes, steam cauliflowers, spinach to it. Brush it with some butter or oil and pan fried the paratha till golden brown and savored it with your favorite curries.




Ingredients:

2 cups flour
2 tbsp melted butter
Enough water knead the dough
½ tsp salt

Fillings:

Some chopped spring onions
Some melted butter

1. Combined flour, butter and salt together. Rub the flour to get oil and salt well mixed. Then add water little by little, knead and make slightly stiff dough. Rest the dough for 20 to 30 minutes. Cover with wet towel, so that dough doesn't dry out.
2. Give the dough a few more knead and divide it into 6-8 balls of dough (depend on the size you like) and roll it out with a rolling pin.



3. Brush some butter and sprinkle some spring onions and roll it up like a Swiss roll. Coil it up and set it aside. Finish rolling the rest of the dough.



4. Flatten the paratha again with the rolling pin. Heat up a non stick pan, brush the pan lightly with some oil or butter and pan fried the paratha on both side until golden brown.
5. Serve with your favorite curry.


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39 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

They are very much like Chinese spring onion pancakes...nice idea to eat with curry!

Shereen said...

Okay, I'll make this for our dinner besok...

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

very similar to Chinese pancake, and love the spring onions, great idea to serve with curry, YUMMY!

busygran said...

Great with curry! Like the spring onions in it.

Vibey said...

Ooh... now I'm craving aloo paratha with coriander and cheese, which is bad, because I'm still full from dinner.

MaryMoh said...

These are my favourites...just like the Chinese spring onion pancakes. The only difference is that the Chinese ones use oil instead of butter. I like it with balsamic vinegar.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Made these before and indeed it is really good with curry. Yummy! The spring onion gives it that extra flavor, not your usual prata taste. ;) Love it!

My Little Space said...

Wow, roti paratha! Ayoyo... this is all M'sians favourite! Yours look fantastic. Hope you're enjoying your day.
Cheers, kristy

Lyndsey said...

They look wonderful! I like your photo tutorial, it's very helpful! Thanks!

Katie said...

These look fantatsic. I love paratha's but never tried making my own. Will have to give it a go

Cheah said...

These look so yummy especially with the curry!

ReeseKitchen said...

Very nice Paratha Bread. Spring onions in it, its quite similar with those I tried in Taiwan but not with curry. Another recipe marked..:)

mycookinghut said...

Looks really good, Gert! Makes me drool already!

Charmaine said...

We love these spring onion pancakes. Usually I buy the frozen ones from the Asian store. I am sure your version will taste heaps better. Another one to try. Thanks!

Jeannie said...

Your paratha bread looks perfect! This is going into my getting longer to do list! Thanks for sharing!:D

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Gert, you pakat with Ellie ah? ;) Your prata looks super yummy!

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, you make it look so easy to make. I think this homemade pratha is helthier than the sold at the store.

Ho Ho Ho said...

looks so yummy... temptation dalam bulan puasa...

Elin said...

Gert, this would be great for breakfast...healthy too with spring onions :) Have bookmarked it :)

Swee San said...

eekk.. same with Almost Bourdain.. !! Looks yummy.. must try to make it soon

Klod said...

yummy, i want them!!!! I love your blog..:-)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great, yummy with curry!

ICook4Fun said...

Angie, yes they were pretty similar.

Shereen, glad that you like this.

Sonia, yes there were great with curry.

Busygran, you can add other fillings to this.

Vibey, ha ha..make some tomorrow.

Mary, I never try it with balsamic vinegar.

Bee Bee, have to try out something different. Next time I am going to stuff it with other vegetables.

Kristy, ha ha yea can't get the fresh roti canai from mamak stalls so have to make do with this lor :)

ICook4Fun said...

Lyndsey, hope you make this one day :)

Katie, thank you. Do try this out one day.

Cheah, thank you.

Reese, yes very similar to the taiwan pancake.

Leemei, ha ha..

Charmaine, this is fresh and no preservatives so it is better to make it yourself :)

Jeannie, you are welcome.

ICook4Fun said...

Ju, ha ha yea we post something similar on the same day. Great mind think alike :)

Zue, this is not difficult to make. Try it out.

Ho Ho Ho, yea great for buka puasa or sahur :)

Elin, hope you and hubby like this.

Swee San, yea we post something similar.

Klod, thank you :)

LCOM, thanks.

Kittykat said...

Love ur stuff.I was hoping if u could put up a post on cereal prawns that we get back home.and how to make it??

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Good idea to incorporate butter rather than oil there, which makes this different than traditional Northern Chinese scallion pancakes. I suppose ghee is the real deal, right? But I'm sure yours are just as good!

Ann said...

wow, delicious! You are a great cooker! arggg.. hope i get those yummy food.

Jo said...

Looks absolutely good and I had to pop by after reading from Elin's comment that you made this for breakfast. wished you had passed me some this morning as well. Haha :P

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Great minds think alike! I made the similar scallion pancakes. Yours look really good, especially to eat them with curry!

Christelle said...

I love these!!!
?It's always easier with your explanation. It's another one I won't resist making :))

ICook4Fun said...

Kittykat, I will post it up soon.

Pei-Lin, yes the Chinese scallion pancake use oil or sesame oil.

Ann, thanks.

Jo, oh you can get the fresh roti canai easily in Singapore. I would love to just sit at the mamak and have this for breakfast :)

Ellie, yea. Notice that we make something very similar :)

Christelle, does this reminds you of Malaysia?

Healthy and Homemade said...

SO simple! I'm bookmarking this one for sure, I love that you used scallions in the dough. yummmers.

Healthy and Homemade said...

Okay so just tried this with caramelized onions. To.Die.For!!!

This will become a staple in my household =D

Julie said...

These look just delicious!!

youfei said...

They were cooked to perfection! I guess this is an healthier alternative to ghee huh! I'm surprised at how easy this is!

I must give it a shot sometime soon!!

Thanks for the recipe! =)

Mimi said...

Mmmmmm! Your parathas look so delicious!

Anonymous said...

looks delicious! I'll try to make some too.
Thanks!

aida cy said...

Is it okay if we leave the dough overnight?