Mar 8, 2011

Malabar Paratha Recipe / Kerala Parotta Recipe / How to Make Malabar Parotta

Paratha is usually called as parota over here.Here in Nagercoil there are so many parota shop,They usually serve parota  with a lovely salna,it will be so nice to have  on a rainy day.The Parata they make is entirely different there are so many methods in doing that,they will just throw the dough in air to make it thin but it doesn’t work for me.But this recipe is so simple and the parota even turns out so flaky and so soft.So every one can try it.

I served it with Vegetable Korma(For recipe Check this Link ) but you could serve it with Chicken gravy  or Salna .I had even given Step by step instructions so it will be so helpful to you.

So Just make it over this weekend and please let me know how it turned out.

Preparation Time : 30 mins
Resting Time : 4 Hours
Cooking Time : 45 sec to 1 min per paratha
Serves : 4 to 5


For Dough:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - ½ kg / 500 grams
Warm milk-300 ml
Oil - 2 tblspn + more for frying paratha
Sugar-1 tblspn
Salt to taste

For Making Paste:
Oil - 1/2 cup
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1/2 cup


Mix every ingredients in a mixing Bowl and form a dough,cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 4 hours.

In a bowl add around ½ cup of maida and pour in some oil and make it into a smooth paste and set aside.

Divide the Dough in to equal portions.

Take a dough ball and spread it into a thin chappati,Add in a tblspn of maida oil over the chappati and spread it evenly.Now with a sharp knife cut strips on the chappati,pull all the strips together and curl it into a round,Apply some oil on the dough ball and set aside on a oiled plate(See picture).Make every dough ball the same way.After that cover the plate with some damp cloth and set it aside for about 1 hour.

After 1 hour take the dough and make it to a slightly thicker Parata.

Heat a tawa on high heat and place the parata over the pan and cook the parata on both sides by applying oil till it is golden brown.

Make some 5 parata the same way,then stack them together and crush them with your both hands vigorously till the flakes separates.

Put them in a Hot case and repeat the process until everything is done.

Serve them hot with your favorite curry.

Ur ingredients
Make dough by mixing flour, salt, sugar, milk and oil.

cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest
Take flour and oil in a bowl
make it into a paste
now take the rested dough out

divide into equal balls

Take one ball and spread it thinly

spread the flour oil in this
spread it evely

cut into thin strips

take it together...

start rolling


Perfectly rolled
apply some oil over this

all done...

cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest

take one out

spread into thick roti

put it in a hot tawa

cook on both sides

take it out

start crushing
all flaky
All Done



Karen Xavier said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this, the whole presentation... will try it out pretty soon. I've never found a good paratha recipe before, this looks easy and really flaky.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Is there a way to make these parathas without milk, using curd or water or butter instead?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes...You could use Curd+Water and knead the dough and follow the same procedure...Give the dough a resting time of 1-2 hours.It will probably give you the same result.I haven't tried this...Hope you try and tell me how it turned out...

Viswini said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi.. tried this.. Came out soooo good.. Thanks for the recipe..

nivedita said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, bookmarking it to make it soon.
detailed photos makes easy to follow the recipe.

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...very detailed recipe...looks so fluffy n layered...want to give a try soon...thanx for sharing...

Bindhu said... Best Blogger Tips

Tried this one and my folks just loved it.Btw..nice blog,keep going.

soujanya said... Best Blogger Tips

Vowww!!!real flaky...very detailed presentation.....thanq...
i tried twice but i failed so stopped will try again..

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi love this paratha love the technique used here...lovely...will try this soon and post it linking it back to u...let me know if it's ok with u...

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

hi to all yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.comers this is my first post and thought i would say a big hello to yous -
regards speak again soon
g moore

Hemavathi Murari said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb parothas. but it takes time.

Hema's Adugemane

Preethi Sriram said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy dish dear... sure will give a try :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

@Karen Xavier
I am definaletly going to try it. But i will us whole wheat flour. hope it will be as flaky as Maida .

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

hey dear ur blog is wonderful and you have explained each recipe very well..thanks a lot dear...God Bless!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

hey dear ur blog is wonderful and you have explained each recipe very well..thanks a lot dear...God Bless!!

nisha said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi dear
I just tried this recipe. It came really well. Thank you so much. My husband really likes. It

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

How did u get this paratha by doing it with whole wheat?

Rayyan said... Best Blogger Tips

hey dear u really doing a great job!! especially the detail photographs makes r life easy in the kitchen...thanks a ton!!

Rayyan said... Best Blogger Tips

hey dear u doing a really great job!! especially the detail photographs step by step..u make r life easy in the kitchen..thanks a ton!!!

Vanita A said... Best Blogger Tips

Good morning Aarthi. As I said the photographs makes things much easier. thks for the Post. Will try this out.

Suchi Sm said... Best Blogger Tips

fantastic work aarthi..... u make all the tough recipes to feel easy......

remya sean said... Best Blogger Tips

I trieed to make soft kerala parotta several times.But all the times it end up with a disaster..

Sure I will try ur version soon..n let u know the result

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried this with wheat flour n came out nice...thankyou Aarthi...����

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice recipe.. Thanks for sharing.. Will try it out soon..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Gr8....u r amazing.....

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy will surely try it very soon by the way tried the suji lados and they were a hit thanks alot

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried this.....lushhhhh result yummyy.u r suprrb

deepak Raj said... Best Blogger Tips

I did this parota and kurma, it came out very well..

Deepthi Rain said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarti, ur recipe is awesome.. I tried it at home. It came out amazing. I have clicked the snaps also.. But couldn't upload to show u

Hemapriya Natesan said... Best Blogger Tips

Hai, Is there anyway to.Store the dough to do it later, I have 2 small kids, and it is difficult to do the procedure evrrytime

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Hemapriya NatesanYou can store this in a air tight container in fridge and use it whenever you need. It will keep well for 2 to 3 days

Praveena Dewars said... Best Blogger Tips

This recipe looks great, but I'm a beginner so of course it did not turn out as well as yours. I could use some tips, i replaced maida with all purpose flour and the dough came out very elastic, so it was hard to roll out. I managed with a great deal of effort to roll it out paper thin and everything looked fine till I tried rolling the balls into parathas. They were very Rubbery and wouldn't hold shape so they wound up thick, hard and uncooked inside. Just wondering if this is because I used all purpose flour instead of maida or if there could be another reason?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Praveena DewarsI think it is because you have kneaded to dough really hard i hope. You have to make it soft and smooth and allow it to rest for 4 hours. if you do this, you will get a soft paratha

Deepu said... Best Blogger Tips

haiiii arthi......

first of all congrats for ur recipes..... all the recipes was amazing.. yesterday i tried one of ur recipe ... ya that is parotaa..... i correctly follow all your steps.... finally the out put whahooooooooo !!!!!!!!! it was fantastically came out,..... ssssss i done the parotaa.....

the taste was yummyyyyy and it luks lik i was eat in hotel....

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hai Aarthi. unka paratto
making parthawey seinum pola iruku.
I will try. Ur baby is so sweet.
I like name Maha. so cute.

Me said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Aarthi, I tried dis recipe today n parantha came out super flaky n mom dad wr amazed by my cooking..I had dis parantha for d 1st tym wen I ws in dubai..wondering of its recipe bt thnks to u I found wat I wanted..

Thahira Tasneem said... Best Blogger Tips

I am an ardent follower of your blog.Thank you, for posting such wonderful and easy to follow recipes.My family enjoys every dish i make from your blog.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

U make all tough recipes sound so easy.....ur pictorial illustration makes it very tempting to try.....u r too cool....keep it up....and enlighten us with more of such recipes.
God Bless you


Archana Kathirvel said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aathi....
Am Recent follower of ur blog...every girl who s new to cooking can be presented with ur blog that all will become masters in cooking.....hats off to u....keep up the good work....

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

wowwwww...mouth watering i love the way you prepared n clicked pics to help others to cook without confusion suppeerrrbbbb thanq