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Authentic Recipe of Parotta. Crispy Indian Traditional Multi-Layered Flatbread from Kerala.

Crispy Parotta goes well with every Indian curry. Make perfect Indian traditional Multi-Layered Flatbread at home. Click here to read the full recipe.

Things to know about Parotta Recipe

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You also call it the Indian Traditional Multi-Layered Flatbread from Kerala – Parotta. It is crispy, delicious, and looks beautiful on the plate.

Also known as Malabar Paratha, it is an authentic South Indian dish made from whole wheat flour. It is a layered flatbread, widely popular in Indian states, and tastes delicious with coconut-based vegetable kurma or curry-based dishes.

The preparation involves layering the dough, rolling it, and roasting it on a pan. As it cooks, the layers of the dish separate and give it a beautiful, golden brown flaky texture. You can also enjoy the crispy and flaky bread as a snack with tea and pickle.

Crispy Indian Traditional Multi Layered Flatbread from Kerala. Authentic Recipe of Parotta.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: പൊറോട്ട
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Pan)


Servings 7 Pieces
Calories / Serving 310 kcal


  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour – Plain Flour
  • 1 tbsp White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Clarified Butter
  • Water For kneading
  • ¼ cup Oil For soaking and roasting
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  • In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, and clarified butter.
  • Mix it well until the flour turns moist and holds shape. Then add water and start kneading the dough. Make a soft and smooth dough.
  • Now add oil to the dough, cover the dough and set it aside to rest for one hour.
  • After one hour, punch the dough and knead again until it absorbs all the oil.
  • Take a medium-sized ball out of the dough and place it in a bowl. Add oil and soak the dough again for 1 hour.
  • Now, take the ball and place it on the rolling board. Start rolling it gently and spread it as thin as you can.
  • Once you have rolled it thin, cut strips out of it using a sharp knife. Bring all the strips together and roll them into a spiral. Make sure that all the strips are whole.
  • Roll the dough again into a thick layer and place it on a  greased hot pan. Roast it on a medium flame to cook one side well.
  • Then flip it over and apply 1/2 teaspoon of oil. Cook it nicely till both sides turn golden brown.
  • Take the Parotta and crush it gently so that its layers separate.
  • Serve your Indian Traditional Multi-Layered Flatbread from Kerala – Parotta with hot spicy curry and pickle.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 333mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gCalcium: 8mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Indian Traditional Multi-Layered Flatbread, Parotta Recipe, പൊറോട്ട
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Cooking tip for making Parotta

  • You can also use oil instead of clarified butter before kneading the dough.
  • This recipe requires 2 hours and 15 minutes of preparation, whereas the cooking time is 30 minutes.
  • When you take the Parotta off the flame, crush it gently. It separates all the layers and grants a flaky texture to the flatbread.
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What to serve with Parotta?

You can serve it hot with coconut-based Kurma or any other Indian Curry Based dish. Parotta also tastes good with pickles and tea.

Variations of Parotta

The preparation involves all-purpose flour. Another variation of Parotta is the Lachha Paratha, a North-Indian traditional dish from Punjab. Its recipe has wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour.

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