Parathas

Whilst I’m trying to keep my carb intake low, there are just some meals that can’t do without bread. For me, that particularly means curry. In fact I’d almost rather have bread than rice, or even chicken if the bread is good enough. Indian breads are especially amazing, as they somehow have the ability to be both quick and easy to make and yet ridiculously delicious. These ones won’t break your diet too much, as they are relatively small (ish) and contain wholemeal flour and olive oil. 

  
To make 2, you will need:

75g plain flour

75g wholemeal flour

Pinch salt 

1/2 tsp olive oil 

100ml milk 

  
1. Weigh out the flour and add the salt. Mix together and add the oil and milk.

   
2. Mix in and knead into a ball. Continue kneading for a couple of minutes. 

  
3. Wrap in cling film and set aside for 20 minutes.

  
4. Once rested, cut in half and roll out each half on a floured board. You want to achieve a rectangle about the size of a sheet of printer paper, a few mms thick.

  
5. Lightly oil then roll into a log.

 
6. Roll the log up into a spiral.

  
7. Roll the spiral into a round, about half a centimetre thick. 

  
8. Heat a drop of oil in a frying pan until screaming hot then turn down to medium. Lay the bread in the pan and cook on each side for 3 minutes or so, until the outsides take on a charred colour and you can see the inside bubbling through the surface (this sounds weird but you’ll see it!).

  

9. Remove from the pan and enjoy!

  
 The inside should be soft but flaky. 

  

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