It is very important for us to eat clean which involves not only choosing the right foods to eat but also avoiding the ones failing to meet a Good Hygiene Practice. the idea is more about being mindful of the food’s pathway between its origin and your plate.
There are agencies that inspect bakeries in the neighborhoods to ascertain the environmental status of their facilities. Any bakery that violates the directive will face outright closure or withdrawal of approval. To express concern with the poor hygienic conditions in which some bakeries might be operating is to have a little close look at the following picture:
(Picture: found this inside the pack of breads bought from the bakery a couple of weeks ago)
The worry and concerns about whether they might be baking clean drove me to buying myself raw ingredientes from the supermarket and bake it on my own for every morning breakfast.
Here i am sharing a healthy and easy breasy plain paratha recipe that can go great as a breakfast or in lunch box depending on your choice. It can be served with a glass of milk or a cup of hot tea or a well cooked vegetable sauce. I have been using this simple recipe since few weeks but a mashed potato or grathed pumpkin goes very well too, just in case you like your breakfasf to be a little heavier.
There is also a fried Chapati which is an important traditional south Asian breakfast which the weight watchers have to excuse me for it. The lean people are welcome to serve with flavor in the beginning of their mornings. Both of them can be made from wheat flour, white or mixed, whichever way you prefer it. You can make a triangle or a round shaped parathas depending on your choice. And once you know the make of basic one, you can make more interesting forms by filling it with your favorite ways of stuffings that you can add them ingridients to the dough while you knead ending up with very delicious versions of paratha for yourself.
This is a recipe for a plain/simple paratha.
2 cups of wholewheat or white flour.
1 cup of water
1 table spoon oil
Salte enough to the taste
Yeast if you want to
With the amount of required flour in a bowl, pour warm water and add salt and then mix them well together.
Use hand or food processor to knead the dough. Add the amount of required oil while kneading.
Divide the dough into small equal sized balls and set them aside.
Sprinkle flour on a clean working surface and put the dough on it.
Get a roller and flatten up the ball to a round circled form as shown in the pictures:
Get a skillet or a frying pan over medium heat before you lie the flattened dough in it. Don’t let the flames in high level but leave it in the medium level so that it doesn’t burn your paratha.
Be observant and keep checking on the sides to prevent from burning. And wait until the one side is browned and cooks through. Then turn the otherside with the same method.
Here is your plain Paratha. Rememeber that you can make the other kinds mentioned above through the practical forms in practice and enjoy yourself a good breakfast.