Indian Egg Recipes: Egg Paratha

Posted on 7th April 2015

  • Split your dough into four separate balls
  • Dip the balls in dry flour and make an oval shape
  • Spread a little bit of oil and sprinkle some dry flour over the oval shape dough
  • Squeeze the dough from the centre and put one pat on top of each other
  • Dip it in the dry flour and roll it into a disc
  • Heat a pan at medium heat and cook the paratha both sides using a little oil
  • The parathas will split into two layers, open on layer and put the egg mixture in
  • Cover it again with the layer of paratha
  • Cover the paratha with a pan lid and cook for 1-2 minutes from both sides
  • Gently press with a spatula from both sides to make sure the paratha is cooked from the inside
  • Serve the egg paratha with pickle, chutney and salad

Preparing the parathas:

Instructions

Making the dough:

  • Mix together all the dry ingredients for the dough
  • Add some water and knead into a smooth and pliable dough
  • Add more water if the dough is dry or stiff
  • Cover with a damp cloth and keep to one side for about 15 minutes

Making the egg mixture:

  • Break the eggs in a bowl
  • Add all the chopped onions, chilies, ginger, cilantro, celery, spice powders and salt to the eggs as well
  • Whisk the mixture well
  • 2-4 eggs (1 egg per paratha)
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 or 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro/coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp chopped celery (optional)
  • ½ inch of ginger, finely chopped
  • ¼ to ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • Salt as required
  • Oil, butter or ghee as required for frying the parathas

For the egg mixture:

  • 2 cups(500 ml) wheat flour
  • ¾ to 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 2 tsp ghee or oil
  • Salt as required

Egg Paratha

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serves: 2-4 people

Ingredients

For the dough:

Over the next few weeks we will be sharing our favourite egg recipes with you, giving you the opportunity to try some of them at home. For this week's Indian egg recipe we have the legendary Egg Paratha (also known as Baida Roti), one of India's favourite breakfasts.

Seeing as it's still the Easter holiday for some lucky people, we thought we would continue the Easter theme and bring to you some egg-cellent egg recipes. Eggs are one of the most versatile foods in the culinary world; there are so many egg recipes to discover. If you've only been using eggs for your favourite sponge cake or omelette, then you should try our favourite Indian egg recipes. There is no specific time of the day that eggs can be eaten, whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner; they can be enjoyed all day long. From boiled eggs to egg rolls, there is an egg dish for everyone and in Indian food; eggs are used in some of the most popular dishes.

This is a delicious breakfast for the whole family, so why not try it out and send us an image via Facebook. If you are seeking some fine Indian cuisine within West London then come and pay Chakra a visit!

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