When I saw that Priya has selected Barley as the seed of this month, I was sure I wanted to send an entry to this event. But what was the big question, as I had never used barley in my kitchen before. My MIL watches a program on ayurveda everyday morning. One day, I heard the doctor talk about the goodness of Barley. According to him, powdered Barley mixed with milk and Kalkand is the best health drink for children. At the end of the program he showed how to make these wonderful barley parathas. I immediately tried it making a few changes to his recipe and everybody liked them very much. So here is what I did:
1. Barley flour – 1/2 cup
2. Gram flour – 1/2 cup
3. Wheat flour – 1 cup
4. Ajwain /omam – ½ tsp
5. Jeera – ½ tsp
6. Pepper Powder – ½ tsp
7. Salt to taste
8. Water as required
9. Oil as required
Dry roast the gramflour till a nice aroma comes. Let it cool. Now, in a mixing bowl, add the all the three flours and mix well. Then add all the spices and salt. Mix well. Now slowly add water and knead into smooth Chapathi dough. Keep covered for 20 mins. Divide the dough rounds. Dust the work surface with wheat flour and roll out discs out of the rounds.
Heat a tava, and lay the paratha on it. After a few seconds, flip it over. Apply a tsp of oil after a min or so, flip it again and apply oil on the other side. Cook the parathas till brown spots appear on both sides. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.
Hot and tasty parathas are ready to serve. You can have with a simple tomato curry or just ketchup.
Sending these tasty parathas to Wholesome Wholegrain cooking event by Sanjeetha Guest hosted by Priya
If you do not get barley flour in the market, dry roast the barley for a about a minute or till the barley get hot and then powder it in the mixie.
While cooking the parathas, do not keep on tava for a long time in low flame, try to keep the flame medium else the parathas may turn hard.