Paratha are commonly savoury but I relish my sweet twisted to the parathas. Here is my recipe for Sweet paratha with a coconut stuffing cooked with sugar and milk. Have it simply with a cup of tea or coffee. If you have guests coming then serve with a bowl of fresh cream!
Preparation Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 6-8 persons
Whole wheat flour /atta : 2 and 1/2 cups
Clarified butter / ghee : 2 tablespoons
Salt / Namak / Nimokh : a pinch
Coconut / Nariyal / Narikol : 1 small, grated
Sugar / Cheni : 1 cup
Milk / Dudh / Gakhir : 1/2 cup
Cardamom/ Elaichi powder : 1/2 teaspoon
Refined oil / Ghee : 1/2 cup
In a bowl, add the flour and salt and mix well. Add 3 tablespoons ghee and combine well to get a crumble. Make smooth and firm dough by adding lukewarm water and knead it well. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes meanwhile prepare for the coconut stuffing.
Heat a pan or kadhai. Add the grated coconut, cardamom powder and sugar. Sauté constantly on medium flame until the mixture gets sticky. Add the milk. Mix well and cook till the milk evaporates completely. Turn off the flame and keep aside. This is the filling for your parathas.
For making the paratha’s, take a small dough, make round balls and roll it into a small circle like chapatti / roti. Spread a bit of ghee/Refined oil on the surface of the chapatti and place a little coconut mixture on the surface of the chapatti and stuff by gathering all the edges of the chapatti, folding and making a round ball and flattening it. Now, roll it with a rolling pin like a chapati. Heat a tawa and on medium heat make a paratha while adding a little Refined oil/ ghee to both the sides. Cook both the sides till golden brown.
Similarly make the other paratha’s and serve warm with fresh cream.