Sweet Paratha | Sweet Roti | Sugar Stuffed Flatbread

Recreating my childhood memories with the kids – This Sweet Paratha | Sweet Roti | Sugar Stuffed Flatbread
was my favorite kind of flat bread growing up and now it is my kid’s favorite as well. 

Sweet Paratha | Sweet Roti | Sugar Stuffed Flatbread

 


Memories of different food that we used to love as kids are the best ones. I am a South Indian by birth but was raised in Northern India for majority of my childhood. I have the best memories of food from there and also from my grandparents village as that is where I would spend a good amount of my vacation time. The abundance of milk and milk products were the best thing about both the places.

We always had the luxury of getting fresh milk every day, morning and evening. In fact in Kanpur, our next door neighbor owned the farm and we used to get milk from him right after he milked the cows. The taste of the milk was just awesome and there are no words to describe it. Those milk made the best yogurt and it was one of my favorite. Talking about yogurt, if you are looking forward to making some fresh yogurt at home, take a look at my post which has all the tricks to make the thick, creamy yogurt at home. (even in cold weather).

The Sweet Paratha | Sweet Roti | Sugar Stuffed Flatbread, that I am going to be blogging about works great with a bowl of homemade yogurt. But being the mom I am, I always need some protein and vegetables on the kid’s plate (and mine as well). These days I have been working out quite a bit and I need my protein intake. It was a great pleasure to make the kids the Sweet paratha that I grew up eating. My mom used to make it for me very often. Dinner time was fun with these sweet paratha and I always looked forward.

Sweet Paratha | Sweet Roti | Sugar Stuffed Flatbread

 

I might not be making it as often as my mother did, but would be making these sweet roti’s once in a while for the kids to enjoy. My older son loved it and wanted just these for dinner. I made him eat a couple of the sweet parathas and also made the regular ones for him. I served it with some Okra / Bhendi Subzi and Dali Thoy / Simple dal. This is my first recipe for this week’s BM theme – Sweet Flat breads.

Making these sweet parathas is so simple. Just make the dough for roti/paratha as usual. Roll the dough out, brush it with some fresh ghee and sprinkle the sugar crystals. Fold them into a triangle paratha, roll it out again and pan fry them with some ghee. You can go easy or liberal with the sugar. I used Raw sugar and went moderate with it, maybe abut couple of teaspoons for a paratha. These parathas are not very soft. They would have a crunchy exterior with a softer interior.

Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 10 minutes
Difficulty level – easy

Ingredients to make Sweet Paratha | Sweet Roti | Sugar Stuffed Flatbread – (makes about 4)

  • Whole Wheat flour / Aata – 1 cup
  • Sugar – about 2 tsp per paratha
  • Ghee –  About 2 tbsp or as needed to brush the parathas and to pan fry
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Oil – 1/2 tsp

Sweet Paratha | Sweet Roti | Sugar Stuffed Flatbread

Procedure to make Sweet Paratha | Sweet Roti | Sugar Stuffed Flatbread –

  • In a wide bowl, add the whole wheat flour, salt and 1/2 tsp of oil. Mix them well using your fingers.
  • Add warm water, little by little and make a soft dough. Knead for couple of minutes to make a soft, pliable dough.
  • Cover the dough with a kitchen cloth and let it rest for at least 20 minutes.
  • Heat a tawa / griddle on medium flame.
  • Pinch off the dough to equal size balls. I get about 4 to 6 parathas depending on how big I want to make them.
  • Roll each piece into 4 inch circles, dusting it with flour as you roll.
  • Brush melted ghee over the surface of the rolled dough and sprinkle the sugar. Fold the dough over itself into half and again brush the surface with ghee and then sprinkle more sugar. Fold it over once again to make a triangle and seal the edges with your fingers.
  • Dust the shaped dough with more flour and start rolling it gently.
  • Cook the parathas on the tawa. Brush both sides with ghee and cook them until they are golden brown on both sides.

Sweet Paratha | Sweet Roti | Sugar Stuffed Flatbread

  • Serve warm.

Sweet Paratha | Sweet Roti | Sugar Stuffed Flatbread

Sweet Paratha | Sweet Roti | Sugar Stuffed Flatbread
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Sweet Paratha | Sweet Roti | Sugar Stuffed Flatbread

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • Whole Wheat flour / Aata - 1 cup
  • Sugar - about 2 tsp per paratha
  • Ghee -  About 2 tbsp or as needed to brush the parathas and to pan fry
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Oil - 1/2 tsp

Instructions

  1. In a wide bowl, add the whole wheat flour, salt and 1/2 tsp of oil. Mix them well using your fingers.
  2. Add warm water, little by little and make a soft dough. Knead for couple of minutes to make a soft, pliable dough.
  3. Cover the dough with a kitchen cloth and let it rest for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Heat a tawa / griddle on medium flame.
  5. Pinch off the dough to equal size balls. I get about 4 to 6 parathas depending on how big I want to make them.
  6. Roll each piece into 4 inch circles, dusting it with flour as you roll.
  7. Brush melted ghee over the surface of the rolled dough and sprinkle the sugar. Fold the dough over itself into half and again brush the surface with ghee and then sprinkle more sugar. Fold it over once again to make a triangle and seal the edges with your fingers.
  8. Dust the shaped dough with more flour and start rolling it gently.
  9. Cook the parathas on the tawa. Brush both sides with ghee and cook them until they are golden brown on both sides.
  10. Serve warm.

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13 thoughts on “Sweet Paratha | Sweet Roti | Sugar Stuffed Flatbread

  1. So interesting to read about your childhood Sandhya. I know how it must have felt to have your kids enjoy the same food as you did..that reminds me of so many that we no longer make and my kids don’t even know..I must venture to make those again..

  2. Those are sweet memories. Enjoyed reading your memories. My grandma also use to make these for us. In fact when saw the themes for this month, this was the flatbread that came to mind when I read flatbreads. However, I didn’t pick this theme. Sweet paratha looks perfect.

  3. What a sweet memories na, even my grandma makes this sugar roti especially for me, and i love to enjoy them when simmered in ghee. Missing all those days now. And love that platter Sandhya.

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