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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bengali Layer Porota / Bengali Dhakai Paratha / Fried Layered Parota / Layered Flaky Fried Bread

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Bengali Layered Porota
Yields:7 porotas
Ingredients for the dough
All purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
Oil - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Water as needed ( less than 1/2 cup)
Other Ingredients
Maida for dusting
Oil for spreading & deep frying
Method
images of Bengali Layer Porota / Bengali Dhakai Paratha / Fried Layered Parota / Layered Flaky Fried Bread
Layered Porota
Take a mixing bowl add maida,salt & oil,mix it till it resembles like bread crumbs.
Pour water little by little till you form a soft dough.
Cover the dough & rest it for 10 minutes.Divide the dough into 6 or 7 equal size balls.

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Layered Porota
Take a ball and roll it out into a thin disc.Apply some oil evenly then sprinkle some flour on top.
Fold the disc into half again apply some oil and dust it with flour.
Start rolling the dough from one corner to the other end.Twist and press it like a coil (see picture).
Prepare all the ball the same way,cover it with a cloth & rest it for 10 minutes.
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Layered Porota
Now take each coil & roll it out into a semi thick circle.
Heat oil in a pan when hot slowly slide into the hot oil,deep fry the porota both sides till brown.
Remove it on a kitchen tissue for excess oil to get absorbed.
Serve it with kurma or any gravy you like.

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