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Cheeni Parantha(Sugar Filled Flatbreads)

Cheeni Parantha(Sugar Filled Flatbreads)

Cheeni(meaning Sugar in Hindi) Parantha was a favorite of us when we were children and was a favorite demand when we came from school.These days when people harp on “fitness”,”health foods” and “nutrition”,I believe there is no harm in letting your child taste these fantasies as they would be bereft of these foods if they are constantly made to diet.

So here goes the recipe…

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The Parantha with the syrup oozing out!

Preparation Time – 30 minutes

Makes – 2-3 Paranthas

INGREDIENTS

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour(Atta)

Water as required

2-3 tsp granulated/powdered sugar

2-3 tsp Refined Oil/Ghee (1 tsp per Parantha)

METHOD

Knead the flour into a soft dough using water as required.Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.

Make 2-3 big balls of the dough.Shape them into “cups” and fill 1 tsp Sugar into each “cup”.Seal them from the top ensuring that the sugar does not come to the sealed part.

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Encasing the Sugar inside the “cups”

With the help of more flour,roll into Paranthas or flatbreads.Make sure to put very little pressure on the balls as they will split and sugar will come out.

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Rolling the Paranthas

Heat a Tava/Griddle and place a Parantha on it.Let one side cook dry and flip it over.Drizzle 1/2 tsp oil/ghee on either side and let it cook on medium-low heat till the sugar melts and forms a syrup inside the Parantha.

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Cooking the Parantha

Cook both sides the same way.

Remove on a plate and serve with sweet yogurt or Mango Pickle.The sweet and spice of the Pickle make a wonderful combination!

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The Parantha served



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