A fried up plain flour Indian flatbread filled with egg and minced meat! Its all about the taste and forgetting about calories!
From The Streets of ‘The City If Joy’
Kolkata, erstwhile Calcutta as named by the British is considered one of the cultural capitals of India. It is also very lovingly called the ‘City of Joy’, a city which thrives on the soul of people than the materialistic gains!
There is also a film made on Kolkata by the same name starring Patrick Swayze which shows the life struggle of a poor village man who comes to the city for a better life!
The city is where Mother Teresa hailed from and the popular Sister’s of Charity was set up by her. I used to be a visiting volunteer to the homes for dying destitute, the homeless and the mentally challenged women while at university.
It was an eye opening experience for me which made me realise how privileged and lucky I am to have a life that I have. There are few things that money cant buy, and that’s where compassion for others and gratefulness arises from.
The city has many facets to it, sprawling talent from literary geniuses from the field of art, music, drama to the modern lifestyle of a mall culture!
Food of course forms the integral part of any region and Kolkata is no different!
Kolkata houses people from all over India and so the cuisine reflects this diversity. Street food is extremely popular regardless of the strata of society you come from. Kolkata has its own collection of favorites, Kati rolls, Vegetable chops, Jhaal muri (spicy puffed rice) and many others as it will perhaps take an entire post to list them!
What Is Mughlai Parantha?
This particular recipe called Mughlai Paratha is the city’s own invention. Its a plain flour flat fried bread stuffed with beaten eggs. You can add any kind of stuffing to it such as chicken, minced meat, cottage cheese or just cheese and make it your own.
It’s a kind of dish that can be had any time of the day either for breakfast, lunch or dinner and is also good for lunch boxes. Ideally served with a potato curry this is a meal which bongs all over the world (including me) forget about counting calories and simply dig in !!
Mughlai Parantha Recipe
|For the Dough|
|Plain Flour - 2 cups|
|Oil - 4 tbsp|
|Salt - 1/2 tsp|
|Water for kneading|
|For the filling|
|Egg, Beaten - 4|
|Shredded Chicken (You can also use any leftover meat) - 1 cup|
|Ginger Juice or Ginger paste - 2 tsp|
|Salt to taste|
|Oil for deep frying|