Introduction: Teenkona Parotta : the Bengali Layered Flatbread

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Step 1: Take the Flour in a Deep Bottomed Bowl. Add the Salt to It and Mix Well.

Picture of Take the Flour in a Deep Bottomed Bowl. Add the Salt to It and Mix Well.

Step 2: Now Make a Well in the Middle and Add 1 Cup of Water.

Picture of Now Make a Well in the Middle and Add 1 Cup of Water.

Step 3: Now Start Mixing the Flour With Water. Add More Water, Little by Little and Start Kneading the Dough.

Picture of Now Start Mixing the Flour With Water. Add More Water, Little by Little and Start Kneading the Dough.

Step 4: When the Dough Looks Homogenous (like in the Picture) It Needs No More Water.

Picture of When the Dough Looks Homogenous (like in the Picture) It Needs No More Water.

Step 5: Now Add 3 Teaspoons of Oil.

Picture of Now Add 3 Teaspoons of Oil.

Step 6: Knead the Dough Nicely. This Step Is Important, Because the Better the Dough Is Kneaded, the Softer Will Be the Flatbreads.

Picture of Knead the Dough Nicely. This Step Is Important, Because the Better the Dough Is Kneaded, the Softer Will Be the Flatbreads.

Step 7: Now Rest the Dough for 45 Minutes. This Will Help the Gluten in the Flour Form Long Protein Chains and Bind the Dough Nicely.

Picture of Now Rest the Dough for 45 Minutes. This Will Help the Gluten in the Flour Form Long Protein Chains and Bind the Dough Nicely.

Step 8: Knead the Dough Again Nicely.

Picture of Knead the Dough Again Nicely.

Step 9: Divide the Dough Into Two Tubular Parts.

Picture of Divide the Dough Into Two Tubular Parts.

Step 10: Then Divide Each Tubular Part Into Small Balls.

Picture of Then Divide Each Tubular Part Into Small Balls.

Step 11: Coat Each Ball Nicely With Oil.

Picture of Coat Each Ball Nicely With Oil.

Step 12: Roll It in a Circular Shape With the Help of a Rolling Pin.

Picture of Roll It in a Circular Shape With the Help of a Rolling Pin.

Step 13: Fold It in Half and Then in a Quarter.

Picture of Fold It in Half and Then in a Quarter.

Step 14: Lightly Roll the Layered Triangular Piece Into a Larger Triangle.

Picture of Lightly Roll the Layered Triangular Piece Into a Larger Triangle.

Step 15: Then Place It in a Hot Non-stick Pan and Dry Roast It for 1 Minute.

Picture of Then Place It in a Hot Non-stick Pan and Dry Roast It for 1 Minute.

Step 16: Then Sprinkle It With 1 Teaspoon of Oil From All the Sides. As the Color Changes to Yellow Ochre Change the Side.

Picture of Then Sprinkle It With 1 Teaspoon of Oil From All the Sides. As the Color Changes to Yellow Ochre Change the Side.

Step 17: Press It Lightly.

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Step 18: Turn the Sides Again and Keep for 30 Seconds.

Picture of Turn the Sides Again and Keep for 30 Seconds.

Step 19: Remove It and Serve Hot.

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_Hot_Rod_ (author)2017-02-11

Thank you so much for sharing. :-)

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