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Hundred layer parathas

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Felila

Hundred layer parathas

I spent way too much time the night before Thanksgiving making a stack of parathas to take to a potluck. Roll out chapati dough, brush with ghee, fold in half, brush with ghee, fold, crimp. roll out further. Later I discovered that after my parathas had been sitting for a while, I could stretch them further with my hand.


Still, I thought they were too doughy, not flaky enough.


So I did what I've been doing more and more these days: went on YouTube to look for a recipe. When it comes to cooking, video teaches better than words.


I found this little video of Burmese street vendors making hundred layer parathas.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD6XDD1lB8E


I'd have to practice for months before I could whap out a paratha that easily.