Monday 14 November 2016

Mughlai Paratha | Stuffed with minced Beef

Today I'm sharing with you guys this tasty Mughlai Paratha. Mughlai paratha is a popular street food in Kolkata, India and Bangladesh which is a dip fried stuffed bread.

For this recipe I skipped the dip fry and opted for a shallow fry. I did this just because I didn't want it to became too unhealthy nor too greasy.

If you want to transform this recipe into a super healthier one you can definitely reduce and substitute the sunflower oil (which I've used for this recipe) with coconut oil. And instead of frying them you can bake them in the oven! Wow right! Now you can eat as much as you like and not feel guilty about it!

This mughlai paratha is made of a soft and yet flaky and crispy bread which is stuffed with keema (minced meat), egg and chopped onions.

There're many different kind of stuffing, you can stuff it with minced meat, egg, mixed vegetable or potato curry.

For the dough I've used very basic ingredients all purpose flour, oil and water. Again if you want this recipe to be extra healthy you can substitute the all purpose flour with wheat flour.

This paratha is soo delicious and super tasty you wont regret making it. It's perfect for treating someone you love! 

So, I let's jump to the recipe!
Mughlai Paratha Recipe


For the dough:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • a pinch of baking powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3/4 cup of water (if needed add up to 1-2 tbsp more)

For meat stuffing:
  • 250 g minced beef
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 inch long ginger, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • a couple tbsp of water if needed
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

Other/for garnish:
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3-4 tbsp onion, chopped


Prepare the dough:
  1. In a bowl add flour, salt, baking powder. Mix well.
  2. Then add oil mix and with fingers rub the oil with the flour. Until it resembles bread crumbs.
  3. The gradually and slowly add water and knead into a very soft and stretchy dough.
  4. Once nicely knead grease the bowl and the dough with a bit of oil. 
  5. Then cover the dough with a damp cloth for 25-30 minutes.

Prepare the beef stuffing:
  1. In a frying pan over medium-high heat add oil.
  2. The add onions and fry for 1-2 minutes just until it becomes soft.
  3. Then add minced beef and fry for  2-3 minutes or until it turns into a brown color.
  4. After that add cumin, turmeric, garam masala, salt and red chili. Stir and fry for 5-7 minutes on high heat.
  5. If the meat is too dry add a few tbsp of water to give some moist.
  6. Then turn the heat to low and cover with lid. Cook meat for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  7. Remove lid and turn heat to high now add coriander leaver and give a last stir.
  8. Turn off heat and remove from pan and transfer in a bowl to cool.

Prepare mughlai paratha:
  1. Pull the dough and cut into 4 equal size.
  2. Take each piece of dough and roll into a small ball.
  3. Working one ball at a time pinch the edges of the ball with fingers and roll it out with a rolling pin making a square shape.
  4. Roll it as thin as possible but not too thin that it will break.
  5. Spread the rolled dough with 1-2 tbsp of beaten egg living the edges clean.
  6. Then in the center add 2-3 tbsp of beef stuffing.
  7. Close the paratha (watch my video down below to understand)
  8. In a frying pan add a little bit of oil and fry the paratha, flip the paratha every few minutes to cook both sides. Fry the paratha on medium heat until golden brown.
  9. Serve with mint chutney or tomato ketchup!
  10. Enjoy!


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