Papad ka Paratha is an unique dish sold in Gali Paranthe Wali or Paranthe Wali Gali, a narrow street in Chandi Chowk of Purani Delhi; where different types of Parathas are sold. This paratha is made with Urid dal papad. The papad is fried and crushed and stuffed into a dough and then it rolled out into a disc and deep fried.
I have made this paratha with a twist...
I had some green garlic leaves growing in a pot. I ground the garlic leaves and used it in the stuffing along with the roasted crushed chilli papad and some more fresh garlic. This gives a garlicy flavour to the dish.
For the Suffing
4 roasted Chilli Papad
4 Garlic cloves coarsely ground
3 tbsp Green Garlic leaves paste
1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
1/2 tsp Dried Mango powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1/8 tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Take a mixing bowl , crush the roasted papad. Add rest of the above ingredients and mix it well.
To make the Paratha
Semi hard Dough made with 3 cups of Whole Wheat Flour
Ghee to shallow fry the Paratha
Take a big lemon size portion of the dough. Roll it into a ball. With the help of your fingers and thumb; make a deep hole in the centre. Add 2 tsp of the stuffing in the centre. Close the edges of the dough. Press the dough. Apply little ghee on the dough and roll it out in to a round disc. Heat a skillet. Place the disc on the skillet. Cook the paratha by pressing it. Pour 1 tbsp of ghee and cook it for a minute. Turn the paratha. Add another tbsp of ghee and cook it till golden bubbles appear on both the sides. Remove and serve it hot.