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Since starting to eat regularly at Mrs Bari's Golden Temple, I have become rather addicted to her paratha, one reason being that her rice portions are just so huge that I cannot manage one whereas I can manage two paratha quite easily !  Anyhow, I decided to try to replicate them, and it soon became clear that what she makes are Kerala paratha (i.e., formed into a spiral and then rolled out again).  I had several goes at replicating these, with varying degrees of success, but when we were in Plymouth a few days ago my wife pointed out the very large number of different brands and varieties of frozen paratha, and I decided to try a pack.  Those I chose were Mazedar plain paratha, at £2-99 for 20.  It very soon became clear that these were/are far better than anything I had managed to create, and definitely on a par with Mrs Bari's, even if they are not strictly Kerala in style.  I have eaten two already today, just with mixed pickles, and they are absolutely delicious -- at less than 15p each, it makes no sense wasting time trying to create my own.

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Re: Mazedar plain paratha, or when DIY just doesn't make sense ...
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 06:25 PM »
How are you cooking them? They're far from perfect, but not bad for snacks. My prefered brand.


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Re: Mazedar plain paratha, or when DIY just doesn't make sense ...
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 07:19 PM »
In a little ghee, in either a non-stick (ceramic) or stainless steel copper-bottom frying pan (24cm).  Enough ghee to stop them sticking when first inserted, no extra ghee after turning, then surplus ghee poured back into the tin while the second side cooks.

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Re: Mazedar plain paratha, or when DIY just doesn't make sense ...
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 08:02 PM »
Try putting a lid on the pan while cooking, they'll puff up more that way.

If you're ever in Paris have a visit to one of the spit and sawdust places near gare du nord, best parathas outside of Sri Lanka. All hand made in spirals. I've tried and never goy anywhere close.

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Re: Mazedar plain paratha, or when DIY just doesn't make sense ...
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 09:24 PM »
If you're ever in Paris have a visit to one of the spit and sawdust places near gare du nord, best parathas outside of Sri Lanka. All hand made in spirals. I've tried and never got anywhere close.

I have to confess that my first visit to Gare du Nord rather put me off -- Arabic toilets and over-enthusiastic ladies of the night ![1]  But I will certainly look for street parathas if ever I go that way again ...

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[1] Or maybe that was the Gare Saint-Lazare -- rue d'Amsterdam, which is where I was accosted by the ladies of the night, appears to be much closer to the GS-L than the GdN. ...
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