Ulte Tawe Ke Parathe are Lucknowi parathas made on an inverted griddle . These parathas are soft and melt in the mouth kinds and pair very well with any kebabs or curry .
Ulta is inverted and Tawa is griddle. The griddle resembles a kadai minus the handle .
I had made the Ulte Tawe ki Roti along with Soya ke Kebab for the Protein Rich Mega Marathon and these rotis were were a total hit with the Kebabs .
Avadhi Cuisine has a number of flatbreads and choosing a flatbread for the theme Flatbreads and More wasn’t a difficult task . In fact I realised that my Ulte Tawe ki Roti was yet to be featured here and decided on it . Muslims cooked rotis and parathas including Rumali Roti over inverted griddles; it was their style of cooking. These inverted griddles give a slight curve to the rotis . While visiting Lucknow one can see these dome shaped griddles all over the city , every nook and corner rotis are made on these tawas. Other than the rotis one can spot lot of Kebabs and massive pots of Biryanis and piles of Sheermals.
While on my trip , I enjoyed eating the typical Lucknowi chats too , UttarPradesh definitely has a lot to offer in terms of food . It is a hub for street food and at the same time Royal Nawabi Cuisine . A visit to this city surely would not be complete without buying some excellent hand crafted chicken kari outfit .
Ulte Tawe ki Roti
500 gms all purpose flour
50 gms ghee
1 tsp sugar
250 ml milk
Salt to taste
Sieve the flour .
Add sugar and salt .
Rub in the ghee with fingertips so as to resemble bread crumbs .
Slowly add milk and bind to a semi soft dough .
Cover and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Remove and make balls from the dough.
Roll into a thin disc of about 6-8” .
Heat a ulta tawa and wipe it with a greased cloth .
Place the roti on the tawa .
Cook till the colour changes .
Flip and cook the other side .
Similarly cook the other rotis .
Apply ghee and serve with Kebabs .
Here are some typical recipes from this state .