Zafrani Khoye ka Paratha is a sweet paratha made with khoya , nuts and saffron. It is a paratha which is dunked in saffron syrup , the juicy paratha can be served as a dessert .
Today is the last day of Flatbreads and More and I am ending it with a sweet note . While making my list for the theme ,Zafrani Khoye ka Paratha was the first one to be put on the list . Zafran is a Urdu word for saffron , it is a rich aromatic spice used in cooking . It has a wonderful aroma and a beautiful colour .
I remember mom making sweet parathas for my eldest brother . He was very fond of these , so she would make Barfi parathas , Mawa Parathas and Khoya Parathas . I decided to make khoya parathas but gave a slight twist to the original recipe . I made a stuffing of the unsweetened khoya , nuts , saffron and cardamoms . For crust I used all purpose flour .
The zafrani Khoye ka Paratha is rolled into a disc and the stuffing is placed on one side . The top is brought down to seal the paratha, thus making it a half moon . After the paratha is roasted in ghee it is dunked into a saffron flavored sugar syrup for a minute or two . The end result is a delicious , juicy, rich paratha which is garnished with rose petals.
Zafrani Khoye ka Paratha
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp milk
Water to bind the dough
150 gms Khoye
1/4 cup almonds pistachios , finely chopped
1 tsp cardamom powder
Few strands saffron
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Few strands saffron
Sieve the flour and rub in the cream.
Bind the dough with water to a semi soft dough .
Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes .
Crumble the fresh khoya .
Add the powdered sugar , chopped nuts , cardamom and saffron .
Mix with light hands .
Mix water and sugar and boil to one thread consistency .
Add saffron and keep aside .
Making the Khoye ke Parathe
Pinch out lemon sized balls .
Roll each ball to a 6-8” disc.
Place one disc on your counter and spread the prepared stuffing on one side of the disc .
Leave 1/4” on the edges .
Brush the edges with water .
Now bring the top side of the disc over the stuffing forming a semi circle and seal the paratha .
Brush the paratha with ghee and roast both sides lightly .
Once the paratha is cooked immerse in saffron syrup for a minute .
Serve hot garnished with more saffron and rose petals .
Zafrani Khoye ka Paratha is the last paratha in the Flatbreads and More series , I hope you enjoyed all the breads I posted this month. Even though we make Flatbreads everyday at home but planning a A – Z is challenging , but definitely interesting . My sincere thanks to Valli for choosing this theme , which happens to be her favourite one .A big word of thanks to my viewers for all the likes and comments.
After this marathon , I shall take a short break and perhaps join you all in the coming year. But do come back to check the recap of this series.
And here are some recipes with the alphabet Z