Banana Paratha(Chapati)

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Chapathi for those who are not familiar with (is there anybody !) wheat bread – a staple food in North India and can be considered to be the poorer cousins of delicacies such as Naan/Roti/Kulcha. In the recent years it is also popular in hotels in South India. I have put up a basic version of Chapati before but lets go one level up the ladder of sophistication and look at how the Banana chapathi is made.   Can we name it Banana Paratha?????

What you need to have:

1. Cavendish Banana – 1

2. Plain Wheat Atta – As much as it holds (I have used Pilsberry Atta)

3. Pure ghee – 2 teaspoons

4. Sugar – 2 teaspoons

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Ingredients of Banana Chapati

What you do with what you have:

1. Sieve atta in the siever with required quantity of salt. Peal Cavendish Banana chop it and keep it aside as shown in image.

2. Run chopped Banana from step 1 in the mixer adding required quantity of sugar and is as shown in the image below. Add ghee to it.

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Crushed Cavendish Banana

3. Add fine wheat atta from step 1 to it and make a smooth pilable dough.

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Wheat atta being added to the crushed Banana

4. Pinch out required quantity of the dough to roll it into chapati.

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Chapati dough and the pinched out ball

5. Roll the pinched out ball with a rolling pin into 4″ diameter . Apply ghee and fold it into a semi circle and apply ghee again. Fold it into a triangle shape as shown in the image below.

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Pure ghee being applied to it in stages

6. Dust the triangle shaped dough in wheat atta and roll it to required thickness as shown in the image below.

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Rolled Banana Chapati

7. Plae a chapati griddle on medium flame. When heated apply a little ghee and toss rolled chapati from step 6 on to the griddle

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Rolled Chapati being roasted

8. When it roasts, just turn over and apply ghee again and roast it. It puffs up when done.

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Chapati being roasted on the reverse

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Ready to serve Chapati

9. Serve with mixed fruit jam or any chutney of your choice or enjoy ghee and sugar.

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Ready to serve Banana chapati with fruit jam

How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of Chapatis: 6


10 thoughts on “Banana Paratha(Chapati)

    Supriya said:
    November 11, 2009 at 3:54 am

    banana paratha looks awesome 🙂 My grand mom made this when we were kids.

    prathibalrao responded:
    November 11, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Hi Supriya,

    As you say, i used 2 serve it 2 my kids when they were small to prompt them eat and learn 2 eat da plain chapati.

    Chetna Rao said:
    December 18, 2009 at 1:17 am

    looks yummy..can’t wait to try this for my son.

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 18, 2009 at 7:29 am

      Hi Chetna Rao,

      Kids who are fussy about chapathi , this could be the best option to feed them with sweet milk.(Add broken pieces of banana paratha into it and add some flavour like the complan with kesar flavour and kids will enjoy.)

        Chetna Rao said:
        December 18, 2009 at 6:54 pm

        Prathibakka thx for the ideas.Will surely try.I used to make sweet buns with maida and banana,but thats a lot of oil.Wheat chapathy and no oil is surely a healthier option.Would like to add here that a friend of mine makes paranthas with boondi laddu and they call it sweet chapathy.The laddu is wrapped in rolled dough and then rolled again, like any other stuffed parantha.

    prathibalrao responded:
    December 18, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Hi Chetna Rao,

    Oh i c Boondi Parantha is really new to me.

    radhika said:
    August 20, 2011 at 4:49 am

    hi its super

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      Hi Radika,

      It is a kids recipe and they will love it for its aroma and also the smooth consistency.

    chitrachaudhuri said:
    August 19, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Hi Prathiba, I remember the taste of Rotis at Adiga’s, Bangalore distinctly, they said the softness and the mild sweet taste was due to adding ripe bananas to the atta. Thank you for sharing this recipe. 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      Hi Chitrachaudhuri,

      Thanx a lot for your sweet words.

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