Food blogger confession time. I hate making flatbreads of any kind. Hate the rolling pin with a vengeance. In fact whenever I think of general paratha making, I think of a Bollywood matha types, the Nirupa Roy kind of lady, who is whipping up buttered parathas and poignant one liners with equal ease. Now I am not that kind of paratha maker. I belong to the made-parathas-and-transformed-my-kitchen-into-a-flour-fest kinda gang. So I try to avoid making the stuff as much as possible.
But when you are stuck in Kerala where parathas are as readily available as champagne and caviar (it is the land of porottas you see), and you are craving some yummy parathas, then you end up having to make them yourself.
Initially I thought of the usual suspect, aloo parathas, but it was a green kinda day, so i added some peas to the mix too, and voila, aloo mattar parathas!
What I love about making parathas is that you don’t need to bother with a curry (except for my dad who insists on having curries with his parathas). So the war with making round paranthas becomes quite worth it, cos you are going to be saving a loooooot of time on the curry.