Buttermilk soaked Paranthas (Indian Flatbread) | A Quick & Filling Snack – Revisiting Through the Lens Series 6

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Buttermilk soaked Paranthas | A quick Snack

Buttermilk soaked Paranthas | A quick Snack

I have grown up seeing my mother eat this delicious snack whenever fresh buttermilk was made at home.

My mom hardly indulges in food or should I say show preference to a certain food but this is few of those which she loves.

And yes I have grown to love it too!

Buttermilk soaked Paranthas | A quick Snack

Buttermilk soaked Paranthas | A quick Snack

It is pretty simple to make. Some leftover paranthas of the night before, a glass of fresh buttermilk, salt and pepper. Voila a quick snack is ready.

How much more simple can it get!

Buttermilk soaked Paranthas | A quick Snack

Buttermilk soaked Paranthas | A quick Snack

Purists may disagree on using leftovers but I am a champion of those. Man invented refrigerator for this very purpose.

Add bite sized pieces of paranthas to buttermilk and allow it to stand for 10-15 minutes. Add spies of your choice and a quick snack is ready.

Buttermilk soaked Paranthas | A quick Snack

Buttermilk soaked Paranthas | A quick Snack

You can use freshly made roti/ paranthas to it but trust me it tastes better with leftovers. In the recipe here I am using Paranthas made with Cooked Lentil (Dal) kneaded in Whole Wheat flour. You can use plain roti/ parantha.

I am using these images to showcase how I shot Buttermilk totally different to the initial How-to make Buttermilk at home post I did.

Buttermilk soaked Paranthas | A quick Snack

Buttermilk soaked Paranthas | A quick Snack

Buttermilk soaked Paranthas (Indian Flatbread) | A Quick & Filling Snack – Revisiting Through the Lens Series 6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 glasses

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Buttermilk soaked Paranthas (Indian Flatbread) | A Quick & Filling Snack – Revisiting Through the Lens Series 6

A quick snack. Kid friendly. Healthy. Perfect for lazy days!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp - Roasted Cumin Seeds, coarsely ground
  • 2 pinch - Red Chili Powder
  • 2 leftover - Paranthas (Indian Flatbread)
  • 1.5 cups - fresh Buttermilk
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Break the paranthas into small bite-sized pieces.
  2. Place them in 2 glasses. Now add 3/4 cup buttermilk to each. Allow it to stand for 10 minutes. Here you can refrigerate if you like cold. I like cold so I do that.
  3. Remove from refrigerator and add roasted cumin seeds, salt and red chili powder.
  4. Drink and eat Buttermilk-Parantha snack. Enjoy a quick and filling snack with the goodness of dal and buttermilk.

Notes:

Recipe Source - My mother

You can use fresh Parantha/ Roti/ Chapati (Flatbread) if you don't like leftovers.

You can use plain Parantha or a Dal Parantha

Add spices of your choice.

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  • That is a great idea. I always had buttermilk with rice.
    Great shots too.

    • Thank you Indrani! Yes its a fun way of eating leftover with buttermilk!