Mughlai paratha

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Mughlai Kheema Paratha

Mughlai paratha is a popular Bengali street food originated from Dhaka, Bangladesh and also eaten in West Bengal in India.[1] It can be a soft fried bread enhanced by a stuffing of keema (minced meat), egg, onions and pepper;[2] or a paratha stuffed with the same or similar ingredients.[3]

History[edit]

Mughlai paratha was one of those mughlai recipes that entered in Old Dhaka during the Mughal Empire,which was a food hub of then Mughal empire. Mughal rule mostly influenced the cuisine of Dhaka than rural Bangladesh.[1] During British Rule, it became a popular tiffin snack in Calcutta.

Ingredients[edit]

Ingredients in the preparation of mughlai paratha may include whole-wheat flour, ghee, eggs, finely chopped onions, chopped green chili pepper and chopped coriander leaves.[4] Sometimes chicken or mutton keema is also used in some variants. It can also be served without meat for stuffing.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Food Consumption in Global Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 172. ISBN 9781137326416. "Try Kolkata street food this Durga Puja".
  2. ^ "Cash and Curry". New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC.: 73 30 July 1973.
  3. ^ Street Food Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. 9 September 2013. p. 180. ISBN 9781598849554.
  4. ^ "Mughlai Paratha".