Parotta is prepared from maida flour which is popular in Southern India. The flour, which is mixed with water, edible oil and salt to form a dough is made to sit for a while to initiate the fermentation process after which pieces of the dough is used to make soft and tasty parottas. It is a very wholesome food, to be eaten with a variety of side dishes.
Nutrient Content & Health Benefits
Being native to India, its cultivation is highly valued due to its high calorific value (237 Kcal / 100 gram dry weight) and numerous other benefits like
Urad dal or black gram originates from India and has been cultivated since ancient times.
In 13th century AD the great Hindu philosopher Shri Madhvacharya is believed to have introduced the dal as an offering in ceremonies in place of sacrificing animals.