BM #92 Day 3 -

Cheeni in Hindi is Sugar. This paratha is stuffed with Butter and Sugar and is part of a ritual in some families. 

As per my friend, Pooja, this paratha is made on a particular day in September to remember Baba Sodal, a saint, who is revered among some families in Punjab.  Apparently the festival has some rules.

Some of the rules include total fasting until sunset, should not use knife, griddle etc for cooking. The only exception is this Cheeni ka Paratha, which is made for the girls of the family who will eat after nightfall. Many times, rotis/parathas are made in Tandoors which is not a forbidden way of cooking.

This Paratha happens to be close to my heart as my little one made this with some help from me. I made only three of them. She followed suit and made the rest of them and then more for her dad the next day. 

All the prep pictures were clicked by the little one as well. I was so proud to see her knead the dough, deftly handle the filling, rolling out the parathas (though I wouldn't comment on the shapes, shhh), flip the paratha and handle the heat.

Recipe Source Pooja
Ingredients - 

Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup
Salt to taste
Butter / ghee 1 Tbsp + more for cooking
Filling - 
Fine Sugar 2-3 Tbsp
Butter / ghee as needed



Method Of Preparation -


In a mixing bowl, add flour and salt. Rub in the butter/ghee into the flour to resemble bread crumbs.

Add water slowly and knead into a soft dough.

Cover and set aside for a few minutes.

Make 5-6 equal portions of the dough.

Flatten each portion, spread butter/ghee and add about 1/2 teaspoon or more of fine sugar, close the edges and roll out into a thin disc.

Heat a griddle, and gently transfer the rolled out disc onto the griddle.

When small bubbles appear all over the disc, carefully flip and spray/spread some butter/ghee. Allow it to cook on the under side, and flip on the other side. Ensure that both the sides are greased well with butter/ghee and are cooked well.



Remove onto a serving platter and continue with the rest of the dough.

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Preparation Time 20 minutes
Makes 5-6
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

13 comments

  1. I was not aware of the history behind this cheeni ka paratha , Good to know about it . The parathas look lovely , these are yum and remind me so much of my childhood . Kudos to your little one for all the help , it’s a proud moment for parents when children help and involve themselves , I am sure her dad must have been thrilled .

     
  2. Sowmya :) Says:
  3. Wow! You must be so proud of your kiddo! Fabulous job! And this is a perfect paratha for kids and adults alike!

     
  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Hugs to your lil angel, very proud of her. Cheeni ka paratha is definitely one of my favourite from my childhood, my mom makes this often as i was a picky eater earlier. Makes me nostalgic.

     
  6. I first read about this in PJ's blog. And looking at your version, I am so tempted to try this for my daughter. Your kiddo has done a wonderful job on making the parathas..

     
  7. I love the cheeni paratha and two different version of yours and PJ's. How beautifully fluffed up they are. I will be so excited to eat these.

     
  8. This is such a cute gesture by your little one. Cheeni ka paratha is my daughter's favorite. Even I used to love it as a child.

     
  9. Code2cook Says:
  10. Looking perfect cheeni paratha. I am posting it as elaichi paratha in my next post :). I did not know about this history, it is my taiji who used to make when we used to visit her in her place.

     
  11. Padmajha PJ Says:
  12. Same pinch Harini. I too made this for C and my kids loved it to the core! But I never knew the history behind the dish.Learnt something new today.

     
  13. Mayuri Patel Says:
  14. I usually use to make rotis and then smear ghee on it and sprinkle sugar, roll it up and give it to the kids. Had no idea that there was a paratha where sugar is stuffed and cooked. I will try this. A quick way to take care of the sweet tooth.

     
  15. Kalyani Says:
  16. I made this and posted it sometime ago although the history was unknown . Amma used to make this very often and both me and sis used to gorge on the hot ones off the tava ! Great job on ur lil girl helping you. It’s such a warm feeling when kids help out ..

     
  17. Srivalli Says:
  18. What a fantastic work by your little one, these dishes surely are very close to our heart, seeing how well they do...the paratha is a great one to snack on too..

     
  19. Wow done by your kiddo is indeed a thing to be proud of and the shapes has come equally good. Well done. Love to read about the tradition too

     
  20. Preeti Garg Says:
  21. I love chinni ka paratha, its mine childhood favrecipe.

     
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