Apart from their taste and variety, what also appeals to Indians about parathas is that they conjure up nostalgic memories of home-cooked family meals, says a chef. Photo: Handout
Apart from their taste and variety, what also appeals to Indians about parathas is that they conjure up nostalgic memories of home-cooked family meals, says a chef. Photo: Handout
India

From Nepalese momos to pizza to noodles, Indian parathas are being reinvented by street food and celebrity chefs

  • The multilayered, shallow-fried flatbread is sold from humble street carts to five-star restaurants, served plain or stuffed with fillings
  • Innovations by Indian chefs include Calzone parathas shaped like a folded pizza, and in a nod to China, noodle parathas, which are increasingly popular among foodies

Apart from their taste and variety, what also appeals to Indians about parathas is that they conjure up nostalgic memories of home-cooked family meals, says a chef. Photo: Handout
Apart from their taste and variety, what also appeals to Indians about parathas is that they conjure up nostalgic memories of home-cooked family meals, says a chef. Photo: Handout
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