#Newsflash | Learn How to Make a Crispy-Yet-Chewy Bangladeshi Bread
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Not to be confused with Roti or Bhatura, Paratha is a flaky, ghee-fried flatbread that’s popular in the Indian Subcontinent. The most common Bangladeshi version (sheka or cheka) has countless crispy layers, but is still chewy, and it goes with just about any kind of meat and vegetable. Plus, it can scoop up curries, dip into yogurts, and bend around main dishes.
Sounds lovely, but making the perfect Bangladeshi Paratha takes time to guarantee that the dough is easy to roll and handle. Plus, there’s a craft to preparing and storing these puff pastries so they don’t get soggy.
Learn more during Let’s Cook & Connect with Biny on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 4 pm. From her home kitchen, this one-named culinary artist will use Zoom to teach how to make Bangladeshi Paratha using standard kitchen ingredients.
Biny has agreed to offer this 45-minute workshop for free as part of a fundraiser for Alley Pond Environmental Center. Thus, the entire $10 admission fee will go to the Douglaston-based nonprofit and its Animal Ambassadors.
APEC is in Alley Pond Park, but due to a headquarters renovation, the nonprofit is temporarily operating at 224-65 76th Ave. in Oakland Gardens.
Image: Bagla Recipes