BM #92 Day 26 - 

I hope the relearning of the English alphabet has been as much fun for all of you as it was for us. As we come to the last letter in this journey, I picked up a very flavorful and rich paratha fit for a Nawab.

Zafran means Saffron and so the flavor infusion was saffron in this paratha and I loved the way the layers were incorporated by the rolling of the dough in a unique pattern. Please refer to the pictures for more clarity.

I shall publish another post to recap all the flatbreads which were showcased in this series. So watch out for that.

Thanks to Srivalli and the rest of my BM friends who accompanied us in this journey.

Recipe Inspiration here
Ingredients -

Wheat Flour 1 1/2 cups 
Salt 1/2 tsp 
Sugar 1 Tbsp or more as needed
Oil 1 tsp 
Yogurt 1/2 cup + more as needed
Milk 4 Tbsp + more for brushing
Saffron strands a generous pinch

Method Of Preparation -

Soak saffron strands in warm milk for about 30 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, salt, sugar, oil, half of the saffron milk leaving the strands in milk for topping/garnish.

Knead well while adding yogurt to make a soft dough.

Cover and set aside for 30 minutes.

Make 6-7 portions of the dough.

Roll each portion into a six inch thin disc using as much dusting flour as needed.

From the center of the disc, make a cut to the edge of the disc.

Make a carpet roll from one cut edge all the way around to reach the other cut edge. (Refer the pictures.)

Press down the flower shaped rolled disc and roll again using as much dusting flour as needed to a 5 inch disc.

Brush the disc with the saffron milk with a few strands on it.

Gently transfer the disc onto a heated griddle with the saffron milk side on top.

Cook well and drizzle ghee/oil as needed on both sides and make sure both the sides are cooked well. Remove onto an insulated container and continue with the rest of the dough.

Serve with a spicy accompaniment.


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 92

Preparation Time 30 minutes
Makes 6-7
Posted by Harini R on Sunday, September 30, 2018


  1. Sowmya :) Says:
  2. Such a rich paratha with saffron and milk...would have turned out so soft and tasty. Lovely dish to finish this mega marathon!!

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Zafrani paratha looks super elegant, rich and absolutely soft.;Cant take my eyes from those prefectly rolled parathas, lovely.

  5. Same pinch Harini ! Just that I stuffed the paratha !
    Zafran gives a special touch to the parathas and makes them rich . Using curd must have made them real soft . And that unique style of rolling - it’s gorgeous !

    Beautiful finish to this Ato Z journey .

  6. preeti garg Says:
  7. This paratha looks so tasty and perfect sweet paratha for sweet tooth ppl.

  8. code2cook Says:
  9. Harini I can smell saffron from my screen, surely this zafrani bread is a rocking recipe for festive time. Thanks for sharing.

  10. That is such a rich paratha for sure. This is a great method of making the layers and the saffron adds so much to the flavour. Loved all your posts this month Harini. It was such a wonderful journey together..

  11. Srivalli Says:
  12. Wow that's a wonderful paratha and yes many of us chose this too..your tutorial on making the paratha is so cute!..and wonderful series with interesting dish for each letter!

  13. Mayuri Patel Says:
  14. Zafran is ruling the day. Like the way you roll up the paratha. Serving sweet zafran paratha with a curry is a good idea. Enjoyed the different kinds of flatbreads you made Harini.

  15. cookwithrenu Says:
  16. Nice pick for the letter Z. BM A-Z challenge really makes you think differently. The paratha is new to me, and it looks super yummy. A must try.

  17. Padmajha Says:
  18. A fitting way to end the marathon Harini! This one has such a unique way of layering the paratha!The Zafrani parathas look rich and so soft too! Enjoyed all the recipes in this series Harini!

  19. That is a royal roti to end the month long marathon! I love how you have rolled the roti and I am sure that would have been so flavorful with layers.

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