“See, one thing that it’s so hard when we make food is that, there’s no portion and measurements. So, if anyone is out there watching the video is acting like, 'Hhm? how much did she put on this?' then it’s like, I don’t know! Yeah, a little bit of this, a little bit of that!”


Listen for Burmese:

  • Flour
  • 1 egg
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Butter


1.  Mix the flour, egg, salt, and sugar in a bowl. 

2.  Mix in the water, then kneed the dough thoroughly. 

3.  Cover the bowl and let it sit for 30 minutes “to let it settle.”  

4.  Cut the dough into ball-sized portions and let sit in a container of oil for 30 minutes or longer. 

5.  Flatten the portion of dough out by slapping it against the tabletop and pulling at the corners until it is a long, thin circle.

6.  “Once it’s spread out, you use butter. Smear it on top, and then fold it and then make it into that [shape].” Fold and twist it over itself into a spiral shape, then return it to the container of oil. Repeat this step with the other dough portions.

7.  Begin frying the dough portions in the pan, and flatten it as it cooks. The parata is done when it is crispy and golden.

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