Paratha Pockets

10 minutes
30 minutes
40 minutes
2 paratha pockets
Let me be the first to introduce you to a new breakfast creation that's about to revolutionize your morning routine: PARATHA POCKETS! These are a play on pizza pockets and they are filled to the brim with all your breakfast favorites and snuggled up in a crispy, flaky paratha. Trust me, once you try them, there's no turning back!
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Paratha Pockets

Let me be the first to introduce you to a new breakfast creation that’s about to revolutionize your morning routine: PARATHA POCKETS! These are a play on pizza pockets and they are filled to the brim with all your breakfast favorites and snuggled up in a crispy, flaky paratha. Trust me, once you try them, there’s no turning back!

Cooking the Eggs and Bacon

THE BACON

Let’s get into the beef bacon! Once you’re ready to cook, heat a frying pan or skillet over medium heat on the stove. Allow the pan to heat up for a minute or two before adding the beef bacon slices. You don’t need to add any oil to the pan since beef bacon typically has enough fat to render as it cooks.

Carefully add the beef bacon slices to the hot pan in a single layer, ensuring they’re not overcrowded. Let them cook undisturbed for a few minutes on one side until they start to brown and crisp up. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the slices and your desired level of crispiness. Thicker slices may take longer to cook than thinner ones. Once the bottom side is golden brown and crispy, use tongs to flip the beef bacon slices over.

Continue cooking on the other side until they’re also browned and crispy to your liking. Now this step is optional but I ALWAYS do it. Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on the beef bacon while it cooks to add a touch of sweetness. As the beef bacon cooks, you may notice that it releases fat into the pan. Once it’s done cooking, transfer the beef bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain off any excess fat. You can also cook it in the oven or air fryer if you want to avoid the mess of grease splatter on your stove.

You can always do this with turkey bacon too!

THE EGGS

To make the eggs for your Paratha Pockets, start by cracking the eggs into a bowl or mixing cup. Season them with salt and black pepper to taste, and then whisk them together well to ensure they are fully combined. I prefer scrambled eggs for this recipe but you can opt for any style you like.

Next, heat a large non-stick frying pan over low heat and add a bit of olive oil or butter. Once the pan is heated, pour in the whisked eggs, ensuring they spread out evenly across the pan. Use a rubber spatula to slowly stir the eggs in circular motions as they cook, making sure to keep them moving to achieve a creamy texture. The key is to cook the eggs low and slow to prevent them from becoming overcooked or rubbery. Once the eggs hold their shape and are cooked to your desired consistency, turn off the heat to prevent them from cooking further. Set the scrambled eggs aside until you’re ready to assemble and cook your Paratha Pockets.

ASSEMBLING THE PARATHA POCKETS

Assembling and cooking your Paratha Pockets is a straightforward process but it can still be a bit difficult. They might not turn out perfect the first time, but I promise they will turn out delicious. Begin by heating a frying pan over medium heat and adding a bit of avocado or vegetable oil.

Once the pan is hot, place a frozen paratha in it. Next, add a layer of scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese slices, and cooked beef or turkey bacon to the center of the paratha. Cover the filling with another paratha, creating a sandwich-like structure, and press down gently around the edges to seal the pockets. When the paratha is no longer frozen, you’ll be able to press down the sides all around to seal it up to the best of your ability, you can use a fork greased with oil or your oiled fingers so no sticking happens!

Now cook the Paratha Pocket for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden and crispy. Flip it over to ensure even cooking. Then, reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the Paratha Pocket cook through in the center for a few more minutes. Patience is key at this step so it’s not raw in the center!

Once cooked to perfection, remove the Paratha Pocket from the heat, cut it in half, and enjoy it warm. I love having a dipping sauce on the side to enjoy it with like spicy mayo or chipotle aioli. This simple yet flavorful dish is sure to satisfy your morning craving. Hope you enjoy my unique creation!

Where to Buy Paratha

You can find parathas in various places depending on where you are located and your access to different grocery stores or supermarkets. Here are a few options for getting your hands on them!

  1. Grocery Stores: Many well-stocked grocery stores carry frozen parathas in their international or ethnic food sections. Trader Joe’s has an excellent option but it contains green onions. Your best bet for finding them is visiting a Middle Eastern, Asian, or Indian grocery store. They ALWAYS have them there. Look for them in the freezer aisle alongside other Indian or South Asian food items. Just make sure they are raw or frozen.
  2. Online Retailers: If you’re unable to find parathas at local stores, consider shopping online. Many online retailers specialize in international foods and may offer a selection of frozen or fresh parathas for delivery to your doorstep.
  3. Homemade: If you’re feeling adventurous and enjoy cooking, you can also try making parathas at home. There are plenty of recipes and tutorials available online to guide you through the process of making homemade parathas from scratch. There is not a recipe on the blog yet for this but stay tuned in the future!

Regardless of where you choose to get your parathas, make sure to check the ingredients list if you have any dietary restrictions or preferences, and opt for options that suit your needs. Happy paratha hunting!

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Paratha Pocket

let me be the first to introduce you to a new breakfast creation that's about to revolutionize your morning routine: PARATHA POCKETS! These are a play on pizza pockets and they are filled to the brim with all your breakfast favorites and snuggled up in a crispy, flaky paratha. Trust me, once you try them, there's no turning back!

let me be the first to introduce you to a new breakfast creation that's about to revolutionize your morning routine: PARATHA POCKETS! These are a play on pizza pockets and they are filled to the brim with all your breakfast favorites and snuggled up in a crispy, flaky paratha. Trust me, once you try them, there's no turning back!

10 minutes
30 minutes
40 minutes
2 paratha pockets

Ingredients

  • 4 parathas
  • 4 large eggs
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • avocado or olive oil, for cooking eggs
  • cheddar cheese slices, or any cheese of choice
  • cooked beef or turkey bacon
  • avocado or vegetable oil, for cooking paratha

Instructions

  1. To a bowl or mixing cup, crack the eggs in and add salt and black pepper. Whisk together well to combine.
  2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over low heat and add vegetable oil. Pour in the whisked eggs. Slowly stir with a rubber spatula in circular motions continuously as they cook. The key is to go low and slow. Once the eggs hold their shape turn off the heat to prevent overcooking and set aside.
  3. Add bacon to a hot pan over medium heat. Allow it to fry on one side until golden and crispy, then flip it over. Add a sprinkle of brown sugar if you'd like at this step and continue to cook. Once crispy and fully cooked, take off the pan.
  4. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add a little bit of oil.
  5. Add the frozen paratha in. To the center, add eggs, cheese, and beef bacon.
  6. Cover with another paratha on top and as it cooks, press down the edges together to seal it to the best of your ability.
  7. Continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the bottom is golden and crispy. Flip over gently and repeat with the other side.
  8. Then drop the heat to low, cover, and let the paratha cook through in the center.
  9. Remove from the heat, cut in half, and enjoy warm!
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