Monday, September 17, 2012

Vegetable Stuffed Paratha

          Whole wheat bread stuffed with variety of vegetables, spiced up with green chillies, cilantro, makes this Paratha healthy and delicious. This is a full meal in itself. 
The best part is it makes a great lunch box as well. It remains soft even when you reheat in microwave.

So here's its quick recipe:

For the Dough:
    Wheat Flour
    2 tbsp Oil

For the Stuffing:
    Boiled Mashed Potatoes
    Finely chopped Onions
    Finely chopped Garlic
    Chopped Bell Peppers (Can use colored bell peppers as well)
    Finely chopped Cilantro
    Chopped Carrots
    Blanched Green Peas
    Blanched and Chopped Spinach
    Ginger Chilli Paste
    Garam Masala
    2 tbsp Oil
    Cumin Seeds

For the Dough:
  • Sieve the wheat flour.
  • Add salt and oil and mix well. Add enough water and make a semi-soft dough.
For the Stuffing:
  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the cumin seeds until they begin to crackle.
  • Add garlic and onions. Saute them till the onions turn pink.
  • Now add bell peppers. Continue to saute until the peppers are soft.
  • Now take the mashed potatoes in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the sauteed onion and peppers. Add the remaining vegetables.
  • Mash the vegetables lightly.
  • Add chilli paste, cilantro, garam masala and salt. Mix well.
  • Knead the dough and divide into smaller portions.
  • Roll out each portion of the dough into a small round with the help of flour.
  • Put 2 tablespoons of the stuffing in the centre.
  • Fold towards the centre from all 4 sides and press to seal
  • Gently roll it again in round.
  • Put the paratha on hot tava (or skillet), cook for a minute or two and turn once.
  • After 1 minute, add a little oil/butter around the edges, turn again and fry the other side. 
  • When brown patches appear on both sides, the paratha is ready.
  • Serve hot with Cilantro chutney, ketchup and/or yogurt.
  • You can make it with all your favorite vegetables as per your choice
  • Make sure the stuffing is not too soft. It shouldn't have any water content in it.
  • Can be made without oil or butter too

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