Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stuffed Paratha

I love to eat parathas dipped in yogurt and pickle but lately have been lazy and making do with store bought frozen ones. Everytime I feel the need to snack, I pick out a couple of parathas and accompany them with either yogurt or plain old tomato ketchup. So when I saw the Hara Bhara paratha in the Chef In You blog, I decided to try it out .This is my version.

For the paratha:
3 cups chappati flour
1 bunch spinach
1 cup yogurt

For the stuffing:
1/2 head of cauliflower steamed
1 potato steamed, peeled and mashed
2 cups paneer grated
1/4 bunch coriander leaves chopped
2 green chillies chopped
Grind the coriander and green chillies.(That way you won't get pieces of spicy chillies on your tongue)
2 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp cumin powder

For the Paratha:
Grind the spinach with the yogurt in a blender.

Knead in a dough adding salt and water if required.
Cover with a wet cloth or tissue for 15 minutes.

In the meanwhile, make the stuffing:
In a mixing bowl, add the steamed cauliflower, mashed boiled potatoes and grated paneer.
To that add the coriander and green chilli mixture.
Add salt and blend together by hand.

Heat a pan.
Roll out the paratha .
Place a ball of stuffing in the middle.

Close the stuffing with the paratha and pinch it.

Flatten the stuffed ball with your hand.
Sprinkle flour as you need and flatten it into a round shape.
I find it easier to use my hand than a rolling pin just because it is easier to judge the stuffing inside and spread it evenly.

Place the paratha on the hot pan and cook it for a few minutes on either side.
Brush with ghee and flip it over.

Enjoy hot with yogurt and pickle of your choice.


Arundathi said...

hmm. why?!?! needless encouragement. and you know what i'm talking abt!!

Venkat said...

if i could figure out how to roll the dough properly i would attempt this happily :). Past experiences have been disastrous..

Bhavani said...

Venkat, for stuffed paratha, it doesn't matter how you roll as after u stuff it, you can pat it down with hand.Its very delicious and very filling.Try it again.

Venkat said...

yeah ..have tried it a couple of times...all the patting just spills the stuffing out here and there.I got mad and made bread rolls with the rest of the stuffing :) ...will try again and see..

Bhavani said...

LOL Don't worry, You can always come over Venkat.