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Vegetable Paratha


Veg paratha is a delicious and nutritious traditional Indian bread prepared with lots of fresh vegetables and wheat flour. If you don’t like to eat vegetables alone, then this shallow fried Indian flatbread is a delicious way to get their goodness. To make mixed vegetable parathas in easier and better way without losing its nutrients, various vegetables are sautéed and mixed with wheat flour to make dough and then paratha is cooked in a normal way. Follow this recipe and discover how tasty parathas this method makes that rivals its stuffed counterpart.

1 cup + 1/2 cup Wheat Flour
1/4 cup shredded Carrot (gajar)
1/2 cup shredded Cabbage
1/4 cup finely chopped Capsicum
2 tablespoons finely chopped Spring Onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped Fenugreek (Methi) Leaves
1 teaspoon crushed Ginger-Garlic
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1/4 cup Green Peas, boiled and mashed
1 tablespoons finely chopped, Coriander Leaves
1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
3½ teaspoons + for shallow frying Oil

Heat 1-teaspoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add carrot, cabbage, capsicum, spring onion, fenugreek leaves and crushed ginger-garlic.

Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder over it and sauté over medium flame for approx. 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add mashed green peas.

Mix well and turn off flame. Let sautéed mixed vegetables cool for 5-minutes.

Take 1-cup wheat flour, 1-teaspoon oil and salt in a bowl. Add vegetables mixture, chopped coriander leaves, chopped green chilli, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder. Mix them properly.

Knead smooth and little stiff dough (like paratha dough) using small amount of water (approx. 1-2 tablespoons). Grease its surface with 1/2 teaspoon oil, cover it with clean muslin cloth and let it rest for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, divide dough into 8 equal parts and give them a round shape of ball.

Take 1/2 cup dry wheat flour in a plate for dusting. Take one dough ball, flatten it like pattie and dust dry wheat flour over it.

Put it on roti making board and roll out raw paratha of approx. 6-7 inch diameter.

Place it on a hot tava/griddle and cook over medium flame. When tiny bubbles starts to rise on the surface, flip it and reduce the flame to low.

Spread 1/4 teaspoon oil around edges and 1/4 teaspoon oil over surface with the help of spatula and cook for approx 30-40 seconds. Flip it again and spread another 1/4 teaspoon oil around edges and 1/4 teaspoon oil over its surface. Press it with spatula and let it cook for 30-40 seconds over medium flame. Cook until golden brown spots appear on both sides.

Follow the same process for remaining dough balls. Mixed vegetable paratha is ready. Serve with curd and pickle.

Tips and Variations:
– Mash the boiled peas properly to avoid tearing of dough while rolling out the paratha.
– You can also use boiled vegetables like potato, carrot, cabbage and green peas instead of sautéed one. Boil vegetables of your choice, drain excess water, mash them using potato masher and mix with wheat flour and spices and make a dough.
– For variation, you can make the triangle shaped vegetable parathas instead of round shaped.

Taste: Soft and mild spicy

Serving Ideas: It can be served with cucumber raita as a healthy breakfast. Wrap it in aluminium foil and pack it in your kid’s lunch box.