Apr 4, 2012

Gobi Paratha

Any form of paratha is a favorite at our house and even my son loves it. It is one of the easiest and best ways of getting veg + bread together. I remember eating gobi parathas made by mom inspired by a recipe from one of her Punjabi friends. The recipe called for fresh grated cauliflower mixed with ginger, green chilli, spices and then stuffed inside the paratha. I have made it with that recipe quite a few times but then with the veg being raw you have to deal with water because of the added salt. It can get a bit clumsy if you are not used to it and are in a hurry. So, this time I used the same ingredients and recipe and instead on keeping the cauliflower raw I sauteed it for few minutes which made the process extremely simple and less clumpsy. Here's the recipe for Gobi Paratha !



1 Cauliflower florets grated
2 Green chillis
1 inch Ginger
1 tsp jeera
1 1/2 tsp amchur powder
1 tsp jeera powder
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp haldi (optional)
2 tsp garam masala (optional)
corriander leaves few sprigs
salt to taste


2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
water to knead the dough

First we will make the dough by mixing all the ingredients and try to keep the dough a bit tough. Apply oil on top of it and keep it aside for 15 or 20 minutes while we prepare the stuffing. For the stuffing heat oil in a pan and add jeera followed by the green chilli and cauliflower. Now add all the spices including salt and let it cook for about 4 minutes. Now let the mixture cool. To make the actual paratha based on the desired size of paratha makes small balls of the dough. This way we can make sure all parathas turn out to be of the same size. Do the same for the stuffing. Now roll the dough flat and then form into a shape of cup. Add the stuffing and close the opening to make sure its fully covered. Now apply some dough and roll it into circle of desired size. In the meantime heat a tawa on medium heat and add the paratha and cook on both sides. Add some ghee if needed it will enhance the flavor and will make a sizzling sound which just adds to the appetite:)

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