Got some assorted left over veggies? Try making yummy Parathas, stuffed bread. One of my most favorited recipe to prepare when I have little amount of cauliflower, carrot, cabbage left. Veg-stuffed parathas consist of unleavened dough stuffed with a spiced mixture of assorted vegetables, which is rolled out and cooked on a hot tawa with butter or ghee. There are endless possibilities for stuffing such as paneer(cottage cheese)with spinach(palak), only boiled mashed potato can be used, even lentils(daals) are filled sometimes.
- Wheat flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
- Oil 1 Tablespoon
- A pinch of salt , if desired
- Water as needed
- Oil 1 Tablespoon
- Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
- Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon
- Turmeric 1/8 Teaspoon
- Mixed vegetable 2 Cup (32 tbs), shredded (cabbage, cauliflower, carrots etc used)
- Ginger To Taste
- Garlic To Taste
- Green chili To Taste
- Salt To Taste
- Coriander powder 1/4 Teaspoon
- Cumin powder 1/4 Teaspoon
- Amchoor powder 1/8 Teaspoon
- Cilantro 1 Tablespoon
- Boiled potato 1/4 Cup (4 tbs), mashed (Optional)
Making of Dough:
Make a soft n pliable dough,as we do for roti and keep covered.Use warm water to get soft dough.
Making of Filling:
Boil, mash the potato and keep aside
Heat a pan with oil and temper with fennel/cumin seeds and add shredded or crushed veggies. Add Ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute in low flame. Add turmeric,garam masala,red chilli powder,salt and coriander leaves and give it a quick stir in medium flame. Add boiled mashed potato if desired for better binding.
Making of Paratha:
Cool down the mixture and make equal sized balls. Make equal sized balls from the dough as well.
First roll a ball of dough as we do for roti and keep the stuffing in the centre. Fold from all side bringing to center and seal the stuffing. Roll again till desired thickness. Use dry flour as needed while rolling parathas.
Heat tawa and drizzle oil and toast both sides in medium flame till golden spots appear. Serve Parathas with Raita or pickle or even just as it is. Perfect for lunch box as well.