Saturday, January 9, 2010

Vegetable Paratha / Roti enriched with Flaxseed Meal.

I enjoy making different types of flavored, enriched rotis/Parathas. This time I used variety of veggies and made wholesome veggie packed parathas. They are quite easy to make and with good food processor you can save time and efforts, any variation of veggies work well for these parathas.

Ingredients :-
  • 5 cup whole wheat flour.
  • 1/2 Cup Bajra flour (Millet)
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal.
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup edamame
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 1 cup mix of carrots + broccoli + snake gourd (you may use your choice of subzi combination)
  • 1 T.spoon corriander powder.
  • 1 T.spoon cumin powder.
  • 1 T.spoon turmeric powder.
  • 2-3 Tb.spoon oil.
  • 2-3 pinches of asafoetida (hing)
  • 3 inch piece of ginger - finely crushed
  • 10-12 fresh garlic cloves - finely crushed
  • 8-10 green chilies - finely crushed
Boiled veggies
All ingredients ready to make paratha dough



Method of making Paratha :-
  1. Pre-Boil all veggies in microwave separately. Aoid over cooking. Drain all water and use the same for making dough.
  2. Finely Crush ginger, garlic, green chilies together in grinder.
  3. In food processor add Wheat flour, Bajra flour, flaxseed meal topped with all boiled veggies and rest ingredients with crushed ginger, garlic and green chilies. Add only 1 tb.spoon oil. Add salt. Slowly start food processor on low speed. As it start to combine everything together, increase the speed to high. This will take about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Slowly start adding water. After adding one cup water, keep running food processor. Now slowly dough will start to merge into ball. Maintain speed at high and now slowly add remaining 1 tb.spoon oil. Pause and feel the dough for softness. Add some more water if you find it too tight. Run food processor for 1-2 minutes. Once dough reaches your desirable softness, remove from food processor and cover with plastic cling wrap and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Make 20 dough balls and keep them covered with plastic sheet.
  6. Roll them thick to 5-6 inch diameter size.
  7. Heat griddle and fry rolled paratha on both sides. You may spray some oil at center and over the edges. Maintain medium heat and fry for at least 20-25 seconds on each side.
  8. Enjoy parathas with yogurt/pickle/cream cheese/sour cream. (I enjoyed parathas with Tofu raita. check in the picture.)
Note :-
  • You may split the quantity of dough based on size of your food processor.
  • In absence of food processor you will have to coarsely crush all boiled veggies and make dough with hands.

2 comments:

meeso said...

I love this for using all the veggies in the fridge that need to be used up quickly... It's a wonderful recipe that I will use next time I'm purging my fridge :)

Usha said...

Hi Meeso...Thanks...Do try with any combination of veggies..you will love it. :)