Monday, September 7, 2009

Gobi ke parathe


Paratha's were not a very common item at our home. The only paratha that I was aware of was the Masala chapathi and we never ate chapathi/Phulka's for lunch. It was a breakfast item. I was introduced to lovely paratha's by my best friend H and during our vacation to North India. From the time I have had these I have loved them. I was not very good at making paratha's initially and my paratha's had stuffing oozing out all over. With practice and patience am now able to make better paratha's but there still needs some improvisation. I was not aware of gobi paratha's until a year back, but once I tasted it I have fallen in love with it. Paratha's can be served with pickle and masala dahi or if you are like me have it with tomato ketchup. I know sounds silly but that is how I have loved to have them :D
Here is what's needed:

For the outer dough:
2 cups whole wheat flour or atta
1 cup All Purpose flour or maida ( I normally do not add maida but a friend suggested me to try this. Hence I added it this time. I prefer not to add maida due to health reasons)
1 tbsp kasuri methi soaked in warm water for 5 mins
salt to taste

For the filling:
1 small cauliflower cleaned throughly and grated.Discard the stems.
3 green chillies chopped fine
1/2 " ginger chopped fine
a small pinch turmeric powder
1/4 tsp amchur powder
1/4 tsp kitchen king masala
red chilli powder & salt to taste
chopped coriander leaves to garnish
1 tsp lemon juice

Procedure:
1) Heat little oil and add in the ginger and green chillies. Fry for a min. Add in the grated cauliflower and all the masala powders and fry for 4-5 mins until it turns dry. Garnish with coriander leaves and add in the lemon juice. Let it cool.
2) Make a dough using whole wheat flour, maida, salt, kasuri methi and water as required. If the dough is sticky you can add a little bit of oil. Let it rest covered for 15 to 20 mins.
3)To make Paratha's. Pinch a lemon sized ball from the dough and roll into a small circle. Place 1 tbsp of filling in the center and gather everything together. Dust and roll it carefully into a paratha that is thicker than normal roti. If the filling spills out dust with more flour and continue.
4) Shallow fry with tad bit of oil or ghee until golden. Serve hot with Masala Dahi and pickles.

24 comments:

Suma Rajesh said...

i am too a fan of parathas uj...i just love them with pickle and butter..yummmmm...ur parathas are too tempting...pass on some for me..

srikars kitchen said...

LOoks really yummy & delicious..nice click..

Nithya said...

I love gobi parathas and this one is too tempting too :)

Happy cook said...

I have only made plaing parathas, it is after blogging i saw filled ones, till now i have neve rmade them.
Looks really yumm.

Aparna Prabhu said...

Same at my place too i just knew chapathi nd Batate rotti....I m still vth Map shaped Parathas it evn comes out m sure as u said by experience i will get it ryt...I have never tried gobi paratha will surely do....:)...Luks perfect Uj

Priti said...

Just finished dinner and looking at those making me hungry again :(

Parita said...

Love to have these with curd and pickle!

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice spicy filling for the paratas...looks really yum

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy paratha...nice click

Gita said...

The parathas look very perfect...I am still improving with my paratha making...I have a long way to go :)

s said...

Thanks for visiting my blog..ur blog has some very diffrernt recipes...very nice...

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Gabi parathas my children like them very much. Looks very soft.

Try to participate in Think Spice - Think Red chillies event going on in my blog.
http://delightsofcooking.blogspot.com/2009/09/chillies-some-like-it-hot.html

Uma said...

looks sooo yummy :)

Purva Desai said...

hey after a long time.......gobi ke parathae are my fav sunday morning brunch.....they have turned out perfect

sowmya said...

long time I made this..looks yumm..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Simple and yum parathae....looks soft and yummy...

Srivalli said...

Lovely parathas!

Divya Kudua said...

Good to see you back in blogging Uj:)

Making stuffed parathas is no mean feat and yours is looking perfect..with no stuffing oozing outside:).It happened with me too..after a lot of trials,I am able to make them look presentable:)

Sireesha said...

The Parathas looks very exotic..

konchady said...

Lovely paratas ujwal. they taste good with chutney also.(alle chutney, kottambari pallya chutney, hinga chutney)
-sabitha

Valarmathi said...

I love this, looks yummy dear.

Shri said...

The Parathas look delicious UJ!And you do have a super nice blog:)

Yasmeen said...

Those look totally fulfilling :)

Aparna said...

Look perfect. I've never come across a paratha I didn't like.