Broccoli is not easily available in india, however when i came to US i found it easily available.I usually use broccoli for stir frys. One day my hubby came home early from work and was feeling hungry so i quickly prepared broccoli fritter as i did not have cauliflower. It tasted yummy so i experimented with broccoli as a stuffing for paratha, it has come out very well. I am sure you would enjoy it too.
For Paratha/Flat Bread Dough
- 2 cups wheat flour(atta)
- 1/4 tsp ajwain (Ajowan caraway,carom seeds)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups grated broccoli
- 1 and 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 3 chopped green chilli
- 1/4 tsp tumeric powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds(jeera)
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- 3 tbsp chopped cilantro(coriander)
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp oil to fry each paratha
Making dough for paratha
Take flour and mix salt and ajwain to it then add three-fourth cup of water gradually, knead to make a smooth dough. And keep aside for 15 min.
To make filling
Heat oil in a pan,add cumin seeds once it splutter
Add onions,ginger,chillis and fry till onion is translucent
Add coriander power,turmeric powder and salt and fry for a min
Add grated broccoli and stir nicely and cover until it is cooked
Once it cooked take the pan off the stove,add cilantro and mix it nicely and keep aside
Making the paratha
Break the dough in 6 equal portions
Roll each portion in a ball and flatten it by pressing.
Place 1 table spoon of broccoli stuffing on it and enclose it.Seal the edges completely so that broccoli stuffing does not come out.
Flatten again, sprinkle a little flour and roll them with a rolling pin to approximately six-inch diameter.
Heat a frying pan(tawa), place paratha on it and cook on moderate heat for three minutes.
Turn it and pour half a tablespoon of oil or butter, spread it on parantha and shallow fry over low heat.
Turn it and again pour half a tablespoon of oil or butter on other side.
Cook on low heat till golden brown.
Serve hot with fresh plain yogurt sprinkled with chat masala.