Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Broccoli Stuffed Paratha (Indian Bread)

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
For Filling
  • 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
Cooking Procedure

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.


Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Satya, wow, I am sure that is very very healthy with broccoli in it. Love the color of parathas as well.

Nandini said...

Love the new stuffing of parathas. They're energizing and lovely!

Sushma Mallya said...

Yummy paratha and stuffing is very different and i am sure must be really tasty with broccoli...lovely idea sathya..

PranisKitchen said...

sathya wow delicious and healthy paratha.i usualy do the same but the stuffing u did it in a very differnt way really nice one da..very well explained and perfectly done..good one sathya

Jay said...

Dear Satya,

Delicious Paratha...Love to have those for breakfast...!

Priya said...

Wat a best way to sneak broccolis, elegant and tempting parathas Satya..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! looks so good, very... healthy dish with broccoli, love it:-)

PranisKitchen said...

nice blog template..blog looks very beautiful

VineelaSiva said...

Satya the brocolli stuffed paratha is new to me.Its healthy too.Will try.

Rach said...

Thanks Sathya :) Let me tel u, I was a big time foodie, die hard fan of non-veg food, sweets and icecreams and chocolate lover before!!!!
When health is priority in life, sacrifice is a must! If I'm healthy, my family is healthy and happy :)
This broccoli stuffed paranthe looks so yummy :) I love both with aloo and broccolli :)

Guna's kitchen said...

very healthy recipe .... i'll try this

sanjeeta kk said...

Very interesting to add broccoli in the chapattis. Nice to be here.

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious Parathas...never tried this before..sure will be very tasty and healthy

Uma said...

brocolli paratha is new to me..
nice colour!

Anonymous said...

Hi sathya
first time here..and I loved ur recipes..broccoli is high in iron and its great to stuff in parathas.

Satya said...

Thank q every one for ur valuable compliments

Mina Joshi said...

Hi Satya

The parathas look delicious. I've never tried brocoli stuffing but will try it now.


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