Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Drumstick Leaf Paratha & Cucumber Peanut Dip

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I heard a lot of drumstick leaves and its nutritional value. Whenever I would go to vegetable market I would wonder how it taste.

Recently I spotted them and without a second thought I bought two bunches and wondered what to prepare.I googled and saw so many options to use this. I opted for parathas as they never fail.

The parathas had a unique flavor with a nice green leafy texture and compliments very well with cucumber peanut raitha. If you get these drumstick leaves anywhere in the market or in ur backyard try these paratha and you would definitely enjoy it as much I did

Ingredients
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cups chopped drumstick leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (coriander)
  • 1/2 tsp amchur (dry mango powder)
  • 4 green chillies
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cumin (jeera) powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • oil to shallow fry the paratha
  • salt to taste
Procedure

Make a paste of ginger and green chilli

In a big bowl add the chopped drumstick leaves, cilantro and the ginger chilli paste, amchur, cumin powder and salt and mix it nicely.

Now add the flour slowly and simultaneously mix it with your hands you will a crumbled dough. Now add little by little water and mix it softly till we get a soft firm dough

Then apply one tsp of oil to the ball of dough and let it sit for 1/2 hr.

Divide into large lemon size ball and with a sprinkle of flour , 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, spread it on paratha and shallow fry over low heat.

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, spread it on paratha and shallow fry over low heat.

Serve hot with cucumber peanut raita

Cucumber Peanut Dip

Cucumber and peanuts combined with plain yogurt with a little indian seasoning gives a excellent flavorful dip. This dip is one of my favorite as it got a soothing taste, it complements excellently with the soft parathas and it also tastes great with nachos or as a spread on your bread, burger etc.
  • 1 cup grated cucumber
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 tbsp roasted peanut powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 chopped green chilli
  • 1 spring of curry leaf
  • pinch of hing
  • salt to taste

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Method

Squeeze excess water from the grated cucumber.

Heat oil in a pan , add mustard seeds once it splutter add green chilli and grated ginger and fry for 30 sec. Then add curry leaves and fry for one more min. Switch of the flame and add the cucumber and mix nicely and keep aside.

Once it cools add curd to the above mixture and crunchy peanut powder, mix well and serve with your choice of roti.

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42 comments:

Arti said...

Never made drumquick parathas, always used them in the sambar!! Looks great, the color has come out really well...
The raita too looks mouth watering... Its 7 in the morning, Good Morning Satya:)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

It is a nice idea to add drumstick leaves to parathas... super-healthy and loving it..

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Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy, tasty n yummy dish

divya said...

Very tempting and mouthwatering ....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very Healthy and Tasty looking parathas as well as dip. Excellent meal.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Healthy Paratha recipe... Drumstick leaves are not available at my place... Miss them a lot on adais. Ur roti sounds to be a nice idea...YUM!

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy and colorful parathas... Yummy dip too

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Very healthy and delicious parathas.

Raji said...

Very healthy and green parathas...never tried drumstick leaves, but the parathas look so good.

Prathibha said...

I love tha taste of drumstick leaves palya...never added in paratha though..:)

Santosh Bangar said...

new but sounds tasty

jayasree said...

Thats a neat idea to use those leaves in parathas. I could never think that way since its always used in rice adai

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Dip rocks i often.. i often make this paratha..also dosa too.. they r yumm..

Deeksha said...

healthy and yummy paranthas!

Priya said...

Both looks marvellous and prefect..

Ramya said...

That looks super yummy:-) The peanut cucumber raita looks soo refreshing n nutritious..
Healthy combo:-)

Suman Singh said...

Healthy and delicious paratha..

Smita said...

Looks so delicious.. super healthy recipe!
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Prathima Rao said...

Super healthy & tasty parathas!!! And LOVE the dip...!!! Sure to love the nuttiness from the peanuts :)
Prathima Rao
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Biny Anoop said...

love both the parathas and the dip..perfect combo

jeyashrisuresh said...

wonderful recipes and quite a healthy combo too.

sowmya said...

wonderful combo..looks great..

harini-jaya said...

Last summer when I visited India, my MIL made a curry out of these leaves and they were so yummy..I wish I could get hold of these leaves here..great idea to add it in chapathi!!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Innovative recipe...parathas looks yummy...

Archana said...

I have made vegetable out of the drumstick leaves much to the irritation of my family. But this sound a very nice way to sneak it in their paratha crazy tummies.:):);)

Suja said...

Innovative and healthy parathas, sounds yummy

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am so very impressed with both the recipes. I am surely going to try the dip pretty soon :)

Vidhya said...

Loved both paratha and dip.

சிநேகிதி said...

nice idea,,,,,

An Open Book said...

wow that looks incredibly soft

Siddhi said...

Hi Satya...hwz u?...M back to blog hopping after quite a long tym...was damn busy so coulnt visit ur blog for so long...Loved this parathas..nvr thought of making parathas wiht this leaves...vl try thm sun...n d dip is jus awesome

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Madhu said...

looks very nice Satya. we hardly ever get the drumstick leaves here Satya.

garlutti said...

A great recipe .. never try but I'll try .. looks delicious .. I love these breads I point the sauce looks interesting .. hugs
MARIMI

aipi said...

They look like theplas- a great recipe n the nutty cucumber dip sounds yum too :)
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kanthi said...

Wow..healthy munagaku with parathas,chala bavundhi sathya.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Satya, I love drumstick in curries, never tried them in paratha before, sounds interesting and looks good, definitely a nice change from the regular paratha! Thanks for sharing!

Magic of Spice said...

How delicious...I have never seen drumstick leaves and wonder if I can find them. Looks fantastic!

Now Serving said...

OMG! murungai elai! Wow, that is so interesting and a wonderful change from methi - wish we could fins them here :(
Awesome post Satya :)

Jynx said...

Great stuff --- another good post to read.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

tried your raita and blogged about it. We all loved it :)

Sharan said...

Oh Wow, this is such an interesting recipe.

sangeeta said...

We love drumstick leaves paratha n i normally add some dried kassori methi leaves too to make it more like methi paratha. With a raita like this it makes a great meal.

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