Mixed vegetable paratha- Whole wheat flat bread with mixed vegetables

May 17, 2017

Assorted veggies are mixed with whole wheat flour and spices to create these wholesome soft chewy flatbreads. They are wonderful for a weekend breakfast/lunch. If you eat them with some yogurt or dal, they are pretty nutritious too. It's a good way to use up bits and pieces of fresh veggies lying in the fridge. I had a lone celery stick and green pepper that I used up in this dish. Any vegetable that is not too watery can be used. Peppers, onions, carrots, beans, spinach, mint, zucchini, celery, cabbage almost any vegetable that can be chopped up fine or grated can be used to make these flatbreads. When my son was a toddler and fussy with eating vegetables, I used to slide them into these parathas and he would not even know they are there.

 

I used onions, carrots, green beans, green bell pepper, celery stick and mint in these parathas. You can use any mix of veggies you have on hand. Boiled potatoes, grated zucchini , chopped spinach are wonderful as well. There is only one trick in getting these right. Once you get all your veggies ready add spices and salt. Add the whole wheat flour in small batches and mix till you get a dough that is pliable and easy to handle. It should not be too soggy or too dry. Start rolling and cooking the parathas immediately. If you let the dough sit, the salt will start releasing the moisture out of the vegetables and the dough gets soggy and hard to roll. You will end up with sticky gloppy fingers from handling the dough. Yes, I have had this happen to me a few times!.

Well, the good news is, it's not an unredeemable situation , just add more flour and mix, it will be just fine. I just like to avoid going through all of this. So I mix, roll and cook these guys up as soon as possible.

 

Ingredients:

Yellow onion - 1 medium
Carrot - 1 peeled and grated
Green beans - 10 finely chopped
Celery stick - 1 finely chopped
Green pepper - 1 finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tsp finely chopped or grated
Green chilli - 1 finely chopped ( add more or less as per taste)
Mint leaves - a handful finely chopped
Whole wheat flour ~2 cups (approximately..it will depend on the mix of veggies and the type of flour)
Salt to taste
Ajwain/ carrom seeds - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp. in the dough + extra for toasting the parathas

 

Procedure:

  1. Chop and grate all the vegetables really fine and add the spices and salt.

  2. Add the flour in small batches and mix it till you get a soft pliable dough.

  3. Add oil and mix well.

  4. Divide the dough into 10 -12 equal parts.

  5. Make them into round balls.

  6. Press into a generous quantity of flour.

  7. Roll swiftly and gently.

  8. You can dust with more flour if needed.

  9. Try to roll till it is a quarter of an inch thick approximately.

  10. Keep a skillet hot and ready to cook the parathas.

  11. Place a paratha on the skillet and let it cook till for half a minute.

  12. Add a few drops of oil along the edges and some in the middle and spread it thin.

  13. Flip and add some oil on top of the other side and spread.

  14. Flip and cook a little more till it is nice and toasty on both sides.

  15. Serve hot with a side of plain yogurt and any condiments of your choice.

Enjoy!

 

Chop and grate all the vegetables really fine and add the spices and salt.

 

Add the flour in small batches and mix it till you get a soft pliable dough.

Add oil and mix well.

 

Divide the dough into 10 -12 equal parts.

 

Make them into round balls.

Press into a generous quantity of flour.

 

Roll swiftly and gently.

You can dust with more flour if needed.

 

Try to roll till it is a quarter of an inch thick approximately.

Keep a skillet hot and ready to cook the parathas.

 

Place a paratha on the skillet and let it cook till for half a minute.

Add a few drops of oil along the edges and some in the middle and spread it thin.

Flip and add some oil on top of the other side and spread.

 

Flip and cook a little more till it is nice and toasty on both sides.

Serve hot with a side of plain yogurt and any condiments of your choice.

I served them with plain yogurt mixed with some mint sauce ( mint , cilantro , green chillies, salt, lemon juice and cumin seeds) I will share the recipe for that some other time.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

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I'm Sirisha. I cook simple vegetarian food. You will find Indian vegetarian family recipes and will be privy to my experiments. Happy cooking!

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