Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bottle Gourd Parata

Bottle Gourd/Sorekai/Lauki/Dhoodi Parata is a mild spicy dish and can be eaten for breakfast or dinner.
Bottle gourd/Sorekai is known for its medicinal values. It is said that eating some pieces of Bottle gourd helps to control your blood pressure. Bottle gourd has become one of the must used vegetable in Indian curries. Varieties of curries can be prepared by using bottle gourd.
I have used bottle gourd, wheat flour, little spices and coriander leaves.

Lets see some benefits of using Bottle Gourd in our diet.
Bottle gourd helps in easy digestion because of its water content. It helps in keeping the body temperature cool and calm. It helps to support the urinary system in our body by reducing burning sensation and reduce the chances of urinary infection. It contain minerals like calcium, magnesium,phosphorus, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It is good for weight loss. It helps to reduce the high blood pressure and keeps our heart healthy. It helps to the diabetic patients to quench their thirst. Bottle gourd has a rich source of fiber and it is good for people who suffer from constipation.
It is always good to have cooked bottle gourd for easy digestion. Bottle gourd juice is good to have during summer because it helps in keeping your body cool.
It is very very easy and quick to prepare Bottle Gourd Paratha. Try and Enjoy.

Things Needed :

Bottle gourd : Grated : 1 Big Bowl (1/2 of  medium size)
Coriander leaves : 1/2 Bundle (Full fist)
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam Masala : 1/2 Teaspoon
Geera Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Wheat flour :  2 to 3 Cups
Salt : As required
Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Put wheat flour, chilly powder, garam masala powder, jeera powder and salt. Mix it well.
2. Wash and remove the outer layer of bottle gourd and grate it. Wash and cut coriander leaves.and add it to wheat flour.
3. Mix it well. Add a tablespoon of oil. Mix it nicely. Add water if required.
4. Prepare chapati dough. Keep it aside. (No need to rest).
5. Divide the chapati dough into small portion.

6. Keep a cup of dry flour in a plate/bowl.
7. Take a small portion, kneed a little and roll it as chapati
8. Now keep a tava/pan on the fire. Heat.
9. Put rolled parata on the tava and cook on both side. Add little oil on both sides.

10. Repeat the same with remaining dough.

 Serve Bottle Gourd Parata with a cup of curd/curry and pickle.

Note : 

Adding oil is optional. If you are dieting no need to add on the top of is parata while cooking.
Adding ghee instead of oil is optional. Adding more/less spices is optional. Add water only if it require while preparing the dough. Add little flour if the dough turns softer than what is required.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves :  2 to 3


  1. A great lunch box idea to feed bottle gourd to the kids

  2. A tasty and yummy way to use bottle gourd.. paratas look tummy!


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