Showing posts with label Paratha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paratha. Show all posts

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Mooli - Aloo Parota

Mooli/Radish and Potatoes are good combination for making parata/parota. The Parata is taste yummy and is filled with nutritious and potatoes provide energy. Kids will definitely love to have this  soft Mooli - Aloo Parota for any time of the day.

Let us see some benefits of having Jeera /Cumin Seeds in our diet.

Jeera /Cumin Seeds promotes digestion. Cumin seeds are rich in iron. It is filled with antioxidant properties and they help to protect from free radicals. Jeera is good for controlling diabetes. Cumin seeds help to improve blood cholesterol.  They fight against inflammation. It boost immunity to our body. Takes good care of skin and hair. It prevents anemia and good for bone health.It helps in relaxing and good sleep. It has the qualities of antifungal, antimicrobial properties and it helps  in natural way of healing. It is good for improving our memory.
It is very easy, quick, simple and healthy. You can have them with pickle /Chutney powder/curd Coriander leaves chutney. Choice is yours.
You can pack this Mooli - Aloo Parota to kids snack or lunch box. You can also take it for travelling.
It is good for breakfast and also for dinner or brunch.
Remember 
Eating spices will certainly damage your liver .Eating less spice helps you to stay healthy. 

NO Onion or NO Garlic is used here in this Mooli - Aloo Parota.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Radish : 2 Medium sized
Aloo/ Potato : 2 to 3 /Small ones
Jeera Powder/Cumin Seeds Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Red chilly Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves : 1 Handful /3 to 4 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Wheat flour : 3 Cups

Method :

1. Wash and boil potatoes in pressure cooker  and remove its outer layer after it cools.
2. Wash and scrape out the skin of mooli / radish and grate it and keep it aside.


3. Now take a big bowl, add grated mooli, boiled potatoes and mix it well. Smash potatoes nicely.


4. Add wheat flour, salt, chilly powder and cumin powder/jeera powder. Mix all the ingredients and prepare parota dough. Use of water only if requires.


5. Add a tablespoon of oil and kneed the dough well. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
6. Divide the dough in small portions and make as ball.
7. Keep little dry wheat flour in a small bowl.

8. Take a small portion of the dough and dip in dry wheat flour and roll it with a chapati roller.
9. Keep a pan on the fire and heat.


10. Put rolled parota on the hot pan. Sprinkle little oil on the top.
11. Cook for a minute and turn the other side and cook.


12. Parota is ready to serve.
13. Repeat the same and prepare remained parotas.


14. Serve with your choice of side dish. We had it with curd, chutney powder and pickle.


Note :

Use of water should only if required. Radish and boiled potatoes do contain water. So first mix the flour nicely with grated radish and boiled and smashed potatoes. You can prepare parotas as soon as you prepare the dough. Adding ghee instead of oil is optional. I have added oil. Adding more chilly powder is optional. Adding more spice is not good for health. Use of more oil to prepare parotas is optional.
Time : Preparation 15 minutes.
Preparing parota 15 minutes : Total time 30 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Ginger -Coriander Parata

Ginger - Coriander Parata is a full meal and you can have them for breakfast/lunch/dinner.
  • Adding coriander leaves and ginger adds to the aroma of parata.


  • I have added coriander leaves, ginger, some spices which are easily available in our kitchen and wheat flour
    It is always a question for a women for the next meal. what to cook ? It is not only a few, most of them raise their voice asking their kids, hubby or some friends.
    Eating chapatis always is really boring. Not only eating, cooking the same type really makes you more tired. So just think of a twist, using  the same ingredients.
    I have tried here " Ginger - Coriander Parata " and you know what is a side dish ? It was carrot chutney. This chutney is a good combination to have the yummy " Ginger - Coriander Parata".

    Let us see some benefits of having coriander leaves in our diet.
    Coriander leaves in digestion and good to get a relief from stomach upset and indigestion problems. It helps in lowering the blood glucose levels in diabetics.It has good amount of anti inflammatory properties. Coriander helps in lowering the bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. It contain iron and magnesium and it is full of dietary fiber. It is also good for removal of toxin from our body. It has a anti septic properties and good for mouth ulcers. Coriander helps in stimulate memory in our brain. It also helps in curing anemia. Coriander leaves have antifungal and anti oxidant properties and is good for skin disorders, dryness and fungal infections. It has Vitamin C and Vitamin K in  it.
    Let us see the recipe now "
    " Ginger - Coriander Parata " is a simple, quick and yummy food that goes well for breakfast/dinner.
    Let us see the recipe Now :

    Things Needed : 

    Wheat flour : 2 Cups
    Salt : A little
    Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
    Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
    Chilly Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
    Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
    Turmeric powder : A little
    Coriander leaves : I handful ( 1/2 Bundle )
    Ginger : An inch
    Green Chilly : 1

    Method : 

    1. Wash coriander leaves, green chilly. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and wash it again.

    2. Now grind coriander leaves and green chilly with out water. (Dry grind).

    3. Take a big bowl, add wheat flour, 1 tablespoon of oil, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt.
    4. Mix all the ingredients nicely and add ground coriander mixture.
    5. Add required water and prepare dough.
    6. Kneed the dough well.

    7. Divide the dough into small portion and turn them as small ball shape. Keep some dry wheat flour aside in a bowl.
    8. Now take small portioned dough and dip in dry flour.
    9. Roll them as chapati in circle shape.

    10. Keep a pan on the fire. Heat and clean tava and put rolled parata and cook. Sprinkle little oil.
    11. Cook for a minute by pressing the edges. Let the fire be on medium flame.
    12. Turn the other side and cook for a minute and remove the done parata from tava.
    13. Repeat the same with remaining dough and prepare paratas.




    14. Serve Paratas with your choice of side dish and little ghee /butter on the top of hot parata.

    Note :

    Let the dough be soft and not watery. If it turns watery add little flour and adjust it. Adding ghee while preparing dough is optional. No need to leave the dough for resting. You can use little more oil to while cooking parats. Use of more spice is optional.
    Time : 30 Minutes.
    Serves :  2 to 3.

    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    Paneer Parata.

    Paneer Parata is prepared using home made paneer and wheat flour.


    Some time the milk gets spoil and curdles once it is heated. We feel sad because of it. When this happens I try and prepare paneer out of that split milk. (Immediately). The paneer is used in cooking later.
    How to prepare Panner @ Home ?
    Boil Milk, put some lemon extract/vinegar to the hot milk . It starts to curdle. Leave it for cooling. Take a clean towel. Drain the water through the towel. Let the thick milk content stay in towel. Squeeze out the remaining water. Place a heavy bottomed pan on the towel which has milk content. So the whole water goes off. Take the paneer content and kneed it well. Paneer is ready to use.
    Paneer/Indian cottage cheese has become very popular than before and all age group love to have paneer in their dishes.
    Let us see some benefits of eating  " Paneer " in our diet.
    Paneer/Cottage cheese has a good source of calcium and it helps in maintaining strong teeth. Paneer contains Vitamin D so it helps to preserve the teeth to be in good conditions. Paneer is rich source of calcium and good for women, elderly and children who suffer from malnutrition. Paneer is a rich source of protein, and vitamins which are necessary for proper bone health. Vitamin B complex in Paneer is good for women, men and children. Paneer helps to absorb and distribute calcium in our body and it helps and guard against diseases. Paneer is good for gaining weight since it has good amount of proteins, fats, calcium, vitamins and minerals. Eating Paneer is good for enhancing blood formation and strengthen the liver.  
    Lets see the recipe Now :

    Things Needed :

    Paneer : 1 small bowl. (1/2 liter milk)
    Wheat flour : 2 Cups
    Jeera /Cumin Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
    Garam Masala : 1/2 Teaspoon
    Chilly Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon  
    Dry Ginger Powder : 1 Teaspoon
    Coriander leaves : 1 Handful
    Oil : 4 to 5 Tablespoons
    Ghee : 1 Tablespoon

    Method :

    1. Put wheat flour, paneer, garam masala, chilly powder, jeera powder and a little turmeric powder in a bog bowl.
    2. Wash and add cut coriander leaves. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and a tablespoon of ghee.

    3. Add a teaspoon of dry ginger powder and add warm water. Mix it well and prepare chapati dough.

    4. Divide the dough into small size balls.

    5. Keep 1 cup of dry wheat flour in a small bowl.
    6. Dip a small size of parata dough and roll as chapati.

    7. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put rolled paneer parata. Sprinkle oil on the top and cook for a minute.
    8. Turn the other side and sprinkle little (1/2 teaspoon) oil around the parata on outer surface.
    9. Cook on both sides and remove from the pan.

    10. Repeat the same and prepare the remaining paratas.

    11. Serve paneer paratas with curd and the side dish of your choice.
    12. We had " Paneer Parats with a cup of curd/yogurt and mango tokku. (Chutney)

    Note :

    You can use more oil while preparing the dough. (Optional). Adding green chilly to the dough is optional. Adding grated onions to the dough is optional. I did not add. Adding any spice is optional.
    Example : Pav bhaji masala, chat masala, channa masala etc. Adding normal water to prepare parata dough is optional. Warm water helps the dough turns parata soft and nice.  Use of any brand paneer is optional. (Nandini, Amul) .
    Time : 30 Minutes.
    Serves : 2 to 3 .(6 to 8 Paratas can be done, according to size ).                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Monday, January 9, 2017

    Mixed Flour Onion Parata

    Mixed flour Parata/Chapati is an yummy and healthy parata. Mixing wheat, ragi, jola (Jowar/Millet millet), channa flour is a good combination and it came out really well.

    I have used all the above said flours and some spices with onion and prepared this Mixed flour Onion Parata.
    Jowar and ragi has no gluten and wheat and channa flour contain carbohydrates which provide energy to the body. It is good for all aged people and the diabetic people.
    Let us see some benefits of having Jowar/Jola/Sorghum/Millet millet in our diet.
    Millets/Sorghum/Jola has the ability to protect you from diabetes, improve your digestive system, detoxify the body, boost respiratory healthy, increase the energy levels and improve our muscle and nerves health. It also said to be protect our heart health. Millets do contain B Vitamins and high in nutrition. They are good source of calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and magnesium. They are loaded with essential fats to our body. Potassium and magnesium helps to lower the blood pressure in our body and controls the blood pressure. They are good source of high fiber and helps to eliminate bad cholesterol and promote the good cholesterol levels. Jola/Millet contain good source of magnesium and it helps to increase the insulin and glucose and helps to prevent diabetes. Since jola is a good source of dietary fiber it helps to keep the constipation, excess gas and cramping. It helps to take care kidney, liver and immune system health.
    Please note this point : Jowar/Sorghum/Jola is digested in the slow process. People who suffer from thyroid health should consult a doctor before shifting to a millet diet. 
    It is an easy and healthy dish that you can try and enjoy for breakfast/lunch/dinner.

    Let us see the recipe now :

    Things needed : 

    Jola/Sorghum/cholm/Jowar/Millet Millet  flour : 2 Cups
    Ragi/Finger Millet flour : 1 Cup
    Channa /Kadale/Besan flour : 1/2 Cup
    Wheat flour : 1/2 Cup
    Onions : 2
    Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
    Chilly Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
    Jeera/Cumin Seeds/ or Powder : 1 Teaspoon
    Salt : As required
    Water : As required
    Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

    Method :

    1. Remove the outer layer of onions and wash it. Grate into thin and keep it aside
    2. Put sorghum flour, wheat flour, channa flour. ragi flour in a big bowl.

    3. Add salt, grated onions, garam masala powder, chilly powder and jeera.

    4. Mix all the ingredients nicely. Add a tablespoon of oil and required water.

    5. Prepare chapati dough. Let it be little loose.
    6. Divide the dough into small ball size. Keep a cup of dry wheat flour in a bowl.


    7. Take a small ball size of dough and mix it well turn them as round.
        Dip this dough in a dry flour nicely.
    8. Roll it as chapati slowly and give a chapati shape. (Let it be bit thick).



    9. Keep a pan/tava on the fire and heat. Put the rolled onion parata on the tava.
    10. Let it start to bubble. Turn the other side and put 1/2 teaspoon of oil on the top and cook.
    11. Turn the other side again and cook for a minute on medium flame.


    12. Parata is ready to serve. Repeat the same with remaining dough.

    13.Serve Mixed flour Onion Parata with curd and any curry of your choice.
    14. Serve with little butter on hot parata. It is yummy to have with pickle or chutney.

    Note :

    Do not add more water and make the dough saggy. Then you need to add more flour. Add the flour of your choice to bring the exact thickness to the dough if the dough turns watery. Adding more oil, spice and onions are optional. Dip the dough nicely in dry flour so that it helps to roll the parata.
    But remember it turns the parata dry if the flour is still on the rolled chapati. Clean out the dry flour with a wet clean cloth. Adding more oil to cook parata is optional. It adds to the taste but not healthy. Use of coriander leaves, mint leaves, dil leaves, methi leaves or palak leaves also can be added to the dough. (Add any one type of leaves at a time to get the best benefits of the leaves).
    Time : 30 Minutes
    Serves : 3 to 4.

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