16 Feb 2015

Carrot Paratha

My kids love parathas, I was really surprised to find out that they like parathas, mostly because I don't like it at all! You can see that since so far, off the 300 plus recipes in my blog, I have only one paratha recipe - aloo paratha and that too my aunt made!! So when I realised my kids like it, I started making a lot of parathas and the best part of it is I get to add some vegetables along with it.
So this is a regular in my daughter's lunch box and my husband's lunch box. Since I was making this for my daughter's lunch box, I did not add any masala, you can add more masala and green chillies to make it more tasty.
You can also add some cheese to this. Check out the carrot cheese paratha.

Carrot Paratha

Preparation time 20 mins | Cooking time 3 mins for each paratha| makes about 10

  • Wheat flour - 2 cups
  • Warm water - as required (I used around 1 cup)
  • Carrot - 3 medium
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil/ghee - to toast the paratha
Carrot Paratha

1. Grate the carrot and add it to a non stick pan. Add about 1/2 tsp oil and saute until it becomes soft. 

2. Add the cumin powder, salt and coriander powder and mix well. Switch off and set this aside.

3. In a bowl or plate, take the wheat flour and add the required salt. Mix it lightly. 

4. Add the grated carrot and start adding warm water little by little and knead to form a soft pliable dough.
5. Make sure the dough is not too hard or too sticky. Cover it and set aside for 30 minutes.

6. Heat a tawa and pinch off a lemon sized ball of dough and dust with some flour and roll into a circle.
7. Put it on the heated tawa and wait till one side gets cooked. Flip over and drizzle with oil/ghee and press on all sides and wait. The dough will puff up.

8. Flip it over again, make sure both sides are cooked well and remove.

Serve with curd or sauce or pickle.

Carrot Paratha

1. You need not add the carrot while kneading the dough, you can do a stuffing with the kneaded dough.
2. Add some chopped green chillies, red chilli powder or garam masala powder while cooking the carrots. It will be very flavorful.
3. You need not cook the carrots separately, you can add it to the dough and it will get cooked while you cook the paratha.
4. You can do the same with beetroot as well.

Until next time,

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  1. Woow...looks very yummy and a perfect lunch box recipe... I love paratha's too...!!

  2. Such a healthy paratha.. looks delicious..

  3. Healthy and delicious parathas..... :)

  4. Healthy and yummy looking parathas.

  5. Delicious parathas, perfect for breakfast, lunch or at dinner time...

  6. Such a delicious "paratha" Timing for preparation is really short best for breakfast.


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