I love making parathas. Firstly I find them easy and quick to make, good for health too and there’s no mess around when my daughter eats them. So it’s just plus points for me. As I had many vegetables at home so thought of making mix veg paratha. I make sure I have spinach in my meal in whatever form because of its high nutritional value. So I added some to this paratha too. You can make them for breakfast or pack them for lunch or eat it for your dinner
Wheat flour – 2 cups
Carrot – 1 medium size
Onion – 1 medium size
Cabbage – 1 small cup, chopped.
Palak – one cup, chopped.
Mustard seeds ( optional ) – 1 tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp and some oil for frying parathas
Turmeric powder – half tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Firstly grate carrot, chop onion and cabbage finely. Keep aside.
Wash palak thoroughly and chop them and keep aside.
In a pan heat one tbsp of oil. As oil heats add mustard seeds (optional). As it splutters add finely chopped onions. You need not cook all vegetables completely for making parathas. So as the onions starts getting translucent, add ginger garlic paste and saute for a min or two. Add grated carrot and chopped cabbage, stir it for 2 to 3 mins. Now add chopped palak and stir the mixture and cook for 3 to 4 mins.
Now add all the dry powders, turmeric powder, garam masala, chilli powder and salt. Saute it for 2 mins. Switch off the flame. And let this cool.
In a bowl take wheat flour, add the vegetable mixture. You can add a tsp of oil if required. Else skip it. Add little water at a time to the flour and make a soft dough. Now divide the dough into small balls. Depends on the size of paratha preferred.
Take one dough ball, dust it with wheat flour and flatten it with your palms. Now roll it, neither too thin not thick, circular in shape.
Heat you tawa and place you paratha rolled on it. When you see small bubbles form, flip the paratha and spread half tsp of oil ( you can add one tsp too ) on the paratha. Now flip it to the other side and spread other half tsp of oil over it. Now once its cooked well with indication of dark brown spots all over it, your parathas are ready to be served. You can serve it with ghee, curd and pickle