I often find myself caught up in the dilemma of eating something healthy, but not the same old stuff. I am on a constant look out for how to make things different and still get the nutrients. Here is a recipe for parathas I came across online. These are made using wheat flour, spinach & cabbage. If you are not a big fan of either of these two vegetables give this recipe a try you will be surprised to not taste the usual. Rich in fibre, vitamins and iron this is a healthy treat for you.
I have always eaten green cabbage. If any of you know some good recipes with red cabbage please do share them.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cabbage (finely chopped)
1 cup spinach puree (Boil spinach. Drain it under cold water and then blend it)
1 tsp Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
1 tsp Green Chillies (finely chopped. If you like spicy taste add more accordingly)
1 tsp Ginger (grated)
1 tbsp Besan (Gram Flour)
1/4 cup luke warm Milk
Salt to taste
water to knead the dough
- In a mixing bowl mix all the ingredients except water.
- Try and knead the dough without water first.
- The water from the cabbage & spinach puree, and milk should be sufficient to knead the dough.
- If you still think that the dough is not done add in water.
- If while kneading you think that the dough has become too soft, add in some wheat flour and finish kneading.
- Remember to make the dough a little harder than a regular chapati dough. Cover it and leave it aside for 5 – 10 minutes.
- Make small round balls of the dough. Keep the size a little bigger than a usual roti or normal paratha.
- Flatten it out and cover it with dry flour on both sides. Using a rolling-pin, start rolling it out. Roll out in a round or a triangular shape. To get the triangular shape, roll it out as a small circle. Then, fold this into a semicircle and fold it again to match the ends of the semicircle. You should now get a triangle.
- Now on a hot tawa (flat pan), place your paratha. Using as little oil as you can cook it from both sides. Keep the stove on Med High for good crispy parathas
- You can enjoy these parathas with raita or pickle of your choice
- It tastes good with curries and chutneys too