Monday, October 29, 2012

Gobi Paratha

Last week I was in Bangalore. The weather in Bangalore was really breezy, chilly with drizzling now and then. It was just perfect to curl up with a nice book and a hot cup of tea. And on most of the days, during my stay, I did just that. I sat and enjoyed my mom’s delicacies.
 With the onset of the chilly weather, Bangalore’s markets get flooded with fresh veggies like cauliflower, radish, peas etc. It’s a delight to shop and cook these.
Stuffed parathas are our family favorite. They are relished by kids and adults alike.  They are also a great way to sneak in some vegetables into your kid’s meal. On one of the chilly evenings, we prepared these hot and delicious parathas with cauliflower. Hot from the tawa with a dollop of butter, these parathas are to die for. Serve them with a pickle and raita of your choice.

What you’ll need

For the dough
  1. Wheat Flour – 2 ½ cup + little extra for dusting
  2. Ajwain/Omam – 2 pinches
  3. Oil – 1 tbsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Water as required for kneading
  6. Oil/ ghee/butter for frying the parathas

For the filling
  1. Grated Gobi – 2 ½ cup, tightly packed
  2. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  3. Chilly Powder – ½ tsp
  4. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  5. Garam Masala – 1 pinch
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Fresh Coriander Leaves – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
  8. Oil – 2 tsp


For the dough
  1. In a wide bowl, add the wheat flour, ajwain, salt to taste and mix well with hands.
  2. Now add the oil and rub it well.
  3. Add water little by little and knead in smooth and pliable dough.
  4. For the filling
  5. Break the cauliflower in florets, wash well.
  6. Grate them.                        
  7. Heat a Kadai with oil, add the grated cauliflower, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilly powder and salt to taste.
  8. Mix well, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove cover and add garam masala powder and mix well. Fry for another 3 to 4 minutes without the cover.
  10. Add finely chopped coriander leaves.
  11. Allow to cool.

To prepare the parathas
  1. For making the parathas, pinch out a lemon sized ball from the dough, roll out into a small disc. Place a spoonful of filling in the middle and bring the edges together to completely cover the filling. The edges should overlap slightly to seal the masala. Gently flatten the filled ball. Dust with flour and roll out to a flat disc of about 5-6 inches. 
  2. Heat a tava (griddle). Roast the paratha on medium heat till done on both the sides. Grease the paratha with a little oil while cooking.

Delicious parathas are ready. Serve with a pickle and raita of your choice.

  1. You can use finely chopped green chillies instead of red chilly powder.
  2. Adding Ajwain or Omam is optional. I like the flavor and hence add it.
  3. To get perfect parathas, without the stuffing coming out, make sure there is no moisture in your filling. Also, the outer dough should not be too tight or too sticky. The trick of making good parathas lies in these two points.
  4. If you feel your filling has some moisture, add a spoon or two of wheat flour or roasted gram flour, this will absorb all the moisture.


Unknown said...

perfectly made..

Unknown said...

wow Kaveri,u made it perfectly dear...sure will try.

Unknown said...

gobi paratha resulted so perfect without spilling out of stuff...nice clicks..

Vimitha Durai said...

Parathas, curd and pickle ~ awesome combo. Loving the stuffing

Shema George said...

Looks so delicious!! the shape the stuffing and the texture everything looks absolutely perfect :)

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Sangeetha Priya said...

Very delicious n soft parathas, the picture revealed that!!!
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Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Super tempting parathas, nicely done

Priya Suresh said...

Prefectly rolled parathas, loving that stuffing.

Unknown said...

perfectly done parathas...
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Nandinis food said...

Perfect and healthy parathas.....!

Home Cooked food said...

perfect healthy paraths.

Julie said...

absolutely made perfect dear,lovely stuffing & nicely presented:)
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Unknown said...

perfectly made gobi paratha love it

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Mélange said...

Perfectly made dear..I love the idea of stuffed parathas..Helps us mummies in many ways !

Roshni said...

Holiday @ mom's place sounds just perfect... perfectly made paratas.. i have nevr made with gobi.. cause of the wetness factor.. will try your way some time

divya said...

Ooh am drooling here. Looks awesome

Unknown said...

Aww, visit to amma = bliss :-), right? Those parathas looks perfectly soft and delicious.

Swathi said...

Delicious partha, love it. Yes amma always makes best food. Nobody in the world can make better than her.

Prathima Rao said...

Delicious parathas!!! Another fav nest to aloo paratha..Perfectly made by ma & daughter duo!!
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Anonymous said...

These are my all time fav paranthas. yumm!

Vineetha Sush said...

Ur Bangalore weather description made me a bit nostalgic..Gobi paratha and !

Hema said...

Hmm.. so perfectly done Kaveri..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Adipoli gobi paratha...looks perfect and delicious..

Faseela said...

wow.....yummy n tempting [paratha...

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