Mixed Veg paratha is a healthy, tasty tiffin that donot need any side dish. Making sambar, rasam and curry daily is boresome. So I want to make something different for our dinner. Since I had a lot of vegetables at home, veg kurma and roti is the best option. But I felt something that is very spicy at night is not good and finally end up making these parathas. If you have a kid at home, it is very easy to make him/her eat this recipe. They will not say NO to this and asks you for another one too. Since this recipe includes all the vegetables it is nutritious. I have added beans, carrot, potatoes and onion. You can also use green peas, cauliflower, cabbage. When I served it to ‘K’, he liked it and said that it is completely different from normal dinner. He was surprised and happy.
Wheat flour – 8 cups
Salt -To taste
Carrot – 2
Beans – 5-6
Onion – 2
Red chilli powder – 4 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Salt – To taste
- In a bowl add the wheat flour, salt and a small quantity of water and mix well.
- Knead it well to make a soft dough.
- Add a teaspoon of oil or ghee to make it soft.
- Set the dough aside and cover it with a damp cloth.
- Wash all the vegetables and peel te skin.
- Cut the potatoes into half and pressure cook it.
- Chop the beans and carrot into small cubes. Cook it in a pan adding adequate quantity of water and salt.
- Chop the onions and keep aside.
- Now in a kadai add oil and saute the onions until they become translucent.
- Then add the cooked beans and carrot, mix well and saute for two minutes.
- Mash the potatoes well and add into the kadai.
- Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix everything together.
- Allow it to cool for five minutes.
- Before making paratha divide the dough into equal parts, make big balls and arrange it on a plate. In the same way divide the stuffing into equal parts and make balls equal to dough balls. Place it on a plate.
- Take one of the dough balls and spread it out with the rolling-pin as we make for roti.
- Since we are going to make paratha the roti should be thicker than that we make for roti.
- Place the stuffing in the centre of the roti.
- First fold the roti on opposite sides and then on the other two sides. Now they appear round in shape.
- Coat it with the wheat flour on all the sides and keep aside.
- Follow the same step for all the balls.
- Keeping the folded side facing downwards, spread it carefully. Take care that the stuffing donot come out.
- Now heat the tava and drizzle some oil. Place the paratha and drizzle some ghee or oil.
- When the paratha change in colour, it starts to puff up. You can see the brown spots on it.
- Now turn it upside down and cook on the other side.
- Make sure that they change in colour on both the sides.
- Repeat the same step for other parathas.
- Serve it hot with curd and pickle.