Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gobi Parata [cauliflower parata]

Parata's are the well known north indian delicacies. It wont be wrong if we call them as comfort food too. This is one of the best way to hide some good source of veggies to your lil one. My lil boy loves any type of stuffed parata's. I have tried it with many veggies. Gobi is one such veggie which has good sources of vitamin and even iron in it. Its rich in fiber too. Low in calories good substitute for rice when shredded and steam cooked.


For stuffing-
finely shredded gobi - 2 cups
onion finely chopped - 1/2 cup
onion and ginger finely grated - 1 tsp
cumin/ jeera - 1 tsp
green chillies finely minced - 1 tsp[as per taste]
turmeric - 1/2 tsp
pepper - 2-3 pinches
fresh coriander leaves chopped - 2tsp
oil - 1 tsp


wheat flour - 3 cups
water - as required
salt - as per taste


1.Mix water , atta with required amount of salt to form a soft dough just as used in chapatti. Keep aside for 15 mins.

-BY adding 1/2 the amount of milk while preparing the dough instead of water will keep the roti soft for long.[ As this is parata i have not used milk] .
-Even adding 2 tsp of ghee to the dough while preparing along with warm water also softens the phulka's/ roti

2.Now take the finely shredded gobi in a microwave safe bowl . Add turmeric, pepper powder,saltto it and cover it with the damp tissue or towel and cook on high for 4-5 mins. Keep aside.

3.In a non stick pan add 1 tsp of oil and when it heats up add cumin seeds. Wait for it to splutter then add finely grated ginger garlic to it and saute for 1 min . Then add onions and saute till it turns transparent.

Tip- To fasten this process add salt or a pinch of sugar.
4. Then add the cooked cauliflower and fresh coriander leaves and mix properly.

5. Allow the mixture to cool.

6. Now roll out small roti to it stuff about 1 tbsp of stuffing and bring the edges closer and cover into a ball just like all other parata roll out the parata.

7. Cook properly on both sides by smearing a bit of olive oil or ghee.

8.Serve with raitha or yogurt and pickles on the side.Ready to be relished.

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