Everyday I come to office planning dinner on the way home. And most days I end up making dal, chawal, some sabzi and paranthe. Well, parathe cos Hubby Dear comes late from work and roties don’t really hang on to their taste and quality for long. Dal may vary….someday it is rajma, some day it is chhole and so on….but the basic meal combo is the same. So my dear friend M gave me a great idea to tweak the deal. This idea led to more brain-storming and research and led to the creation of 13 stuffed parathas. Here is a list for your next dinner menu.
Paratha 1 – Aloo ka paratha - Boil some potatoes. Peel off the jackets and mash them. Mix in salt, red chilli powder, haldi and coriander. Use as filling for the paratha.
Paratha 2 – Mooli ka paratha - Grate some radishes. Mix a little salt and leave for half an hour. Squeeze out the water (this can be used to knead the dough) and mix salt, red chilli powder, haldi and coriander. Use as filling for the paratha.
Paratha 3 – Gobhi ka paratha 1 - Grate some cabbage. Mix with the flour. Add salt, red chilli powder, haldi and coriander. Knead into dough to make paratha.
Paratha 4 – Gobhi ka paratha 2 - Grate some cauliflower. Mix in salt, red chilli powder, haldi and coriander. Use as filling for the paratha.
Paratha 5 – Paneer ka paratha - Mash some cottage cheese. Mix in salt, red chilli powder, haldi and coriander. Use as filling for paratha.
Paratha 6 – Methi ka paratha - Take a spoonful of kasuri methi. Boil it in water with some salt. Mix with flour along with salt, red chilli powder, haldi and coriander to make dough for paratha.
Paratha 7 – Pyaaz ka paratha - Chop onions into fine pieces. Mix salt, red chilli powder, haldi and coriander. This can be used as stuffing for the paratha or can be mixed directly with dough.
Paratha 8 – Ajwain ka paratha - Mix some ajwain and salt with the flour while kneading the dough to make paratha.
Paratha 9 - Zeera paratha - Mix some zeera and salt with the flour while kneading dough to make paratha.
Paratha 10 - Mirchi ka paratha - When rolling the paratha, use salt and red chilli powder as stuffing.
Paratha 11 - Dal paratha - If you have leftover dal from the previous meal, you don’t have to serve it again. Here is an attractive way to add spice to the meal. Just knead in the dal with the dough to make paratha.
Paratha 12 - Leftover paratha - You can do the same thing as dal paratha if you have any leftover vegetables. Mash the vegetables and add some salt and red chilli powder to enhance the taste. Use it as stuffing for paratha.
Paratha 13 - Egg paratha - Roll a paratha and cook it on the tawa. Meanwhile, keep ready an egg mix (beat an egg with salt and chilli). When the paratha is ready, tear open the top cover and pour in the egg mixture. Turn it over and cook properly.
The best part about stuffed parathas is that they themselves form a full meal. And if you want to serve some side dish, you can choose curd, raita or pickle. Check out the salad etc. section for more ideas about side dishes.
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