Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Protein and iron rich Paratha(Indian stuffed Bread)

Protein Paratha:- 
Preparation time:- 20 to 25 minutes
Cooking time:-15 minutes
Makes:- 8 to 10 Parathas

Hello my dear visitors. Here i have tried and tasted this recipe because i bought a huge bunch of fresh, green, spinach from the South Melbourne market here in Australia,and i don't wanted to loose its freshness by storing it in the fridge. So full in a healthy mood,was looking for all healthy ingredients in the fridge and found sprouted moth beans,small block of paneer, and here i go, preparing and posting my own creation. This is full of protein and iron as i have used moth sprouts and spinach to make this paratha,very healthy for kids and for adults too,i have tried this specially for my kids and it suited our test buds perfectly. So here is the perfect breakfast,brunch or lunch recipe.
Ingredients For the Dough:-
1)Wheat Flour/ Chapati aata 2 cups
2)Mashed potato 1 number (Small size)
3)Olive Oil 1 table spoon
4)Dry fenugreek leaves/kasuri methi 1/2 tea spoon
5)Spinach Puree 1/2 cup (Blanch the spinach in hot water,run trough the cold water and puree)
6)Carrom seeds 1/4 teaspoon (Optional)
7)Salt 1/4 teaspoon

Ingredients For Stuffing:-
1)Moth Beans or Matki Sprouted and  boiled 2 cups
(Soak the Moth beans over night and next day drain all the water from it and tie them in a thin cotton cloth and leave hanging for 1 to 2 days make sure the cloth should be wait all the time)
2)Grated Cottage cheese or paneer 1 cup
3)Garlic grated 1/2 teaspoon
4)Ginger Grated 1/2 teaspoon
5)Crushed green chilies 2 to 3 numbers
6)Garam Masala 1/2 teaspon(Optional)
7)Chat masala 1/2 teaspoon
8)Salt to taste

1)Clean and blanch the spinach leaves. And blend to a smooth puree
2)Mix all the dough ingredients to form a soft dough(Refer the picture)
3)Coarsely grind the moth beans in a grinder
4)In a large bowl mix all the dough ingredients to form a soft dough(Refer the picture)
5)In a  deep pan or kadhai heat oil,add  in garlic grated or paste,stir for a second.Add in ginger grated
or paste stir for 30 seconds.Add in crushed green chilies,mix well
6)Add in coarsely ground,boiled moth bean sprouts,mix well and cook for 1 to 2 minute
7)Add in garam masala,coriander powder,chat masala and salt to taste,mix well.
8)Add in grated cottage cheese or paneer,mix well and cook for 30 seconds.
Allow it to cool down.
9)Now as the stuffing is ready,dough is ready,make a small deep bowl shape out of a small portion of the dough.(Refer the picture)
10)Fill in the stuffing,close all the ends and make a flat round with the help of hands(Refer the picture)
Deep it into the dusting flour and roll out a 1/2 to 2 inch thick flat round chapati.
11)When the griddle is hot enough,transfer the paratha on to the griddle and roast both sides
untill done.
12)Apply some clarified butter or ghee.serve hot with yogurt,sweet lemon pickle or mint chatni.


  1. Thanks for the delicious entry Mamta

  2. Awesome recipe thanks for linking this recipe with my event.. for winning feb's month surprise giveaway.... collect more likes on your recipe


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  3. Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!! Please add the link to Pallavi's page also
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    1. Thank you Sowmya
      and sure i would love to add my link to Pallavi's page but i am sorry ,really don't know which one is her blog.