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Monday, June 1, 2009

Stuffed Vegetable Parata

Ingredients:

1 large sized Potato / Aloo

1/2 cup soaked Peas / frozen Peas

1/2 cup chopped Beans

1/2 cup chopped Carrots

1/2 cup chopped Cauliflower

1/2 tsp Chilly powder

1/2 tsp Garam Masala

1/4 tsp Cumin seed powder

1/4 tsp Coriander seed powder

Salt to taste

1/4 tsp Mustard seeds

1.5 cups Wheat flour

3 tsp Oil / Ghee

Butter

Recipe:

Chop beans, carrot, cauliflower into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Put this chopped vegetables, green pies in a cooker container. Add little amount of salt, water and cook them without adding any water.(3 whistles) Drain the excess water.

Cook the potato in a pressure cooker. (3-4 whistle) Once the pressure goes off, remove the outer cover of potato and mash it as shown in the picture below.

Put 1 tsp oil, mustard seeds in a thick bottomed vessel. Once it starts spluttering add these cooked vegetables, chilly powder, garam masala, coriander seed powder, cumin seed powder, salt and mix them well. Fry this masala in medium flame for about 2 mins. Keep it aside for about 10 mins to cool down.

Mix wheat flour, 2 tsp hot oil/ghee, salt and knead the dough by adding sufficient amount of warm water. keep it aside for about 30 mins by covering a lid.

Take little amount of dough and make a round ball. Roll the ball to a thin chapathi by using sufficient amount of dry wheat flour as shown in the picture below. Keep it aside.

Make another chapathi and fill the chapathi with the vegetable masala evenly as shown in the picture below. Cover this chapathi with another chapathi and press the edges as shown in the picture below.

Heat the tava and cook the parata by putting butter on both the sides of parata.

It goes well along with curd masala. (Add 1 cup of curd, salt, chunky chat, pepper powder in a bowl and mix them well.) Serve hot along with curd masala and pickle. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 6-7 stuffed vegetable paratas.

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