December 12, 2008

Gobi Paratha with Raita

Gobi is one of the most liked vegetables in India and one of the favored recipes are Alu Gobhi, Gobi Paratha and many more. After much thinking about what to prepare for dinner I finally made Gobi Parathas and Raita. Instead of watching T.V and eating dinner as we do everyday, our center of attraction were parathas and we had them peacefully talking to each other :) about the things we did the whole day.
I am sending this entry to Eat healthy during pregnancy event hosted by Sangeeth Raghunathan.

Serves 2-3
Cooking and Preparation Time 45-60 mins aprrox


Cauliflower florets - 2 cups ( u can also grate/chop them finely)
Onion small - 1
Green Peas - 1/4 cup, boiled and smashed
Flour (All Purpose/Wheat) - 3 cups
Oil - 1-2 tbsp for use while making the dough
Oil - 2-3 tbsp for making the stuffing
Corinader leaves chopped - 1 cup
Green Chillies - 2 minced (optional)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/4 tbsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
    Method :
    1. Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl and add enough water to make a stiff dough. Add the 2 tbsp oil while making the dough.
    2. Make lemon- sized balls from the dough and keep them aside to start preparing the stuffing.
    3. Take a non stick pan, heat oil add chopped onions, turmeric powder, salt and mix together till the onions lose transperancy.
    4. Then add ginger garlic paste, chopped coriander, chilli powder, garam masala and mix well.
    5. Now add, smashed peas and cauliflower grated/chopped to it and mix well.
    6. Cook it covered for 10-12 mins till the stuffing becomes dry with no water in it.
    7. Then take the each lemon sized ball of the dough we made, roll into a very small thick chapati or circle and place the required amount of stuffing in the center. Now seal the all sides like a potli and then roll it into a proper size paratha slowly, by adding little flour on sides if necessary.
    8. Heat a frying pan, place the rolled paratha in it and fry both sides by adding oil and turning it till it is well fried.
    9. Serve hot with raita or chutney.
    Raita :

    Serves - 2 people
    Preparation Time - 5-10 mins

    Ingredients :

    Yogurt 1-2 cups
    Onion - 1/2 very finely chopped
    Tomato - 1 small chopped
    Cucumber - 1/4 cup chopped finely(optional)
    Salt to taste
    Sugar 1/4 tbsp
      Method :
      1. Add the yogurt into a small bowl along with other ingredients and mix well.
      2. Raita is ready and can be served with any type of rice or roti.


      Trupti said...

      hey Vaishali, paratha looks very delicious. If you want you can send this entry to Sangeeth's Eat Healthy Contest which is listed here

      veggie belly said...

      thanks for the visual on how to stuff the parathas, thats the most challenging part. these look great!

      DEESHA said...

      i love this one, very tasty & yummy

      Vishali said...

      Thak you all of you for your lovely comments.


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