Friday, May 4, 2018

Broccoli Paratha | Broccoli Stuffed Paratha | Paratha Recipe

Broccoli Paratha, a delicious paratha stuffed with mildly spiced broccoli masala.Next to the broccoli soup, this is my favorite recipe with broccoli. It's one of the easiest stuffing to make for paratha and also it's so customizable to suit your taste. For this paratha, i have followed the same procedure as my cauliflower paratha without much change and it turned out so soft, with some curd, it would be awesome, no need to make any side dish at all.
While making this paratha, i ran out of atta flour and also we were in the process of moving, so i didn't want to buy atta just to make this and again i would pack the leftover for shipping. Instead i have used whole wheat flour brought at HEB, the texture of this flour is quite different and also it has dark color than the regular atta flour, was bit skeptical how it would turned out, to my surprise, it turned out so good. Usually i use whole wheat flour for chapathi only and never used before for stuffed paratha. Glad i did, now i can use whole wheat flour for parathas too. You may think that both atta and wheat flour are same, right?? I too had the same opinion before, but now i'm sure that the whole wheat flour available here in US based store is different in both texture and taste compare to the atta available in Indian store. 

Broccoli Paratha

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Paratha | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
Whole Wheat flour - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Water - as needed
Salt - to taste
For Stuffing
Broccoli - 1 floret(small)
Oil - 1 tsp
Turmeric - a pinch
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste 

Procedure
Take the flour in a bowl, add salt & oil and mix it with flour well. Then add water to the flour.Mix it with your hand and gather it together as a single mass , now knead the dough well until the surface looks smooth.Cover it with lid and set aside for minimum 15 mins.
Cut the broccoli into the small florets, wash it in running water and drain it completely.Put the florets into mixie jar and pulse it twice or thrice until it's fine. Heat the pan with olive oil.Add the broccoli and saute it in the oil for 2 mins, then add all the spices(turmeric ,red chili & garam masala powder) and salt.Mix it well with the broccoli and then cover the pan with lid and let the broccoli cooks well. Switch off the flame and the stuffing is ready.Pinch medium lemon sized balls from the dough and roll it as smooth. Take the rolling pin and roll into small disc, place the stuffing in the center.Pleat the sides towards the center and seal it. Keep the sealed edge downside and roll into thick paratha(if needed add more flour for dusting).Do the same for all the dough. Heat the tava, grease it will oil and place the rolled paratha on it.Cook it on both side until the brown spots appears on both sides. Remove it from the tava and place it on the plate. Tada, Healthy Broccoli Paratha is ready.Serve it with curd and pickle.
Notes:
  • The dough should be pliable and smooth.
  • Make sure to drain the water from broccoli well before put into the mixie jar.
  • Adjust the spices for the stuffing as per your liking, you can add cumin powder if you like that flavor. 
  • You can use atta flour also.
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12 comments:

  1. Broccoli parathas sound so healthy ! The flour there and the flour here are very different , I have experienced this while we were on our visit . But definitely parathas look fantastic .

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  2. The parathas look so good and I loved your detail step by step procedure

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  3. Agree with you,the whole wheat flour in US based store is in a deep color.BTW broccoli stuffed paratha is perfectly made and nice way to sneak the veggie..

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  4. Broccoli adds a nice flavour and colour to the parathas. They look so good..

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  5. How beautifully you have stuffed them. Simply ultimate and those parathas are very tempting.

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  6. The parathas look really inviting. My sister would say the same, I guess this is more used for baking and comes out well...

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  7. Such a fantastic paratha with broccoli, love the clicks and it must have been so filling!

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  8. I agree that the whole wheat flour from the regular grocery stores is very different in texture from the packed Atta of the Indian stores. This version of parathas look very appealing.

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  9. Parathas looks awesome. I have tried this dish last month for BM. good one

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  10. Such a healthy and delicious looking paratha. It is a great way to feed broccoli to my picky 10 year old. Lovely clicks.

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  11. The flour here is different from what you may be used to. Parathas look very appetizing.

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  12. The paratha looks so beautiful Sandhya! Yet anther tasty way to get kids eat broccoli

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