Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Broccoli Paratha.

Food is such an eminent part of my life,or for that matter for everyone ,that without talking about food the whole conversation seems incomplete.My husband and daughters are big food lovers.In all these years I have come to the conclusion that food dosent have to be complicated to taste good.I consider some of the simplest food in my house to be also the tastiest.

One of them is this "Broccoli Paratha".I can never go wrong with this.Everyone in my house loves this.It is simple to make,very quick and packed with nutritions,especially for kids.It is very forgiving and flexible recipe too,you can substitute broccoli with cauliflower,cabbage,spinach etc-etc.

Here is what you are going to need.

whole wheat flour- 2 cups
Broccoli - Enough to make your dough green,The more the better(grated fine).
whole cumin seeds - 2-3 pinches
coriander leaves - a fist ful(chopped)
salt - to taste
oil - 2-3 teaspoon for mixing the dough
oil - depending on the number of  paratha.

how to do it:-

1)Mix grated broccoli,chopped coriander leaves,cumin seeds,salt and little oil and wheat flour very well.Dough will be very hard and crusty,but do not feel tempted to mix water at all.Broccoli and coriander leaves will release more than enough water.If you find the dough a little wet ,you can always adjust by adding a little more dry flour.

2)Let is rest for some time(20 minutes).
3)Heat the Tava or non stick pan.

4)Divide into Tennis size balls.
5)Roll out individual balls into paratha,put one on the pan .

6)Flip the paratha in 1 minutes.Wait for the other side to get some blisters and flip.Now add some oil on both sides and sear it.Do the same with all the balls.

7)It tastes good when eaten hot.Serve with some sweet type of pickles.In my house every one likes with "aloo bhujiya"(patato fries) and pickles both.

This is like our comfort food.When I come home from some where all tired,and need to put kids to bed this is my best choice.They get their grains,vegetables,fat,starch every thing in this recipe.

This food can become a little dry to your throat some time, so it goes very well with some home made fresh orange juice.Just squeeze up some oranges and there you go.Another reason for kids to eat this food because they are getting to drink orange juice too.I have turned having orange juice as a big privilege to my kids ,so it is a big deal for them. 

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