Thursday, January 26, 2012

Peas Paratha

We wanted a no-frills meal.  Easy to eat.  And since this is the time we are flooded with fresh peas, had V to shell them for me and made the peas paratha that I saw in this step-by-step recipe at Rak's Kitchen.  I could not take pictures of the best parathas - they got consumed .. and had to make do with the last one.  Also, the paratha here is relatively free of oil.

The one on the right is the peas paratha and the one on the left is a dal makhni paratha.   Had some left over dhal makhi.  Brought it to a dry mixture by keeping the leftover dal in the microwave for a few minutes and used it as a stuffing ... pretty good too.  And now - the peas paratha..  Roti recipe not given.

Ingredients for the stuffing
Fresh / frozen Peas - 1 cup
Green chilies - 1 -2 ( depending on your spice tolerance)
Ginger - 1/2"
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste

Before you start on the stuffing , make the dough for the roti and let it rest for 1/2 hour

Put the peas either in the microwave or cooker.  In the microwave, you will need a little water.
Cook till tender.  And if you have used water, make sure you strain the peas.
When cool, put in blender with green chili, ginger, salt and grind to fine paste.
Add the powders, chopped corriander.
You can squeeze a little lime juice in if desire, but do not make the mixture soggy.
Mix and make into balls that make the stuffing.

Roll out a small roti.
Put the stuffing. ( Ideally the stuffing size and flour should be equal quantities)
Fold and make the roti.
Roast on tawa.
Use liberal ghee or oil if you want the taste and are not calorie conscious.

Served here with onion raitha and pickle.  

1 comment:

  1. I remember eating these a lot for breakfast and dinner, back in the day! Looks good ;-)


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