4 January, 2015
Stuffed whole peas Paratha[Flat Indian bread stuffed with green peas]
1.Whole wheat flour or refined flour(2 cups)
2.Oil(1/3rd cup)[for dough]
3.Salt as per taste.
4.Whole Cumin (2 tbsp) dry roasted
5.Ajwain or Carom seeds(1 tbsp)
6.Red chilly flakes(2 tbsp)
7.Green peas (1 and 1/2 cup) boiled
8.Cheese grated (1/2 cup)[optional]
9.Oil or butter or ghee 3 to 4 tbsp[for frying]
1.Mix Flour with water ,salt and oil to form a tight dough.
2.Make small balls from the dough
3.Make the filling with boiled peas,roasted cumin,ajwain ,chilly flakes and cheese by mashing the contents with hand.
4.Roll the ball of flour into a flat circle.
5.Keep about 2 tbsp of filling at the center and close the dough to form a small ball.
6.Flatten the ball with your palm and allow it to rest for 5 minutes(This is very important)
7.Roll the ball into a round flat bread.
8.Heat the pan and place the bread or paratha on the pan.
9.When the paratha is cooked on one side,flip the paratha.
10.When both the sides are semi cooked ,add 1 tbsp of oil and fry both the sides for few seconds on high flame.
11.Serve with ketchup or fresh curd .