Besan Paratha Recipes

Besan Stuffed Paratha And Roti

The besan stuffed roti can be baked or made as a paratha.
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Recipe type: Reduced Fat, cholesterol free
Preparation time: 30 minute

Ingredients:

  • Besan 1 cup
  • Onion 1 large, very finely chopped
  • Green Chili or Capsicum, finely chopped 1 Tbsp
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, 1 Tbsp
  • Whole wheat flour 2.5 cup
  • Canola Oil
  • Water

Spices:

  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili Powder 1 tsp
  • Garam masala 1/8 tsp
  • Cummin seeds 1/8 tsp

Directions

  1. Take wheat flour in a wide plate and slowly add water mixing the flour with fingers. Knead into a dough. Cover with damp cloth and keep aside.

    Besan Masala for Stuffing:
  2. Put a deep non sticking skillet on medium heat. Pour 1 tsp oil. When the oil gets hot, add cummin seeds. After half a minute add chopped onion and chili. Stir well for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add besan and spices into the skillet of step 2, and lower the heat. Cook the besan turns light brown, about 12 minutes. Add coriander leaves and mix well.

Besan Roti:

  1. Make small balls (size about 2 inch diameter) of wheat flour dough. Roll one ball by a rolling pin to a size of about 4 inch diameter roti. Place 2 tsp of besan masala at the center of the roti. Hold the roti at 4-5 points at its rim, bring close at the center and press the points with each other. This will result into a ball of size 2 inch. Press this ball with your palm gently. This step is to make a wheat flour ball with besan masala stuffed in.
  2. Roll the stuffed ball of step 4 to a size of about 6-7 inch.
  3. Cook the roti on a tava or bake it in a grill. Preheat the grill to 200 deg C. Bake for 3-4 minutes.
  4. To make paratgha, warm a thick griddle and spray oil. Shallow fry the rolled rotis of step 5 using oil spray on both sides till crisp.

Tips:

  1. If you are unable to roll a stuffed dough, you stuff the besan masala in between two rolled roties and seal the rim.
  2. This is a very convenient and tasty item for picnics.

Paratha Recipe-1

Paratha recipe -1

Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour, 1 cup
  • Bajra (Millet) flour, 1 cup
  • Rice flour, 1/2 cup
  • Plain flour (Maida), 1/4 cup
  • Onions,2, finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves, 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • Red chili powder, 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds, 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Thymol (Ajwain) seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for shallow frying

Directions

  1. Mix and sieve all the flour together with salt.
  2. Coarsely crush cummin, coriander and thymol seeds by using palms of both hands.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together except oil.
  4. Add water and kned to form a firm dough.
  5. Roll out in to thick rotis using little flour for dusting.
  6. Warm a thick griddle and shallow fry using oil spray on both sides till crisp.

Paratha Recipe-2

Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour, 1 cup
  • Cooked Rice, 1 cup
  • Mixed vegetables (cabbage, peas, Cauliflower, Cooked Potato), minced, 1 cup
  • Green chili, 2, finely chopped
  • Sesame seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper, 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Yogurt (Curd), 1 Tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for shallow frying

Preparation:

  1. Crush the chili in a grinder, add rice, and mince.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together except oil.
  3. Add water and kned to form a firm dough. Roll rotis and cook as above.

Serve with tea or coffee and coriander - mint chutney or tomato ketchup.

Tips:

    The recipe can be used to prepare parathas using left overs such as dal (lentils). You may increase the quantity of flour to get the required dough consistency.
  1. You can reduce the use of oil by cooking the parathas in an owen grill.
  2. These parathas taste very good even cold, so you can pick them up for lunch or picnics.

Vegetable Paratha Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour, 2 cups
  • Green peas, 1/2 cup
  • Cauliflower, 5florets
  • Carrot , 1/2 cup grated
  • Ginger root , 1/4 inch chopped
  • Green chilies, 3 finely chopped
  • Green onions, 1/4 cup chopped
  • salt
  • Red chili powder, 1/4 tspn
  • Garam masala powder, 1/4 tspn
  • Coriander / cilanro, 1/4 cup chopped

Directions

  1. Add some water to peas, cauliflower, caroot and cook in microwave for 2 minutes and keep aside.
  2. Blend the cooked vegetables and all the ingredients, except wheat flour to a fine paste. Mix this paste with the flour and add some water and kneed it to make a dough. Make small balls. Take a ball and roll a small chapati. Cook the chapati or spray fry to a paratha.






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