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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Beef Paratha (Step by Step Pics)

Parathas are always a happy dinner or quick lunch pack at my place for the boys, but to me its like serving an incomplete mealt(though its complete in itself )if you look on the nutritional part. That's because kids don't like any sides with parathas and just enjoy them rolling these up.H is not a big fan of parathas and he definitely needs a side like yogurt or raitha with parathas. Aloo parathas are the commonest one that they love most. Earlier I posted one non veg parathas so far that is using eggs- egg parathas and no other were tried unless I got to try this one.


Beef paratha was introduced to me by my cousin, all credits to L. His wife had prepared this for their dinner and over a casual phone call to him, got to know that he was having beef parathas. Though the call dropped minutes later, the blogger in me arose hinting I had to give beef parathas a try. I tweaked my own version of making the masala and finally made it. Though beef is one of my family favorite,I don't get it home frequently(may be once in two months or so). Then when I got beef, I had this in mind to try out the parathas with beef. And finally I tried out the parathas, kids were mad over them and I had to repeat making again the second time too when I bought beef. All loved it and if you love beef am sure you will love rolling up these parathas for a quick dinner or lunch pack. I made them for dinner and so the pictures were taken at night. The parathas can be had with a dollop of ketch up or just like that. You can even make the filling ahead and refrigerate to prepare the parathas thereafter. Do give this a try !!



Preparation time ~ 20 minutes
Cooking time ~ 25 minutes
Author ~ Julie
Serves ~ 8 parathas
Ingredients
to cook  beef 
beef  200 gms
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
salt

to make masala
onions finely chopped 1 medium sized
shallots/ kunjulli 1 cup sliced
ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp
green chillies / pachamulakku 2 finely chopped
tomato / thakkali 1 small chopped
chilly powder / mulaku podi 1 tsp
turmeric powder / manjal podi 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
curry leaves a sprig
oil 2 tbsp
salt to taste

to make parathas
wheat flour 2.5 cups
salt
water
ghee to smear


Method

  • Wash and rinse the cubed beef 3-4 times. Drain all water, add the beef to a cooker with 1/4 cup water, salt, pepper powder and turmeric powder. Cover and cook till done for 4-5 whistles or till done(the cooking time may vary as the beef so keep a watch accordingly).
  • Knead the wheat flour and make a dough like we do for chapathi dough. Keep covered for 20 minutes.
  • To make filling- Heat oil in a pan and add the ginger-garlic paste. Saute till the raw smell goes. Slide in the onions, green chillies, curry leaves and shallots, saute till its translucent.

  • Add in the spices on low flame and saute again till raw smell disappears. Add in the tomato and give a quick toss. Keep the pan covered for tomatoes to get cooked and mushy. Finally add in the minced meat(beef) and mix well. Add salt slightly as needed(be careful as cooked beef already has salt in it). Cook covered for another minute till the spices are blend well with the mixture. switch off flame and leave to cool.

  • To make parathas- Make balls larger than for making a chapathi and roll out a 3 cm large disc. Place about 1- 1.5 tbsp of filling in the center and close by bringing the edges together to the center. Seal and dip in dry flour. Flatten a bit using hands and then roll using rolling pin until the parathas get shape. 

  • Heat a pan and wait till its hot. Transfer the parathas on the pan and cook both sides by flipping. Smear ghee or oil on both sides and serve on  a plate.
  • Repeat the same step for making other parathas similarly. Serve warm.




NOTES
* You can add coriander leaves to the masala. I didn't have it ready at hand and haven't added.
* You can try making the same with minced chicken too to make chicken parathas.
* You can use minced beef instead of cooking and mincing too. I that case directly add to the masala mix and cook covered till done.
* You can even make the filling of the parathas ahead and refrigerate. The parathas can be made instantly thereafter.

Check out this link for more parathas and Indian flat bread recipes here.