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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Broccoli Paratha | Stuffed Broccoli Indian Bread | Indian Bread Recipes

Parathas are my favorite among Indian staple breads.I love the stuffed ones which makes it delicious with a side of pickle/raitha.How about a paratha stuffed with broccoli?? This is a very tasty paratha and all liked this very much at home without much fuss.The reason I assume that kids like broccoli or kids really liked stuffed ones and its been quite sometime I hadn't made stuffed ones.But after making these the first time,there was a demand to repeat the second time and thereafter.We usually like to have it with a pickle or plain raitha.You can even prepare this for your kids lunch box by cutting it like pizza triangles and with a yogurt dip /ranch,am sure they'll love these.These stuffed ones are not very hard to make,the main important point to remember is to make sure the stuffing doesn't peeps out of the dough.Keep rotating the roll and dust with adequate flour to hold the filling in place and make it thicker than chapathis.Do give this a try if you love stuffed Indian breads !!

for dough
whole wheat flour 2.5 cups
salt to taste
water as required

for filling
broccoli fine chopped 2.5 cups
onion 1 small or 1/2 of large chopped fine
ginger shredded fine 1.5 tsp
green chillies 2 chopped fine
cilantro 4-5 sprigs
mint leaves 4-5  or dry mint  1/4 tsp
cumin seeds 3/4 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
lemon juice 1.5 tsp /amchur(dry mango) powder 1/2 tsp
oil 1 tbsp

to smear on top
ghee /oil

for dough
  • Mix the salt in the wheat flour well,add water as required and knead the dough as for chapathis using food processor or with hands.Leave it covered for 15 mins.
for filling 
  • Blanch the broccoli in hot water for 5 mins.Remove from hot water and fine chop the broccoli.
  • Heat oil in a pan and crackle the cumin seeds when hot.Add the turmeric powder and add the onions.Saute until slightly translucent,add in the green chillies,shredded ginger and chopped broccoli.Add salt and cook covered on low medium flame for 5 mins.
  • Add the chopped cilantro and dry mint/mint leaves.Give a quick stir.Check if done or else give another 2-3 minutes till the water is evaporated and the cauliflower is 3/4th cooked.(Don't wait till it becomes mushy,retain the crunchiness slightly).Add the lemon juice or amchur powder if using and mix well,adjust salt.Let the water content completely dry up.Put off flame.Let it cool.

making parathas
  • Make small (but larger than regular chapathi)balls of the dough.Dust with flour and roll in a 3' small circle.Place the stuffing about 2 tsp/1tbsp in the centre and seal the sides by bringing it together.Now dust the ball in flour and place the sealed side up and start rolling again carefully.

  • Heat a tawa/ griddle and place the paratha when it is hot.Flip and cook both sides,and smear ghee on top on both sides and remove from flame.
  • Repeat the same step for other parathas and cook again.Serve hot with raitha /pickle !!!

Serves~ 10 parathas

* Don't leave the broccoli in hot water for long else they may become very soft and it becomes hard to chop it fine.
* Adjust spices as per family preferences.
* I love to smear parathas with a small amount of ghee for added flavor.You can use oil instead too.
* Be gentle with the stuffed ball once you start rolling after the filling is in.

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A last one :)


Tumas Tongue Treats said... Best Blogger Tips

I made these a couple of days back Julie. My hubby was a bit reluctant to try. But he liked it once he tasted it. So cheers. Lets make more of this.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

wow looks so perfect and love the clicks dear:)

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely pics julie... i have bought one little floret of brocoli but not sure if the kids will eat it... :(

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

we all love parathas, and we have some broccoli to use up, so guess what's for dinner? thanks for this deliciousness :)

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious parathas!!

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and healthy too. Love it

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very delicious and healthy too..

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy and yummy parathas ..even a fussy eater will finish this happily

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy paratha

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Very yummy..lovely paratha.

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved this healthy green parathas..Yumm yumm

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

What lovely pictures. And such well made parathas. Have never used brocolli or cauliflower in paratha. Should give it a try

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Julie, you know that I love baking bread but also I really like and eat broccoli. Your bread is perfect and I'll give it a try.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it dear.. healthy and perfect

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohhh nalla acharum parathayummm yuummm.

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy paratha.. looks perfect for the weekend meal

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and mouthwatering parathas..... beautiful clicks .... :)