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Monday, July 23, 2018

Square Paratha (with Flax Seeds )

Square parathas are nothing fancy to talk about  and a simple parathas that are rolled in square shape. These parathas are layered with ghee and folded. Then rolled over again to get a square shape. These were a quick fix by my mom for our lunch boxes. We were happy to carry those parathas with a dash of mango pickle or lemon pickle with it. I do make these for my kids too for dinner or lunch box sometimes but never thought to share in the blog space but recently I got a mail asking to post more simple paratha recipes and so thought too share this up. Flax seeds are a new entity at home brought to uplift our omega 3 fatty acids as says the benefits. But sneaking these tiny seeds is a big headache and to be added in disguise. So I finally ended powdering and sneaking these in chapathis,pancake mix and parathas,works good to some extent. My elder one asks me- "What are the brown spots on these,amma?" I casually reply that the parathas/pancakes are probably a little over toasted..though its not a very convincing reply but still they haven't refused to eat as there was no obvious taste or flavors coming up in tastes. And their belief that mom is always right and so must be something healthy easily works out good in these instances. This is a simple layered paratha recipe with added flax seeds.

Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~ 6 parathas
Author ~ Julie

wheat flour 1.5 cups
flax seeds 2 tbsp
salt to taste
water (approx) 1 cup
ghee 2 tbsp

  •  Add the flax seeds in a blender and powder until smooth.
  •  In a bowl, add the wheat flour,flax seeds powder, salt  and pour water little by little to knead in a chapathi dough. Keep covered for 20 minutes.
  • Divide the dough in 6 balls and then roll each dough in a chapathi of 3" size. Smear ghee on the chapathi and then fold over in thirds and then fold again.
  • Roll again thinly to make the parathas. Heat a frying pan and transfer each paratha on the pan. Cook both sides until lightly toasted and puffed up. Smear ghee on both sides and then transfer to a plate.
  • Make the other parathas similarly and serve warm with any curries of your choice or any pickles. We served with a mixed vegetable curry.

* You can make the square parathas without the addition of flax seeds too.
* You can make pooris with the dough too.



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

Healthy chapathi.. Love it!

Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and yummy! I love all Indian flatbreads.

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

Flaxseed does give a lovely speckled appearance to anything it is added. I love adding it to banana and apple bakes. And it is an amazing egg replacer too! Love these parathas, looks so tempting. Very similar to our madakku chapathi but richer of course...

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

loved the addition of flax seeds ..looks yummy

Ruxana Gafoor said... Best Blogger Tips

Good one!Loved the addition of flax seeds..