Well first let me confess "I love cooking, but when it comes to making roti (Indian flat bread) I am really lazy! " Its not just I don’t like eating them as much I like rice or vegetables but also those are really tedious to make. Despite of all these reasons I can't just skip making them so I try to make this process bit more fun and no doubt tasty too by simply turning it into stuffed parathas!
You get plenty of room for creativity when it comes to stuffed parathas. They always taste better than simple chapati or roti and hardly takes any extra time. So what am I using today as my stuffing? While they freeze better than many vegetables, "Green peas" are definitely at their best in the season when they can be pulled straight from the pod. I thot why not use the fresh Green peas before they actually disappear from the markets. So today we are making Green Peas parathas, one of my favorite as it’s loaded with dietary fiber and vitamins. They don’t need much efforts and really healthy option for lunch or dinner. I usually make them for dinner as my family simply loves the combination of hot paratha and plain yogurt.
Today along with fresh green peas I am using Royal Sharbati Atta for making the parathas. Sharbati is a premium wheat grain, which is produced in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Due to certain characteristics of the grain, it makes soft and fluffy chapati that stay soft for the whole day. So this is definitely going to make whole process easier than ever before. Not only Royal Sharbati Atta is 100% whole wheat Atta but also packed with the Quality, Purity & Nutrition your family trusts and not to mention it’s responsibly sourced. This Atta definitely makes your chapati or Paratha more appetizing.
Lets get cooking:
Yield: 2-3 Parathas Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Ingredients: 2 cups Royal Sharbati Atta 1 cup water (as needed) Salt to taste 1 cup steamed and soaked Green Peas 2-3 garlic cloves ½ inch Ginger 2-3 green chilies ½ Tsp Cumin seeds ½ Tsp Carom Seeds (Ajwain) 2 TSP olive oil (or any veg. Oil) ½ Tsp Sesame seeds (optional)
1. Dough Making:
Take 2 cups of Royal Sharbati Atta in big bowl. Add salt to taste and start adding water in parts to knead the dough. Keep kneading the dough until you get soft dough ball. Adding oil to this atta is completely optional as its already soft.
2. Green Peas Stuffing:
Add 1 cup of steamed and soaked green peas in a blender, to that add green chilies, cumin seeds, carom seeds, garlic cloves, ginger & salt to taste. Make thick paste out of it. No need to grind for too long or else it will becomes too sticky.
Heat a nonstick pan and add ½ Tsp of olive oil to it and pour the green pea mixture into it. Keep folding this mixture until it becomes dry . This step is essential as it will soak all the moisture from the green pea mixture and it will be easy to fill and roll the mixture while making parathas. Let it cool for some time.
3. Paratha Making:
This step needs Patience and little bit of attention but Royal Sharbati Atta makes it all easy.
First take small portion from the dough ball and roll it into small round shape (don’t pay too much attention it make it round, rather make sure it’s rolled out evenly on all sides).
Now put 1 TBSP of green pea mixture in the center roll dough and seal the mixture by folding the dough ball from all the sides.
Sprinkle dry flour while gently rolling the paratha. Make sure you roll it evenly again and do not apply too much pressure while doing so. Dab some sesame seeds on the top now. This step is optional.
Heat the pan to high and place the paratha on the same. Roast the paratha until golden spot appears on both sides.
You can also use some butter/ghee or olive oil while roasting.
Serve hot with some yogurt and ketchup.
- Variety: You can use frozen peas for this. Also some grated cheese to make it cheese paratha.
- Storage:You can store this for 1 day in refrigerator.
- Eat with: Mint chutney or even some yogurt or pickle of your choice.
Don't forget to comment and try this recipe for your loved ones!