Broccoli Paratha is an Indian stuffed bread that is loaded with the goodness of broccoli. It is a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner option and is a great way to sneak in the veggies in your family's diet. Here is how to make it.
1mediumboiled and mashed potatoor 2 small potatoes
1small headbroccoligrated, approx 1 cup grated broccoli
5ouncepaneer150 g, grated
1teaspoonroasted cumin powder
2tablespoonschopped cilantro (coriander)
1teaspoonchopped green chili
oil or ghee for frying
Make The Dough
Mix whole wheat flour, vegetable oil, and salt in a large bowl.
Add water little by little and knead to make a soft dough. The amount of water will depend on the quality of the flour. Do not add a lot of water at once otherwise, the dough can become sticky.
Knead the dough using the heels of your hands until it becomes soft and smooth. It will take 3-4 minutes of kneading. Cover the ready dough with a kitchen towel and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Make The Filling
Mix all the ingredients to make the filling in a bowl.
Assembling The Paratha
Take a lime size ball of the dough and dust it with dry flour. Roll it to make a 4-inch circle. Keep a similar amount of filling in the center.
Bring the ends of the circle together and make a round ball. Flatten the ball gently using your palms. Keep the ball on a clean surface.
Dust with some dry flour and roll the paratha gently to make a 6-inch circle. Go from one side to another while rolling. Keep rotating the paratha or the rolling board while rolling. The edges of the paratha should be thinner than the center.
Heat a griddle over medium-high heat. Transfer the paratha to the hot griddle and cook until brown spots appear on the lower side.
Flip using a flat spatula and cook on the other side as well.
Apply 1-2 teaspoon ghee or oil on both sides and press and cook until crisp and nicely browned. Serve hot with pickle and yogurt.
You can add some grated processed cheese in the filling to make cheesy paratha.To make best stuffed parathas, the amount of filling should be similar to the amount of dough.The consistency of the filling should be simulate the consistency of the dough.The edges should be rolled thinner than the centre.