Monday, June 13, 2011

Mixed Vegetable Parata - Your five a day can't get any tastier and healthier than this ..

Mixed Vegetable Parata


Weekend refrigerator clean up lead to the creation of today's parata. I get carried away at the farmers market and the next thing you know I have a refrigerator bursting at it seems. I have had help with making roti's for a while now, I make the stuffing and root lady makes the roti's/parata's. She is a pro and makes roti's like its nobodies business. Today's recipe has serious serving of vegetables and also used flax seed so makes for a delicious and healthy roti.

Ingredients

3 carrots peeled
1 cup broccoli
2 cups cabbage
1 bell pepper/capsicum
1 spinach bunch about 2 cups
1/2 bunch of cilantro
1/2 bunch of mint (optional)
2-3 green chilies ( adjust according to taste)
2 tbsp of cumin seeds
tbsp of turmeric (optional)
2 tbsp of garam masala ( or your choice of masala's like chaat masala)
1 tbsp kasoori methi  (optional)
1 tbsp red chili powder
2 tbsp flax seeds powder
salt according to taste

For roti's
3 cups of chapathi atta
2 tbsp of oil

Process
1. Wash all the vegetables and run them through a food processor with all dry ingredients included.
2. Grate till it become finely chopped.
3. Now to the above add chapathi flour , since the vegetable mix leaves a lot of water it should suffice to bring the dough around.


Add two tbsp oil while running the food processor, end result is a beautiful textured blob of chapati dough.

Now take a small portion of the dough and roll into a ball with your hands and then flatten into a round shape using a rolling pin.
Heat a griddle/tava and when hot add the roti and let is cook for about a minute or two of each side.

Remove from heat and store in a closed container.

Serve hot with a dollop of butter, yogurt, spicy mixed vegetable pickle, red onions and green chilies. You just can't stop at one I guarantee it and above all its your five servings or more of vegetables can't ask for a healthier meal.

11 comments:

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy delicious paratha dear...
nice click :)

Rina said...

Tasty & Healthy...Sure can't ask for more dear..U have become a "Queen of Parathas"

nancy@skinnykitchen.com said...

Looks healthy and yummy. With summer upon us, it's a great time to eat healthier!

Neha@ Allthingsbeautiful said...

This looks great and sounds so simple and healthy...I just HAVE to try it!

Neha@ Allthingsbeautiful said...

I tried this today and it turns out great. I also added some left over Dal to the dough...

Chitra said...

very healthy and filling roti ...love it...

Apu said...

Yumm - just my kind of meal.

Sreelu said...

Neha, thats awesome so glad to hear that you tried, adding dal is a cool idea will try it with my next parata.

Nimi SunilKumar said...

hi sreelu..love ur space..happy to be here..

Indian Recipe Book said...

Sounds testy and healthy...good for all.....nice recipe

Patricia Torres said...

this truly looks yumm!! and healthy.. This seems like something the kids would enjoy taking to school..

 
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